With more and more technology and designs launching daily, we can assume that future elevators will have some of the biggest technology. Advanced elevators will be common in the future, but there are some possible technologies we can predict at the moment. For instance, by the end of this year, EDGE East Side Tower in Berlin will complete the project of horizontal travelling elevators. This project was first started in 2017 by ThyssenKrupp using magnetic levitation. This way, the elevators will travel sideways.
After Covid-19, the technology will be advanced to install zero touch controls for the elevators. Moreover, we can also expect the use of artificial intelligence and machine language in advanced elevators that will incorporate modern features to speed up the lifting process.
Moving on, let’s see:
The Different Working Principles of Elevators
There are different types of elevators based on their functions and working mechanisms. However, here we will go through a variety of working principles of elevators:
These cylindrical elevators are powered by piston work. This piston moves by the hydraulic oil in the cylinder that can be controlled by an electric valve. This piston can effortlessly lift the cab this way. It can take you up from 50 to 60 feet per minute, depending on the type of hydraulic elevator you install.
This is a transparent, self-supporting cylindrical elevator. The tube-like elevator has modular sections so you can seamlessly fit within one-by-one. It incorporates valves, turbines and controllers to smoothen the elevator movement. It is the most popular choice due to its solid design, energy efficiency and safety.
3. Traction Elevator
It is a typical elevator driven by cables. Basically, it incorporates a pulley system. The cables go over a wheel which is connected to a power supply or battery, and then the cables pull the elevator. However, its speed is highly competent, from 500 feet to 2000 feet per minute, depending on the type of traction elevator you choose: geared or gearless.
4. Capsule Lift
It is the most adorned type of elevator in high-end buildings. It is known for its design and travel comfort. Moreover, you will have a cosmic zone and exquisite outer view moving experience. Above all, it least demands maintenance.
Advanced Elevator Safety
Elevator safety is critical when riding or exiting it. You must be thoroughly aware of what to do while going in and out of a lift. And you must learn some tips to save yourself and your fellow passengers in any emergency case.
● When Riding Elevators
If there is a hand drill available, you should keep holding it. It would be best if you stood next to the elevator wall. You should keep paying attention to the floor number indications. If you notice that doors are not opening or the lift has struck, you should instantly push the “Door Open” button.
● When Exiting Elevators
When exiting an elevator, you shouldn’t wait for others behind you. Don’t try to push anyone in front of you in the elevator; it could create an unnecessary hassle. One thing you must do is always watch your step. Possibly, the elevators sometimes are not precisely levelled according to the ground.
● In the Event of an Elevator Emergency
If you feel the elevator is stuck between two floors, you first better not panic. You should remind yourself that there is enough air to breathe in the elevator. Moreover, you should never make the mistake of climbing out of a stalled elevator. Instead, find the “alarm” or “help” button, or there must be a telephone connected to the lift maintenance unit of the building.
In case of a power failure, the emergency light will be activated. Therefore, you should wait for professional help.
Lifts as an Advertisement Opportunity
Elevator or lift advertisement is now a normal mode of marketing and advertising approach. There is a proper psychology behind this process. The lifts provide an effortless opportunity to advertise your product or services. When people are on lifts, there will be an LED screen installed where you run your ads. Every minute, someone will be listening to your product. If it doesn’t make it to a purchase level, the least it could do is create your brand’s familiarity and awareness.
Here are some benefits of elevator advertisements:
1. Micro Targeting
If you notice other modes of advertisements, for instance, television or radio, you will not be sure whether anyone will see your ad or skip away. While on lifts, the time one person stays there and will listen to you. This way, your brand’s awareness will be increased.
2. Steady Exposure
The advertisements in newspapers end up in the trash can. On the other hand, advertising on elevators will give you a chance to stay constant and part of the daily routine for the building’s people.
3. Cost Effectiveness
If we compare elevator ads to other advertisements, it costs less than any other type of marketing and advertising. For instance, banners, TV ads, radio or social media ads can take hundreds and thousands to put your ad on for less than one minute. However, an elevator advertisement can make your company a part of someone’s habit just because they are in the lift.
Elevator advertisements can be effortlessly edited again and again. However, the traditional ways of advertising don’t give you the flexibility to edit your ad anytime soon.
5. No More Vandalism
One thing that you should rest assured of in the elevator advertisement method is that Your ads will not be vandalized by any external poster ads. Instead, it will be fun for the passengers in the lift and will be effective for your brand’s promotion and familiarity.
Putting the discussion in a nutshell, we can say elevators are now a normal part of your life, and it has added much more functions than mere movement purposes, such as elevator advertisement. The designing and working systems of advanced elevators can be expected to be more tech-savvy and innovative. However, you must not forget the safety tips mentioned above.