Linear motor elevators
possibilities to the city.
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The next generation elevator drives directly by connecting a linear motor to the elevator cage.
The elevator will be self-propelled (ropeless), dramatically increasing the degree of freedom in trajectory and control.
No need to limit the traveling track to a vertical straight line as in the past, it can move in any direction in three dimensions, and multiple elevators can run in the same track, so it can operate in less space than before.
This next-generation vehicle makes new architecture and mobility possible and enrich lives around the world.
BenefitBenefits of linear motor elevators
Development of original core components that enable self-propelled (ropeless) elevators, using a linear motor as the drive system.
Development of a control system for multiple elevator cages to run efficiently in a shaft with no ropes.
Inheriting the mature safety technology of conventional elevators, and further improving safety by new control.
By reducing the elevator occupancy area of the entire building by multi-car elevators, the effective floor area will increase and profitability will improve.
We can remove the restrictions put on architecture by elevators that can only move vertically, and it becomes possible to build circular, arched, spiral, etc. buildings.
Using standards that meet elevator safety requirements, we can expect to be applied to all industries, such as mobility operations not only within buildings but also between buildings and blocks.
Currently, we have succeeded in developing a drive system for linear motor elevators,
and we are operating a prototype at the Uji Campus of Kyoto University.
We have also succeeded in developing an AI group management system necessary
for the realization of multi-car elevators.
Linearity’s technology is almost ready to be provided to our customers.
- Linearity Co., Ltd.
- November 2017
- Head Office
- The Kyoto Technoscience Center Room14, 14 Yoshidakawaracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8305 JAPAN
- Sandor Markon
- Research on linear motors and elevators. (LMEs)
Research, development, sales and licensing of LME core components.
Control technology research, development, sales, licensing.
Research, development and sales of AI group control and operation system.
Planning and design of LME-based architecture and city planning.
Consulting on the application of LME to architecture.
Wind Tunnel Laboratory, Uji Campus, Kyoto University (Facility No. 60) Gokasho,Google Map
Uji, Kyoto, 611-0011 JAPAN
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