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EarlierAlimak Hoists at Work on Norwegian Suspension Bridge DeckThe Hålogaland Bridge in Narvik, Norway; photo by TorbjørnS Two dual Alimak construction hoists are onsite for the construction of the Hålogaland Bridge in Norway. When complete, the bridge, at 1,533 m, will be the second-longest in Norway and one of the world's 20 longest suspension bridges. The Hålogaland Bridge will cross [...]Fri, May 18, 2018Source: Elevator WorldU.A.E. Seeing Lots of ActivityAbu Dhabi and Dubai are bustling, with projects announced, ongoing and handed over. One of the handed-over projects is the high-profile Saraya, a residential-and-commercial waterfront development on a prime location facing the Abu Dhabi Corniche, adjacent to the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. Saraya towers is a high-profile residential tower [...]Thu, May 17, 2018Source: Elevator WorldThe Hocquart Escalator in the Gare d’ OrsayFigure 1: Otis escalator, circa 1902 The June 1908 issue of the French transportation engineering journal Revue Générale des Chemins de Fer et des Tramways included an illustrated article on an escalator recently installed in the Gare d’Orsay, a train station/hotel complex built by Compagnie d’Orléans, one of France’s private railway [...]Wed, May 16, 2018Source: Elevator WorldAlternative Testing for Escalators and Moving WalksRequirements for escalator and moving-walk speed have appeared in the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 standards since 2000 (Requirements 6.1.4.1 and 6.2.4.1). The A17.1 code, prior to harmonization in 2000, contained requirements for escalator speed since 1921 (Rule 610a). The maximum permitted speed of an escalator was reduced from 125 to 100 [...]Wed, May 16, 2018Source: Elevator WorldLifts Benefitting a LandmarkThe Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the city’s most-recognizable landmarks. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD) and the North Shore.[1] This bridge is among Australia’s best-known and most-photographed landmarks. It [...]Wed, May 16, 2018Source: Elevator WorldHydraulic Elevators in Europe – The ReturnHigh-rise elevators that travel at 15 mps are on the exciting new edge of the elevator industry, but most machines installed every year are much less exciting. The residential market across the globe represents 52.39% of the total market, and, in these applications, most buildings are not higher than 10 [...]Tue, Apr 10, 2018Source: Elevator WorldSmooth OperatorsElevator equipment operation in the field can be managed using AR technology on a headset. Seen here is a technician monitoring faults using the elevator controller’s wiring diagram. It is often said about life that when one door closes, another opens. And so it goes with elevator door operators: as decades-old [...]Mon, Apr 09, 2018Source: Elevator WorldIn Perfect “Harmony”Think of a cruise ship and what comes to mind is a small city. Harmony of the Seas, the newest addition to the Oasis-class fleet of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., certainly fits the bill. Displacing nearly 227,000 gross T., the vessel contains more than 2,700 rooms over multiple decks, and...

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