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Installation of elevators. Toronto

Toronto panorama

Toronto is a huge metropolis, which has more than 2 million inhabitants. The city combines huge skyscrapers, industrial buildings, tall towers and renovated old buildings. In addition to the beautiful Canadian nature, Toronto hockey can offer tourists a huge number of interesting places.

Kasa Loma

Among all the attractions, a special place is reserved for the Castle Casa Loma. It does not have a long history and was built in the early 19th century by Canadian businessman Henry Pellat. The castle was a kind of personification of sulfur Henry's childhood dream. He built his residence in the style of a medieval European castle. Getting on its territory, creates a unique feeling of a fairy tale. The building does not have a certain style in it combines a huge number of different directions. In the middle you can see a luxurious and rich interior. The castle has a huge number of rooms, an elevator, running water, a large library and an observation deck. It is often rented for weddings, banquets, filming.

Toronto Hockeyhalloffame

Toronto is simply impossible to imagine without hockey. Therefore, being in the city, tourists should certainly visit the famous Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The museum exhibits personal items, awards, equipment, photos of the most outstanding hockey players. This honor was awarded to only 300 players. Also, here is the famous Stanley Cup.

Muzey Ontario

The central and most popular museum of Toronto is the Royal Ontario Museum. The museum exhibits a huge amount of antiquities, stuffed prehistoric animals, ancient Egyptian sarcophagi and other interesting things. On the territory of 40 huge halls you can see the statue of the goddess Sekhmet, medieval vases, the remains of dinosaurs, precious stones.

CN Tower Canada

Another remarkable attraction of the city is one of the tallest television towers in the world, the CN Tower, its height is 553.33 meters. Built in the 70s today, it can offer tourists an observation deck located at an altitude of 351 meters. Equipped with a glass floor, it makes visitors experience extraordinary sensations. You can climb to the top of the stairs or by using the elevator. In addition, the tower houses a glass rotating restaurant, which can host a large number of visitors.

Toronto is a beautiful city with a beautiful and long history. A large number of museums, green parks, interesting buildings annually attracts tourists from all over the world.

Toronto is a city of skyscrapers.

Trump Tower Toronto

One of the multifunctional skyscrapers is the International Hotel and the Trump Tower has a height of 252 meters and is ranked 7th in Toronto and Canada among the tallest buildings. The building houses hotel rooms, apartments, bars, restaurants, and on the roof there is a health club-spa with an area of ​​over 1,670 m² overlooking Lake Ontario. Number of floors: 57 above ground, 2/5 underground. The hotel rooms are equipped with TVs built into the mirrors in the bathrooms, and toilet paper, on each sheet of which is printed the capital T - Trump. 6 high-speed elevators were installed in the building. Elevator maintenance is performed daily by qualified elevator company specialists. In July 2012, two high-warning aircraft warning lights were installed on the roof, and the total height of the building with a spire was 277.1 meters.

First Canadian Place Toronto

The tallest building in Toronto and Canada is considered to be the First Canadian Place - a skyscraper located in downtown Toronto. Its height is 298 m, and it ranks 15th in North America (if you count the height of the spire). Today it houses the main office of Bank of Montreal.
Construction of the building began in 1973 and was commissioned in 1976.

According to the project, white Carrara marble was used on the facing of the Building, which took about 600 tons, but in May 2007, during a strong hurricane, a marble block of 140 kg came off and fell off a 60th floor. Later, the building decoration systems were upgraded and the marble was replaced with glass panels in bronze frames.

36 elevators were installed in the building, of which 29 are two-level. First Canadian Place is one of the few buildings in the world where two-level elevators are used and maintained.


TD Canada Trust Tower is the third tallest building in Toronto. 263 m with a spire. 53 floors. Built according to the design of the architect Bregman + Hamann Architects in 1990.

Canada is a northern country. Both in Toronto, and in Montreal, and other large cities, people are protected from the vagaries of the weather by beautiful indoor galleries or underground passages.

Allen Lambert galleria Toronto

As an example, the Brookfield Place, which connects the TD Canada Tower skyscrapers with the Bay-Wellington Tower, is a huge covered gallery with openwork ceilings and a glass roof. This is the creation of the famous Spanish architect Allen Lambert and the sculptor Santiago Calatrava.

The network of underground and indoor elevated galleries, and Toronto passages (PATH) - the largest in the world. It crosses the entire city center and helps under the roof to get to any place

Installation of elevators. SEGP localized the first domestic production of winches for elevators

The Sarapulsky Electrogenerating Plant (SEGP) in Udmurtia was the first in Russia to complete the 100% localization of the production of domestic gear lift winches by launching the mass production of a worm pair, a key element of the lifting mechanism. Now, worm gears of winches are being bought by manufacturers of elevator equipment abroad, so the opening of a new production is another important step in import substitution for Russian elevator factories.

Lift SEGZ 1

In addition, the purchase and maintenance of domestic components are cheaper than imported counterparts, thereby increasing the availability of such an expensive event as replacing an elevator in an apartment building, said first deputy general director and executive director of AEGZ, Alexey Belyaev.

Lift SEGZ 2- This is a very promising direction. Every year in Russia, about 36 thousand elevators change or are installed in new homes. Our production at the first stage is designed to produce 6.5 thousand worm pairs per year, - said Belyaev.

An investment project to expand the production of elevator equipment at the Sarapulsky electric generating plant was initiated by the Board of Directors of the enterprise and supported by the Industry Development Fund (FRP).

- The project is aimed at import substitution of components for the production of domestic elevators. Its total cost was about 500 million rubles, of which 249 million is a soft loan from the Industry Development Fund. The company purchased high-tech equipment for borrowed funds, which made it possible to expand the production of elevator equipment, "commented Roman Petrutsa, director of the FER.

Having started the production of a worm pair, the Sarapulsky Generating Plant fully localized the production of elevator winches at its enterprise. To achieve this, the Group has been cooperating with large elevator factories since 2004, and first of all mastered the production of electric motors. At present, the plant has already produced about 75 thousand engines for a total amount of more than 1.2 billion rubles.

Lift SEGZ 3- During this period, we mastered our own production gearbox, traction shears, brake pulleys, an electromagnet, and the last product is a worm pair. In addition to the main assemblies from which the winch is assembled, there are also rubber products, a fan, housings, hardware products - this is all produced at the factory. We did not have a single rejection of the supplied winches. We are proud of it, and our technical and production competencies are ready to develop, so that our winch is not inferior to its Western counterparts, - said Belyaev.

In the past three years alone, a subsidiary of SEGP LLC "Wellift" doubled the production of gear winches. In 2017, there were 2,300 of them, this year they plan to release about 4,000, and for 2019, the goal is to increase the figure to 6,000. Since 2012, more than 10,000 elevator winches have been sold worth more than a billion rubles. New technological equipment of the plant allows in the shortest possible time to complete the full cycle of manufacturing components and parts.

Next Sarapulsky generator plant is preparing to begin the serial production of gearless elevator winches. They are smaller in size, consume little electricity, do not make so much noise and do not need to be installed in a large elevator machine room. Due to the production of winches, SEGP increases the share of civilian output. Now in the composition of the products shipped, this figure reaches 20 percent, whereas three years ago it was only eight percent. However, the winches are not the only civilian products of the plant.

- There are other areas that we successfully deal with and intend to engage in - for example, the development of outdoor electric vehicles. Just over 10 years ago, we began to explore the direction of explosion-proof engines. Today we supply them to oil and gas workers, and we occupy about a third of the Russian market, "concluded Alexei Belyaev.

Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Utilities - Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia Andrei Chibis, who attended the official opening of the new production line, noted that the market for domestic elevator winches is very promising.

Lift SEGZ 5

- The overhaul program, which was hard to launch, has an effect not only in the form of renovated houses and working elevators, but also in the form of an incentive for the development of our industry. It is great that in Udmurtia, in Sarapul, production appeared where the production of winch equipment is localized, and now it supplies it to our American partners. This indicates a high quality product. I hope that in the near future the Udmurt enterprise will be one of the key suppliers of elevator equipment in the country. It is fundamentally important that the winch is the main and most dangerous part of the elevator, it is done here, it is worth a lot, - said Andrei Chibis.

Source: special project Russian Newspaper

Selection of a contractor for maintenance of elevators

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Maintenance of elevators is an important component in the complex maintenance of any multi-storey facility, regardless of whether it is residential or industrial. Moreover, the specificity of the elevator economy is caused by the fact that its maintenance is performed by a specialized enterprise, and not by the general structures of the housing and communal services.

Now the circle of persons responsible for the state of passenger lifts is the owners of buildings and management companies who are responsible for the maintenance of passenger lifts, elevators and escalators.

from August 1, 2017, the new "Rules for the organization of safe use and maintenance of elevators, lifting platforms for disabled people, passenger conveyors (moving footpaths) and escalators, with the exception of escalators in subways" came into force. Details of this material can be found in our article "New rules for the use of elevators in Russia."

montazh liftov1aConsidering the importance of elevators, both for living and for organizing production processes, the maintenance of elevators is based on the use of constant technical supervision. The specialist of the service company should regularly check the direct operation of the elevator, evaluating those or other parameters. Thus, the ability of the elevator to perform its functions in the normal mode is confirmed.

If this capacity is not confirmed (for example, if any parameters exceed the normatively defined values), the elevator will need to be put on repair. Obviously, the operation of faulty elevators is fraught with serious problems.
Accordingly, for the maintenance of elevators, it is necessary to select a company that can not only conduct competent diagnostics, but also carry out repairs in the shortest possible time. For this, it is necessary to have highly qualified certified specialists and modern equipment.

In newly built houses to determine the organization for the performance of maintenance of elevators no problems. Usually the organization that carried out the installation of elevators and is selected for their maintenance. The account of all lifts, elevators and escalators put into operation is carried out by the authorized body in the register of objects.

If an apartment building or any industrial facility has long been put into operation, then the best way to determine the qualification of a serving company is to review its customers, especially if in the process of cooperation they needed urgent repairs.

mu1All elevators must be equipped with a two-way communication system with the control room.
Elimination of elevator failures must be performed within a period not exceeding 24 hours from the moment of its stop, when it is not connected with major overhaul or modernization.
In the event of an emergency stop of the elevator, the evacuation of persons located on the inside of the elevator car must be performed within 30 minutes from the moment the signal is registered.

Qualitative maintenance of elevators implies a wide range of activities:

  • Scheduled technical inspections;
  • Emergency technical inspections;
  • Routine maintenance of units and assemblies;
  • Scheduled and unscheduled repairs, including capital repairs.

Based on the specific tasks of the customer, maintenance of elevators is usually divided into three categories:

  1. Periodic maintenance. The least expensive, but not the most effective, because it implies a limited range of one-time works.
  2. Normal maintenance. Permanent maintenance of elevator facilities, plus emergency on-call visits.
  3. Full maintenance. The most qualitative option, because it is based on the principle of "all inclusive".

The group of companies "MITOL" performs installation and maintenance of elevators, escalators and travolators in Moscow and the Moscow region and meets all the requirements "Rules for the organization of safe use and maintenance of elevators, lifting platforms for disabled people, passenger conveyors (moving footpaths) and escalators, escalators in metro. "
The group of companies "MITOL" has qualified qualified specialists, its own production base, modern dispatching service and emergency technical service.

Group of companies "MITOL" on the elevator market of Russia for 20 years. Today, we manufacture more than 700 elevators per year and serve more than 8,000 facilities in Moscow and the Moscow region.

Welcome to MITOL!

Installation of elevators. Disadvantages of living in skyscrapers

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The construction of skyscrapers in the modern world is already connected not with the problem of vacant places in the cities for construction, but rather a confirmation of their status for companies. Today, skyscrapers do not surprise anyone, and they have already reached a height of more than one kilometer. In Saudi Arabia, the 1007-meter tower of the Kingdom Tower is being built, in Kuwait there is a 1001-meter tower Madinat al-Hareer, etc. In Russia, the 354-meter residential tower of the IFC Oko in Moscow City is headed by the head of the Lakhta Center (462 m), which will occupy the second place in Russia and Europe, after the Ostankino TV tower (540 m). Also, in Grozny is cost 435 meter skyscraper "Ahmat-Tower".

Buyers of apartments in skyscrapers most often attract, of course, some status of such apartments, a homogeneous social environment and chic views from the windows to the sky - some tenants like to watch often through a telescope. But, as they say, there is always another side of the coin. Life in a skyscraper has a lot of nuances and features that are not always so enjoyable. Let's indicate the main "minuses".


A very serious argument of housing in skyscrapers is the cost of apartments. According to calculations and experts' opinion, housing in skyscrapers is 2-2.5 times more expensive than in conventional residential buildings. This applies to the cost of utilities and insurance services. Indeed, the maintenance of skyscrapers requires much more costs.

Fire safety

A great danger to the inhabitants of skyscrapers is a fire. Not even the fire itself, but measures to evacuate a huge number of people from the place of ignition and their withdrawal from the building. As the experts say, despite the high development of technologies in construction, the use of absolutely non-combustible materials is impossible. Therefore, a fire is a real threat. So, in 2009 there was a fire with the building of the CCTV Tower in Beijing under construction and a fire in 2013 in the construction of the "Olymp" Tower in Grozny-City, where the finishing works were carried out.

Seismic safety

Any earthquake is a danger to skyscrapers. Although any building is designed for seismic resistance and is provided by the materials and frame structure, geological surveys are carried out more carefully when choosing a site for the construction of a skyscraper. In the event of an earthquake, the difficulty lies in the rapid evacuation of people from the building. Although, the destruction of skyscrapers from earthquakes today is not recorded in the world, if we consider a skyscraper building at least 150 meters high.


Since it is impossible to ventilate in a skyscraper, by opening windows and transoms, with a breakdown of the air conditioner or a power outage, the room temperature rises rapidly, especially in summer or in hot climatic zones, and this is an inconvenience to residents.

Neboskreb oblaka1Lovely view from the window

One of the "pluses", which are often spoken in advertising by developers: "A beautiful view from the window" denies the residents of the upper floors of skyscrapers. In rainy weather, they see only a veil of clouds, and during a thunderstorm a more terrible sight. Although, any building is equipped with lightning arresters and is in it during a thunderstorm absolutely safely.

Possible technical problems

Some technical problems during life in skyscrapers: a weak pressure of water in the pipes on the upper floors, problems with the elevator during peak hours. When designing, installing elevators and their number, it was calculated on the number of permanent residents of the building and the number of visitors, but during peak hours this calculation does not work. Maintenance of elevators in skyscrapers is associated with a large flow of passengers and a huge speed of elevator movement, because elevators are basically all high-speed. In high-speed elevators, there is the problem of a sharp drop in pressure, which makes some people feel bad. Modern skyscrapers have neither opening windows nor balconies. Fresh air in the room comes through the air conditioning system. Although the windows do not open, they do exist. And there is one interesting point related to their washing. Living in a simple house, a person can wash their windows at least ten times a day. In skyscrapers, professional mountaineers are engaged in this, they are hired only a couple of times a year. Therefore, at the first desire to "update" the view will not work, exactly, as well as go out to smoke on the balcony.

Not enough parking available

One of the most important problems for residents of skyscrapers is the lack of parking for personal transport. All the while, there are not enough places for huge underground parking lots. After all, except for the tenants of a skyscraper, office workers, restaurants, beauty salons and other organizations need to be in parking lots, which are usually located on the lower floors of the building to increase its profitability.

Security Issues

A huge accumulation of the number of residents, staff of institutions, clients and guests in one place, overcrowding of skyscrapers creates the complexity of supporting people's safety. But the security service of the building has its own individual police, to support the order and prevent offenses and theft.


Living in modern skyscrapers, which are considered elite, housing "premium", has not only a huge number of benefits, but also some shortcomings. Therefore, when buying residential apartments in skyscrapers, it is better to know all the nuances and to choose the right floor and location of your housing on the sides of the world. And, nevertheless, to live in a skyscraper there are more advantages, as everything is in one place, only on different floors. In the building there are also shops, restaurants, fitness halls, pharmacies, cinemas, banks, everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Installation of elevators. Aquadam underwater conditions

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If you were lucky enough to visit the capital of Germany, Berlin, by all means visit the world's largest Aquarium Aquarium. Especially to see this underwater miracle is worth the families who have children, since the latter will just be delighted with him.
The aquarium is located in a luxurious five-star hotel "Radisson". All interested persons can get to his yard by buying a ticket, which, however, costs as much as 19 euros. However, everyone who saw Aquad, was enthusiastic about its incredible size and marine life. It is a tall elongated cylinder located in the lobby of the hotel. The city also has an interesting complex "The Marine Life of Berlin", in which, in addition to this aquarium, there are several smaller ones, and the oceanarium.

AquaDom von Oben1To build this marvelous magnificence, it took more than two years of work and a fabulous amount of about thirteen million euros. But such expenses of time and money very soon paid off, because Aquad quickly won among tourists the glory of the best attractions of all Germany.

The implementation of such a large-scale construction was carried out by the famous American company, which used modern innovative technologies for this. The architects created the shape of the cylinder in order to accommodate a fairly large elevator in the aquarium, which accommodates up to thirty people. Installation of the elevator in two floors inside the aquarium was made for the first time in construction. It is from this that a survey of the marine inhabitants of Aquadoma is made. The two-storey elevator rises upward in five minutes, that is, it moves slowly so that you can view the aquarium. Fish, of which there are more than fifty species, are placed in the water evenly due to the fact that they live at different depths. And if someone wants to admire the beautiful sea inhabitants more than once, you can always book a room in the hotel, and enjoy this show as much as you want. But this pleasure is expensive. However, tourists do not repel this.

The size of Aquadoma is impressive: the height is about twenty-five meters, the diameter is about eleven and a half meters, and the weight is more than two thousand tons. The design is made of acrylic glass and cylinders having a thickness of over twenty centimeters. The difficulty is still in the maintenance of the elevator, as it is inside the aquarium.

To clean the aquarium and feed the fish, scuba divers daily dive into it. Lighting and heating of water occur thanks to the light that comes through the transparent dome on top. And in the dark, this work performs artificial lighting.
Aquad is becoming more popular every day among both Berliners and tourists. The most affluent of them can afford to rent a room in this hotel and admire the depths of the sea regularly, because, they say, it calms the nervous system. In any case, the visitors of this huge aquarium will remain happy and happy.

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