Hitachi Building Systems Co today announced that it will launch a new machine room-less elevator for Asia and the Middle East this week.
Machine room-less elevators are designed to have no machine room where a traction machine, a control board and other lifting components are normally installed. Instead, these components are housed inside the hoistway.
The elevator will be gradually released over time across countries in both regions, it said in a statement.
In recent years, there has been a growing demand for machine room-less elevators in the Asian and Middle Eastern markets, it added.
Hitachi will begin sales of this new elevator model in the Middle East and countries across Asia, including Thailand, Philippines and India, the firm said.
“Through these activities, it aims to receive orders of approximately 5,000 units in the regions,” Hitachi added.
The new elevator model, which was developed in Japan, is equipped with Hitachi’s latest technologies and offers uniform basic specifications to meet the different standards of each country and respond flexibly and quickly to customer’s needs, it added.
It uses a regenerative operation system and LEDs to save on energy, while a deodorising ion generator helps to create a clean and comfortable environment in the car.