Energy saving escalators
KONE is the first in the industry to offer an eco-efficient escalator, which combines a highly-efficient drive system with a compact drive to achieve new levels in energy-efficiency, space saving, reliability and aesthetics. A KONE escalator can also save energy when there are no passengers on board. By using standby speed and energy-efficient LED lights, you can cut the escalator’s energy consumption considerably. Many of our solutions are available as easy to install retrofit packages.
Standby on the escalator
KONE escalators can slow to stand-by speed when no one is on board, adjusting power usage depending on the passenger load and minimizing start-up energy consumption. Tests show typical energy savings of 20-40%, depending on the passenger flow.
Energy saving elevators
The power behind our eco-efficient solutions is the KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machine, which can save half or more of the energy consumed by an elevator. Our solutions not only save energy when the elevator is moving. We also provide solutions that reduce standby energy consumption when the elevator is standing still. Working together, these solutions can save as much as three quarters of the elevator’s total energy consumption. Over the lifetime of the equipment, the energy savings can amount to more than the original cost of the elevator.
Please take a look a fact sheet about eco-efficient options for elevators below.
| Speed (m/s)
| Load (kg)
| Motor size (kW)
| Main fuse size (A)
| Energy consumption (kWh/y)
| Thermal losses (kW) *)
| Oil requirements (l)
| Weight (kg) **)
| Typical noise level (dBA) ***)
| Typical machine-room (m3)
*) 180 starts/H **) Hydraulic: pump, motor, oil, container and lift jacket included / Traction 2 speed: hoisting unit and bed plate included / EcoDisc: hoisting unit and fixing brackets included ***) Measured 1 m from machine
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