Research and Markets, the world’s largest research provider, recently released a strategic assessment of the emerging technologies in elevators. The report focuses mainly on emerging elevator technologies like smart elevators and magnetically-motivated elevators. An increased focus on time management and maximizing capacity are key. It also provides a valuable overview of the state of the global elevator market, which is expected to grow by 12% by 2019. Continue reading Research and Markets Assesses Elevator Industry
Today’s elevators are dispatched and directed by computers. As artificial intelligence and robotics evolve by leaps and bounds, the elevator is growing along with them. Continue reading Robotics and The Future of Elevators
If you’re the owner or manager of a residential property, the decision to allow pets in your building presents a quality-of-life challenge from many angles. Some prospective residents won’t live anywhere that isn’t pet friendly, while others may want to live in your building but don’t want to interact with animals. One place this tension is often exposed is in the building’s elevators. Continue reading Pets and Residential Elevators
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is on track to overhaul six stations in need of improved accessibility. The overhaul mainly involves replacing escalators at six stations in Rockville Center, Freeport, Amityville, Copiague, and Lindenhurst. The $14M project is the latest phase of LIRR’s mission to improve the amenities at their stations. In 2013 they completed modernizations at eleven other stations. Both elevators and escalators have been modernized, though when the stations were built in the 50s, 24 inch escalators were installed as the main mode of passenger transport. Today, LIRR is updating these by widening them to 32 inches and installing heavier-duty equipment which can handle all kinds of weather. Continue reading New Mobility for Long Island Rail
A comfortable, easy-to-use design is essential to many facets of your elevator. From the lighting to the call buttons, every element should be considered before installation and then maintained properly. Continue reading Elevator Ergonomics
Elevators are machines that promote human connection, so it’s no surprise they’ve had a huge impact on human culture. In New York City and other east coast cities like Newark and Philadelphia—even worldwide—we now live in the world elevators built. Continue reading Elevators and Culture
Elevators are so commonly used that people rarely stop and think about how they work. While they seem fairly straightforward, here are some interesting facts that you might not have known about them!