Lifts or elevators have been present in our lives for a long time. Already in 1857 he settled in the Broadway Avenue in New York, the first passenger elevator in a department store. In this case its operation is based on a steam engine that was far from current technologies, but its function was the same and remains unchanged: to transport people or objects vertically between different levels of the structures thereby facilitating their daily chores.
Obviously, the years have resulted in better designs which in turn have a positive impact on the performance of these elements.
The Gearless technology and its foundations
Immersed in a global trend characterized by the pursuit of energy efficiency, gearless technology could be branded as the response of the elevators sector in this framework. This is not the only, since the designs were already frequently take into account issues such as consumption in the lighting booth or increasing the efficiency by reducing weight, but it represents the most significant change in the sector in the last times. It is based on a synchronous permanent magnet motor gearless, thanks to which significantly reduce friction points and a remarkable energy saving is achieved.
Advantages over conventional systems
With this technology it is possible to save up to 50% of the contracted energy. By reducing the friction, as discussed above, there are fewer elements involved subject to wear and thus the durability of such systems is greater.
This technology also offers great comfort in the cabin, and working at a low engine speed thereby reducing the transmission of vibrations and noise. Moreover, being more compact equipment can be installed in the elevator shaft itself without requiring a machine room.
Electric elevators gearless, also known as the Gearless technology, typically operate at higher than 2.54 meters per second speeds and contributed to enable the construction of some of the tallest buildings in the world, such as the Petronas Towers Malaysia. Another vital issue is the security provided by this system for both users and elevator operators, because by reducing the number of components to be easily replaceable and maintenance work are safer.
It is producing the most significant change in lift technology in the last 100 years, why AstarLifts has decided to contribute to its disclosure. Thanks to these systems applied to the sector durability is obtained with fewer repairs, significant energy savings (thereby contributing to reducing emissions that harm the environment), the maximum optimization of the available space and great comfort.