SEOUL, Korea, May 2, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Elevator, Korea’s leading elevator maker, has developed a new elevator model that has the country’s smallest-size elevator shaft and requires only 1.1-meter-deep pit at the bottom of the shaft.
The “New Yzer” model, whose “machine-roomless elevator” precursor was launched in 1999, can save construction cost and cut building time as it reduces the shaft size (for a nine-person lift) by a maximum of 5 percent in comparison with other machine-roomless elevators in the country while doing away with the machine room and cutting short the pit depth.
Its LCD-panel smart indicator can show all essential information on the operational status of the elevator including closed-circuit TV state, power-saving mode, current location, and operation time. The model comes equipped with a negative ion-generating air purifier, an ultrasonic pest repeller, and antiviral films on elevator control panels and handrails.
Another noticeable feature is its “touchless foot button” system that can detect foot movement near the elevator’s door and summons the lift to the specific floor without the need to press a button. The feature comes in handy for people carrying grocery bags or other loads in their hands.
A Hyundai Elevator official said, “As apartments and office buildings are becoming more high rise, elevators will be more than just a means of carrying people, just as the car is becoming a space for fulfilling a variety of human emotional needs. We aim to make elevators that can help people happier and more satisfied.”
Written by J. H. Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)