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Hitachi pursues technical development for greater safety and comfort in elevators and escalators, in order to provide new value for people, building systems, and society. These are interviews with engineers about Hitachi’s pioneering efforts.
As buildings become taller and security more advanced the needs of people diversify and their flow through buildings becomes more complex. "Elevators are an artery for vertical travel through buildings, and their congestion has been a big barrier in the implementing smart buildings. To solve the problem, Hitachi developed the People Flow Simulator to predict the mutual influence between users and elevators and simulate using computer graphics people's movement in the building.
In ultra-high-speed elevators, various problems emerge which were not issues before, such as vibration and noise caused by air resistance and tiny bumps in guide rails. Let’s take a look at how Hitachi divided these issues into the three themes of drive performance, safety, and comfort, and developed technologies to achieve the world’s fastest speeds.
Drive and Control Technologies to Produce the World’s Fastest Speeds
Unprecedented Technology Takes Ride Quality into the Highest Class
The Safety Systems that Support the World’s Fastest Speed Without Worry