Discover the revolutionary
KONE UltraRopeTM

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.

Thousands of people
move around a typical high-rise building per day.

Each person uses
an elevator on average

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The moving parts of a single elevator
with conventional steel rope carrying

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can weigh up to

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and consume

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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.

Technology has reached its limits.

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.

KONE UltraRopeTM

Super-light rope technology

Carbon fiber core and special high-friction coating

Tested under extreme conditions

Third-party approved

longer lifetime
Less sensitive
to building sway
reduction in
moving masses *
reduction in energy
consumption *

* 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%.

The higher the building, the bigger the benefits.

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.

Elevator moving masses
Steel rope
KONE UltraRopeTM
KONE UltraRopeTM

will take elevators higher than they have ever been before. In the future, it can enable travel heights of up to 1000 m — twice as high as what is possible with today’s technology.

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.