[Infostock Daily= Reporter Lee Dong-hee] Hyundai Elevator announced on the 21st that it succeeded in developing the world's first carbon fiber belt type 1260m elevator technology. It is the second achievement after the development of the world's fastest 1080m elevator in December last year.
The key to this elevator system is the newly developed carbon fiber belt.
The administrative distance, which was not able to operate more than 600m high, was expanded to more than 1000m because it weighed only one-sixth of the metal rope commonly used in elevators. Power use has also fallen by 30 percent.
In addition, the natural frequency is high, preventing resonance caused by winds and earthquakes that may occur in high-rise buildings, and coating the surface of carbon fiber belts with thermal stability and tensile strength with polymer materials to enhance friction coefficient and abrasion resistance, thereby increasing the life span more than twice.
In addition, various advanced technologies such as streamlined capsule cages that enhance ride comfort and stability have been applied.
According to Hyundai Elevator, applying the system to the world's tallest building, the Burj Halifa (828m), can shorten the time of reaching the highest floor, now 57 seconds, by 20% to 46 seconds, and it is possible to move to the top floor at once without the hassle of changing from the middle floor due to the administrative distance limit.
Song Seung-bong, CEO, said, "It will be a great opportunity for the development of the Korean elevator industry in that it has developed the world's first and best technology independently through joint efforts of Hyundai Elevator, the only domestic elevator company in Korea, and partner companies and research institutes."
Meanwhile, the research, which was conducted in 2014 with the support of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, included nine domestic companies and institutions including Hyundai Elevator, Woojin Electric Field, Shinsung Materials, Enplacetec, DYETEC Research Institute, Changan Machinery, Dongyang Steel, Taekwang Industrial and Korea Industrial Technology Test Center.
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