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Elevator Internet Of Things | Perhaps The Spring Of The Elevator Industry In The Cold Winter

Dec 13, 2018

With the growth of the global population, the acceleration of urbanization and the improvement of people's demand for convenient living, a large number of elevators and escalators are used in various buildings in the city. Elevators are a tool for people to travel. However, in recent years, they have been successively connected. There have been many incidents of trapped people and injured people. The safety supervision and emergency rescue of elevators have become an urgent need of the society. Elevator Internet of Things came into being.


China's elevator industry status


As a large-scale industrial product, the elevator is developing at a rate of 15% per year in China. By the end of 2017, the number of elevators in the country has reached 5.8 million, and it is expected to exceed 10 million units by 2020.


Since the development of the elevator industry, the number of enterprises has increased year by year. In 2016, there were about 700 elevator companies in the whole industry. The competition was fierce and the price war was intensifying.


Why are there no more than 20 relative impacts and productions in 700 elevators, among which overseas giants and domestic elevator manufacturers are traditional giants. Dividing such a huge market is also powerless. Even if we continue to calculate the growth rate of about 15%, what is the output given to each manufacturer by 2020? What day can the pure low price strategy be able to exert its power?


The industry has entered the integrated reshuffle period. Elevator companies of different scales face different choices. How to grasp their own advantages and build up a wider market based on the stability of existing market share, and become a survival in the industry in the winter. The key to the rise.


What did the elevator manufacturer do?


More and more elevator manufacturing companies are playing the "ideas" of the elevator Internet of Things, not only to make their products look higher, but also to greatly optimize the cost and efficiency of elevator operation and maintenance, and let the elevator - this Transportation vehicles that are closely related to public life are safer, and the use of elevator Internet of Things provides a good means of monitoring and monitoring elevators, making elevators safer.


As the world leader in elevators, the Otis Elevator R&D team has already developed the Remote Elevator Monitoring System (REM) using the Internet of Things and compared it to the “smart stethoscope” of the elevator. In addition to 24 hours of monitoring the elevator operation data, the system can automatically analyze the cause of the potential failure of the elevator and return the location of the potential problem to the Otis customer service center, so that the elevator can be solved before the failure causes the outage. Get rid of these potential problems. In 2015, Otis cooperated with Microsoft AT&T, the largest telecommunications company in the United States, to install a large number of sensors and small servers in 300,000 elevators, collecting various elevator operation data such as vibration, motor operation, and height. Through AT&T's network, it was sent to Microsoft to help build three cloud platforms in Europe, North America and East Asia.


Since then, the German elevator manufacturing company ThyssenKrupp Elevator has proposed a new "predictive maintenance solution", built a complete set of IoT systems from the elevator end to the cloud, monitoring the elevator through a variety of sensors installed on the elevator The operating conditions, and with the help of the cloud, take precautionary maintenance measures based on pre-set algorithms to provide engineers with an analysis basis.


On July 15 this year, KONE, which has a market share of 10%, intends to marry ThyssenKrupp. According to the German Daily, ThyssenKrupp and KONE’s major shareholders held a potential merger of the two companies’ elevator business. talks. The report said that the Alfred Krupp Foundation, which owns 21% of Thyssen, and Kylie’s largest shareholder, Antihlin, have already negotiated a deal.


On September 10, Hitachi and Tencent basically reached an agreement on the cooperation in the field of "Internet of Things (IoT)". Tencent has IoT-related technologies in areas such as cloud computing. First, we will discuss the introduction of Tencent's IoT system on Hitachi's elevators, or to enable collaboration between the two systems. Share their skills and experience in infrastructure construction, manufacturing and logistics in smart cities to promote market development.


In 2016, Schindler, the world's leading supplier of elevators and escalators, signed a global cooperation agreement with Huawei to develop an Internet of Things (AIoT) solution to achieve seamless connection between elevators and escalators. The Elevator Internet of Things solution, which is screened at Huawei's full-connect conference, is based on SDN (software-defined network) and edge computing. It uses the sensors installed in the elevator to collect elevator status information and manages the SDN architecture. Ten thousand terminals and realize automatic operation and maintenance.


Where is the elevator industry in the cold winter?


Elevator industry With the real estate industry has entered the winter, the international six giants Otis has already contracted the front line, Thyssen and KONE also intend to hold the group to warm, the long-term illness into a medical Schindler but the days have been moist. Mitsubishi and Hitachi have been cultivating the Chinese residential market, which has forced hundreds of private enterprises in China to survive.


The real-time monitoring of the elevator's full life cycle is a big part of the Internet of Things application, and elevator manufacturers have invested in the embrace of the Internet of Things. Recently, at the 2018 Wuxi Material Expo, the China Elevator Internet of Things Industry Alliance was formally unveiled, which means that the country attaches importance to and supports the elevator industry. With the explosion of the Internet of Things in 2017 and the multi-regional elevator Internet of Things. With the success of the pilot, Elevator Internet of Things has become one of the most promising areas for the future development of the elevator industry and the Internet of Things industry. It is attracting more and more IoT companies and elevator companies to participate. The elevator IoT platform of the B/S architecture has been Become a development trend. Perhaps the development of the elevator Internet of Things will be as difficult as the growth of the Internet of Things in China for nine years, but the bleak and cruel autumn will survive the cold and long winter, and the spring of the plum blossoms will be ushered in. summer!


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