Turbolifts Are Here

Multi-directional cable-free elevators

#Technology

Sat, Dec 20th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

By replacing vertical lift cables with linear motors, elevator maker ThyssenKrupp plans on having their elevators travel in multiple directions, have multiple cabins per shaft and allow for far taller buildings than previously possible.

The system works by replacing vertical lift cables with linear motors in each elevator cabin. European tech giant ThyssenKrupp says the system will increase transport capacities and efficiency, while dramatically lowering the "elevator footprint" (by as much as 50%) and peak loads from a building's power supply.

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