Hyundai Elevator has increased R&D investments and developed innovative
technologies in order to provide safer and more convenient means of transportation.

Technology Research Institute

The Technology Research Institute was founded in 1986 to focus on developing new products and enhancing the competitive edge of Hyundai Elevator. The institute covers a broad range of fields: including SiC* technology for power savings; systems with ultra-high efficiency developed with new material and module-type designing techniques; AI-based prediction to develop smart remote maintenance systems; and integrated transport systems to improve operation efficiency of elevators.

*SiC (silicon carbide): A substance with so high thermal and electrical conductivities that has low energy loss and good power savings

Direction of R&D
* CAE (computer-aided engineering)

It is application of computer software in product designing and developing. A computer-aided simulation can remarkably decrease a test duration and costs. This is a concept to integrate every aspect of product development such as planning and process control.

Major R&D Achievements
Ultra-High Speed Elevator System
THE EL 1080, installed at Hyundai Asan Tower, is an ultra-high speed elevator with a speed of 1,080mpm and the capability to meet the architectura requirements of first-class buildings.
Double-Deck System
The double-deck elevator operates two vertically connected elevator cars in one hoistway, thus having a 1.8 times-higher transport capacity
Advanced Remote Monitoring System
This intelligent remote maintenance system features remote control and inspection, and failure and lifetime prediction, etc. The system has reduced the time needed for troubleshooting and mproved the
maintenance service quality.
IoT Smart Elevator Service
The solution allows a remote (reservation) call with a smart phone app. By reducing
the waiting time for elevators and increasing their transport efficiency, it realizes excellent energy savings.