The elevator industry is expected to experience many game-changing features, which could revolutionize how an elevator functions in a building. Here are some of the noteworthy future trends of elevator cab design, which have the potential to change the industry.
1. Green Elevators
Many top elevator organizations are developing green elevators. These elevators are not just about decreasing energy consumption. Green elevators also deal with energy recovery. Lifts consume minimum energy if they are loaded with just half their total capacity.
Hence, these smart control systems can make energy-savings possible. Green elevators can also decrease the carbon footprint from the time they are manufactured till they are installed in a building.
2. Outdoor Elevators
In many cases, a building’s interior structure is such that there is inadequate space for accommodating the elevator system. The elevator can then be installed outside. If planned properly, such elevators do not hamper the aesthetics of the building.
3. Contactless Elevators
The prevailing pandemic situation has triggered many consultants to review elevator car designs. Indeed, COVID-19 is largely transmitted if a person comes in close contact with an infected individual but there are concerns related to surfaces getting contaminated with the virus.
Although disinfecting elevator buttons frequently can solve the issue to some extent, the risk cannot be eliminated. Contactless elevator cab interior design can permit people to choose the destination of their elevator without even touching the cab’s buttons. Thus, the solution can reduce the possibility of being affected by the virus while traveling inside the elevator.
Real estate professionals are putting a strong emphasis on incorporating contactless elevator car solutions, improved ventilation, proper airflow, and an anti-microbial finish.
A contactless solution can continue to offer advantages even after the end of the current global pandemic. Deploying contactless elevator technology can stop the day-to-day spread of diseases in the future. At the same time, a frictionless visitor experience can be facilitated throughout the facility.
4. Analytics in Elevator Technology
Like many other sectors, the elevator industry is going through a digital transformation. Facilities managers and building owners can track advanced analytics in various ways from their elevators. Some major advantages include:
Building owners may be curious to know about elevator analytics data. Elevator companies can design a digital portfolio so that analytics data can be provided to the building owners in real-time.
Elevator data can be used to intimate building owners of where and when these require maintenance. Advanced analytics and real-time diagnostics can be used to predictively detect, analyze, as well as, resolve potential service problems even before their occurrence.
5. Emergency Use Elevators
Building occupants are typically told to avoid using elevators in case a building has to be evacuated when an emergency occurs. Most modern elevators have to be modified to accommodate the current building code for an evacuation system during an emergency. If elevators can be used for assisting the transport of occupants outside the building, many lives can be saved during an emergency.