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Attach Importance to Your Safety; Modernize Your Elevator...

No matter how well your elevator or escalators are maintained, ultimately this equipment will require modernization or modification.

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Maintenance of Hydraulic Lifts

No matter how well a lift has been produced, it will not have secure and reliable operation unless it is well maintained.

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Periodic Maintenance and Modernization of Elevator Doors

“Periodic maintenance” refers to the processes carried out periodically every month after the commissioning of the elevator by the elevator assembler or authorized service provider in order to ensure the maximum safety requirements and the revision according to the current legislation over the lifetime of the system.

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Otis Turkey has Completed the Great Modernization

All elevator units of the towers of Yapi Kredi Bank headquarters were modernized by Otis Turkey.

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The Application of Schindler InTruss in Carousel SC Modernization

In the modernization of Carousel SC, one of the first shopping centers in Turkey, the application of 12 Schindler InTruss escalators, full-renewal of 3 elevators and modernization of 6 elevators were carried out by Schindler Türkeli.

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Historical Landmarks

The Temple of Augustus is next to Hacı Bayram Mosque in Ulus. It was built to honor the Roman Emperor Augustus. The temple is surrounded by a peristasis in the Corinthian order, covering 8 columns on the short side and 15 on the long side. During the Byzantine period in the 5th century, the temple became a church by additions and windows. By the early 15th century, the Hacı Bayram Mosque was built adjacent to the northwest corner of the temple.

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Outlook on Sector

We have left behind the times when intensive legislative amendments were made. As of the date of September 1, 2017, we are in the period when these changes will occur less and the elevator sector will leave legislation discussions and, according to Industry 4.0 becoming prominent in Hannover Fair in 2011, the industry has begun to be shaped. Turkish industry, and accordingly the elevator industry, have entered into a period that it needs to take its position to comply with these changes. That’s why I would like to start by hoping that from 2018, the sector will be more ordered, disciplined and organized.

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The Immortal Capital City

Ankara is a city that dates back to the Hittite period, and, although the actual establishment date is not known, studies have shown that settlements in the region are as old as human history. The region has hosted many civilizations.

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Progress? Advance?

Well, now the main theme is generally the same among classical elevator systems. You get on the elevator, ride the elevator up or ride the elevator down, acceleration of motion takes a fixed form.

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The Capital of Notion

Ankara’s economy, in general (about three-quarters), depends on the service sector. One of these is the health sector. The main reason the service sector is the leading one is the otherwise lack of large industries, which could have developed with migration from other cities. The key industries of Ankara are as follows: IT-defense ındustry-health technologies, business and construction machinery, and agricultural-based industry.

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ASPAR Elevator

ASPAR, the abbreviation of “elevator parts,” was founded as a small, family company in Ankara in 1976. It has existed in the elevator sector for 41 years, it is accomplished at handing craft knowledge and experiences down from generation to generation, has attained international success in the elevator sector nowadays, and has achieved notice to be a reputable firm.

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Elevator Sector Makes Significant Contribution to Regional Economy

The Elevator Industrialists Federation (ASFED) is a non-governmental organization that works to bring together the elevator industry, which is one of the rapidly developing industrial sectors of Turkey. ASFED strives to represent the best of the industry, and to be the single voice for sector associations established in different regions throughout the country.

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Otis Signature at Atakule, Which is One of the Symbols of Ankara

The elevators and escalators of Atakule, one of the symbols of Ankara, were renewed by Otis Turkey. Thanks to the secure and fast new-generation units, energy consumption also decreased by 50%.

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Investment in Ankara Turns into Opportunity

The population of Ankara was 5.27 million people in 2015, and the annual population growth rate is 2.31%. In Ankara, where the population density is 215 people per square kilometer, the net migration rate was measured at 9.7%. The median age is 32.7, and the total age dependency rate was determined to be 40.9%.

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Changes And New Standards For Safety Mechanisms

When considering the applications and changes our sector has seen in safety mechanisms since the beginning of 2000s, we can see that our country has undergone extensive changes in speed regulators and brake systems.

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The Selection of Reliable Safety Brakes

Everywhere where people are transported via elevators, the safety of the passengers has top priority. Safety-relevant components such as the elevator brakes must therefore accord with the highest quality requirements. However, due to the intensive global competition in the elevator branch, the price repeatedly plays a primary role, even for safety-relevant components. In spite of this market situation, a well-founded selection of reliable products must be made – as safety does not allow for compromises.

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Uninspected Elevators Pose Danger!

According to the provisions of “Regulation on Elevator Operating, Maintenance and Periodical Inspection,” in order to protect the life, safety and property of elevator users, building managers are responsible for seeing that monthly and annual inspections are done. Those elevators lacking inspections and maintenance continue to pose danger to the public by causing accidents that can result in loss of lives and permanent injuries.

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Buffers in Elevators

Elevator buffers are one of the most important items of the elevator safety system. Buffers work to minimize the danger when there is a loss of traction capability and not enough brake distance in cases such as rope breakagel.

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Yaskawa is Getting Stronger in Europe with Robot Factory Investment in Slovenia

Expanding its European operations with investments in existing robot works and electric drive technology, Yaskawa aims to strengthen its presence in the region with a robot manufacturing plant to be built in Slovenia.

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Elevator Control Panels

Elevator control panels must comply with elevator regulations and the requirements of EN 81-1+A3, while the control panels to be supplied to the market after August 31, 2017, must comply with EN 81-20/-50 standards.

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Win Eurasia Automation 2017 Manufacturing Industry Reunited at Tüyap

The WIN EURASIA Automation 2017 “Industry 4.0” Fair, held on March 16-19, 2017, served as a meeting place for the manufacturing industry in Eurasia region, with its many participants drawn to the state-of-the-art technology of “Industry 4.0” on display and up for discussion at the TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center.

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Some Key Issues About Robot Investments

It is needless to say how important correct planning is in robot investments. Robot models are increasingly launched focusing on application and processes today. Therefore, the details to watch out for also increase.

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ENOSAD’s Win Eurasia Metalworking Fair brings Visitors Together With Robotics Forum

Event highlights Turkish industry and developing technologies for a global audience.

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Unemployment will Decrease Through Industry 4.0

Ali Rıza Ersoy, Turkey General Manager and Executive Board Member of Siemens, made the opening speech of Win Eurasi Automation Fair which collected 4 different fairs under one roof.

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Bright Future in Dark Factories

The first industrial revolution was realized with steam engines. The advent of electricity brought a second industrial revolution and, with the introduction of digital technology came a third industrial revolution.

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Between Earth And Sky

Challenges did not stop Luxembourg from installing a lift and bridge to enhance access within one of its oldest districts

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Otis Signature in Helicopter Elevator Application

Otis has designed and developed helicopter elevator application at its facility in Istanbul, which is rare in Turkey. Designed especially for hospitals, office buildings, hotels and residences, Otis's helicopter elevator application goes up to the ceiling level on the roof to provide landing ground for helicopters.

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Bora Gülan has been assigned to be responsible for 71 countries at Otis

Having served as a Global Vice President at the Otis headquarters in London for two years, Bora Gülan has been appointed as president for Otis Northern-Central Europe and Africa.

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VSE-Technology Special Elevator Applications by Mitsubishi Electric

VSE (Variable Traveling Speed Elevator) invented by Mitsubishi Electric enables an elevator to vary its speed depending on the weight in the car. Thus, elevators consume less energy while the risk of failure reduces and comfort increases.

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Inclined Elevator in Genoa, Italy

Maspero Elevatori completes custom installation to ease travel in steep terrain.

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The Fastest Elevator in Korea

BIFC is the first site where the fastest (10 m per second) elevator in Korea was set up. The elevator of 10 m per second installed at BIFC runs from the first floor to the 63th in 42 seconds.

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Yükseliş Elevator’s Rotating Cabin Offers Architectural Solutions

The Rotating Elevator, which will be on display at the Asansor Istanbul 2017 fair, can turn on its own axis, a space-saving design that allows passengers to enter and exit in different directions.

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Dolmabahçe Palace's first elevator is a witness to the Republic's early years

The elevator used by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, has been in place for 80 years at one of the most magnificent buildings in Bosporus.

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Alimak Hek undertakes elevator refurbishment in the Alps.

The Tauern Autobahn (A10) is an important north-south connection in the Alps region of Austria. Approximately 6,500 m long, the Tauern Tunnel is located on the A10 between 80.9 and 87.4 km.

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2,260-ft. Long “Sightseeing Escalator” Opened in China

A scenic spot in central China has opened an impressive sightseeing escalator to take tourists down a mountain.

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Four Tower Elevators at the 4th Longest Suspension Bridge in the World

The towers of Osmangazi Bridge, the world’s 4th longest suspension bridge which reduces the 9-hr. distance between Izmir and Istanbul down to 3,5 hr., have four elevators. Bringing the towers built over the sea up to a 245-m height, the elevators were installed by the Italian company Maspero Elevatori.

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Escalators of the First Smart Underground are Entrusted to Hyundai Elevator Turkey

196 escalators in the 18-kilometer Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy underground route, Turkey’s first driverless smart underground project, are installed in the stations by Hyundai Elevator Turkey.

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Mitsubishi Electric Put Its Signature at Capacity Mall

Capacity Mall, one of the favourite shopping and living centres in Bakırköy, has chosen Mitsubishi Electric for elevators, escalators and moving walkway systems. In the shopping mall, the escalators and moving walkways are capable of transporting 6 thousand people per hour with a speed of half a meter per second.

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How do two streets connect with an escalator?

To facilitate the lives of people as part of the Street of Culture in Artvin, AKE escalators, specially designed for the 60 meters between Cumhuriyet Street and Sabit Osman Avcı Street, have been put into service.

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Focus on Control Panels and Communications Systems

Intelligent Communication Systems are Spreading

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Aybey Elektronik General Manager Melih Aybey: Turkey is very advanced in Elevator Control Systems.

Melih Aybey said the Turkish elevator sector has achieved a great level in elevator control and communication systems, and the exports of these products exceed their import.

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Focus On Occupational Safety

It is essential to Develop an OHS Culture to Minimize Work Accidents

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Elevator Safety System Using a Mobile Device

Korea Elevator Safety Agency obtains the world's first mobile-device-based elevator inspection system patent

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ISG Eurasia to be held in March 2017

Covering the products, technologies, equipment, services and applications in the field of “Accident Prevention, Occupational Safety and Risk Management,” ISG Eurasia 2017 Fair will be held at Tüyap Beylikdüzü on March 16-19, 2017.

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Contracting Company is Highly Influential in OHS

Explaining how contracting companies affect Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in the elevator industry, Tarık Aksöz said, “We encounter construction sites with shaft holes, construction that is out of order, guiderail problems and exposed electrical connections.”

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Occupational Safety should be started at Primary School

Emphasizing that occupational safety is a subject required to be handled starting in primary school, Ali Sarıtarla said, “To make all the employers and employees adopt safety culture, informative seminars can be organized or articles, essays can be composed.

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We have started to reap the fruits of our OHS policy

Summarizing the OHS measures and policies adopted by Löher, in accordance with the legal legislation, Ergin Aktaş also referred to VQA in his article below in which he states that they have started to reap the fruits of these policies.

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The number of audits should be increased

Cersan General Manager Betül Yılmaz underlined the fact that the OHS audits should be more frequent for both the health protection of workers and the elimination of unfair competition in the industry.

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As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined

Suggesting that training on OHS should be given to all children as a course throughout the country, Güngör Karslı said, “As KONE, inspired by the proverb ‘As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined,’ we provide training to children of primary-school age on safe use of elevators and escalators.”

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Implementation and Inspection in HSE are intertwined

Underlining that Implementation and Inspection in HSE are intertwined, Adnan Demirci said, “In a system where occupational safety speciality is made highly popular as a new business area, people mostly have this title after a short period of training and examination without having work experience and the way to provide this service from OSGB (Common Health and Safety Unit) institutions, when necessary, is made possible, the government must operate its inspection function very strictly”. Demirci gave the answers below to the questions for our Occupational Health File.

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OHS is not paid sufficient attention in the elevator industry

Pointing out that the number of work accidents in the elevator industry is substantial, Mahmut Cihan said, “Accordingly, we can say that OHS in the industry is not paid sufficient attention to.”

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Working Hours for OHS Specialists Need to be Rearranged

Underlining the fact that Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) specialists and physicians undertake multiple tasks in a certain period of time, Ali Kaya thinks the main obstacle before the quality increase in the OHS sector is the time limitation of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Workplace Physicians operations in Law No. 6331.

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OHS Avoids Work Accidents

With the observance of OHS rules during the modernization of existing elevators or the installation of new ones, it is highly possible to minimize probable risks and prevent accidents.

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TASIAD Educational Committee Lay Hands on the Problem of Education

The primary goal of the TASIAD Educational Committee, which is composed of four women, is to establish a vocational high school providing education only in the field of “Elevator Technologies”. Committee members have announced the school will start educating students in three years.

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Problems of Vocational High Schools Requiring Urgent Solutions

As schools, we raise quali$ed personnel for institutions. We request you to educate, in technological and practical terms, the instructors who will train the personnel who will become your employees in the future.

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Communiqué on the Vocational Qualification Certificate is Issued

A communiqué on the professions on which obligation for the Vocational Quali$cation Certi$cate has been imposed, including the elevator industry, has been issued.

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Elevator Maintainers, Repairmen and Installers Included in the Scope of VQA

With the communiqué issued on March 24, 2016, professions of “Elevator Installation and Elevator Maintenance and Repair” were included in the obligatory scope of the Vocational Qualification Certificate (VQC) by the Vocational Qualification Authority (VQA).

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Focus on Education and Training

Need for the Field of Elevator Technologies and Department of Elevator Engineering

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