2016.09.26

New Schindler 3100 MRL Traction Elevator Offers Cost-Effective Solution for 2-3 Story Buildings

  • A cost-effective machine room-less (MRL) traction elevator optimized for 2-3 story buildings in the U.S.
  • ­Energy-efficient features help contribute to LEED certification
  • ­Fits easily into the footprint of a hydraulic elevator.

MORRISTOWN, NJ, September 26, 2016 – Providing a sustainable and cost-effective solution for two- to three-story buildings, Schindler Elevator Corporation introduces its Schindler 3100 machine room-less traction elevator. The Schindler 3100 is an MRL specifically designed to replace hydraulic elevators for the low-rise commercial and multi-unit residential market in the U.S. Easy to order, simple to install, with space and energy savings and a smooth, quiet performance, the Schindler 3100 is the cost-effective choice for today’s two- to three-story buildings.

The Schindler 3100 is designed to allow for more usable building and design space by eliminating the need for a machine room or a control closet. It fits seamlessly into the footprint of a hydraulic elevator design, yet provides the smooth, quiet operation of traction technology. In addition, Schindler 3100 cabs are on average 5% larger than the average MRL cab. The system is delivered to the building site in one complete shipment allowing accelerated lead times and quick installation. 

Schindler 3100 MRL Traction Low-Rise Elevator upto 60% more efficient than hydro hydraulic

The Schindler 3100 offers a sleek Italian cab design and finishes to fit any style or building décor.

“The Schindler 3100 is truly optimized for two- or three-story buildings,” said Bill Fiacco, senior vice president, New Installations at Schindler in North America. “Its advanced energy-saving design is significantly eco-friendlier than hydraulic elevator alternatives. With economy, performance and sustainability as the driving force, the system is quite mindful of the needs of architects, general contractors and passengers alike.”  

Eco-friendly, efficient features

  • Gearless machine designed to save energy
  • Stable start uses energy more efficiently and reduces electric costs
  • Frequency converter with emergency evacuation allows elevator to return safely to nearest floor in the event of a building power outage
  • Controls automatically switch car lights to standby mode to save energy
  • Car panel and floor indicators all operate with low power, LED lights
  • Multi-bus control architecture reduces cabling, material and waste
  • Smart controls provide more efficient passenger transportation
  • Car lighting equipped with energy-efficient lamps
  • Door drive with standby mode uses less electricity

In addition, each Schindler 3100 is equipped with Schindler Direct, a proactive maintenance tool that monitors the system 24/7 and helps return equipment to service up to 22% faster than traditional troubleshooting methods. A potential outage can be remotely noted and locally addressed before the building is affected.

About Schindler Elevator Corporation

Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and sustainable mobility solutions, moving more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 57,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries.