Technologies for the
cities of tomorrow
Rottweil’s new 246-meter tall elevator test tower is specifically designed with the future in mind. With 12 testing shafts housed within its 21-meter diameter shell, engineers can test elevator speeds of up to a mind-boggling 18 meters per second. The tower firmly places Rottweil at the very hub of future urban vertical transportation.
Three shafts, each with a height of 100 meters, are dedicated to testing the innovative new TWIN and MULTI systems. The MULTI elevator is the realization of a dream of operating multiple cabins simultaneously. It introduces „mag-lev“ train technology to the elevator industry, increases shaft transport capacity by up to 50 percent, and dramatically reduces the elevator footprint in buildings.
As high-rise buildings grow ever taller, the demands on elevator technology are rapidly increasing.
The elevators of tomorrow will be far faster and more complex than at present, and they will certainly rely on revolutionary engineering methods never used before.