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TK Elevator - Nottingham (Headquarters)

Unit A Daniels Way, Hucknall

Nottingham NG15 7LL


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Our one-of-a-kind TWIN passenger lift is the industry’s first system with two independent cars, one on top of the other, in one shaft. It gives you the same conveyance capacity in 25% less space. It also lets you introduce brand-new traffic concepts while setting a new standard in high performance.

With TWIN, both cabins use the same guide rails and landing doors. Each car is equipped with its own traction drive, controller, ropes, counterweight and governor. An intelligent Destination Selection Control (DSC) system gets people to their destination faster by grouping together individuals travelling to the same floor. TWIN also boasts a TÜV-tested safety concept to satisfy even the most stringent requirements.

TWIN. Delivering efficiencies across the board.

Technical specs at a glance

  • 250 m

    Travel height

  • 7.0 m/s

    Maximum speed

  • 1,800 kg

    Maximum capacity*

*Higher capacities on request

TWIN

Perfect for the following applications

Key benefits

evolution BLUE Advantages
Extremely cost effective

Two lift cars share the same hoistway, landing doors and guide rails, saving substantial money in construction labour and materials as well as maintenance.

Up to 40% more traffic

Its double-car configuration means now your mobility system can handle up to 40% more passengers.

Highly energy efficient

When passenger volumes are low, TWIN parks one cab to save on energy while the other car stays in operation. An optional energy recovery function feeds about 30% of the recovered braking energy back into your building’s power grid.

Impressively space efficient

By reducing the number of shafts required to effectively service your buildings over 50 metres in height, TWIN maximises your leasable space.

Performance data and principal dimensions for central-opening door (M2Z) - preferred types

Rated load per elevator car 1) 1,250 kg
Speed (m/s)2)
Upper elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
4.0 6.0
Speed (m/s)2)
Lower elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
2.5 4.0
Rope suspension
Upper elevator car
2:1 1:1
Rope suspension
Lower elevator car
2:1 2:1
Max. travel height TH (m)3) 100 150
Dual entrance No
Number of passengers 16
Car width CW (mm) 1,950
Car depth CD (mm) 1,400
Car height CH (mm)4) 2,600 (2,200 – 3,000)
Door width DW (mm) 1,100
Door height DH (mm)5) 2,400 (2,000 – 2,700)
Shaft width SW (mm) 2,750
Shaft depth SD (mm) 2,370 2,420
Shaft head height (mm) 5,500 (depends on car height) 6,800 (depends on car height)
Pit depth (mm) 3,100 5,500
Min. height between floors [DH + 590] (mm) 2,990 (depends on door height)
Min. safe distance between floors (mm)
Standard 7
6,000 (depends on car height)
Min. safe distance between the two lowest landings (mm)
Reduced (optional) 8
4,500 (depends on car height)
Rated load per elevator car 1) 1350 kg
Speed (m/s)2)
Upper elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
4.0 6.0
Speed (m/s)2)
Lower elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
2.5 4.0
Rope suspension
Upper elevator car
2:1 1:1
Rope suspension
Lower elevator car
2:1 2:1
Max. travel height TH (m)3) 100 150
Dual entrance No
Number of passengers 18
Car width CW (mm) 1950
Car depth CD (mm) 1500
Car height CH (mm)4) 2600 (2200 – 3000)
Door width DW (mm) 1100
Door height DH (mm)5) 2400 (2000 – 2700)
Shaft width SW (mm) 2750
Shaft depth SD (mm) 2470 2520
Shaft head height (mm) 5500 (dep. on car height) 6800 (dep. on car height)
Pit depth (mm) 3100 5500
Min. height between floors [DH+ 590] (mm) 2990 (depends on door height)
Min. safe distance between floors (mm)
Standard 7
6000 (depends on car height)
Min. safe distance between the two lowest landings (mm)
Reduced (optional) 8
4500 (depends on car height)
Rated load per elevator car 1) 1600 kg
Speed (m/s)2)
Upper elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
4.0 6.0
Speed (m/s)2)
Lower elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
2.5 4.0
Rope suspension
Upper elevator car
2:1 1:1
Rope suspension
Lower elevator car
2:1 2:1
Max. travel height TH (m)3) 100 150
Dual entrance No
Number of passengers 21
Car width CW (mm) 1950
Car depth CD (mm) 1750
Car height CH (mm)4) 2600 (2200 – 3000)
Door width DW (mm) 1100
Door height DH (mm)5) 2400 (2000 – 2700)
Shaft width SW (mm) 2750
Shaft depth SD (mm) 2720 2770
Shaft head height (mm) 5500 (dep. on car height) 6800 (dep. on car height)
Pit depth (mm) 3100 5500
Min. height between floors [DH+ 590] (mm) 2990 (depends on door height)
Min. safe distance between floors (mm)
Standard 7
6000 (depends on car height)
Min. safe distance between the two lowest landings (mm)
Reduced (optional) 8
4500 (depends on car height)
Rated load per elevator car 1) 1800 kg
Speed (m/s)2)
Upper elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
4.0 6.0
Speed (m/s)2)
Lower elevator car
**Higher speeds on request
2.5 4.0
Rope suspension
Upper elevator car
2:1 1:1
Rope suspension
Lower elevator car
2:1 2:1
Max. travel height TH (m)3) 100 150
Dual entrance No
Number of passengers 24
Car width CW (mm) 1950
Car depth CD (mm) 1900
Car height CH (mm)4) 2600 (2200 – 3000)
Door width DW (mm) 1100
Door height DH (mm)5) 2400 (2000 – 2700)
Shaft width SW (mm) 2750
Shaft depth SD (mm) 2870 2920
Shaft head height (mm) 5500 (dep. on car height) 6800 (dep. on car height)
Pit depth (mm) 3100 5500
Min. height between floors [DH+ 590] (mm) 2990 (depends on door height)
Min. safe distance between floors (mm)
Standard 7
6000 (depends on car height)
Min. safe distance between the two lowest landings (mm)
Reduced (optional) 8
4500 (depends on car height)