Otis introduces new self-climbing construction elevator

Vania Goncalves 19 May 2016 GLOBAL EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Otis Elevator Company has introduced the new SkyBuild self-climbing construction elevator.


According to the company, the SkyBuild elevator — part of the SkyRise family — enables builders to complete high-rise projects faster, while reducing costs. It is designed to be sustainable and to reduce space requirements and energy.

Installed at the beginning of a building’s construction, the elevator’s hydraulic piston system enables it to climb a floor at a time as the construction work advances and the building rises, removing the need for a temporary and external lift subject to different weather conditions. This allows movement of crews and tools quickly and safely.

Once construction is complete the elevator transitions for immediate service as a SkyRise lift within the building.

Bora Gülan, vice president of Global Major Projects and Key Accounts at Otis said: “The Otis SkyRise product family combines a refined passenger experience with state-of-the-art elevator technologies and support our customers can count on.

“Our SkyBuild option now offers customers even more value with an elevator system that rises with the building – quickly and easily jumping one floor at a time to meet the requirements and pace of any project.”

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