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thyssenkrupp’s predictive maintenance technology helps keep more than 50,000 people moving daily at Microsoft’s corporate campus


  • Microsoft’s real estate group is utilizing MAX predictive maintenance technology to maximize uptime on nearly 70 of its busiest elevators
  • enviromax, thyssenkrupp’s enviromentally friendly biodegradable fluid, was tested at Microsoft’s corporate campus


REDMOND, WASHINGTON (August 16, 2018) – thyssenkrupp, the global leader in urban mobility, maintains 337 elevators at Microsoft’s corporate headquarters, and has three fulltime service technicians overseeing building transportation onsite in partnership with property manager, CBRE. To meet the escalating transportation demands of the 8 million square foot campus, thyssenkrupp recently installed its MAX predictive maintenance system on 69 elevators.

MAX is the elevator industry’s first real-time, cloud-based predictive maintenance solution that identifies issues before they occur, increasing elevator availability and reducing downtime. There are currently more than 80,000 MAX units installed in the U.S. and more than 120,000 installed worldwide.

“thyssenkrupp prides itself on pushing the boundaries of engineering innovation, and that commitment is exemplified by our real-time predictive maintenance system, MAX, ” said Rich Hussey, president and CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas.

Powered by the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning platform, MAX’s connectivity enables Microsoft’s real estate group to monitor all elevator functions, including operating speed and capacity as well as individual components. This actionable intelligence provides service techicians and building managers with data-driven solutions that help support smarter management of their building transportation systems.

Microsoft’s real estate group also recently completed testing of thyssenkrupp’s awardwinning enviromax solution. enviromax, the industry’s first high performing vegetablebased, biodegradable fluid, is formulated from canola oil, which is rapidly renewable, readily biodegradable and has minimal effects on the environment. The high-performance formula can reduce energy consumption, operating temperatures, friction and component wear in hydraulic elevator systems.

“enviromax pushes the envelope in ecologically friendly lubrication by providing high-temperature fluid stability while also delivering superior ride characteristics with reduced friction,” said Brad Nemeth, VP of Sustainability at thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas. “On top of its high-performance benefits, enviromax provides peace of mind for building owners knowing they are utilizing a best-in-class solution for elevators. Oftentimes, building owners have to choose between high performing and eco-friendly, but with enviromax, you can have both.”

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TK Elevator

With customers in over 100 countries served by more than 50,000 employees, TK Elevator achieved sales of around €9 billion in fiscal year 2022/2023. We ensure high levels of customer service globally from our extensive network of about 1,000 locations. Over the past several decades, TK Elevator has established itself as one of the world’s leading elevator companies and became independent after separation from the thyssenkrupp group in August 2020. The company’s most important business line is the service business proudly provided by around 25,000 service technicians. The product portfolio ranges from standardized elevators for low-rise residential buildings to highly customized solutions for skyscrapers. In addition, it covers escalators, moving walks, passenger boarding bridges and stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based solutions, such as the MAX platform, are delivering enhanced services. With these digital offerings, there are no longer any limits to urban mobility. TKE – move beyond.