Sneak peek: Expo 2020 to reveal world’s first ropeless elevators

The new system for skyscrapers can move multiple cars in a single shaft, vertically and horizontally

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Known as Multi, the world’s first ropeless elevator for skyscrapers will be revealed at Expo 2020, being selected as one of the Expo's lighthouse projects.

A project by Thyssenkrupp Elevator, the pioneering system uses linear motors for each cabin, meaning no ropes are needed at all. Its aim is to change the way people, vehicles and beyond move inside buildings.

Multi will be used for skyscrapers, with the ability to move passengers horizontally and vertically, along with being able to move on inclines.

Instead of one cabin per shaft, it offers multiple cabins operating in a loop, and that means less time waiting around for another lift to use.

The system also uses 70 percent less power than conventional elevator systems, and moves at speeds of 8kph-9pkh.

“Dubai is both a significant global business hub and a tourist destination. It’s a city that provides a platform for new inventions, attracting people and businesses from around the world,” said CEO at Thyssenkrupp Elevator Peter Walker.

“Multi will support this aim, demonstrating to those at Expo 2020 precisely how technology can support the growth of urban mobility.”
Preparations are in full swing for the UAE’s major event, and if you want to know the ins and outs of it all, here’s everything you need to know about Expo 2020.
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