An artist's impression of Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
1.2km in 1 minute: World's fastest elevator
Tokyo, April 28, 2014
A skyscraper currently under construction in Guangzhou, China, will have the world's fastest elevators, which will take users to the top at a speed of 1200m/minute (72km/h).
Hitachi and Hitachi Elevator (China) will deliver the ultra-high-speed elevators to the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre (530 metres tall), which will open in 2016.
The elevator will feature technologies that support safe and comfortable elevator operation, in addition to the drive and control technologies needed to attain the world's fastest speed. Through these technologies, Hitachi will ensure that the elevator will provide passengers with a comfortable ride even when operated at high speeds, a statement said.
The 1,200 m/min ultra-high-speed elevator that Hitachi will deliver will feature both the drive power needed to attain the world's fastest speed, and also reliable control capabilities. The elevator will travel a shaft height of 440 m from the 1st to 95th floor in approximately 43 seconds. Furthermore, Hitachi will achieve both high-speed elevator operation and a safe, comfortable ride by using braking equipment and a governor that safely bring the elevator to a stop, as well as technologies to prevent lateral vibration and to reduce the sensation of ear blockage caused by air pressure differences, it said.
Hitachi will install a total of 95 elevators at Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, consisting of two of the world's fastest elevators announced today with a speed of 1,200 m/min; 28 double-deck elevators; ultra-high-speed elevators with a speed of 600 meters per minute; and other elevators. - TradeArabia News Service