ISTANBUL, April 8, 2015 — Otis Turkey has set a record with its fast, smart double-deck elevator system designed for Levent 199, a new project by Zorlu Real Estate. The double-deck car systems, which run 7 meters in one second, are the fastest elevators in Turkey, organizing the building’s traffic flow in the most efficient manner with its CompassPlus smart passenger direction system. Otis, which operates in Turkey as Buga Otis Asansör, is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The Levent 199 project includes 10 passenger lifts, rising up from the center of the 40-floor building and responsible for all vertical circulation in the building. The elevators will have a carriage capacity of 2,700 kilograms, with speeds of 4 and 7 meters per second, and will direct traffic in the building efficiently with the help of the CompassPlus system. These fast and smart elevators are also accompanied by a 3.5 meter-per-second fire and service lift with a carriage capacity of 2,000 kilograms and 12 Gen2 machine-roomless elevators with a carrier belt system, along with six escalators.
“We’re proud to see Otis’ most advanced technology implemented in a prestigious building at the heart of Istanbul,” said Özgür Aren, general manager, Otis Turkey. “Double-deck systems significantly ease traffic density in high-rise buildings and we look forward to helping move those who visit Levent 199 comfortably and efficiently.”
Seamless double-deck operation
Otis double-deck elevators increase the carriage capacity of elevators by running two elevator cars in a car frame and in the same elevator shaft at the same time. With the help of directional signage, users are directed towards the lower car for even floors, and the upper car for odd floors, allowing for two separate floors to be served at the same time.
CompassPlus user identification reduces long elevator queues
Levent 199 has also installed CompassPlus, a smart passenger direction system to ease vertical traffic in high-rise buildings. Minimizing the long elevator queues, interim stops and extra waiting time, the system provides approximately 27 percent less energy consumption as a result of more efficient operation of elevators.
The smart passenger direction system separates the building into segments, and directs passengers to the most appropriate car by also considering the number of passengers in each car. The Compass system has already been successfully implemented in other buildings in Turkey including Finansbank Crystal Tower, and Spine Tower, and the CompassPlus system is being installed in Emaar Square.
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded 161 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter.