13th World Elevator Escalator Expo was opened at the National Exhibition and
Convention Center (Shanghai) on May 8, 2018. Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd.
(HITACHI Elevator in short), taking "Love for Life and HITACHI" as
the theme, showed a full range of the latest products, technologies and
solutions including Hitachi World's highest-speed elevator, DFRS (destination
floor reservation system), TX escalator, on-demand platform and intelligent
robot EMIEW3, so as to share the company's big data, facial recognition and AI
technologies and enhance the scene application, reflection and exploration of
people's good life experience.
In this exhibition, HITACHI Elevator displayed a
comprehensive building solution that integrates a large number of technologies
represented by artificial intelligence.
An example could be referenced, CTF Finance Centre, which
integrated Hitachi's most advanced building solutions, including the world's
fastest elevator technology to improve the vertical mobility of the tallest
building in Guangzhou, making it possible to ascend from floor 1 to floor 95
(440m) within only 43 seconds using an elevator with a speed of 1,260m/minutes.
Through HITACHI's Group Management System and DFRS (destination floor
reservation system), passengers would know in advance which elevator to take
and reach the destination floor in the shortest time, thus diverting the
transportation volume, improving efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
This technology, based on the "passenger flow analysis" which is used
for statistics and prediction on passenger flow, makes full use of information
such as elevator operation data, passenger movement data, building equipment
data and building layout data gathered by HITACHI in the past 100 years of
elevator business and the transportation solution perfectly implemented by AI.
In addition, Hitachi's new-generation intelligent robot
EMIEW3 displayed at the show also gained a lot of attention. EMIEW3 has visual,
auditory, linguistic and mobile skills, able to speak many languages and
applicable to various public places such as shopping malls, stations, airports,
information desks and office buildings to provide customers with fully
In the foreseeable future, the advanced manufacturing, driven by new technologies
such as big data and artificial intelligence, will be the main force to boost
the long-term healthy development of China's real economy. In this context, the
elevator market is gradually entering the era of AI. HITACHI Elevator, relying
on Hitachi's leading position in OT (Operational Technology) and IT
(Information Technology), aims to make building transportation smarter and
safer through AI and promote sustainable urban development.
The government work report this year stated that it's
required to renovate the "village in the city" and old residential
areas in an orderly manner, improve the supporting facilities and add new
elevator to any qualified buildings. The installation of additional elevator
was included in the Government Work Report, which marks that the policy
centering on people's livelihood has created a new market space for the
At the exhibition, Hitachi displayed the model of
additional elevators to the existing buildings and introduced the five most
common forms and solutions, providing different hoist way installation methods
depending on the actual situations of the buildings, to flexibly meet the
Digital solutions were presented on the site to help clients upgrade the
intelligence level of buildings and provide intelligent butler services.
So far, Hitachi has provided maintenance for 287,000
elevators in China, over 170,000 of them connected to the remote monitoring
system. Based on big-data AI analysis, considering the elevator’s operating
frequency, service environment, fault condition, detection result of the remote
monitoring system and life-span of components, the system performs a
statistical analysis according to the design life and running frequencies of
core components to pre-diagnose any elevator failure. For components and parts
that have met their design life and running frequencies, the system will guide
the relevant engineers to carry out particular inspection and confirmation in
daily maintenance, and replace the parts in advance. In such a way, the
traditional maintenance is made more efficient and scientific to keep the
elevator in good condition.
HITACHI Elevator is paying close attention to the issues caused by the aging
society and the renewal of urban life functions. It actively supports the
development of urban renewal and upgrading in China, enriches the service
content of elevator addition, transformation and maintenance, and gradually
shifts focus to higher-quality products and services as well as customer
values, so as to create new economic values and solve social issues more