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LUXEN (also known as LXVF and later WBLX) is a model of gearless traction elevator manufactured by Hyundai Elevator. This model is made since around the mid or late 2000s.

Overview

LUXEN is a low to medium speed traction elevator system designed for low to mid-rise buildings. It is equipped with a gearless machine with permanent magnet synchronous motor, as well as the LOWATT energy regenerative inverter. This model of elevator usually uses floor indicators with orange colored LED dot-matrix (and very rarely, LCD) displays and a different arrival chime compared to the STVF model. Some elevators may also have the "LUXEN Digital Gearless" badge pasted on the car station, under the floor indicator display.

LUXEN was first launched in 2006. The first generation of LUXEN elevators was known as LXVF, which consists of two different models; LXVF-1 and LXVF-7. LXVF-1 was made from 2006 to 2010, and LXVF-7 was made from 2010 to 2017. In mid 2013, the second generation of LUXEN was released as WBLX, with WBLX1 being the first model released, followed by WBLX2 in 2017. The speed for WBLX1 was extended to 210 m/min.

Specs

  • Traction with gearless machine (with permanent magnet synchronous motor)
  • 1/1.5/1.75/2/2.5 m/s speeds
  • 450-1600 kg (or 6-24 persons) capacities
  • Serves up to 32 floors
  • Center opening or two speed telescopic opening doors
  • Can have two entrances
  • LOWATT energy regenerative inverter (may be an optional feature)
  • Can be integrated with HELIAS/Destination Selecting System as an option

Notable installations

South Korea

  • Kolon Building, Seoul
  • NEST Hotel, Incheon (2014)
  • Seongnam City Hall, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do

Indonesia

  • Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran, Jakarta
  • Emporium Pluit Mall, Jakarta (2008)
  • De Ploeit Centrale, Jakarta
  • Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni, Jakarta (2012)
  • MRCCC Siloam, Jakarta (2012)
  • Menara Citicon, Jakarta (2011, with Destination Selection System)
  • Tarumanegara University - Campus 2, Building BC, Jakarta
  • Tanah Abang Blok B, Jakarta
  • Pusat Mode Tanah Abang, Jakarta
  • Lippo Mall Puri, Jakarta (2013)
  • Mayapada Hospital Lebak Bulus, Jakarta (2013)
  • Omni Hospital Alam Sutera, Serpong, Tangerang, Banten (2008)
  • Hotel Novotel Tangerang - Tangcity Superblock, Tangerang, Banten
  • Rest Area KM 10 (Cibubur Square) - Jagorawi Toll, Cibubur (2011)
  • eL Royale Hotel Bandung (formerly Royal Panghegar Hotel), Bandung
  • Tentrem Hotel, Yogyakarta (main elevators)
  • Harper Mangkubumi Hotel, Yogyakarta (2015)
  • Lippo Plaza Sunset & Siloam Hospital Bali, Bali (2012)
  • Swiss-Belinn Medan, Medan (2009)

Other countries

  • Saratoga Hotel, Havana, Cuba (replacement from unknown Spanish elevators)
  • Melia Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Gallery

Videos

Hyundai Traction Elevator @Hotel Melia Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Hyundai Traction Elevator @Hotel Melia Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Hyundai LUXEN elevator in Cuba (video by vief86mo)

External links

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