The 5th Symposium of Lift and Escalator Technologies, September 2015 was organised jointly by the Lift Engineering Section of Northampton University, the CIBSE Lifts Group and LEIA.

The proceedings are available to download here.

The document includes the following papers:

  • Extracting the Value of the Round Trip Time under Up Peak Traffic Conditions from Simulation Lutfi Al-Sharif, Ghazi Al Sukkar, Mahmoud Mansour, Mohammad Gharbieh, Esraa Farraj, Rawan Jarrah, Rasha Milekh, Noor Zaben,
    University of Jordan, Jordan. Video
  • Optimum Design of Traction Electrical Machines in Lift Installations Xabier Arrasate1, Alex McCloskey1, Xabier Hernández2 and Ander Telleria11Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Spain, 2Orona EIC S. Coop., Spain.  Video  
  • Experimental Studies on Guide Rail Fastening System Suhan Atay, Ozlem Salman, Cevat Erdem Imrak, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.  Video  
  • The Trouble with Mobility Scooters Michael Bottomley, MovvéO Ltd, UK.  Video  
  • Impact of Design Methods and Maintenance Policies on the Dynamic Behaviour of Escalators Helene Buet, David Courteille, RATP, FranceVideo 
  • Boat lifts in the UK  David Cooper, LECS (UK) Ltd, UK.   Video
  • How to Approach Lift Doors Modernization and Refurbishment Projects Giuseppe De Francesco, Tommaso Sala,  Sematic Elevator Products, Italy.  Video   
  • Key Dynamic Parameters that Influence Ride Quality of Passenger Transportation Systems Thomas Ehrl1,3, Rory Smith2,3, Stefan Kaczmarczyk3, 1Thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH, Germany. 2ThyssenKrupp Americas Inc., USA. 3The University of Northampton, UKVideo  
  • Lifts Without Ropes: How Many Shafts and Cars Are Needed? Stefan Gerstenmeyer1,3, Richard Peters2,3 1, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH, Germany. 2 Peters Research Ltd, UK. 3 The University of Northampton, UK.  Video 
  • Selling Lifts in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century  Lee E. Gray,  University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.  Video 
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project as an Example of Best Practices for Innovation in the UK Lift Industry R Kwiatkowski1, S Kaczmarczyk1, N Mellor1, H Su1, C Salter2, L Mulhern2, 1The University of Northampton, UK.  2ACE Lifts Ltd, UK.  Video 
  • Optimisation of the Running Speed of Escalators on the London Underground  Ben Langham, London Underground AP JNP Escalator Services, UK.  Video   
  • Modelling and Computer Simulation of Aerodynamic Interactions in High-Rise Lift Systems S. Mirhadizadeh1, S. Kaczmarczyk1, N. Tongue1, H. Al-Jelawy1, P. Feldhusen2, W Delk2, K. Anderson2, F. Dudde2, 1University of Northampton, UK.  2ThyssenKrupp Elevator AMS, USA.  Video   
  • Methodology to Identify Noise and Vibrations Problems for Ride Quality Improvements  Raúl Monge, Alfredo Gómez,  Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón, Spain.  Video
  • Floor Warden Control – a New Concept for Evacuation Lifts  Wim Offerhaus, Ashiqur Rahman, Mitsubishi Elevator Europe BV, Netherlands.   
  • Challenges of Low-Voltage Energy Storage for Lifts E. Oyarbide1,2, L.A. Jiménez2, P. Molina1,2, R. Gálvez2, C. Bernal1,2, 1University of Zaragoza, Spain. 2Epic Power Converters, Spain. Video
  • Improving the Energy Efficiency of Lifts  Vicente Pacheco1, Pilar Molina-Gaudo2, Luis Jimenez2, Estanis Oyarbide3, 1IMEM LIFTS, Spain. 2Epic PowerConverters, Spain. 3University of Zaragoza, Spain.  Video
  • A Systematic Methodology for the Generation of Lift Passengers under a Poisson Batch Arrival Process  Richard Peters1, Lutfi Al-Sharif2, Ahmad T. Hammoudeh2, Eslam Alniemi2, Ahmad Salman2, 1Peters Research Ltd, UK.  2The University of Jordan, Jordan.  Video 
  • Escalator Accidents Analysis Elena González Ruibal1, Isabel González Mieres1, Ignasi Oliver González2, David Cooper3, José Durán Batalla1,  1ThyssenKrupp Elevator Innovation Center S.A., Spain.  2TMB, Spain.  3LECS (UK) Ltd, UK. Video
  • Service Life of Steel Wire Suspension Ropes Patrick Ryan, Schindler Lifts, Ireland.  Video
  • The Internet of Things, Big Data, Machine Learning, and the Lift & Escalator Industry Rory Smith University of Northampton, UK.  Video 
  • Fibre Optic Technology for the Entrapment Issues of Side of Step, Comb Plate and Lift Doors Stephen Williams, Johan Sevenants,  Mulder Montage B.V / Lightspeed Lift Solutions B.V, The Netherlands. Video