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Daily press, 2016-04-12, 08:02 AM

Hannover Messe 2016: thyssenkrupp showcases MAX, its game-changing IoT-based predictive service solution for elevators

  • Digitization and Industry 4.0 are key for thyssenkrupp's aim of enhancing urban mobility and making cities the best ever places to live
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) enables a dramatic increase of elevators availability
  • Intelligent and connected MAX elevators raise safety and reliability to new levels

At the Hannover Messe 2016, thyssenkrupp Elevator and Microsoft will showcase MAX, an intelligent, connected monitoring system which is set to transform the elevator service industry. With MAX, elevators are connected via the Cloud to allow real-time monitoring of all functions – from cab speed to capacity to door mechanisms.

Using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, thyssenkrupp has succeeded in establishing a completely new preventive maintenance system; instead of reacting to problems, service engineers can now access real-time data and take proactive measures to prevent elevator breakdowns before they occur. With the groundbreaking MAX installed worldwide, time savings for elevator passengers could be equivalent to 95 million hours in each year of operation.

"Integrated Industry - Discover Solutions” is this year’s lead theme at Hannover Messe 2016. A perfect match to showcase the company’s latest innovation, which leverages the power of IoT to enhance the efficiency and availability of the world’s most widely used means of passenger transportation.

As thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Andreas Schierenbeck stated: “Together with Microsoft, we are digitizing our industrial products and turning Big Data into smart data. Through this, we are extending our business model and thus securing a significant competitive edge.” He added, “MAX will enable us to offer customers predictive and even preventive service for their elevators, striving to enhance urban mobility and make cities the best ever places to live.”

MAX and its impact on the elevator industry will be showcased at the Microsoft booth, Hall 7, Stand C40 from April 25 to 29, 2016 at the Hannover Messe.

About us:

thyssenkrupp Elevator
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2014/2015 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €43 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth