Event: Low-Rise Machine Room-Less Elevators
Low-Rise Machine Room-Less Elevators
On Demand

This webinar is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) for Continuing Education.







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This webinar will give attendees an overview of what a low-rise elevator is, the evolution of the machine room and more detailed information regarding the different types of MRL's.


Learning Objectives
  • The webinar details what exactly a "low-rise" elevator is and the factors that are used to describe this type of elevator.
  • The webinar explains the different types of machine room configurations currently in existence and the differences between what some call machine room-less and what it really means.
  • Traction and Hydraulic Machine Room-Less Overview. Detailed overview of the sections of the Traction MRL: different machine supports, cable deflection, overhead and pit requirements, counterweights and rails, as well as limitations of cab finishes and the Hydraulic MRL: machine and jack configuration, hydraulic fluid, overhead and pit requirements.
  • Direct comparison of Low-Rise MRL Elevators: overhead and pit depths, speed, cab finishes, noise and ride quality, LCA, LCC and EPD, and energy usage.



Matt Watkins
Executive Vice President of Marketing
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas


Matt Watkins is the executive vice president of marketing for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas.  He joined the company in 1997 as a sales representative in Spokane, Washington and became branch manager in 2002. In 2007, he was promoted into executive management and served as vice president of construction sales in the southwest region and vice president of sales, US field operations.  Matt began his career in the industry with Arizona Elevator Inc. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Arizona, Tucson 

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