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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 "premium" low to medium speed traction elevator system designed for low to mid-rise buildings. It is mainly targeted for middle to upper class buildings. It is Hyundai's first elevator model to use gearless motor, which was previously only applied for their YZER machine room less elevators. In LUXEN elevators, the electric motor, brake and driving pulley are all fitted in one axis without using gears, thus the ride quality is much smoother than STVF. In addition, since it does not use a worm reducer, it can save energy up to 10%. A regenerative inverter called LOWATT can be applied as an option.

LUXEN 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.

History

LUXEN was first launched in April 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. The difference between LXVF-1 and -7 is that the latter uses a high performance 32-bit CPU to improve processing speed and expand communication interface and functions, similar to the YZER "SSVF7" model.

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 meters per second speeds
  • 450-1800 kg (or 6-24 persons) capacities
  • Serves up to 35 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

Jakarta

  • Grand Mercure Jakarta Kemayoran (2014)
  • Emporium Pluit Mall (2008)
  • De Ploeit Centrale
  • Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni (2012)
  • Mercure Jakarta Gatot Subroto (2017)
  • MRCCC Siloam (2012)
  • Menara Citicon (2011, with Destination Selection System)
  • Tarumanegara University - Campus 2, Building BC
  • Tanah Abang Blok B
  • Pusat Mode Tanah Abang
  • Lippo Mall Puri (2013)
  • Apartemen Semanggi (modernization of 1996 Schindler elevators)
  • Mayapada Hospital Lebak Bulus (2013)

Other cities

  • Omni Hospital Alam Sutera, Serpong, Tangerang, Banten (2008)
  • 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)
  • Sultan Agung Islamic University, Kaligawe, Semarang
  • PGRI University, Semarang
  • Lippo Plaza Sunset & Siloam Hospital Bali, Bali (2012)
  • Swiss-Belinn Medan, Medan (2009)

Other countries

  • Ayala Malls The 30th, Pasig City, Philippines
  • The SM Store Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
  • 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)

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