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thyssenkrupp Launches New Elevator For Low- To Mid-Rise Buildings


thyssenkrupp Launches New Elevator For Low- To Mid-Rise Buildings

-- evolution 200 ushers in a new era of machine room-less elevators for the low- to mid-rise market

-- The elevator features speed, capacity and travel combinations unlike anything available today

-- Launch reinforces thyssenkrupp's commitment to make cities the best places to live and move people as safely, efficiently and comfortably as possible

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ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global urban mobility leader thyssenkrupp has launched a new cost-effective low- to mid-rise elevator for buildings up to 350 feet tall. Known as evolution 200, the machine room-less (MRL) elevator features a capacity up to 5,000 pounds and speeds to 600 feet per minute, meaning building owners no longer need to sacrifice size for speed.

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"Most of the low- to mid-rise elevators available today come with limitations, but evolution 200 has been masterfully engineered to eliminate those issues, finally giving both building owners and passengers the low- to mid-rise elevator they deserve," said Rich Hussey, president and CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas.

evolution 200 uses rubber-encased steel belt cables instead of traditional steel ropes or cables, which decreases the elevator's footprint due to smaller sheave sizes that correspond with smaller pits and overhead space. The reduced hoistway size also opens up more leasable or usable space for building owners. Belts also provide a longer life than steel cables.

The controller fits into an 8-inch door jamb and is fully digital, saving space and helping reduce elevator noise. evolution 200 also includes standard emergency auto rescue, which allows the elevator to safely transport passengers even during a building power outage.

The low- to mid-rise elevator also consumes less energy than traditional elevators. A regenerative drive is standard, which captures unused energy produced by the elevator and feeds it back into the building grid. It also switches to standby mode when not in use, reducing the controller's energy consumption. In addition, automatic fan and light shutoff can reduce cab energy use by up to 90 percent, while evolution 200 also features Health Product Declarations and Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certifications to help buildings meet LEED v4 certification.

All units will also include thyssenkrupp's groundbreaking predictive maintenance tool, MAX, which collects data and provides technicians with actionable intelligence that allows them to maximize elevator uptime. Building owners can also add AGILE, thyssenkrupp's series of elevator enhancers that improve efficiency, aesthetics and security.

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thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group's global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of €7.7 billion ($8.5 billion) in fiscal 2016/2017 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 applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers' individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.

In North America, thyssenkrupp oversees nearly 400 facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico, employing more than 22,500 people. In fiscal year 2016/2017, thyssenkrupp generated sales of almost €9 billion ($9.6 billion) in the region.


thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with a growing share of capital goods and service businesses and traditional strengths in materials. Over 158,000 employees in 79 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2016/2017 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €41.5 billion ($45 billion).


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