Germany

Test tower Rottweil

Drive solution for the construction of a test tower for high-speed elevators.

  • With a height of 240 m the test tower in Rottweil, Germany which was completed in 2017, is truly an attraction. The company Thyssenkrupp Elevator GmbH has been building high-speed elevators for several years, which are tested in this tower.

    Part of the construction concept was to cover the high concrete tower with a membrane. The membrane was stretched over a pipe construction that runs around the tower. The biggest challenge was the assembly of the membrane for the 240 m high tower. The solution was a specially developed assembly platform. With the help of a high-performance drive, for which ECCON (now part of LCS Cable Cranes GmbH) was responsible from development to installation, it was possible to move the 100 to platform along the tower.

Customer

Taiyo Europe GmbH

Project owner

Thyssenkrupp Elevator GmbH

Location

Germany

Year

2017

Drive

electro-mechanical

Number of engines

3

Power

9 kW per engine

Vertical feed force

200 to

Max. rope speed

4 m/min

Feature

lantern gear rail