The following includes information based on a success story originally written by the Altair ProductDesign Team as well as a Press Release issued by Altair.
ThyssenKrupp, headquartered in Essen, Germany has launched its elevator system named MULTI. A live test, conducted from Rottweil, Germany today, at a test tower built to a (current) height of 244.10m revealed a full scale working prototype of the MULTI elevator.
As the world’s first rope-free elevator system, MULTI represents a technologically giant leap for the elevator industry. It does not require any roof mounted cables which enables it to travel with no limits in height like conventional elevators. Passengers therefore have no need to change elevators mid-journey. MULTI harnesses the power of linear motor technology, effectively moving multiple cars in a single shaft both horizontally and vertically, thus ending the need for elevators with ropes.
Altair is proud to have collaborated with Thyssenkrupp on this project.