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thyssenkrupp AG
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The new logo introduced in November 19, 2015[1].

Founded

1999 (Essen, Germany)

Headquarter

Essen, Germany

Preceded by

Thyssen AG

Website

thyssenkrupp Elevator

thyssenkrupp AG is a company based in Germany, which manufactures kinds of steels and other machineries, including elevators, escalators, and moving walkways. ThyssenKrupp is a combination of the two German companies that merged together, Thyssen AG and Krupp AG.

History

ThyssenKrupp was established in 2001 after the merger between Thyssen AG and Krupp AG in 1999. In 2003, ThyssenKrupp bought the Korean-based Dong Yang and the company was known as ThyssenKrupp Dongyang in South Korea for few years before it was later known as simply ThyssenKrupp.

In November 19, 2015, ThyssenKrupp received the new simplify logo which called as "#brandblue" and all letters in the brand name no longer capitalized (just presented as "thyssenkrupp")[2].

In March 2016, thyssenkrupp Hissit Oy which is the Finnish subsidiary of thyssenkrupp elevator was acquired by Kone.

ThyssenKrupp history in the United States

In the United States, ThyssenKrupp (then Thyssen) made a bold entrance into the elevator market by buying out Dover Corp.'s elevator division. The buyout was completed in 1999, and the name in the US was changed to ThyssenDover. ThyssenDover installed elevators and escalators under the Dover brand (and very rarely under the ThyssenDover name) between 1999 and 2001. In 2001, Thyssen AG offically changed its name and ThyssenDover Elevator became ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas.

Products

Please refer to Thyssen AG.

In October of 2012, ThyssenKrupp discontinued the original hydraulic systemOildraulic, which was pioneered by Rotary and continued by Dover in favor of a new system named Endura. The new Endura system uses bio-degradable oil and is based off of the Oildraulic system.  ThyssenKrupp still makes traditional traction elevators along with MRL elevators. Currently, their MRL used kevlar belts instead of conventional steel belts, but they were discontinued after an elevator downfall incident in Seattle's children hospital.

Notable products

  • Oildraulic - The original hydraulic elevator system, pioneered by Rotary, continued by Dover, and discontinued in 2012 in favor of Endura.
  • Endura - ThyssenKrupp's official successor to the Oildraulic system.  The system is based off of the Oildraulic system but uses bio-degradable oil. In 2014, they introduce their machine room less version called Endura MRL which competes Otis's HydroFit.
  • Synergy - ThyssenKrupp's earliest MRL elevator system since 2001. It was also introduced in late 2007 in the United States as a successor to the ISIS.
  • ISIS - another MRL elevator introduced in 2004 for the US market. It uses kevlar belts as the traction ropes instead of steel ropes. It was discontinued after the Seattle's children hospital elevator incident and replaced by the Synergy in 2007.
  • Evolution - MRL elevators for Australia, Europe[3], Korea and some parts in Asia
  • Numbers, G-Power or G2-Power - traction elevator modernization solution for America.
  • HYPower or H-Power - hydraulic elevator modernization solution for America.
  • TWIN - an elevator comprising of two elevator cabins installed in a single shaft
  • Destination Selection Control - a destination dispatching elevator product, similar to Schindler Miconic 10. In the United States, it is known as ThyssenKrupp Destination Dispatch.
  • Velino - escalators originally introduced by Thyssen.
  • Tugela - escalators introduced by ThyssenKrupp.
  • Victoria - Heavy-duty escalators for public transportation.
  • Orinoco - Moving walkways.
  • iwalk - Moving walkways.
  • I.MOD or ES-Power - escalator modernization solution.
  • E.COR - an elevator regenerative controller, similar to Otis's Regen.
  • MULTI - MULTI is the world's first rope-free elevator system introduced in 2014. In this system, multiple elevator cabins are equipped with linear motors, which allows several cabins in the same shaft moving vertically and horizontally which permit buildings to adopt different heights, shapes, and purposes. MULTI increases transport capacities and efficiency while reducing the elevator footprint and peak loads from the power supply in the building. According to ThyssenKrupp, the first MULTI elevator unit will be tested in 2016.
  • SIMPLYCITY - An MR elevator for residential buildings, only sold in Russia. Introduced in 2014.

Notable acquisitions

Notable installations

Main article: List of notable thyssenkrupp elevator installations

Incidents and accidents

ISIS Elevator incident

On October 9, 2007, one of the ThyssenKrupp ISIS elevators in a children's hospital in Seattle had its suspention ropes broke and the car slipped between the 6th and 4th floors after the emergency brake was engaged. Four passengers were not injured and was rescued by firefighters.

Police suspected that the kevlar ropes breaks due to overheating and the ropes were later replaced with a different material. All four ISIS elevators were shutdown after the incident.[7]

Health club elevator accident in the United Kingdom

On March 12, 2003, a banker was crushed to death by a ThyssenKrupp elevator which was not properly maintained in a health club in London, England. The health club owner and ThyssenKrupp was fined £466,000 after the accident.[8]

Price fixing cartel incident

In November 2006,  ThyssenKrupp was fined 479 million Euros by the European Union after found out that ThyssenKrupp was doing price fixing over 9 years. Other manufacturers that were fined including OTIS, Schindler, KONE and Mitsubishi Electric Elevator Europe.[9]

Elevator downfall incidents

There have been very few cases related to elevator downfall incident caused by a broken traction ropes or a broken core of the pulley, either occured on a ThyssenKrupp or other elevator brands that were maintained by ThyssenKrupp in the past few years. Some notable incident happened like in Shin Nga House, Fu Shin Estate, Hong Kong, when an elevator downfall incident happened in a Kone Marryat Scott elevator which was maintained by ThyssenKrupp in 2008.[10][11]

Escalator incident in Hong Kong

On February 24, 2011, some of the escalator landing steps on one of the two ThyssenKrupp escalators at Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) that gives access from level 1 to 7 are falling down on the steps which returning to the seventh floor. The escalator safety device was activated when the steps are falling down. No one was injuried in this accident.[12]

Elevator accident in Chile

On June 8, 2014, a ThyssenKrupp elevator in Tower B of Bustamante Community Park in Providencia, Chile, suddenly malfunctioned, then rises 30 floors in 15 seconds with the doors still open before crashed into the shaft's roof. A man was seriously injured, and was reportedly that he suffered head and leg injuries.[13] [14] It was suspected that the brake was picked (opened up) and there was a loss of motor control which cause the elevator into free rolling into the opposite direction. In addition, the elevator didn't have rope grippers or a counterweight safety system, which means that the elevator "fell" upward since the the counterweight weighs more than the elevator cab.

Trivia

  • When ThyssenKrupp bought out Dong Yang Elevator in 2003, their elevators in Asia are branded as ThyssenKrupp Dongyang until in the late 2000s.
  • ThyssenKrupp elevators in Canada are also known as ThyssenKrupp Northern Elevator.
  • Unit-L is a distributor of Ukrainian subsidiary of thyssenkrupp elevator in Ukraine.

Gallery

Video

Retake ThyssenKrupp Signa4 Hydraulic Elevator @ St04:16

Retake ThyssenKrupp Signa4 Hydraulic Elevator @ St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church, San Diego, CA

ThyssenKrupp hydraulic elevator (with Signa4 fixtures) in St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church, San Diego, CA, United States

Note

  1. Press Release - Rebranding
  2. The Skyscraper Simulator Forum topic: ThyssenKrupp Unveils New Brand, Logo
  3. Operating/ Indicating Elements
  4. ThyssenKrupp Elevadores
  5. Sole agent and distributor of Dong Yang elevators in Indonesia since 1988.
  6. ThyssenKrupp Elevator reinforces market position in Malaysia
  7. ISIS elevator incident
  8. Health club elevator accident
  9. Price fixing cartel incident
  10. Electrical and Mechanical Services Department: Technical Report on the Lift Incident on 25 October 2008 at Shin Nga House, Fu Shin Estate, Tai Po (Chinese version), 5 December 2008.
  11. Later on, all the elevators in residential buildings in this housing estate are been replaced by Otis.
  12. Electrical and Mechanical Services Department: Technical Investigation Report on Escalator Incident at the Hong Kong Design Institute, Tseung Kwan O (Chinese version), 9 June 2011.
  13. Man injured when out of control elevator rises 30 floors in 15 seconds, crashes into roof - FOX8 News
  14. [FULL VIDEO] Malfunction Elevator Goes Up Crashing Through The Roof In Chile

See also

External links


List of elevator and escalator companies

Major companies: DoverExpress LiftFujitecHyundaiKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenthyssenkrupp


Other/smaller/historic companies: Access Elevator & LiftsAmtechA&P. StevenAnlevArmorASEAAsea GrahamAtlas (Brazil)Atlas (Northern California)Automobile Rotary Lift Co.Axel LiftsBennie LiftsBoralCNIMDaldossDeveDiebold AufzügeDong YangDopplerElectraElevators Pty. Ltd.ElexEllis & McDougallEvans LiftsFalconiFiamGeneral (CA, older)GiantGoldStarGraham BrothersGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHävemeier & SanderHitachiIFEIGVIndoliftInter-UpIsraliftIZAMETJ&E HallJohns & WaygoodKfirKleemannKoppel A.W.LGMANMarryat & ScottMiamiMontgomeryMorris VermaportMP LiftsNipponOmegaOrenstein & KoppelOrona/Electra VitoriaPaynePickerings LiftsPneumatic Vacuum ElevatorsR. StahlReliableRheinstahlSabiemSchlierenSeabergSEC ElevatorsSergeShenyang BrilliantSITESSJECStaleyStannahStiglerTechnosThymanToshibaU.S. ElevatorVýtahy OstravaWaygood & Co.WestinghouseXJYungtayZREMB


Subsidiary elevator companies: ChevalierExpress EvansGiantKONEHaushahnHostingLiftmaterialMacGregorMashibaShanghai MitsubishiSigmaXizi Otis


Merging brand or joint venture elevator companies: LG-OTISKone Marryat ScottMontgomery KONESchindler HaughtonThyssen DoverThyssenKrupp Dongyang


Wheelchair/platfom lift companies: Access Elevator & LiftsAritcoCibes Lift (Kalea LiftsNTD Lifts) • IGVMotala HissarSavaria Concord


Temporary elevator companies: Alimak HekRECOUSA Hoist


Third-party elevator component companies: AdamsArkelBUT-SANC. E. ElectronicsC.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (Mad) • ECIEpcoESIEverbrightFermator GroupGALHollister-WhitneyInnovation IndustriesJinlixJRTKronenbergLiSALanger & LaumannLester ControlsMagnetekMCEMonitorNewLiftPTLSalientSchaeferSematic GroupSTEPTVCVegaWittur Group/SelcomMore...

Other than above are marked as third-party elevator maintenance companies.

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