2021 Lift Technology and Innovations Trends You Should Know About
The lift industry is constantly going through several game-changing advancements, some of the most recent could revolutionize the way elevators operate in buildings as we know it. There are several noteworthy trends and how they are changing the industry.
So, with this in mind, here in this blog we are going to explore some of the most significant technological advancements and innovations to be expected in 2021.
Smart lifts and elevators
In our ever-changing technological landscape, we have been able to give rise to newer demands and expectations from the lift systems. Our modern lifts and elevators need to be space-saving, energy-efficient, sustainable, time-efficient, low-maintenance, cost-friendly, safe, durable and provide solid access control. In addition to this, the rapid urbanization has led to an increase in the demand of best commercial lifts and best home elevators.
As well as this, modern demands aren’t necessarily limited to space or cost-efficiency. Smart elevators and lifts have provided a new wave of advancement in the world we live in. In this day and age, you don’t need to stand in line and wait for the lift to come only to find out that it will take a few stops before reaching your required destination. The smart system will guide you to the lift that will take you to your destination in the fastest time. These systems are incredible for high-traffic hours.
Sensors or Cloud connectivity allows repairs to be possible even before the actual damage has taken place. The initial breakdowns of the machinery can be detected before it can hamper the lift and the repair is done.
Analytics in lift technology
The lift industry, much like many other industries right now, is experiencing a digital transformation. There are now loads of ways of building owners and facilities managers track advanced analytics from their lifts which proves to be highly beneficial and helpful too.
Perhaps not something you’ve given much thought to before however If the interior structure of the building is such that it does not have room to accommodate a lift system, you can install it on the outside. You may be curious if it will compromise the front elevation design of the building or make it look unattractive. But, maintaining your building’s appearance along with increasing its space-efficiency and functionality is a great thing.
These days you can get flawless outdoor elevators for buildings and push the limits of technology. The high-speed outdoor lift design can run at a speed of more than 350m. There is no hoistway wall and it has a solid preventive system for the passengers’ protection from any issues concerning safety.
These days, some of the best lift brands develop green elevators for sustainable development. The green elevator uses a high-efficiency PM Gearless motor system that greatly lowers the energy consumption by more than 50% compared to the geared systems. The use of light-weight, lubrication-free, PU coated steel belts in lifts and elevators instead of steel wire ropes further increase energy-efficiency. The use of roller guides instead of lubricants also improves sustainability.
Green elevators are not just about the reduction of energy consumption but also concern issues regarding energy recovery. It must be noted that green lifts consume the least energy when they are loaded with only 50% of their total capacity. Therefore, these smart destination control systems make energy-saving possible. Green elevators reduce the overall carbon footprint from the time of their manufacture to installation.
New control systems and algorithms
Nearly every lift manufacturer is developing new innovative control systems. Going forward, elevators will be much less likely to have the basic up and down buttons and will more likely ask passengers to input their destination floor before actually stepping foot inside the elevator. In collecting this data on which floors passengers are travelling to, the lift system itself can more intelligently select which elevators should pick up which passenger to lower wait and transit times.
Multiple cabs within the same elevator shaft
Another innovation used to reduce the overall footprint of the elevator system in a building is to increase the passenger throughput of the system so that fewer elevator shafts are required to service the whole building. To increase the throughput of a given elevator system, manufacturers have created ways to place multiple cabs within a single elevator shaft. In the first instances of such systems are known as double-deck elevators, which have two elevator cabs stacked on top of each other.
These two cabs are linked together and move in concert. A double-deck elevator can increase passenger throughput because it can serve two floors in perfect unison. Often one cab will serve the odd-numbered floors in the building and the other cab serves the even-numbered floors. When passengers arrive at the building they reach their destination floor and are directed to either board the elevator on the lobby floor or to go up a flight of stairs and board the top of the elevator cab.
Everyone likes a little bit of luxury at home as well as some of the latest comforts and electronic gadgets to help us in our busy lives; so it’s no surprise that the trend for building high specification luxury homes sees developers and owners alike including the convenience of an at-home lift. This is an emerging trend that looks set to continue.
It’s not only the ultimate statement but also regarded as a lifestyle choice and useful addition to high-end homes. Plus with home buyers increasingly looking to take the plunge creating a ‘forever home’ it makes sure that the house is future-proofed and able to be suitable to you at every stage of your life – not just when you move into the place.
The modern elevators on the market today are becoming smarter and more efficient for tomorrow. Before this, lifts that moved only in upwards and downwards direction are now moving horizontally as well. These up-to-date lifts have reduced the waiting time and improved energy-efficiency. From the aesthetics of the elevator cars to the durability and sustainability of the elevator systems, everything is evolving and improving for all.
Euro Lifts – The South West’s Largest Independent Lift Company
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Euro Lifts is proud to be the leading lift supplier in the South West. With a lift engineer for every type of installation, no job is too big or too small for our knowledgeable team. Whether you’d like a cargo lift, passenger lift or stairlift, we can install a solution that suits your needs. We work with both domestic and commercial clients, enhancing businesses and making home a safe and comfortable space/place to be.
At Euro Lifts, we believe we’re one of the best elevator companies in the area, providing excellent customer service throughout every project. Each lift is thoroughly tested to ensure it meets the required safety standards and we can tailor-make each product to suit your specific needs. Look no further than Euro Lifts, for high-quality lift installations. To find out more about the various services and products we offer, please visit our website or contact us today, we’d be delighted to help with any enquiries you may have.