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New Schindler 5500 Machine Room-Less Elevator Brings Flexibility, Efficiency, Performance to Mid-Rise Buildings


Morristown, N.J. — April 7, 2015 — Schindler Elevator Corp. announced the introduction of its Schindler 5500 machine room-less traction elevator, delivering a seamless blend of efficiency, flexibility, and performance for mid-rise buildings.

The Schindler 5500 MRL, currently available in select North American markets, combines advanced features typically available only in high-rise buildings with proven space and energy-saving features.

Schindler’s innovative PORT Technology destination- dispatching system is available as an option to enhance movement through the building. PORT Technology can combine personalized access with faster travel times by grouping passengers with similar destinations, and has traditionally been applied to buildings with higher rises.

“The Schindler 5500 was meticulously engineered to bring best-in-class ride quality and performance features from the custom high-rise market in an MRL package for mid-rise buildings,” said Greg Ergenbright, president of Schindler Elevator Corp. “This gives architects and building owners in the mid-rise space the same unmatched design flexibility, performance, and energy-efficiency solutions our high-rise customers have come to expect.”

Schindler 5500 comes standard with a large array of design choices and flexibility in hoistway configurations, delivering freedom of design to architects. An expansive selection of colors, materials, lighting, mirrors, handrails, and fixtures permit the designer to create a unique elevator experience. Among these many choices are standard options including a full glass cab with glass doors and wall panels and integrated LED lighting. For a deeper look at the design options available, see the Schindler 5500 Design Brochure here.

With a lightweight, durable, and flexible suspension traction media (STM) replacing conventional steel ropes, the elevator delivers a smooth ride, free of vibrations — all while saving energy, emitting minimal heat, and running quietly. Schindler’s STM requires a much smaller sheave, meaning the system saves space and energy by using a smaller motor.

Eliminating the machine room also saves valuable building space and shortens installation time. The highly adaptable system arrives at the building site in shipping modules optimized to ensure on-time delivery and efficient installation.


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