STONE elevator, 1st place at the "Project of the year 2019" contest, ELEVATOR WORLD
A 100% Romanian project, the elevator installed in the Time Tunnel of the Bran Castle was internationally recognized as the uniqueness of this model made the jury members of the "Elevator World" contest that took place in the USA award it the 1st prize in the "Special-Purpose Lifts" category. Among the elevators that competed in this World Contest and that won prizes in other categories there are models produced by well known manufacturers of Germany, UK, USA or Japan (Mitsubishi Electric).
Through this project, the Bran Castle increased the range of services it offers to the tourists fascinated by history, the beautiful story of the Queen Mary and the myth of Count Dracula. Present in Bran for the official award of this prize, Mr. Bülent Yilmaz, Managing Director of Elevator World, Europe Division, said that the elevator designed by Elmas company of Brasov is like a diamond. "This is a very special prize as it was awarded to a truly special elevator, different from the one used every day. According to the statements of Technical Committee specialists, the name of the company, Elmas, means diamond in various languages and this project also is like a diamond" , explained Bülent Yilmaz.
The construction of the entire Time Tunnel is a unique, 100% Romanian and it was executed in a historical monument in special conditions, in the underground, using special technologies because the geometry of the tunnel and of the dome requires sections that never repeat and that are highly difficult to execute. 12 miners displaced 330 cubic meters of rock of various hardnesses to increase the section of the shaft and the horizontal tunnel. There were 29,000 hours of work performed with a total of 1,900 cubic meters of digging, the equivalent to 100 trucks, and 420 cubic meters of special concrete were cast, the equivalent of 100 concrete mixers.
Moreover, the elevator cabin is specially designed for this tunnel, it is unique, it has the longest travel distance licensed in Romania, 31 meters, between the two stations, the start and the stop. A challenge for the designers who had to find an innovative solution for the emergency exit: a trap door in the roof of the cabin and an electric lifting mechanism which was assembled in the upper part of the elevator. At the same time, the elevator is equipped with earthquake, smoke, temperature and humidity sensors and also with gas detection sensors. If they activate, the elevator cabin shall be directed to the upper station. The travel speed is flexible so that it can adapted to the needs and the media scenarios and inside the elevator we assembled state of the art screens, photo and video cameras making it possible to change the video show whenever desired.
"This trophy we have been awarded is for all the team who completed the project. Performance was made possible only by the collective effort of all 420 employees of the Company. It is a unique project for which we obtained all the necessary operating certificates and licenses", said Marton Geza Roth, the General Manager of Elmas.
STONE elevator, part of the Time Tunnel project, Bran Castle
As a Romanian manufacturer of elevators, Elmas designed and manufactured a unique elevator called the STONE elevator.
Assembled inside the famous historical monument, Bran Castle, this elevator is intended for the tourist circuit in the castle area.
The STONE elevator has a 25-year guarantee of daily operation and holds a special record: it performs the longest travel distance licensed in Romania, of 31-meter, between the two floors.
The panoramic cabin of the STONE elevator has a circular shape, with glass walls and doors, capacitive control, and a transport capacity of up to 8 people, namely 600 kg.
We have the pleasure to invite you to discover the steps to implement this ambitious project.
Mitsubishi Electric Elevators seminar
As an authorized distributor of Mitsubishi Electric - Elevators & Escalators in Romania, on 25th of October 2018 Elmas held a seminar on "Quality in Motion", in Bucharest.
The participants who attended the event were provided with full details of the current technical solutions in the Mitsubishi elevators field and the ways to integrate into the architectural projects.
The MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC premium elevators are marketed in Romania by Elmas company, since 2011.
Transport solution for people with locomotor disabilities,
delivered to the Dolphinarium of Constanta
ELMAS delivered and installed at the Dolphinarium in Constanta, the HIRO 320 platform, the standard inclined platform developed by HIRO LIFT Germany, from the category of wheelchair lifts.
With a history of over 40 years, since August 2016 the Dolphinarium in Constanta has a new, modern identity, pleasant and comparable to any other European dolphinarium, it is very appreciated by tourists due its class performances.
The HIRO 320 inclined platform is a perfect means of moving for people with locomotor disabilities up to the new bench arranged in the Dolphinarium. It has an easy positioning of the commands, silent movement, and especially a protection and safety system in operation. The platform can be operated very easily by means of a radiocommunication or a cable command. The equipment is equipped with a patented traction drive system and can be mounted for both curved and straight stairs applications.
The travel is smooth, at a speed of 0.1 - 0.15 m / sec, slowing down in the curvature areas for maximum safety. During the travel the person is protected by 2 safety bars on all sides. The maximum admissible weight of the platform is 225 kg.
By Elmas, in Romania access to high quality products that ensure vertical movement in comfort and maximum safety is always possible.
Mitsubishi Electric to Install World's Fastest Elevators in Shanghai Tower
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced at the end of September 2011 it has received an order from Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd. for the installation of the world's fastest elevators, travelling at 18 meters per second, in the Shanghai Tower currently under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China.
The current world record for elevator speed is 1,010 meters per minute, which is approximately 16.8 meters (or 55 feet) per second, according to Guinness World Records.
Elmas sells Mitsubishi Elevators & Escalators products
Elmas Company has been selling in Romania the products developed by Japanese Company Mitsubishi Elevators & Escalators, since the beginning of 2011.The own range of products is thus extended and Elmas lifts can be offered together with Mitsubishi elevators and escalators.
Mitsubishi Elevators & Escalators is a major name in the field with over 80 years of experience. The innovative products of Mitsubishi have opened up new possibilities in public space design. Their development required years of dedicated effort to overcome the immense physical, technical and mechanical challenges involved. The culmination of decades of engineering experience is represented today by the high-speed elevator. It offers an reliable riding experience with an imperceptible vibration and noise level. Now you have access in Romania, through Elmas company, to high quality products that will offer you a special experience in use.
Hydraulic platform for heliport
A new solution developed by our company for the following application: vertical transport of passengers and goods from a helicopter landing platform on a building and the next level of access to an conventional elevator. The main features of the equipment mounted on a building with a high of 14 levels:
- hydraulic drive, load 750 kg, platform travel 7 m, opposite entrances, IP 55 protection, main control panel with Elmas software.
We are able to develop customized and innovative solutions in material handling field, thanks to more than 20 years of experience and with the entire support of design department.
Elevator for trucks and buses
To meet our customers needs we have developed two special solutions for vertical transport: elevator for buses and trucks (lorries).
2011 March - April
By: Ovidiu Stefanescu
“Leaders in the elevators industry are moving to service activities”
Last year, our company registered a turnover of around 14 million euros and for the current fiscal year forecast a 10% increase in revenues. Upfront estimate based on signed contracts lately and on strengthening of exports deliveries. It should be noted that at this time, nationally, we have a market share of 8% on elevators segment.
Based on experience gained in the field and using high quality assemblies for Elmas elevators, we provide to our customers customized products (non-standard), which optimally meet the clients demands. We recently started a collaboration with Mitsubishi Elevators & Escalators (part of Mitsubishi Electric corporation), so from January this year we started to sell in Romania a wide range of standard elevators and escalators manufactured by the renowned Japanese company.
It should be noted that we provide a full range of services (consulting, design, installation and service) including for this type of installations. With the development of the company, it was decided setting up a department of design and concept, through which we provide specific services for production and delivery of customized products and solutions that meet the most demanding applications in the field. We have the ability to continuously promote innovative models and applications in electrical industry, which can then be embedded easily in the Elmas elevators.
We support this activity and we launch in the latter part of 2011, a testing laboratory, which will actively contribute to the improvement of applied research. Regarding the impact of economic recession on our company, the sharp drop recorded in recent years, the number of new real estate projects - and beyond this - has led to the contracting of sales volume, but we succeeded to some extent to counteract this negative trend, by increasing the orders and assembling works on various foreign markets, where the overall situation is more favorable..