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New industry-leading volume elevators from Kone

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Leading elevator and escalator specialist Kone Elevators introduces a new range of volume elevators for the world market.

Kone’s elevators range has set a benchmark for the whole industry with leading eco-efficient performance, premium ride comfort, award-winning design and improved space efficiency. The new range is expected to cover approximately 60% of Kone’s elevator offering, and will gradually replace Kone’s current volume elevator offering globally.

According to Matti Alahuhta, President and CEO of Kone Corporation, the new volume elevators are the core of their product offering and will come to represent a substantial part of Kone’s elevator supply over the coming years while further strengthening the brand’s competitiveness in the new equipment markets.

Kone’s new volume elevators will be available in Europe and Asia Pacific during the second half of 2012, and in the Americas in 2013. The portfolio includes the machine roomless Kone MonoSpace for the global markets, and Kone N MiniSpace with a small machine room for the Asian market.

Energy efficient elevators

Up to 35% more energy efficient than Kone’s previous industry-leading elevator platform, the new MonoSpace elevators feature improvements such as the completely renewed Kone EcoDisc hoisting machine, a highly efficient drive, and enhanced standby solutions.

Heikki Leppänen, EVP of New Equipment at Kone explains that their elevator solutions will cut the carbon footprint of buildings to a greater extent, meeting the needs of construction and real estate customers for energy-efficiency and green building certification schemes such as LEED and BREEAM.

Kone’s volume elevators received an A-class energy rating according to the VDI 4707 guideline, the benchmark for elevator energy efficiency.

Superior ride comfort

The renewed Kone EcoDisc hoisting machine is complemented by a wide range of upgrades designed to deliver industry-leading ride comfort including a new motor control system, a renewed braking system, a redesigned hoisting system, and an improved car structure.

According to Leppänen, these features translate into low noise levels, both inside and outside the elevator cars, smooth rides with no vibration and accurate floor levelling. Kone considers ride comfort as an important part of user experience, and conducts a comprehensive test for ride comfort on every elevator before handover.

Award-winning design

Kone adds to the user experience with elevator interiors that are enhanced with trendy colours, materials and unique patterns, creating a sophisticated ambience. The new Kone Design Collection offers regionally over 50 car interiors created by design professionals for both new construction and modernisation projects.

Buyers can customise the elevators using several options in ceilings, wall materials, floors, handrails, mirrors and other accessories. Kone has been granted four world-class red dot design awards for its new design solutions.

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