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View Poll Results: Who is your favorite elevator manufacturer?
Otis 6 50.00%
ThyssenKrupp/Dover 1 8.33%
Schindler/Westinghouse 0 0%
KONE/Montgomery 2 16.67%
Fujitec 0 0%
Other (specify) 3 25.00%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-27-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Well, I am pretty sure there are users here who are into elevators. So, I decided to do a poll on who is your favorite elevator manufacturer.

My fave would be KONE. After all, they invented the machine room-less (MRL) traction elevator, which uses a 1/3 the energy of hydraulic elevators in low-rise buidlings.

So, who is your favorite elevator manufacturer?
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:18 AM
 
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Probably Otis (Although it may be because I have heard more about them than any other companies)
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I have to go with Otis only because its the only one I heard of. I even saw it used in a Star Trek joke about their turbo lifts.
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:10 AM
 
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With the elevators in buildings in France, you press the floor you want to go to, then an elevator going to that area will pick you up.

Then one elevator can take just people going to say floors 30 and higher or say 10 and lower in another car. Much more efficient design. I don't know the manufacturer(s).
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:43 AM
 
Location: In exile
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Well, I am pretty sure there are users here who are into elevators. So, I decided to do a poll on who is your favorite elevator manufacturer.

My fave would be KONE. After all, they invented the machine room-less (MRL) traction elevator, which uses a 1/3 the energy of hydraulic elevators in low-rise buidlings.

So, who is your favorite elevator manufacturer?
Doesn't leave me trapped, or have cables break and plunges 75 floors. Hard to get excited about lifts
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:04 AM
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Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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TAIPEI 101 | TOSHIBA ELEVATOR AND BUILDING SYSTEMS CORPORATION
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: In the land of cotton
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With the elevators in buildings in France, you press the floor you want to go to, then an elevator going to that area will pick you up...
Hmm... pretty sure the elevators in the US are up to that task.

You do know there's an entire field of study related to elevator efficiency algorithms, right? Just watch the elevators at an Embassy Suites Hotel. I use them as an example because they have glass elevators, and you can watch them position themselves.
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Space Elevator, brand doesn't matter.

Audacious & Outrageous: Space Elevators - NASA Science
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:29 AM
 
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I grew up being able to see the Montgomery/Kone elevator building across the Mississippi river from my front door.

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/45269668.jpg
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I don't like elevators as a general rule because of periodic claustrophobia, although I have used this one a couple of times and enjoyed it.


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