Mitsubishi Electric Presents the Elevator Reaching 1,230 m/min

Date June 01, 2016 Print

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed elevator technologies that achieved a speed of 1,230 meters per minute, or 20.5 meters per second, the fastest elevator speed in the world (according to Mitsubishi Electric research, as of May 10, 2016). The new technologies will be installed to one of three elevators at China’s tallest building, the 632-meter Shanghai Tower.

The record-breaking speed was achieved through the development of new equipment, including a control panel that can maximize the traction machine’s performance, and improvements of safety devices such as the speed governor, brake device and buffer. Once the elevator is equipped with the new technologies, it can travel from the second-level basement to the 119th floor in just 53 seconds.

Outline of World’s Fastest Elevators

Delivered to Shanghai Tower (Shanghai Zhongxin Dasha)

Owned by Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.

ElevatorsOne of the three elevators servicing the observation deck will use the new speed technologies because of that elevator’s hoistway dimension enough for installation. The operator at Shanghai Tower will have the option of switching speeds between 1,080 and 1,230 meters per minute according to actual passenger traffic conditions.

Manufacturers Inazawa Works, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Installer Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd

About Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower is located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade District of Pudong, Shanghai. It houses offices, a hotel, conference and exhibition halls, restaurants and facilities for commerce, culture and sightseeing.

About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

With over 90 years of experience, the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, “Changes for the Better,” and its environmental statement, “Eco Changes,” Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a leading global green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of YEN4,394.3 billion (US$38.8 billion*) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. *At an exchange rate of 113 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2016.