thyssenkrupp Research Activities in Rottweil Test Tower Started

thyssenkrupp continues to increase the commercial activities of the elevator and transform the elevator industry together with the R & D studies that will be carried out in the test tower in Rottweil.


Cities are clinging with increasing population and overloading infrastructures; The mobility of buildings play a decisive role in the sustainable growth of cities. The research activities in the historic city of Baden-Württemberg are a turning point in overcoming these challenges of urbanization.

Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator, explains: hizmet By launching our predictive maintenance solution MAX and integrating Microsoft's HoloLens into our service processes, the last 150 is like the elevator industry that has remained without any major change over the years and is extremely traditional. We have seen that even in the sectors, by means of innovation and digitalization, revolutionary changes can be achieved. Now, with our Rottweil test tower, we are strengthening all our core activities, including elevator production, with our pioneering solutions that redefine mobility in cities and make cities the best places to live. Şimdi

Among these solutions is the MULTI, which is specially designed for this new elevator system, to be tested in a short time in the well in the 12 well in the test tower in Rottweil. For the Transrapid train used in linear drive motors, the developed magnetic lifting technology is used so that a number of advantages are achieved: The rope-free structure allows multiple elevator cabs to move in a single well. In this way, while the carrying capacity increases by half, the space required for the elevator well in the building is reduced by half. MULTI offers unprecedented opportunities in the design and architecture of buildings as the lifts can move sideways without any height restrictions.

As an indication of the need for faster and more efficient transportation solutions in buildings, the current draft law presented in the Federal Republic of Germany envisages a review of the previous height restrictions. In order to provide a solution to the inadequacy of housing in cities and to create more habitable areas, it is pointed out that housing buildings need to be constructed and constructed more frequently. In this direction, the engineers at thyssenkrupp focus on the traditional crane ropes in the 64,8 meter-high tower, where tests are carried out at a speed of up to 264 per hour.

When the tower is transferred from the general contractor Züblin to thyssenkrupp, the R & D activities in the tower will officially begin. With the start of the work, all innovations about the elevator can now be tested and certified in the Rottweil facility before being implemented in the world metropolises. Considering the critical role it played in innovating for elevator technology, thyssenkrupp enabled the test tower to be deployed completely as planned and in line with the planned budget.

Upward trend
In 1950, the rural population was the 70 of the world population. In 2050 the urban population will approach the same percentage. For this reason, cities will become the world's economic centers. As the cities grow, there is a limitation of the areas, the expansion being in one direction: upward. In the development of mega-cities, ecological and economic benefits of high-rise buildings, which left less footprints and allowed for more urban green areas, were seen as a determining factor. Only the number of skyscrapers does not increase; At the same time, the average height goes above all expectations. By the end of 2015, the average height of the highest 100 building in the world has reached 357 meters. Considering that the height of 2000 in 285 is 15, 70 has seen an incredible increase in XNUMX meters per year.

Andreas Schierenbeck says there is a need for new innovation steps in the elevator industry urgently to ensure that people are transported in an efficient and comfortable way in this rapidly changing urban structure: bu Time remains a valuable asset. We, on the other hand, support cities in order to prevent city residents from wasting time due to congestion and overcrowding. We are constantly innovating in urban transport as thyssenkrupp with innovative products such as MULTI, products that reduce congestion and improve the flow of people in buildings as well as products such as ACCEL and MAX and HoloLens to ensure the continuous operation of the mobility systems. MUL

Thyssenkrupp test tower in Rottweil: Facts and details

• The Rottweil test tower with a height of 246 is the tallest building in Baden-Wurttemberg. The Stuttgart television tower, the second-tallest building in the region, is followed by an 217 meter high.
• The platform with a height of 232 meters is the highest platform in Germany. It is followed by the European Tower (Europaturm) at the 224 meter in Frankfurt.
• thyssenkrupp has invested 40 million euros in the future.
• The length of the test wells in the elevator test tower is 2,1 km when calculated together. Therefore, if the wells in the tower were end-to-end, they would be eight times higher than their current height and would be twice as high as the Jeddah Tower (1007 meter) in Saudi Arabia, the tallest building currently under construction.
• The total weight of the tower is 40 thousand tons. This is equal to the weight of the 8000 African elephant.
• Total 15 cubic meters of concrete and 2500 tons of steel were used in the construction. The amount of steel used corresponds to the amount thyssenkrupp uses for modernized surfaces produced daily in Duisburg.
• The volume of the building is approximately 118 thousand cubic meters. If we imagined the test tower as a pint, it would have enough content for the 20 Oktoberfest event.
• The entire process from the first ground-breaking ceremony to the opening ceremony lasted less than ten months. In other words, only 245 has been reduced to -32 meters starting from scratch for the foundation of the tower in the day; then again 232 meters up.
• On some days the tower has risen 5 meters per day. In other words, it grew five times faster than some bamboo species. On average, the tower increased by approximately 3,5 meters per day.
• The outer covering is composed of 17 thousand square meters. This corresponds to two football fields.
• The tower will be used as a special test environment for MULTI, the first rope-free elevator system in the world. Three interconnecting wells allow the high-end elevator to move horizontally in the tower.
• There are currently two elevators operating in the test tower (status 12 / 12 / 2016): a panoramic lift with access to a fire-resistant elevator and access platform, which can reach 4 meters per second. Once you reach the 8 meter (29 km / hour) and get to the elevator consisting of glass walls, you can start enjoying the view.
• The fastest elevators in the test tower will start working in the well to reach 18 meters per second (65 km / h). This speed is twice the speed that Usain Bolt reached when he broke the world record.
• The staircase consists of 1500 steps. In the case of walking the stairs of the test tower from beginning to end (starting at -32 and ending at 232), the official record is now 15 minutes.



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