1. Ultra-high-speed Elevator with World Record Speed of 1,260 m/min
The ultra-high-speed elevators with a rated speed of 1,200 m/min (72 km/h) that are being supplied to Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook (CTF) Finance Centre, a mixed-use skyscraper in Guangzhou, China that is due for completion in 2018, achieved what is now a world-record speed during operating trials conducted in May 2016. As a result of upgrades to control and safety equipment intended to improve drive, control, safety, and comfort, the elevator recorded a speed of 1,260 m/min (75.6 km/h) during on-site speed testing at the CTF Finance Centre. Formal certification of the speed was received in May 2017 from the National Elevator Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Guang Dong), a public certification agency.
Hitachi intends to utilize the technologies for drive, control, safety, and comfort acquired in the process of obtaining speed certification to supply elevators that provide greater peace of mind and are more comfortable and convenient.