What do you know about elevator Internet of Things?


Release time:

2024-02-06

At present, most elevator manufacturers generally have a single business structure, and their income has begun to slow down. After communicating with a number of large-scale elevator manufacturers in the industry, I learned that they have always wanted to change their business methods, accelerate the transformation from single manufacturing to "manufacturing + service", and transform from the original production and manufacturing enterprises to service manufacturing enterprises. The maintenance market accounts for 30% of the entire elevator market, and in developed countries it can reach about 50%, so the space is very large. Take Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator as an example. In 2015, Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator completed main business revenue of 17.4 billion yuan, of which revenue from elevator maintenance and repair and other services was 4.1 billion yuan, accounting for 23.5%. The operating profit brought by maintenance business accounted for 17.4 billion yuan of the total. More than 40% of profits. Therefore, elevator manufacturers are very motivated to explore the hugely profitable maintenance market.

     At present, most elevator manufacturers generally have a single business structure, and their income has begun to slow down. After communicating with a number of large-scale elevator manufacturers in the industry, I learned that they have always wanted to change their business methods, accelerate the transformation from single manufacturing to "manufacturing + service", and transform from the original production and manufacturing enterprises to service manufacturing enterprises. The maintenance market accounts for 30% of the entire elevator market, and in developed countries it can reach about 50%, so the space is very large. Take Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator as an example. In 2015, Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator completed main business revenue of 17.4 billion yuan, of which revenue from elevator maintenance and repair and other services was 4.1 billion yuan, accounting for 23.5%. The operating profit brought by maintenance business accounted for 17.4 billion yuan of the total. More than 40% of profits. Therefore, elevator manufacturers are very motivated to explore the hugely profitable maintenance market.

    But is the maintenance market easy to enter? There are many problems in this market. Let’s take a look: an elevator is sold to a property management company or a shopping mall, and is operated and maintained by a third-party maintenance company through bidding starting from the second year. The largest cost expenditure of the third-party maintenance company is Manpower, they are squeezing manpower in order to reduce costs and ensure profits. Originally, one person can maintain 15 fully loaded elevators per month. In reality, this will be increased to 30, and the personnel workload is seriously overloaded. This will lead to problems such as untimely and in-depth elevator maintenance, and easy going through the motions. This is also the main reason for frequent elevator accidents. Elevator manufacturers who want to enter the maintenance market will also face such problems.

    How can we find a way that can not only reduce the labor cost of maintenance, but also improve the quality and efficiency of maintenance, giving elevator manufacturers great competitiveness in entering the maintenance market, and at the same time, because of the improvement of maintenance quality? Improvement brings about an increase in maintenance share - yes, the answer is: Elevator Internet of Things!

    The Elevator Internet of Things will provide the following help to elevator manufacturers:

    1. Reduce elevator operation and maintenance costs by about 50%.
    For example, traditional elevator inspection requires about two people to cooperate, which takes about 3.5 to 4 hours per elevator. Through the elevator Internet of Things, advance elevator health assessment can be achieved to provide guidance for on-site inspections, such as For key inspections of areas with hidden dangers, the inspection time can be reduced to 2 to 3 hours per step.

    2. Increase the service life of wearing parts by more than 30%
    . For the all-inclusive approach to elevator maintenance, the service life of wearing parts such as elevator door guide boots is about 6 months in the traditional operation and maintenance mode. Through predictive maintenance (such as switches) Door noise monitoring, wear detection, etc.) can promptly detect conditions such as foreign objects blocking, insufficient lubrication, etc., which facilitates maintenance personnel to perform targeted maintenance in a timely manner, and the service life can be extended to 8 to 10 months.

    3. Accurately predict elevator faults and eliminate safety hazards in a timely manner.
    If the elevator door is blocked by some objects, the switch resistance will increase. For example, for common faults such as the elevator door getting stuck, the sensor inside the door can monitor the door closing resistance. If the normal closing current is only 1 amp, but the current before the fault often uses 1.5 amps, it is very likely that the elevator door pulley or slider is causing the problem. If there are foreign objects in the tank, the fault will be detected in time through the elevator Internet of Things, and the maintenance personnel will be notified to quickly eliminate the fault.

    4. The benefits of value-added services are obvious, such as elevator advertising.
    Through the integrated access of the elevator network, elevator manufacturers can add value-added services. For example, elevator advertising can earn approximately US$260 in advertising fees per elevator per year.

    Take an elevator manufacturer we know that has entered the maintenance market. In 2015, its Chinese branch produced 70,000 elevators, with an annual revenue of US$3.2 billion. The current maintenance volume is 10,000 units. After using the elevator IoT , the company's maintenance costs will be saved by US$4.88 million per year, and related value-added business income will reach US$260,000. We can see that the elevator Internet of Things is very attractive to elevator manufacturers and is an important tool and means for them to carry out business transformation.