ThyssenKrupp Elevator has received an order to supply two TWIN systems with a total of four cabs as well as 17 conventional elevators for the Latifa Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On completion of the 210-meter-high residential and office building planned for 2010, these will be the first TWIN elevator installations in use in Dubai. While the upper TWIN cabs in the Latifa Tower will travel in the shafts at up to 6 meters per second, the lower cabs will reach a speed of up to 4 meters per second.
In addition to the two TWIN systems, two of the 17 conventional elevators are also suitable for use as TWINs. If needed, they can be extended into a complete TWIN system through the installation of a second cab. In the Latifa Tower, as in all buildings with TWINs, the intelligent destination selection control system from ThyssenKrupp Elevator will also be used: Prior to entering the cab, the passenger selects his destination via a touch screen. A computer then selects and displays the fastest elevator. Thanks to minimized waiting times and with as few stops as possible, the passenger is transported to the desired floor quickly and conveniently.
The increasing number of TWINs around the world shows that architects and developers have been won over by the innovative elevator system and its advantages – including reductions in building volume and greater capacity. In numerous new buildings and modernization projects in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Australia, TWIN systems are already in use or are currently being installed. Further projects are planned. TWINs are offered exclusively by ThyssenKrupp Elevator.