With $19,485 m (IMF GDP nominal 2017), the USA remains the driving force of the global economy but is now being closely followed by China ($12,014 m). Just 10 years ago (2008), China ($4,604 m) was still slightly behind Japan ($5,038 m) and just ahead of Germany ($3,770 m).
Modernised escalator saves energy – thanks to TOF/Start
Escalators transport millions of people every day – on their way to work, while shopping or travelling. They are in operation daily, irrespective of whether they are being used to their full capacity or not. Continuous operation ensures that people are transported efficiently from one floor to the next. This also means, however, that a lot more energy is used than is actually needed.
The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) Annual Convention & Expo occurred at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 26th and 27th, 2018. More than 200 exhibitors exhibited and nearly 2,750 attendees were pre-registered for the event.