Airport elevators and escalators are also designed differently, depend- ing on their usage. Passengers prefer glass walls and shafts as they provide a panoramic view of the airport, including retail and food options.
To help accommodate all airports passengers, Otis offers elevator buttons with Braille, voice-announcing systems and folded seats in the car, among other options.
Elevator systems can also be designed for restricted entry by equipping the systems with technology to control access, providing an additional layer of security. For instance, when authorized airport personnel insert a valid card into the elevator card reader, they will be allowed access to a defined number of floors. This ensures that only authorized are able to visit a particular floor, thus increasing building security.
Freight elevators for airports are different from passenger elevators because they carry heavier loads, have wider doors, are taller and avoid glass materials.
Eco-friendly elevatorsMost infrastructure projects, including airports, aim for environmental sustainability and Otis offers just that in this flagship product, Gen2.
The Gen2 range is designed to increase the elevator's efficiency, safety and reliability with key components that include a coated steel belt, as well as optional. ReGen drive, permanent magnet machine and PULSE system.
Gen2 elevators with ReGen drives are upto 75% more energy efficient than traditional elevators with conventional drives. This helps achieve substantial energy savings and can help support green building certification.