Elevator testing tower is a structure that is designed to evaluate the stress and fatigue limits of specific elevator cars in a controlled environment. Elevator test tower usually has a heigh of 100 to 140 meters high. Elevator test towers are normally located in the elevator factory or manufacturing facilities.
Elevator test tower are used to carried out elevator test to insure reliability and safety in current elevator designs and address any failures that may arise.
List of notable elevator test towers
These are some notable elevator test towers in the world:
|Hitachi G1 Tower||Hitachikana City, Japan||Hitachi||213.5 meters||The tallest elevator test tower in the world (above ground, before 2015).|
|Hyundai Asan Tower||South Korea||Hyundai Elevator Co. Ltd.||205.2 meters|
|Mitsubishi SOLAE Tower||Inazawa City, Japan||Mitsubishi Electric||173 meters|
|Shibayama Test Tower||Shibayama, Japan||Nippon Otis||154 meters|
|National Lift Tower (or Northampton Lighthouse)||Northampton, England||The Express Lift Company (formerly)||127.5 meters||Formerly known as The Express Lift Tower.|
|Bristol Research Centre Test Tower||Bristol, Connecticut, United States||Otis||117 meters|
|Changwon Test Tower||Changwon, South Korea||Otis Elevator Korea/Sigma||114 meters||Formerly operated by GoldStar then LG.|
|Cheonan Test Tower||Cheonan, South Korea||ThyssenKrupp Elevator Korea||
|Formerly operated by Dong Yang until 2003.|
|Shanghai New Research Tower||Shanghai, China||Hitachi||
|Opened in 2010.|
|Kone High-rise Laboratory||Tytyri, Finland||Kone|
350 meters deep
|Opened in 1998.|
The only elevator test tower built in the underground.
The limestone mine in this elevator test tower is still running.
|Kunshan, Jiangsu, China||Kone||235 meters||Opened in 2015 while its factory is opened in 2013.|
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 KONE opens its renewed high-rise elevator test laboratory in Tytyri, Finland - reaching a depth of 350 meters, it is the deepest in the world, KONE Corporation (hosted in GlobeNewswire, Inc.)
- Hitachi G1 Tower
- Hyundai Asan Tower
- Mitsubishi SOLAE Tower
- National Lift Tower
- Kone High-rise Laboratories
| "This elevator only serves two floors." |
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