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ARTICLES

THE FUTURE IS NOW
Elevator World, June 2009

 

“‘The wave of the future,’ says Shannon Knall, manager of international public relations for Otis Elevator Company, ‘is a move towards creating buildings in which the machine room is eliminated.’” –

Building Operating Management, October 1, 2000

 

W. John Reinartz of Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc. agrees. “Here we are eight years later and it appears that it is happening.”

EMERGENCY RETURN SYSTEMS
Elevator World, February 2008

 

Have you considered how people will exit hydraulic or traction elevators that have unexpectedly stopped

between floors during a power outage?

 

Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc. (R&R) currently recognizes two solutions to this problem:

1. install a battery backup unit or motor generator, or

2. ask trapped passengers to wait for help.

A COMPARISON OF EMERGENCY-POWER REQUIREMENTS

FOR HYDRAULIC VERSUS TRACTION ELEVATORS

Elevator World, October 2006

 

Reynolds & Reynolds Electronics, Inc. (R&R) is a leading manufacturer of elevator emergency-return units (ERUs.)  R&R has been in business for more than 17 years and witnessed many technological changes in the elevator industry. The latest change has been an increased demand

for traction-based Powervators®. This article discusses the fundamental differences between hydraulic-based Powervators and traction-based Powervators.

ELEVATOR ENTRAPMENT
Elevator World, September 2006

 

"A 25-year-old man died when he fell down an elevator shaft Monday night as he tried to climb out of an elevator stuck between floors at a new shopping and entertainment complex, a Fire Department spokesman said." - reported by KOMO-TV Seattle, February 20, 2006

 

"A man's legs were severed early today as he tried to escape from inside an elevator packed with revelers leaving a party . . . police and witnesses said." - online edition of the New York Post, May 20, 2006

T-REX PROJECT
Buildings Operating Management, August 2005

 

“The Transportation Expansion (T-REX) Project is a $1.67 billion venture that is transforming the way people in the metro Denver area travel along the southeast corridor of Interstates 25 and 225. The T-REX project is adding 19 miles of light rail and improving 17 miles of highway through southeast Denver, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Centennial and Lone Tree. The project is the result of a unique collaboration between the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation District."  The project uses a multimodal transportation approach to address some of Denver, Colorado's traffic problems and is 'the next generation of transportation projects.'" - reference www.trexproject.com