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This division addresses vertical conveyance equipment for people and vehicles.

Elevators can account for up to 10% of a building’s electrical load, and due to the stack effect, elevator shafts can significantly add to air infiltration in buildings, increasing heating and cooling loads. Spills or leaks of hydraulic fluid used for elevators can be an environmental hazard. More efficient and better-designed elevators, as well as plant-based hydraulic fluids, can address these issues.

Parking systems that lift and stack cars in parking garages can make better use of vertical space while reducing the need for real estate devoted to driving lanes. These systems can also reduce vehicle emissions.

This division addresses vertical conveyance equipment for people and vehicles.

Elevators can account for up to 10% of a building’s electrical load, and due to the stack effect, elevator shafts can significantly add to air infiltration in buildings, increasing heating and cooling loads. Spills or leaks of hydraulic fluid used for elevators can be an environmental hazard. More efficient and better-designed elevators, as well as plant-based hydraulic fluids, can address these issues.

Parking systems that lift and stack cars in parking garages can make better use of vertical space while reducing the need for real estate devoted to driving lanes. These systems can also reduce vehicle emissions.

  • Boomerang Automated Parking System
  • Boomerang Automated Parking System
  • Boomerang Self Storage Automation
  • Boomerang Automated Parking System
    Boomerang Self Storage Automation
    Boomerang is a fully automated parking system. Users park their car in a bay, enter a code, and the car is whisked away using a robotic self-storage system. The company claims that its storage system stores vehicles in half the space, while using less electricity for lighting, creating less noise, reducing the possibility of accidents and crime, and reducing fuel use and pollution due to cars driving around inside a garage. The company notes that its system does not have open central shaft—often considered a fire hazard—like conventional automatic parking systems.
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  • AutoMotion Parking System
  • AutoMotion Parking System
  • AutoMotion, Inc.
  • AutoMotion Parking System
    AutoMotion, Inc.
    The AutoMotion Parking System creates a fully automated parking garage. Drivers park their cars at a door, swipe their credit cards, and the system, using conventional elevator components and a pivoting mechanism, transfers cars onto a lift that conveys them into an available slot. The system can double the capacity of indoor parking garages, according to the company, and it reduces energy consumption and health risks of operating cars in enclosed spaces.
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  • Talon Drive System Elevator
  • Talon Drive System Elevator
  • Fujitec North America, Inc.
  • Talon Drive System Elevator
    Fujitec North America, Inc.
    Fujitec’s Talon™ Drive System, introduced in 2004, uses an innovative belt system to transfer power directly to the elevator hoist ropes. Talon uses a highly efficient and compact AC gearless permanent magnet motor that can be mounted in the hoistway, eliminating the need for a machine room. It has a passenger capacity of up to 4,500 lbs., and travels up to 190', serving up to 24 stops, at speeds of up to 350 fpm.
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  • 400A Traction Elevator System
  • 400A Traction Elevator System
  • Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • 400A Traction Elevator System
    Schindler Elevator Corporation
    Shindler’s 400A uses a variable-frequency, AC gearless drive with a compact, permanent magnet motor to provide energy efficiency and space savings over conventional geared traction elevators and hydraulic elevators. The small motor mounts in the hoistway, so no machine room is needed. It comes with passenger capacities of up to 3,500 lbs., can travel up to 200' at speeds of up to 350 fpm, and can serve up to 20 stops.
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  • Gen2 Elevator System
  • Gen2 Elevator System
  • Otis Elevator Company
  • Gen2 Elevator System
    Otis Elevator Company
    The Gen2™ is a gearless, lubrication-free elevator system for low- to mid-rise buildings. Equipped with a regenerative drive, the Gen2 is up to 75% more efficient than conventional geared systems, according to the manufacturer. Its machine is one-quarter the size of conventional systems and does not require a machine room. It can provide up to 300' of travel and 30 stops at speeds of up to 400 fpm. It has a maximum passenger capacity of 4,000 lbs. Instead of conventional steel ropes, the Gen2 uses 1/10"-thick belts comprised of woven steel strands encased in polyurethane to lift the elevator car. The belts wrap around a 4" diameter sheave. The machine-room-less design simplifies installation and offers flexible control space placement. Otis is a subsidiary of United Technologies.
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  • Industrial Hydraulic Oil
  • Industrial Hydraulic Oil
  • Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Industrial Hydraulic Oil
    Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc.
    ELM's Biotechbased™ industrial hydraulic oil is recommended for most hydraulic systems, including elevators. It protects against wear, has a high flash point, and is virtually biodegradable. ELM manufactures a range of lubricants, greases, and fluids from natural vegetable and seed oils.
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  • EnviroLogic 132E and 168L
  • EnviroLogic 132E and 168L
  • Terresolve Technologies, Ltd.
  • EnviroLogic 132E and 168L
    Terresolve Technologies, Ltd.
    Terresolve recommends its vegetable-based EnviroLogic 132E (ISO 32 grade) and EnviroLogic 168L (ISO 68 grade) hydraulic fluids for use in elevators. Both oils are biodegradable and nonhazardous. Both are based on natural ester technology and intended for use in general-purpose hydraulic systems as direct replacements for petroleum-based hydraulic fluids. Terresolve offers a full range of biobased ISO 32, 46, and 48 hydraulic fluids.
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  • Greenplus Hydraulic Fluid ES
  • Greenplus Hydraulic Fluid ES
  • Greenland Corporation
  • Greenplus Hydraulic Fluid ES
    Greenland Corporation
    Greenland Corporation manufactures the Greenplus line of biodegradable, vegetable oil-based lubricants suitable for a wide variety of lubricating applications. Customized products are also available, as well as technical support for the proper product choice and ongoing support. Greenplus Hydraulic Fluid ES can be used for a number of hydraulic applications including hydraulic elevators. The manufacturer claims that vegetable oil-based lubricants operate at a lower temperature than petroleum-based products, have high natural viscosity and stability, and can improve the performance levels of machinery and increase equipment life.
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  • Hydro Safe Hydraulic Oil
  • Hydro Safe Hydraulic Oil
  • Hydro Safe Oil Division, Inc.
  • Hydro Safe Hydraulic Oil
    Hydro Safe Oil Division, Inc.
    Hydro Safe™ is a family of biodegradable, nontoxic, high-oleic-acid, rapeseed-oil-based hydraulic fluids. These ISO- and ASTM-graded products are suitable for hydraulic marine applications, heavy and light industrial and construction hydraulic equipment, hydraulic elevators, and timber harvesting equipment. These hydraulic fluids are particularly well suited to applications where conventional petroleum-based products could contaminate groundwater. 90% of Hydro Safe biodegrades within 120 days, 60% converts to CO2 in 28 days. Hydro Safe meets the reporting requirements of relevant sections of the SuperFund and EPA legislation.
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  • Monospace and EcoSpace Elevators
  • Monospace and EcoSpace Elevators
  • KONE Inc.
  • Monospace and EcoSpace Elevators
    KONE Inc.
    KONE's EcoSystem Monospace elevator, first introduced in North America in 1998, revolutionized the low- and mid-rise elevator market with its efficient permanent magnet A/C gearless motors and machine-room-less configuration, which saves space and simplifies installation. It can provide up to 230' of travel and 27 stops at speeds of up to 500 fpm, with a maximum passenger capacity of 4,500 lbs. The energy usage of an EcoSystem elevator is typically one-half that of a traditional traction elevator and one-third that of a hydraulic elevator and it offers a smoother ride. The KONE EcoSpace elevator, introduced in 2004, brings the efficiency, environmental benefits, and space savings of the MonoSpace elevator into a smaller, less expensive package for 2- to 10-stop applications. It has a passenger capacity of up to 5,000 lbs. and travels up to 83' at speeds of up to 150 fpm. The EcoSpace's EcoDisc motor mounts in the hoistway, eliminating the need for a machine room.
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