The buildingThe world’s largest airport building, Beijing Capital Airport’s Terminal 3, is designed to provide a welcoming passenger experience, operational efficiency and sustainability. The public spaces under the unifying roof offer easy orientation and splendid views to the outside.
In providing 202 elevators, 17 escalators and 8 autowalks, KONE focused on creating a total design solution. Transport connections are as convenient as possible, with short walking distances, few changes of level, and minimised transfer times. The KONE products are in harmony with the overall performance and aesthetic goals of the building.
KONE delivered specialised equipment, such as the world’s most powerful KONE machine-room-less elevators with a capacity of 5000 kg, and inclined autowalks with a rise of nearly 17 meters. The 227 units are linked to the KONE E-link™ 5.0 monitoring system to guarantee a high level of availability. KONE E-Link™ has an open interface, allowing easy integration with other facility management systems.
Helping millions of passengers get to their flights on time
Beijing Capital Airport, serving more than forty million passengers a year, is also a hub for the Chinese aviation network. These passengers depend on the KONE elevators, escalators and autowalks to get to their departure gates and to connecting flights.
An airport of this size poses unique challenges for equipment maintenance. First, there are more than 225 pieces of equipment. Second, the airport operates 24 hours a day. And, with more than 100,000 passengers a day, reliable operation is essential, every day. KONE understands the unique challenges of a busy airport, having provided maintenance solutions at Beijing and at international airports around the world.
Service of the elevators, escalators and autowalks at Beijing Capital Airport is based on KONE Modular Based Maintenance™. In this service method, KONE develops a unique maintenance plan for each site and piece of equipment. Maintenance is performed for each technical module of the equipment at the correct intervals to ensure safety and reliable performance, and minimise downtime.
KONE technician on site
On a site of this importance, equipment reliability is essential. KONE and the airport therefore arranged for a KONE technician always to be available. KONE service personnel patrol and inspect all of the equipment, starting every day at the time of the earliest flights at around 4:30 a.m. until the last night flights.
Monitoring People Flow™
KONE E-Link™ is used at Beijing Capital Airport to monitor the transport of over 40 million passengers annually to and from their gates. More than 200 elevators and escalators in operation inside the terminals are linked to the KONE E-Link monitoring system to guarantee a high level of service and productivity.
With the KONE E-link monitoring system, KONE elevators and escalators connected to the system can be remotely monitored and managed on a standard computer. KONE E-Link traffic displays and reports provide an accurate view of the transportation demand, traffic performance, and availability of elevator and escalator capacity at the airport. The system can be integrated with the existing building automation systems and it is also possible to shut off the elevators and escalators at times when they are not in use, thus saving energy.
“E-Link allows facility managers to see equipment status, demand, traffic performance and availability from one central location. This information helps managers to adjust the traffic movement inside buildings to maximize People Flow,” says KONE ’s Senior Vice President for Technology, Jussi Oijala.
What is People Flow®?
People Flow means people moving smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in and between buildings.
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