Technologies for tomorrow's cities
The new, 246-metre (807ft) elevator test tower is specially designed for the elevator technology of tomorrow: The tower – with a diameter of 21 metres (69ft) – features twelve shafts in which engineers can test elevators travelling at dizzying speeds of up to 18 m/s. This tower puts Rottweil at the forefront of developments in vertical passenger transportation.
Three 100-metre (328ft) high shafts have been specially designed for testing innovative MULTI systems. With the advent of the MULTI elevator, the dream of transporting several elevator cars at once can finally become reality. MAGLEV technology first developed for high-speed trains is now finding its way into the elevator industry, increasing conveying capacity by up to 50 percent and considerably reducing the space required to install elevators in buildings.
Innovations at the Rottweil site
A new era of vertical (and horizontal) passenger transport optimises efficiency and enables architects to build more creative, higher and more user-friendly buildings. Using multiple elevator cars in a single shaft would reduce the time spent waiting for an elevator to 15-30 seconds.
The thyssenkrupp Elevator Business Area incorporates the Group's worldwide activities in the Passenger Transportation Systems sector. With sales of €7.7 billion in the 2016/2017 financial year and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator has established itself as one of the world's leading elevator companies since it entered the market 40 years ago.
thyssenkrupp Elevator have been a constant presence in Baden-Württemberg for many years, with our elevator plant in Neuhausen on the Fildern contributing to the region's position as a centre for research and a key economic hub.
The construction of the research and development tower has put us in a position to supply cutting-edge, tested elevator technology for the world's tallest buildings.