Monthly Archives: November 2010

Short overview on Acclerating Walkways

Since the early 1960’s, an awakening interest of city developers and industry parties in accelerating moving walkways, brought new solutions to be investigated and tested.   Major companies have tried to produced, install and regulate these machines. Believing a successful machine … Continue reading

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Helixator and Contemporary architecture

Computer technologies and new development of tools by the building industry have radically transformed the way buildings are planned and built. Contemporary architecture is constantly pushing the boundaries of material, structure and function reinventing our buildings and cities. The combination … Continue reading

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High Speed Helixators

The high-speed Helixator is a combination of emerging technologies and existing inventions into a machine for continuous vertical transport. The Helixator technology is flexible to the point it can be developed with any of the several existing acceleration methods, the figures presented in … Continue reading

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Futuristic cities – Paris ,1900

Many misconceptions exist regarding the Paris moving walkway of 1900, known at the time as “Platforme mobile electrique”. It was invented and built by American civil engineer Max Schmidt and was a magnificent futuristic machine way ahead of its time. … Continue reading

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Helixator technology

Helixators core technology uses a single structure modular track system embodied in the form of a monorail, a method that presents many mechanical and structural advantages. It directly eliminates the necessity for compensating the outer and inner step chains different … Continue reading

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Hitachi’s Circulating Multi-car Elevator

Japanese heavy-engineering firm Hitachi is already talking up a Paternoster revival with its Circulating Multi-car Elevator System.  Hitachi’s system improves safety with an  scheme for stopping individual cars while passengers hop on and off. The firm claims that it could … Continue reading

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Berlin’s “Paternosters”

The 19th century continuous elevator, known as “Paternoster” is a peculiar invention that still seems to have a lot of charm and potential. Thanks to the German engineering in GDR times, Berlin was blessed with relatively many of these devices. … Continue reading

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