Late last year (2016), Otis announced the launch of the Gen2 Core, an energy efficient elevator designed to meet the needs of the Indian mass and affordable housing segments. With a speed of 0.7 metre-per-second (MPS) and options of machine-room or machine-room less arrangements, this elevator is ideal for low-rise residential buildings.
Built on Otis’ flagship Gen2 technology platform, this latest product – Gen2 Core offers an upgrade from traditional rope-geared systems to the permanent magnet (PM) gearless-belted technology. The Gen2 Core uses Otis’ patented, flexible polyurethane-coated steel belts, the ReGen regenerative drive, which captures energy that is normally wasted during braking and feeds it back into the building’s electric grid, compact gearless machine and pulse monitoring system.
“A majority of the Indian residential segment have buildings that are less than 6 to 7 storeys high. The Gen2 Core offers this segment an elevator that is environmentally responsible. As India continues to urbanise sustainable solutions will play a key role, and the Gen2 offers just that through its energy saving and space conservation features,” explains Sebi Joseph, President, Otis India.
Affordable homes do not just mean the cost accessibility of the home, but also lower operational and maintenance costs. Sustainable features are keys to any affordable housing project. This product offer environmentally responsible elevators for low-rise buildings across the country especially into tier-1 and -2 cities.
Otis’ flagship products, the Gen2 range, are focused on efficiency while providing environmentally responsible features and benefits. Otis has sold more than 500,000 Gen2 elevators worldwide since its launch, informs Sebi Joseph.
• Speed of 0.7 MPS
• Machine room and machine room less configuration
• Best suited for low-rise residential buildings (7-8 floors)
• Passenger capacities of 5 & 6
• MRL comes with automatic rescue device
• Manufactured at the Otis Bengaluru factory