Category Archives: Technology

The Luna Helical escalator

In the early 1970’s, inventor Gilbert Luna researched and campaigned to promote his solution for helical escalators. The suggested machine had an helical path for the ascending passengers and a return path that crossed its cylindrical core. In his design … Continue reading

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The Helixator potential benefits for a better urban life economic and social effects

The Helixator is a transportation device that adapted to the urban revolution of the 21st century. Increasing the urban density build up area while reducing the amount of private cars in the city, creating an enormous advantage to the municipal … Continue reading

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Introduction to Helixator technology

*Read full article as published on Elevator World magazine, September 2009 Introduction to Helixator technology

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Helixator and the Vertical city

The Helixator technology presents a new approach for dealing with the growing need to move people within the massive new buildings being planned today worldwide. These buildings, sometimes referred as “vertical cities” or “hyper buildings”, are multipurpose buildings including working … 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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The Mitsubishi “Spiral escalator”

In 1985, the Japanese based Mitsubishi conglomerate launched the first ever spiral escalator product on the market. A tremendous engineering effort was put in its development, industrialization and commercialization. Despite the fact it is an engineering triumph and a mechanical … Continue reading

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Gravity trains

Gravity trains is the general name for train systems that uses the gravitational field of the earth as their primary drive force. Once launched they accelerate and decelerate using Gravitation and typically carry no motor or engine. Roller-coasters are well … Continue reading

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