As buildings rise ever higher, logistical demands rise with them. When existing technology and solutions can be taken no further, a revolutionary breakthrough is required if the needs of the urban environments of the future are to be met.
Each person uses
an elevator on average
0 elevator rides/day
The moving parts of a single elevator
with conventional steel rope carrying
can weigh up to
0 kWh per year
High-rise elevator components operate under highly demanding conditions, making durability a huge challenge.
Elevators are also subject to severe strains such as building sway, which can put them out of service on windy days.
There comes a point when existing solutions can be taken no further.
Current elevator technology has taken us as far as it can and refinement simply isn’t enough.
To meet the demands of high-rise building design, KONE is introducing a revolutionary solution – one that opens a new world of possibilities.
Super-light rope technology
Carbon fiber core and special high-friction coating
Tested under extreme conditions
* For an elevator with a travel height of 500 meters. When elevator travel heights increase in the future, further reductions can be achieved. For an elevator with a travel height of 800 meters, moving masses can be reduced by 90% and energy consumption by 45%.
When elevator travel heights increase in the future, even larger reductions in moving masses can be achieved.
Click and drag the elevator to change the building height and see the difference in moving masses.
will take elevators higher than they have ever been before. In the future, it can
enable travel heights of up to
This groundbreaking technology will also support the design of more sustainable, higher-performance buildings that are better equipped to meet the demands of the urban environments of tomorrow.