The global market for smart elevators has witnessed significant changes as more and more people reside or work in high-rise buildings. These devices are now integrated with advanced technologies such as touch screens, bio metrics, destination dispatching and access controls that transport passengers to their destinations efficiently and safely.
With the advent of smart technology, elevators have become more reliable. Innovative technology connects sensors and systems that measure or identify factors such as door functioning, shaft alignment, motor temperature and cab speed. Data is gathered, processed and sent to the PCs and mobile devices used by technicians providing elevator maintenance services.
At a height of 1,776 feet and with 102 stories, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States. This building is expected to carry about 3.5 million people in its elevators every year. The lift will be the fastest in the Western Hemisphere, traveling at 23 miles per hour from ground level to the top floor within 60 seconds.
The elevator systems functioning at One World Trade Center use “Microsoft’s Azure Intelligent Systems Service” for maintenance. Service engineers are sent real-time data so that they can take necessary steps to prevent lift breakdown. The system can be put into diagnostics mode or send it to a different floor to improve travel time and efficiency and cut operating costs.
The maintenance system makes diagnosing and fixing problems easier. Data gathered from the accessibility device is entered into dynamic predictive models that are continuously updated. When a problem occurs, the system displays an error code along with the main cause. This allows the technician to diagnose the problem earlier and repair the device more quickly.
The new project (which is currently in the development phase) is expected to lower elevator maintenance costs and improve their reliability. It can be used in both new buildings and existing buildings.