Hitachi Review

Elevator and Escalator Products and Services

Volume 66 Number 3 March 2017

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Hitachi Review

Elevator and Escalator Products and ServicesVolume 66 Number 3 March 2017

Elevators and escalators serve as infrastructure for transporting people in buildings and are essential to the healthy development of cities. This issue of Hitachi Review begins by covering ideas from experts about the future directions to be taken for buildings, cities, and other public spaces, and goes on to cover Hitachi’s new core concept for its elevator and escalator business, its range of products aimed at global markets and the technology development and new services that support them, and the work it is doing on collaborative creation activities with customers and demonstration testing.


Seeking a “Sense of the Near Future” in Cities

In response to the expected rush of large-scale development projects in Kanto area and the increasing demand for the renovation of existing buildings, requirements to create new urban environments and building environments are rising in Japan. In overseas markets as well, interest in adopting building systems capable of accommodating new environments is increasing in emerging countries that are undergoing an acceleration of economic growth and the gravitation of populations to metropolitan areas.

From the Editor

Atsuya Fujino

This issue of Hitachi Review covers recent work by Hitachi's building systems business that encompasses building solutions and services as well as elevator and escalator products and services.

Expert Insights and Technotalk both present ideas about the future directions for buildings, cities, and other public spaces.

Expert Insights

Focusing on Ambience to Enhance the Experience of Public Spaces

As a product designer, I have worked on many designs for things that people own. Recently, however, my interests have been shifting toward public spaces used by large numbers of people. The reason for this is that, while public spaces nowadays make allowances for things like barrier-free access and usability, they remain comparatively ignored when it comes to design.


Building Systems that Satisfy the Diverse Spatial Requirements of Global Markets

PRODUCTS and services for the elevators and escalators that serve as infrastructure for transporting people in buildings are essential to the steady development of cities. They are continually evolving to be faster, more comfortable, and more able to proactively anticipate unconscious human behavior. This article gives an overview of the global state of the market for building systems and describes Hitachi's range of elevators and escalators and its building system products and services.

Featured Articles Ⅰ

Contributing to the Safety and Comfort of Building Spaces

Hitachi’s Core Concept for Elevator and Escalator Products and Services, and Concept Model —Core Concept for Hitachi Elevators and Escalators that Aims to Supply Systems that Proactively Anticipate Unconscious Human Behavior—
Yukako Kougawa, Akira Omachi, Shigeki Iwase, Kenji Sakurai
Group Control Elevator with Destination Floor Reservation System for Easier Movement in Buildings
Takamichi Hoshino, Takahiro Hatori, Akiyuki Tsuboi, Shinichi Ashikawa
Rapid, Low-cost Elevator and Escalator Modernization Services that Ensure Safety and Security
Tatsunori Takahashi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Toshiaki Matsuo, Takaaki Gunchi, Hirobumi Utsunomiya, Yoshiyasu Shibuki
Responding to Widespread Disasters in Japan
Kiyoshi Yashima, Kouzou Mabuchi

Featured Articles Ⅱ

Global Expansion and Major Delivery Examples

Development of Ultra-High-Speed Elevator that Achieved the World’s Fastest Elevator with a Speed of 1,200 m/min
Hideka Matsuoka, Yoshiki Higashida, Naoto Ohnuma, Takashi Abe, Tetsuya Nakayama, Yosuke Kawamura, Yue Zheng Guan, Keizo Nakamura, Chen Song Xin, Xie Yi Xin, Atsushi Arakawa
Development of Elevators for the Chinese Market
Wu Hongbing, Guo Zhihai, Qiu Chengdong, Tang Dianbo, Cui Ximing, Xu Zhongrong, Zhong Xiuqiong, Keiichi Aida
New Globally Standardized Machine-room-less Elevator —Satisfying Customer Needs in the Asian and Middle Eastern Markets—
Tetsuji Ono, Hironori Fukata, Yoshihiro Tomaru, Takanori Katada, Kitsawat Kongsamran, Luk Soo Pung

Featured Articles Ⅲ

Advanced Technology Development and Service Creation

R&D of Elevator for Large Skyscrapers
Akihiro Omiya, Hidenori Sekine
Remote Maintenance System and New Maintenance Service for Elevators Enabled by New IoT Service Platform
Kouji Yamashita, Motoyoshi Nakamura, Ryouichi Sakai, Hironori Fukata, Hidenori Sekine
Customer Collaborative Creation Activities in Front-line Sales Work —From Buildings to Cities—
Masaya Sakakibara, Takamasa Shiose, Masaya Ota, Yutaka Sano, Takuya Nagai, Takeshi Minemoto, Mariko Doi, Satoshi Takariko