• New Yaskawa branch in Poland

    Yaskawa has opened a branch in Wroclaw (Breslau) in Poland. The products of the Japanese company have been available in Poland for many years, but the decision to open an office in Breslau was taken recently.

  • LiNDA keeps lifts moving

    If people are trapped in a lift, they can call for help, using the emergency call. But if a lift gets stuck because of a defect without occupants, there is still the collective fault notification of the lift on the spot, but the operator/employer initially does not learn anything of this - unless remote monitoring is installed.

  • With rope, net and trust in God

    In central Greece, on the edge of the Thessalonica plain, the Meteora rock pillars tower 400 m into the sky. Monasteries have been located at dizzying heights atop steep cliffs since the eleventh century. But how could the beautiful monasteries be created on the inaccessible rock pillars?

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Rob Lewis is the new managing director of Avire. (Source: Avire)

Rob Lewis has been appointed the new managing director of Avire, the industry specialist for lift safety and communication.

The application finder “Aufzugstechnik” from Schmersal Böhnke & Partner can now be downloaded. (Source: Schmersal)

The application finder “Aufzugstechnik” from Schmersal Böhnke & Partner permits designers to select control components and switchgear quickly on the basis of an animated lift shaft. This practical assistant can now be downloaded as an app for iPads at the Apple Store and for Android tablets from the Google PlayStore.

In May, Mayr power transmission opened a new plant with a production area of approximately 8000 m2 directly adjacent to the previous subsidiary – in good time for the 10-year anniversary of Mayr China.  Fig.: mayr® power transmission  (Source: Mayr Antriebstechnik)

Mayr power transmission is continuing to develop its capacities in the Middle Kingdom. In May, the leading specialist for torque limiters and safety brakes opened a new plant with a production area of approximately 8000 m2 directly adjacent to the previous subsidiary – in good time for the 10-year anniversary of Mayr China.

Backlit or sensor light-controlled operation, information and control elements made of translucent hybrid natural stone components. (Source: Grama Blend)

Technically refined hybrid natural stone is a speciality of GramaBlend, which has been setting highlights with it in the lift area for more than 25 years.

Ahmet Kanbolat is the new „Managing Director for Eurasia". (Source: Wittur)

Ahmet Kanbolat joined the Wittur Group as „Managing Director for Eurasia" Member of the Executive Management Team.

From the outside still a shell - from the inside already fitted a huge dynamic vibration absorber. (Source: Thyssenkrupp)

The test tower of Thyssenkrupp Elevator in Rottweil provides two different things: a huge test laboratory for lifts and a breath-taking panorama view.

14 of 24 speakers posed for the speakers’ photo. (Source: Heimsoeth)

How fascinating can modern technology in lifts be? Absolutely gripping, as could be experienced at the Schwelm Symposium in June in Sprockhövel. This year the Schwelm Symposium boasted 140 participants and 24 speakers at the Vesper golf hotel in Sprockhövel.

Dr. Andreas Hunscher. (Source: Schmersal)

Dr Andreas Hunscher has taken over the management of Schmersal Böhnke + Partner GmbH on june 1st 2016. In his new function he will continue to be responsible as director for Schmersal’s Wettenberg plant as well with its business units “safe signal evaluation” and “operating elements”.

Kick-off for the new buildings (from the left): Günther Klingler (managing director Mayr Antriebstechnik), Thomas Traut (Traut Architects), Helmut Brugger (Traut Architects), Armin Holderried (Mauerstetten mayor), Fritz Mayr (managing director Mayr Antriebstechnik), Ferdinand Mayr (member of the Mayr Antriebstechnik management), Friederike Kammann (representative of Mayr Familien KG)  Dr. Martin Riehl (Architekten Hirner und Riehl), Jens Brückner (Architekten Hirner und Riehl) / Dr Martin Riehl (Hirner and Riehl Architects) and Jens Brückner (Hirner and Riehl Architects). (Source: mayr Antriebstechnik)

Mayr Antriebstechnik is expanding and extending its company complex at its Mauerstetten headquarters. The new communication centre “mayr.com” is under construction as well as a new production and assembly hall. Mayr Antriebstechnik is thereby securing and reinforcing its location in the Allgäu district for the long term.

Despite the high degree of customisation, the Riedl car construction remains simple. (Source: Riedl)

A complete lift, delivered in one piece and which nevertheless provides a high degree of customisation, ranks high on the list of what all lift builders would like. Now it is here.