Tag Archive: technology

  1. Fantastic Paternosters and Where to Find Them

    Paternosters may look like something out of Hogwarts, but they are a real invention and some are still in operation today. A paternoster is a door-less passenger elevator consisting of compartments attached to continuous chains and moving slowly in a loop without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor. The construction of new paternosters was…

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  2. The Lighting Revolution

    In 2007, the Federal government passed the Energy Independence & Security Act, effectively eliminating the production of all T12 fluorescent technologies. The reasoning behind this decision was that T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts are outdated compared to the far more energy-efficient T5 technology. They determined that closing production of T12 lights would encourage commercial facilities to improve…

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  3. Unique Elevators and Escalators

    These unique creations remind us of the great variation of design styles and applications in the world of elevators/escalators. Bike Escalator Shopping Cart Escalator Multi-stage Escalator Cat Elevator Hamster Elevator Wooden Escalator Glass Elevators

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  4. Floating Elevators

    Although these conceptual designs may seem like science fiction, they are actually part of a plan for a new landmark in Taichung, Taiwan. The tower, expected to be completed in two years, will stand 1,000 feet tall and will use wind turbines and solar cells as part of its energy-efficient design. Perhaps the most interesting…

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  5. The History of Elevators

    In this age of modern miracles, it is easy to take technology for granted. Many people do not realize that when they step into an elevator, they are enjoying an invention that has evolved over thousands of years. This Elevating History Timeline includes the most important advances in the science of lifting, from the moving…

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