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Published on giugno 26th, 2014 | by Raffaella Capritti



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Flexible, space-saving configuration

GEN2_COMFORTOtis’ family of Gen2® machine roomless lift systems combines twenty-first century technology and materials to produce safe, energy efficient and environmentally responsible products whilst still offering design flexibility, increased usable space and time-saving installation techniques, for both low-rise and high-rise commercial and residential buildings.

Environmentally friendly

The Gen2® system is up to 50 percent more energy efficient than conventional systems, enabling developers and owners to manage their building more economically as well as benefit from an increase in rentable space.
In addition, the Gen2® system’s flat, polyurethane-coated steel belts and gearless machine do not require any additional lubrication, making the system cleaner for the environment.

Smooth, quiet performance

The Gen2® system replaces conventional steel ropes with coated steel belts. The unique, patented flat-belt drive technology virtually eliminates vibration, providing passengers and tenants with a remarkably smooth, quiet ride and improved overall comfort.

Flexible, space-saving configuration

Flat belts enable a more compact lift system, eliminating the need for a machine room for most building applications and offering architects and designer’s greater flexibility in building design.

Rapid installation

With integrated components and proven work practices, Otis has streamlined the installation process, so builders benefit from a more controlled installation with improved building interface.


In 2000, the Gen2® lift system – an innovation developed and patented by Otis – radically changed the lift industry by replacing the conventional traction steel rope with a flexible polyurethane-coated steel belt.
The advantages of Gen2® technology are available for a wide variety of building applications from low-rise residential to high rise.
The belt is just 3 mm thick, yet it is stronger than conventional steel cables.
It lasts up to three times longer and has enabled Otis to completely re-invent the lift.
The flat, coated-steel belt eliminates the metal-to-metal effect of conventional systems.
Coupled with a smooth-surface crowned machine sheave, the result is exceptionally quiet operation and superior ride comfort.
Furthermore, the flexible flat belt enables a more compact, energy-efficient machine, which can be contained in the hoistway.
This reduces building and system operating costs, and frees up valuable space.
The belt and the gearless machine, with its permanently sealed bearings, do not require any additional lubrication so the Gen2® system is cleaner for the environment.
The highly efficient gearless machine with its permanent-magnet synchronous motor reduces power consumption by as much as 50 percent compared to conventional geared machines.
Long-lasting flat belts, smooth, crowned sheaves and minimal moving parts in the gearless machine dramatically reduce wear and increase durability and efficiency.
To further enhance reliability and safety, Otis developed the Pulse™ system, which continually monitors the status of the belts’ steel cords. Unlike visual inspections of conventional steel ropes, the Pulse™ system automatically detects and reports belt faults to maintenance personnel for rapid response, providing owners with greater peace of mind.


Gen2® Premier

The Gen2® Premier system combines 21st century technology and materials with modern objectives including energy efficiency, environmental responsibility, passenger safety and comfort, increased usable space, streamlined architectural profiles and time saving installation.
The Otis Gen2® Premier incorporates the latest major breakthrough in lift technology – flexible, polyurethane-coated steel belts replace the conventional steel cables.
Combined with the equally innovative concept of smaller, energy saving machines, and the low noise controller and drive, this radical innovation produces a state of the art lift system.
The Gen2® Premier system represents more than a collection of new components.
It is an imaginative re-invention of the most basic assumptions governing vertical transportation.
The result is a completely revolutionary system – one that takes lift technology to its next level.
The Gen2® Premier can be produced with speeds of up to 2.5m/s, loads from 630-2500kg and a maximum rise of 90m.

Gen2® Lux

The Gen2® Lux lift system offers the quality ride of the original Gen2® System with added high-speed capacity. The energy-efficient gearless permanent magnet (PM) machine is isolated and has its own Mini-Machine Room Compartment to provide an exceptionally quiet and comfortable ride.
The Gen2® Lux can be produced with speeds of up 2.5m/s, loads from 800-1600Kg and a maximum rise of 150m

Tags: GEN 2, Gen2® Lux, Gen2® Premier, lifts, OTIS

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