Makati City, 13 March 2014 – Schindler, the world’s leading provider of mobility solutions, launched the next-generation Schindler 5500 elevator today. Drawing on precision engineering and advanced technologies, the Schindler 5500 boasts exceptional performance, a single modular system adaptable to a wide variety of applications, energy efficient features and a lavish range of interior decoration options.
Designed at Schindler’s global research and development center in Switzerland, the Schindler 5500 sets new industry standards in terms of speed, comfort and efficiency, including a machine room-less version that can travel up to 50 stories in 50 seconds.
“Many of our modern cities have grown extremely rapidly, giving rise to an ever-increasing demand for high-performance, vertical mobility solutions that meet the most sophisticated architectural designs. With the launch of Schindler 5500, we are poised to meet, and exceed what the industry demands today”, shares Mr. Mark Hughes, Group Technical and Field Support Director of Jardine Schindler Group.
The Schindler 5500’s modular system and scalable car sizes allow the elevator to be easily customized to fit into various shaft dimensions and thus adapted to numerous applications from apartments and offices, to hotels, hospitals and shopping centers, as well as stations, airports and stadiums.
The elevator boasts the best shaft space utilization in the industry with a shaft footprint ratio in excess of 60%, offering a welcome boost to rentable space. This achievement is due in part to the Suspension Traction Media (STM) technology, which allows the compact drive to be installed directly in the elevator shaft.
Both mini-machine-room (MMR) and machine-room-less (MRL) options are available with the capability to install the controller on different levels, providing architects with further flexibility.
Thanks to a system architecture based on the STM technology, which allows for a smaller traction sheave, less valuable building space is required while passengers are provided with an exceptionally fast and pleasant ride experience.
The Schindler 5500’s use of advanced control systems makes it an ideal solution for heavy traffic environments. When powered by Schindler’s revolutionary PORT technology, an intelligent transit management system, the Schindler 5500 elevates a building to a whole new level of traffic performance, security and user experience through a sophisticated touch-screen interface befitting luxury offices, hotels and residential buildings.
The Schindler 5500 is designed to contribute to the overall energy efficiency of a building and ensure an ecologically sound mobility solution.
Thanks to its high-efficiency Power Factor One (PF1) regenerative drive technology, the elevator uses up to 30% less energy than comparable elevators, by enabling power generated by the elevator to be fed back into the electricity grid. Long-lasting LED lighting, a permanent magnet motor reducing heat dissipation and standby mode options help to further cut into energy consumption.
Freedom of design
Aesthetics play a significant part in the Schindler 5500. Italian designers have given the elevator a choice of four decoration styles, while a remarkably comprehensive choice of materials, colors, lighting and fixtures gives free rein to the imagination and allows a seamless integration with a building’s unique architectural concept. The sleek full-height, glass touch sensitive panels lend the elevator a cool and tactile appeal.
The bare car option allows for up to 50% of the rated passenger load to be allocated to interior decoration features. These include glass doors and wall panels, modern ambience ceilings with integrated LED lighting, back painted glass and digital printed satinated glass or stainless steel walls.
A comprehensive and elegant solution
“We have always been a trusted name in an ever-changing industry, and we are determined to remain at the forefront of innovation. The Schindler 5500 is a highly comprehensive and elegant solution to the latest technical challenges facing our industry”, shares Hughes.