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Express Lift DMR Control was an automatic programmed elevator system manufactured by The Express Lift Company under Westinghouse's patent (its related product is Westinghouse Selectomatic). DMR stands for "Drag Magnet Regulator". These elevators use direct current (DC) generators and can go up to 1200 FPM (round up with 6m/s), and uses a gearless machine - the motor is on one end and the sheave is on the other end. It existed either from the 1960's or 1980's.

Notable installations

Australia

  • Australia Square, Sydney (installed by EPL KONE, modernized by Schindler in 2011)
  • Lend Lease House, Sydney
  • PIBA House, Sydney
  • Oxford Square, Sydney
  • Central Square, Sydney

Hong Kong, China

  • Shun Tak Centre, Central (1984, elevators in main building were replaced by Schindler)
  • China Merchants Tower, Central (1984, elevators in main building were replaced by Schindler)

Trivia

Videos

(Now extinct) FASCINATING 1970's DMR lift control system by Express Lifts MOTOR ROOM (Part 1)06:38

(Now extinct) FASCINATING 1970's DMR lift control system by Express Lifts MOTOR ROOM (Part 1)

(Now extinct) FASCINATING 1970's DMR lift control system by Express Lifts MOTOR ROOM (Part 2)11:51

(Now extinct) FASCINATING 1970's DMR lift control system by Express Lifts MOTOR ROOM (Part 2)

Schindler lifts (Dewhurst fixtures 2) "This elevator only serves two floors."
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