Category Archives: 3D Elevators

New year visit to SkyView Stockholm

The SkyView is probable to be one of the most significant elevator project of recent years. engineered by swedish liftbyggarna (http://www.liftbyggarna.se) it is characterized as a funicular system with a sophisticated leveling system. built on a structure argued as the … Continue reading

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Independent Multi-car Circular Elevator

Circular elevators have been around for many years. Either in the form of classic “Paternosters” or as its derivatives  like the planned “Hitachi multi-car circulating elevator“. These devices improved the capacity of elevator shafts in busy low buildings and are … 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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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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Future 3D elevators?

The L-TEC Outdoorlift is a self-propelled cabin lift featuring an innovative drive system with all-terrain capabilities. It negotiates changes in direction and inclines smoothly and has excellent potential geometrical layouts. The only question left is the maximum speed limit for … Continue reading

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