Hyundai to Build World’s Tallest Elevator Test Tower
Hyundai Elevator will build the world’s tallest elevator test tower, a 183 m-high facility near the company’s R&D center building inside the main office complex in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province. The company aims to begin operating the tower late this year. The world’s tallest elevator test tower will be built for performance tests of super-speed elevators that can move faster than 1 km per minute. World’s tallest elevator test tower will be installed with nine state-of-the-art elevators, including super-speed elevators that can move 1,080 m per minute. The tower will be used to conduct comfort, safety, vibration and noise tests. Hyundai Elevator plans to enter the super-speed elevator market in earnest by finishing development of elevators that can move 600 m per minute by September this year and others that can move 1,080 m per minute next year.
When completed, the tower will be 10 m taller than the 173 m-tall elevator test tower of Mitsubishi Electric in Japan, which is currently the tallest in the world.