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thyssenkrupp: Company's TWIN Technology Comes to U.S., with 2 Elevator Cars Operating Independently in One Shaft
Atlanta — April 22, 2016 — thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp. announced that it will install the first TWIN elevator system in the Americas. The system has two cars, arranged on top of each other, that operate independently in one hoistway (see photo).
The technology will be installed in midtown Atlanta at the recently announced Coda, an unprecedented “Class T” collaborative building developed by Portman Holdings for the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Five TWIN elevators will be installed in the building in Atlanta’s Tech Square, part of a mixed-use complex containing a high-performance computing center, office space, and Georgia Tech research neighborhoods.
thyssenkrupp’s TWIN system makes the most efficient use of available space, uses less energy, and transports up to 40 percent more passengers than conventional elevators.
Each TWIN elevator has its own major mechanical and electrical components and shares the same guide rails and landing doors in a single elevator shaft. TWIN features four safety systems which ensure that a minimum separation of the cars is maintained.
These safety features are monitored by an independent control system in compliance with IEC EN 61 508, which is the highest safety classification of Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3), used by the aviation industry.
thyssenkrupp’s installation of its five TWIN elevators, two escalators and seven conventional elevators will begin in 2018 in the 21-story project, which will contain about 750,000 square-feet of office, retail, and data center space. The project will also feature an intelligent Destination Dispatch elevator control system that groups and swiftly transports passengers the most efficient way possible.
The TWIN elevator system was introduced in 2003 and has been providing safe reliable service in projects all over the world including the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany; Rain Square in Perth, Australia; and the CMA Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
With sales of about $8.3 billion in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time. Its portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, and stair and platform lifts, as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network for customers.
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