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Read our blog for insights on TK Elevator and the fascinating world of vertical transportation.

Freight and Service Elevators in the E-Commerce World

Nov 30, 2021: Two converging trends — the rise of e-commerce and growing urbanism — are creating big challenges for cities and commercial buildings. The impact of that growth has massive implications for our infrastructure — both inside and outside of the buildings we call home.

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Hybrid Work Schedule

How Elevator Activity Reveals the Future of Working from Home

Nov 16, 2021: Not only has the TKE Index Report given us insight into the volume of commuters going into their offices but also how they move through their buildings and when they leave for their homes. Through this data, we were able to identify the things that help tenants feel comfortable entering their place of work.

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Sustainability: It's in Our Elevators

Nov 9, 2021: We at TK Elevator recognize the critical role we play in moving people through the built environment. That’s why we strive to create more sustainable products and to be transparent about our ecological impact.

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Cloud-based Predictive Maintenance Maximizes Uptime

How IoT Has Revolutionized the Elevator Industry

Nov 2, 2021: One of the major trends that was predicted to have a significant impact in the future is that of cloud-based predictive maintenance through IoT systems. In order to see less of that “Out of Order” sign, we must adopt new technology that will help us to render an issue obsolete before it can even present itself.

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Smart Building Technology Provides Real-Time Visibility into the Status of Your Elevators

Oct 26, 2021: The first trend that was identified in the TKE Index Report was that smart building technology provides real-time visibility. 5G solutions offer instantaneous processing speeds to collect data from equipment that is connected through the Internet of Things (IoT).

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How Intelligent Dispatching Improves the Flow of People in a Building

Oct 19, 2021: The future of advanced elevator technology and innovation is here, and intelligent dispatching is a tool that’s at the forefront of it all. Not only can intelligent dispatching provide necessary health benefits by limiting interactions in tight spaces, but it can shorten the length of time that tenants wait in the lobby for an elevator.

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AGILE Mobile: How TK Elevator Makes Your Building Digital

Oct 12, 2021: This mobile solution can be applied to existing two-button elevators, as well as those with Destination Dispatch. AGILE Mobile can be added to any building with a modern elevator control system, at any point in its lifecycle.

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An Interview with Henry Chamberlain

Oct 5, 2021: With a mission to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge – BOMA successfully represents owners, managers, service providers and all property professionals for any type of commercial building. One of the key leaders of this renowned association is Henry H. Chamberlain.

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Introducing the 2021 TKE Index Report

Sept 28, 2021: The TKE Index Report is a brilliant mine of data collected from over 86,000 elevators across the U.S. and Canada which illustrates business activity in commercial spaces. We are able to see a contrast in how life was before the pandemic and the impact it’s had on our present.

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Touchless Technology

Sept 21, 2021: Each day, thousands of commuters will pass through a single office building, all pressing an elevator call button before tapping on their respective floor button inside the cab. This task that presents itself as a part of our everyday lives, can pose a health risk as the pandemic carries on.

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TK Elevator Emergency Elevator Services

Sept 14, 2021: Each hour, day, and week - countless commuters expect to have your elevator system carry them seamlessly to their destination. One of the most remarkable elements of this process is that every passenger will step into the cab of your elevator without needing to think twice, trusting in the reliable engineering of modern vertical transportation.

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TK Elevator's "Uplifting" Culture

Aug 31, 2021: TK Elevator is one of the largest elevator manufacturers in the world. You can find our elevators in all inhabited continents, São Paulo to Singapore, Pittsburgh to Paris. However, our global reach does not detract from our commitment to community, both ours and those around us. With over 120 local branch offices in the United States, TK Elevator associates and technicians are never far from home and value relationships formed over time.

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181 Fremont: Elevators with World-Class Safety for San Francisco

Aug 24, 2021: Buildings are central to a city’s identity, shaping the skyline and becoming icons within themselves. Every city has different needs that require cutting edge, highly customized architectural solutions. TK Elevator works with architects and developers to create high-tech solutions which push the industry forward and benefit all our customers.

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Hydraulic Heritage: How the Modern Hydraulic Elevator is in TKE’s DNA

Aug 17, 2021: We at TK Elevator build our products with over eight decades of experience. We make pioneering technology part of your everyday life, but that’s just in our DNA. Our story begins when we brought the modern hydraulic elevator to the masses.

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Change is Good: The Power of Non-Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation

Aug 10, 2021: Zoos across the world increasingly measure and monitor the psychological well-being of their animals. Based on this research, they have devised environmental enrichment techniques to provide anti-depressive and stress-reducing mental stimulation.

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Digital Technology and Automation: Innovations Past and Future

Aug 3, 2021: Because of the pandemic, we rely on technology more than ever. However, this newfound reliance only accelerated existing human-machine integration. To remain competitive in the digitizing landscape, industries must embrace the power of technology to improve human interaction with their spaces.

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How Hospitality is Adopting to the Economic Recovery

July 27, 2021: Last week, we reported TK Elevator Index insights into the economic recovery in office buildings. While the June data revealed a strengthening return to the office, building use patterns have undoubtedly shifted.

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What Urban Data Reveals About Shifting Centers Of Activity

July 20, 2021: The Centers for Disease Control now reports that nearly two-thirds of US adults are inoculated against COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Economic Analysis has reported above average growth in GDP, led by sectors like professional services, real estate, retail and accommodation.

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Stormy Weather Ahead? Act Now to Protect Your Elevators

July 13, 2021: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2021. Catastrophic weather brings torrential downpours and flooding that can damage your elevator system.

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Keep Your Elevator Machine Room Cool

June 29, 2021: If your elevator machine room gets too hot, your elevator system can experience erratic performance and even shutdowns.

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Five Things to Check Before Requesting Elevator Service

June 22, 2021: In an unexpected elevator shutdown, there are five things you can quickly check that could potentially get your equipment back on the move.

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How is this Hybrid Office Situation Working?

June 15, 2021: We’re seeing very interesting new patterns on which days we’re coming into the office — if we’re coming at all.

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Traction Versus Hydraulic Elevators

June 8, 2021: Learn about the differences between traction and hydraulic elevators, and what they mean for your building.

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Elevator Enhancements to Keep Returning Workers Safe

June 2, 2021: There are a variety of elevator enhancements that building owners and managers can implement to ensure their facilities handle workforce returns and, more importantly, keep workers safe.

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What Elevator Data Tells Us About the “New” Office Workday

May 25, 2021: As we return to post-pandemic normality at work, it’s safe to say that life will be different in many ways. COVID-19 accelerated technological and social change. It transformed how we shop, consume media and now, where and when we choose to work.

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Elevator Traffic in the COVID Era: One Year Later

May 19, 2021: Month by month, we continue to see encouraging signs showing the economy recovering and commercial building traffic on the rise.

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Six Warning Signs Your Elevators Need to be Updated

May 11, 2021: Noise, jerky stops and starts and frequent callbacks - these are warning signs your elevators are leaving your tenants at a standstill. Although reliable service and maintenance can keep your elevators safely moving for 12 to 15 years, eventually your elevator, like all machines, will reach the end of its service life.

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The Changing Landscape of Georgia Elevator Activity

April 21, 2021: With the nation’s eighth largest population and a red-hot economy, Georgia has experienced significant urban mobility changes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TK Elevator Data Reveals Significant Urban Mobility Changes Over Last Year

April 8, 2021: Month by month, we continue to see encouraging signs showing the economy recovering and commercial building traffic on the rise.

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