THYSSENKRUPP TEST TOWER PENDULUM SYSTEM UNVEILED
Thyssenkrupp has installed a 240-T. pendulum near motor system in its test tower in Rottweil,
Germany, that offsets the movements of the tower and simulates natural conditions to provide
realistic elevator tests. The system was designed by GERB Schwingungsisolierungen
GmbH and features electromagnetic linear motors — the same technology employed by
thyssenkrupp’s MULTI — holding the pendulum.
thyssenkrupp notes the device “is the first in the world to combine active and passive movement”
and promises to be a game changer for elevator testing.