Tuesday, 22 May, 2018


08:00 Registration desk opens

09:00-10:30 Session 1, Opening
Chairman: Bialy, L.
Welcome & Announcements
Guest of honor: TBA
Elevator Consulting Engineers – What Do They Do?
(page 62)
Jappsen, H.
Jappsen Ingenieure GmbH, Germany

10:30-11:00 Break  (GROUP PICTURE)

11:00-13:00 Session 2, High-Rise Solutions
Chairman: So, A.
Fulfilling the Potential of Double-Deck Destination Control System
(page 123)
Sorsa, J.
KONE Industrial Ltd, Finland

Development of A People Flow Simulator for Smooth Movement of People in Building
(page 72)
Hatori, T. 1, Masayasu, F. 2 and Satoru, T. 1,
1 Building Systems Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan
2 Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan

Elevator Planning for Super Tall Towers in Asian Context
(page 109)
Venkatraman, K.R. 1 and Venkatraman, V. 2
1Managing Director, Fortune Consultants, India
2Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

Application of Seismic Design to Elevators for Skyscrapers
(page 24)
Arai, Y., Tanaka, K. Koizumi, J. and Sasaki, S.
Toshiba Elevator & Building Systems Corporation, Japan

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:30 Session 3, Mechanical Design I
Chairman: Nicholson, R.

The Development of a More Environmental Friendly Cast Nylon Optamid® “Green” Elevator Pulley Creates Value for Elevator Companies and its Users
(page 257)
Meijer, J.
Schwartz GmbH Technical Plastics, Germany

MRLs, a Practical Alternative to MRs?
(page 196)
Mathews, TAK.
TAK Consulting Pvt Ltd., India

Innovative Drum Elevators – Minimal Drum Dimensions – Small Ropes
(page 190)
Vogel, W. 1 and Sautter, K. 2
1Gutachten Vogel, Germany
2SLC Sautter Lift Components GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Elevator Modernization – Why Old Gearless DC Hoisting Machines Should Be Replaced
(page 98)
Kontturi, R. and Keskinen, E.
KONE, Finland

16:30-17:00 Break   

17:00-18:00 Session 4, Safety Matters
Chairman: Volpe, M.

Assuring Safety of Lift Shaft Works in Hong Kong
(page 36)
Fung Y.S., A.
Construction Industry Council, Hong Kong

Safety in 2028, Predicting the Safety Level of Future Standards
(page 216)
Molema, T.M.J.
Liftinstituut, The Netherlands

18:30-19:30  Welcome Reception, Sofitel Hotel


Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

08:30-09:00 Refreshments 

09:00-10:30 Session 5, The Digital Age
Chairman: Targit, S.

 Automatically Transfer Fabrication of Special Elevators with Parametric Design Program
(page 46)
Baygur, A.
Geta Elevator Inc., Turkey

The Future of Integrated Transport in the Digital Age
(page 276)
Hesselgren, L.1, Aladag, D.1 and Cruise, R.2
1PLP / Architecture – Research and Computational Design Group, U.K.
2Linear Motion Technologies, U.K.

Gateway, the Magic Mirror: IoT Application for Lift Cars
(page 145)
Liberali, F. 1 and Cremaschi, A. 2
1 LU-VE Group, Italy
2TGD, Italy

 10:30-11:00 Break 

11:30-13:00 Session 6, Standards / Energy
Chairman: Fink, F.

The First International Elevator Safety Standards
(page 264)
Gray, L.E.
College of Arts + Architecture, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A

Towards Greater Uniformity of Worldwide Elevator Standards
(page 290)
Bialy, L.
Louis Bialy and Associates, U.S.A

Benchmarking <J/kg-m> by Simulations
(page 53)
So, A.
IAEE and University of Northampton, U.K.

Further Study on Total Power Factor of a Lift System
(page 135)
Chan, W.L. 1 and So, A.2
1 Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
 2 University of Northampton, U.K.

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:30 Session 7, Hydraulic Lifts
Chairman: Asvestopoulos, L.t

HILA – A New Compact MRL Hydraulic Lift  for Mid-Rise Buildings
(page 158)
Johansson, K. 1 and Landberg, M.2
1Hydroware AB, Sweden
2Saab AB, Sweden

The Comeback of the Hydraulic Lift
(page 243)
Birnbaum, T.
MQuattrolifts GmbH, Germany

WORKSHOP – The Return of the Hydraulic Lift?
(page 301)
Convenor: Rivet, L., ELCA, Belgium
Johansson, K.1, Celik F.2, Birnbaum, T.3
1Hydrolift, Sweden
2Blain, Germany
3MQuattrolifts, Germany

17:45-23:00 Afternoon and Evening Program
Time may change, information will be provided with the final programme


Thursday, 24 May, 2018

08:30-09:00 Refreshments 

09:00-10:30 Session 8, Predictive Maintenance
Chairman: van Vilet, J

Predictive Maintenance – Smart Services Enabled by Industrial Analytics
(page 209)
Aro, R.1 and Paiz Gatica, C.2
1Weidmüller Schweiz AG, Switzerland
2Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

A Virtual Sensing Approach for Predictive Maintenance in Elevators
(page 1)
Gómez, A. 1, Salgado, O. 1, Esteban, E. 2, Isasa, I. 3 and Hernández, X. 3
1Control and Monitoring Area, IK4-IKERLAN, Spain
2Mechanical and Industrial Production Department, Mondragón University, Spain
3Mechanical Engineering Department, Orona EIC S. Coop., Spain

Fault Detection of Elevator Systems Using Automated Feature Extraction and Classification
Mishra, K.M., Krogerus, T.R. and Huhtala, K.J.
Tampere University of Technology, Finland

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-13:00 Session 9, Doors / Escalators
Chairman: Venkatraman, K. R.

Door Safety Function for Elevators Using Video Analysis
(page 90)
Noda, S. 1, Yokoi, K. 1, Sukegawa, H. 1, Long, T. 2 and Kimura, S. 2
1Toshiba Corporation, Japan
2Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation, Japan

Historic Change in Elevator Door Sensors –  Light Curtains Are Set to Become History, Replaced by Intelligent TOF Technology
(page 171)
Thoeny, C.E.
CEDES AG, Switzerland

Diagnostic Device for Steel Cords in Escalator Handrail
(page 82)
Kodaira, N. and Matumoto, T.
Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd., Japan

Victoria TUBE: The Solution for Highest Availability in High Rise Escalator Installations
(page 296)
Gössl, H. and Bergmann, F.
thyssenkrupp Elevators AG, Germany

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:30 Session 10, Mechanical Design II / Closing
Chairman: Imrak, E.

Suspension Means – Equalizing Loads to Extend Their Service Life
(page 233)
Ebeling, T.
Henning GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Added Value of Anchors Fullfilling an Approval / Assessment Standard
(page 12)
Merz, M.
Hilti Corporation, Principality of Liechtenstein

Increasing Reliability and Precision of EM Elevator Brake Monitoring Sensors
(page 182)
Volant, E.
Warner Electric Altra Industrial Motion, France

Static, Cyclic and Acoustic Tests on Acoustic Insulation Element for Guide Rail Connections Using Anchor Channels with Channel Bolts
(page 223)
Mahrenholtz, C., Ayoubi, M., Julier, F. and Gage, C.Jordahl GmbH, Germany

Closing Remarks & Announcements

16:30-16:45 Break

16:45-17:30             IAEE General Assembly

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