UK Lift Symposium, the new online digital edition

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From 23rd to 25th September, the Lift & Escalator UK Symposium was held online for the first time.

The usual event in Northampton (UK), which every year hosts the Lift and Escalator Symposium, was organised in a digital format for the 11th edition. The Coronavirus emergency and the resulting restrictions for international travels, as well as the necessary caution for the emergency we are all experiencing, prompted the organisers to offer the vertical transport specialists audience a live event on Youtube.

During the 3-day event (from 23rd to 25th September 2020), there were international experts speaking about their latest sector researches.

UK Lift Symposium –  Session 1: ‘Energy and Equipment’

Chair: Rory Smith

A Matlab/Simulink based elevator energy consumption model

Lutfi Al-Sharif, The University of Jordan (Jordan)



An energy efficient fuel cell hybrid elevator: the main concept and design topology

Stefan Kaczmarczyk, University of Northampton (UK)


A design methodology of rope tension meter used for lift automatic door assembly

Anup Balharpure, Rewale Engineering Pvt. Ltd (India)

UK Lift Symposium –  Session 2: ‘Technology’

Chair: Richard Peters

IoT, magic or myth

Rory Smith, University of Northampton (USA)

Research of real time video monitoring and remote control system of escalators

Yantai Luo, Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Corporation (Japan)

Feasibility study of using a coupler skate encoder system for monitoring the real time status of lift door operation

Rohit Nehe, Creestaa Lifts (India)

UK Lift Symposium –  Session 3: ‘Engineering’

Chair: Stefan Kaczmarczyk

Computational environment for simulating impact of building sway on high rise lifts

Jaakko Kalliomäki’, Kone (Finland)

Study on a vibration reduction system for lift roller guides

Yosuke Shima, Tokyo Denki University (Japan)

Computer-aided structural analysis of the lift car – guiding system under the normal and emergency arrest operational conditions

Mohammad Ghaleeh, University of Northampton (UK)

UK Lift Symposium –  Session 4: ‘Escalator safety and earthquakes’

Chair: Lutfi Al-Sharif

Study on evacuation route in case of a disaster considering the fragility of mechanical structures

Kazusada Natsu, Tokyo Denki University (Japan)

The passenger input into escalator accidents

David Cooper, Lecs UK Ltd (UK)

Study on escalator fall off behaviour during earthquakes

Nayuta Sudo, Tokyo Denki University (Japan)

UK Lift Symposium –  Session 5: ‘Traffic and Control’

Chair: Rory Smith

The round trip time simulation Matthew

Appleby, Peters Research Ltd (UK)

Call-giving devices in lift traffic design with a destination control system

Mikko Kontturi, Kone Industrial Ltd (Finland)

Using the inter-linked Monte Carlo Simulation method (iMCS) to calculate the value of the elevator round trip time to reflect the random nature of passenger arrivals

Lutfi Al-Sharif, The University of Jordan (Jordan)

The maximum number of passengers boarding a lift in office buildings based on automated passenger counts

Tiina Laine, Kone Industrial Ltd (Finland)