ThyssenKrupp teams up with Microsoft to create ‘smart’ elevators

As one of the world’s leading elevator manufacturers, ThyssenKrupp Elevator maintains more than 1.1 million elevators worldwide, including those in the new 102-story One World Trade Center in New York – the fastest in the western hemisphere.

To gain a competitive edge, ThyssenKrupp teamed up with Microsoft and CGI to create a connected intelligent system to focus on elevators that run safely and reliability, around the clock.

Using the Internet of Things (IoT), the solution securely connects thousands of sensors in ThyssenKrupp’s elevators that monitor cab speed, door functioning, shaft alignment, motor temperature and much more to the cloud, using the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service (Azure ISS). The system pulls all this data into a single integrated real-time dashboard of key performance indicators.

These “smart” elevators are actually teaching technicians how to fix them, thanks to Microsoft Azure Machine Learning. Rather than respond to failure alarms after-the-fact, ThyssenKrupp technicians are now using real-time data to identify needed repairs before breakdowns happen.

Read more about ThyssenKrupp’s “smart” elevators on the Machine Learning Blog.

Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff