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Room-Less Elevator Offers Sustainable Solution for 2-3 Story Buildings - Schindler Elevator Corp. - Facility Management Product Release


Schindler Elevator Corp.
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Providing a sustainable and cost-effective solution for two- to three-story buildings, Schindler Elevator Corporation introduced its Schindler 3100 machine room-less traction elevator. The Schindler 3100 is an MRL specifically designed to replace hydraulic elevators for the low-rise commercial market in the U.S. Easy to order, simple to install, with space and energy savings and a smooth, quiet performance, the Schindler 3100 is the cost-effective choice for today’s two- to three-story buildings.

The Schindler 3100 is designed to allow for more usable building and design space by eliminating the need for a machine room or a control closet. It fits seamlessly into the footprint of a hydraulic elevator design, yet provides the smooth, quiet operation of traction technology. In addition, Schindler 3100 cabs are on average 5% larger than the average MRL cab. The system is delivered to the building site in one complete shipment allowing accelerated lead times and quick installation.

The Schindler 3100 offers a sleek Italian cab design and finishes to fit any style or building décor.

“The Schindler 3100 is truly optimized for two- or three-story buildings,” says Bill Fiacco, senior vice president, New Installations at Schindler in North America. “Its advanced energy-saving design is significantly eco-friendlier than hydraulic elevator alternatives. With economy, performance and sustainability as the driving force, the system is quite mindful of the needs of architects, general contractors and passengers alike.”

Eco-friendly, efficient features
● Gearless machine designed to save energy
● Stable start uses energy more efficiently and reduces electric costs
● Frequency converter with emergency evacuation allows elevator to return safely to nearest floor in the event of a building power outage
● Controls automatically switch car lights to standby mode to save energy
● Car panel and floor indicators all operate with low power, LED lights
● Multi-bus control architecture reduces cabling, material and waste
● Smart controls provide more efficient passenger transportation
● Car lighting equipped with energy-efficient lamps
● Door drive with standby mode uses less electricity

In addition, each Schindler 3100 is equipped with Schindler Direct, a proactive maintenance tool that monitors the system 24/7 and helps return equipment to service up to 22% faster than traditional troubleshooting methods. A potential outage can be remotely noted and locally addressed before the building is affected.


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posted: 10/17/2016