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September 12, 2013

How your elevator can lower your power bill

  • Machine room-less systems, used in Europe for more than a decade, can cut electricity use by 70 percent and eliminate the need for hydraulic cylinders.
    Special to the Journal

    Photos copyright Kone Corp. [enlarge]
    Kone says its UltraRope system uses less energy, stretches less, and eliminates the large moving masses required by traditional steel ropes.

    Like a Boeing engineer, Bob Nicholson is always looking to improve the way people move.

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