The magnetic lift is tested in a 232-meter tower


Tower for testing

In the vicinity of the German town of Rottweil, the preparation for the magnetic suspension lift tests developed by ThyssenKrupp is in full swing. The importance of the project is evidenced by the fact that a giant concrete tower with a height of 232 meters was specially built (in just 245 days) to test it.
Tower for testing

The main feature of the elevator is that it will not be driven by powerful lifting electric motors, but by magnetic levitation, like high-speed railway trains. Moreover, the elevator can move not only vertically, but also horizontally, delivering passengers to the desired room. Something similar could be seen in the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

Elevator of the future

Along the entire elevator shaft, magnetic coils are mounted on which the voltage will be applied. Magnetized coils in turn will repel the magnets on the outside of the cabin. Depending on the set mode of motion, it will decrease or increase, which will ensure the movement in the desired direction and with the required speed.

Since the elevator cabs do not come in contact with the guide, the friction is practically reduced to zero, which makes the trip faster and smoother. Each cabin works autonomously. The tower will be completed by the beginning of 2016, after which the tests will begin.

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