WEE EXPO 2018 IS HELD IN SHANGHAI
Welcoming 738 companies in five different halls of the two-story, four-leaf-clover-shaped fair center, the biennial WEE Expo was held in Shanghai International Congress and Fair centre on 8-11 May this year. More than 100,000 guests visited the fair, including the Chinese Centers of multinational companies and mostly domestic producers. This year, Genemek and Mekisan Elevator from Turkey participated in the fair. The fair will be organized on 6-9 May 2020, after two years, and, next year, another fair will be held by the same organization in Langfang, on 8-11 May 2019.
ELEVCON BERLIN 2018
The 22nd ELEVCON Congress, organized by the International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) was held on 22-24 May in Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm. A total 31 presentations and a panel titled “The Return of the Hydraulic Lift” were performed in the three-day symposium for the second time in 18 years in Berlin. On the second day of the symposium, there was a short city tour along with a guide and a Gala Dinner in Hofbräu, Berlin. Moreover, 13 companies, including Elevator World Inc., set up booths at ELEVCON.
THE BEST ELEVATOR AND ESCALATOR OF TURKEY AWARDED BY LIFTINSTITUUT SOLUTIONS
The award ceremony, “The Best Elevator and Escalator of the Year Competition” held by the Liftinstituut Solutions, was on 24 May 2018 at Taksim Grand Hyatt Hotel. National and international companies providing service in every division, such as housing, shopping centers and hotels, were granted awards in five different categories in this competition, which has been organized for 2 years in Turkey with the purpose of maximizing the safety level of elevators and escalators. This year, the award ceremony was conducted at a fast-breaking dinner welcoming Liftinstituut Solutions CEO Marco Waagmeester, Liftinstituut Solutions International Director Albert-Jan Van Ommen, Liftinstituut Solutions Eurosia Regional Director Süleyman Özcan and other sector-leading companies and representatives.
PERIODICAL ELEVATOR CONTROL REGULATION IS PUBLISHED
The regulation was re-organized for the Elevator Operation, Maintenance and Periodical Control published on 4 May 2018 by the new instruction, abolishing the Notification for Type-A Inspection Bodies to be authorized in terms of the Periodical Elevator Controls published on 15 July 2015 by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Moreover, within the scope of this regulation, the articles numbered 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 and dated 24 June 2015 from the Elevator Operation, Maintenance and Periodical Control Regulation were included.
GEN2 MRL FOR HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS
The first high-speed Gen2® elevator was launched by OTIS at the WEE Expo in Shanghai for the 150-meter-tall, or maximum 50-story, buildings. The Gen2 Machine-Room-less (MRL) system can reach up to maximum speed of 3.5 meter per second. The new system has steel-coated flat belt technology, just like other Gen2s. Moreover, the new high-rise Gen2 MRL elevator will be presented together with the Otis Ambiance package, offering alternative aesthetic choices. The package including 400,000-plus material combinations in line with fabric, color, lighting and any other architectural style. It will have Otis eView ™, eCall ™ and CompassPlus® -related technologies for developing the passenger experience.
ELEVATOR SECTOR REPORT IS PUBLISHED
The Elevator Sector Report published by the Ministry of Science Industry and Technology, lighted the way for significant data from 2017. In the report, several subjects such as the developments and analysis of Elevator Periodical Inspections, Export and Import numbers, changes and effects of Elevator regulations, the influence of the sector on Turkey and the influence of the national economy on the sector were included. As a result of the inspections, it is especially seen that the number of red-labelled elevators has shown a significant decrease. Considering 2017 export and import data in total, the report says the elevator sector had $159 million in export value, in contrast to $224 million in import value, and foreign trade volume was nearly $383 million in the elevator sector. Contrasting the numbers with the previous year, it is also seen that there is a decrease in the foreign trade volume from $157 million dollars (2016) to $65 million.
FIRST TRAINING OF THE YEAR BY ANASDER
The New Management of the Anatolian Elevators Association (ANASDER) held its first training of the year by organizing the Regulation Training Seminar on 12 May 2018 in the Association Center in Ankara. The training was given by Board Member and Mechanical Engineer Arif Bar to nearly 50 members and guests. During the training, under the sponsorship of AZTECH Elevator, Arif Bar shared his presentation prepared on 2014/33/AB Elevator Regulation, the Notification on the Procedures and Principles for Elevator Design, Planned Areas Building Bylaws, the Regulation on Buildings’ Fire Protection, Elevators’ Periodical Control Regulation and the Regulation Draft of Elevator Operation and Maintenance, which all must be known by those in the elevator sector.
THE HIGHEST PENALTY GOES TO ELEVATORS IN THE 1ST QUARTER OF PGD REPORT
The inspection results have been published on the General Management web site under the responsibility of T.R. Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and Product Safety and Control Directorate. Manufactured products were inspected on 14,613 different models in total throughout the first three-month period of 2018. Out of these, 4,294 products were found nonconforming, 177 different products were sent to testing, and 90 different brands/models were recalled from the market. TL2,835,246 in administrative fines was imposed for the detected nonconformities. Elevators ranked number two among the product groups with the highest nonconformity rate (51.70% of them nonconforming), and these products imposed the highest administrative fine, TL1,259,874.
THYSSENKRUPPOPENS ITS 19TH PRODUCTION PLANT, IN TURKEY
thyssenkrupp Elevator opened its first production plant in Turkey on 8 May 2018 in Dilovası-Kocaeli. It is expected to produce 1,200 units of escalators at the plant located in Dilovası Machinery Specialisation Organized Industrial Zone, at the first step. Deputy Prime Minister Fikri Işık, Kocaeli Governor Hüseyin Aksoy, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality General Secretary İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, Global Board Member and CFO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Ercan Keleş, thyssenkrupp Turkey General Manager Turgay Şarlı, and more than 300 guests and press members participated in the opening ceremony of the new plant, during which all speeches underlined the concept of " domestic and national."
41ST CONSTRUCTION FAIR OPENS ITS DOORS ONCE AGAIN
The biggest Construction Fair of Turkey, TURKEYBUILD İSTANBUL, was held on 8-12 May 2018 in Istanbul. The fair welcomed nearly 86,000 guests, along with thousands of foreign participants from 17 countries. Poland, Germany, Italy, Russia, China, Taiwan and the Czech Republic were the countries with the highest participation rate in the Construction, Building Materials and Technologies Fair, Construction Fair Istanbul, one of the 5 biggest construction fairs in the world and the most-comprehensive fair in the region. Burak Elevator was the only company attended in the fair from the elevator sector.
KONE SUPPLIES ELEVATORS FOR DUBAI HILLS MALL and LODHA THE PARK
KONE will supply 156 units for Dubai Hills Mall in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Within the scope of the project, 88 escalators, 2 moving walkways and 66 elevators will be provide a better passenger flow in the Shopping Mall. KONE will build 57 elevators in Lodha The Park, the high-quality residential tower in Worli in Mumbai, India. 48 KONE MiniSpace ™ high-rise elevators and 9 machine-room-less KONE MonoSpace® elevators will be supplied for Lodha The Park residential towers. Moreover, KONE Access Control system, the elevator performance optimizer, will also be used to provide convenience and minimize waiting periods for passengers. Thanks to this, the residents will benefit from KONE Remote Call ™, the smart phone application, when calling an elevator.
SCHINDLER BRINGS ITS PORT TECHNOLOGY TO THE OPEN SEAS
Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, “Carnival Horizon,” is equipped with Schindler’s PORT Technology. 33 elevators and 4 escalators have been installed in the cruise ship by Schindler's expert Sea Team. The system decreases the travel time and provides nearly 40% energy savings. Regarding the Carnival Horizon Cruise Ship, built in Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard, Schindler Navigation Director Fabio Lavezzi said, “We are proud of contributing to the Carnival Horizon project with our mobility solutions and making our leading technologies the long-term partners of Carnival Cruise Line and Fincantieri.”
ISTANBUL BUILDING BYLAWS ANNOUNCED
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Construction Regulation came into force by being published on the Official Gazette, dated 20 May 2018. According to the regulation, it is an obligation to have elevators in four-story buildings. The regulation also involves issues such as elevator obligation, occupancy state of basements, building license, provisions on parcel, story numbers in regard to parcel sizes, road widths, provisions on lands, rules on elevation for buildings, elevation on roads, garden levelling rules, uses except storey fields’ calculation, garden distances, and construction of more than one building out of one parcel. It is possible to read the complete regulationhere.
OTIS STARTS 'OTIS ONE' IoT SERVICE SOLUTION FOR INFORMATION SHARING
Otis launched its IoT service solution for customizable services in Shangai, China, during the WEE Expo Fair held on 8-11 May 2018. The IoT service platform, Otis ONE™, combines the remote control Otis has been using for years and other technological systems, like cloud technology. The data collected from elevators and escalators using smart sensor technology within this new digital ecosystem is transferred to the cloud system to be analyzed. Real-time data is transferred to customers and service teams through the cloud system. The system includes data on estimated maintenance analyses and useful equipment lifecycle, which allows for a transparent information exchange.