• To the left, to the right, outwards, upwards

    Versatility is one of the trademarks of the Munich door specialist Meiller Aufzugtüren GmbH. For example, Meiller not only sells horizontal sliding doors with two, three, four or six door leaves, but also hinged doors with one, two, three or four leaves.

  • Lift takes cars into Mumbai building

    When one of the world’s leading automation companies built a car lift in Mumbai, India, residents were complaining of a bumpy ride whilst travelling on the lift – but Invertek’s “Optidrive Elevator” variable frequency drive was soon able to solve the problem.

  • Innovation promotion as future strategy

    New development of products, procedures and technical services is a necessity for the majority of SMEs, but also a guarantee of long-term market presence, competitiveness and jobs. Grants can be very helpful here.

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The Sendix 5873 single-turn encoder ensures great reliability and optimal travel comfort. (Source: Kübler)

Gearless drives, also known as direct drives, are used in lift technology. This is due to their high torque at low speeds and smooth, quiet running properties. This places special demands on the encoders used.

(Source: Otis)

Otis, one of the biggest international manufacturers and service providers for lifts, escalators and moving pavements, has presented its “New Gen2” lifts in Germany. Thanks to the new car design and networked functions, the lift has become a fashionable and at the same time highly functional core element of a building.

The Euro-Lift 2016 will be taking place from 18 to 20 October 2016 in Kielce (Poland). (Source: Targi Kielce)

The lift industry will present the latest products and service in Kielce from 18 to 20 October 2016 on the International Lifts Exhibition Euro-Lift. The exhibition is Central and Eastern Europe's only lift industry B2B trade show.

There was great interest in the lift in the Colosseum and it can be vistied even today. (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut / Beste)

The Romans loved the games: thousands crowded into the Colosseum on days when entertainment was on offer, to watch animals fighting and gladiatorial contests. The emperors went to enormous expense to this end: hundreds of animals were brought from all parts of the empire for celebrations lasting several days: elephants and bears, deer and antelope, wild boars and wolves.

(Source: Wittur)

Wittur announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its acquisition of the Sematic Group, a leading supplier of elevators and elevator components headquartered in Osio Sotto, Italy. The combined company will become one of the significant global manufacturers of components, modules and complete systems for the entire elevator industry.

At 828 m Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the highest building in the world. (Source: Bildpixel / pixelio.de)

A permanent lift brings service technology materials almost to the very top of the highest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai: the stop is at a height of 611 m. The service lift from Pega’s “Industrial Lift” range is fitted with Schmersal lift switchgear equipment.

Framed by business and political guests, Manfred Stern (second from the right) opened the new Yaskawa branch in Wroclaw (Breslau) in Poland as the CEO of Yaskawa Polska Sp. z.o.o. and Yaskawa Europe GmbH. (Source: Yaskawa)

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 system overview: even large lift fleets of different manufacturers can be uniformly visualised in the web portal. (Source: Inside M2M GmbH)

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.

The wondrous lift to the Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas monastery -  Frater Gregory loves and uses it. (Source: Frater Gregory Edwards)

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?

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.