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KEB America releases elevator regen calculator

Jonathan Bullick | June 3rd, 2015

SHAKOPEE, MN – KEB America, Inc. announces the release of an online elevator regen calculator on its website, The free tool informs users with an estimate of their annual energy savings when using a KEB regenerative unit, along with a breakeven analysis for their investment.


At various times during a traction elevator‘s operation, energy is both delivered to and returned from the elevator system. An R6 unit allows regenerated energy to be returned to the utility line instead of being dissipated as heat across a braking resistor grid.


“KEB’s R6 elevator regen drive has proven to be a very economical option to capture regen savings,” said Jonathan Bullick, sales manager at KEB America. “In some cases, the payback period is only a year or two. However, the amount of savings and the payback period can vary greatly depending on the usage, elevator capacity, and type of elevator technology being used. This calculator is a tool that property managers can use to justify the regen investment and determine prime regen candidates.”


The elevator regen and cost analysis calculator was developed by KEB elevator experts. The calculator enables users to enter basic elevator, usage, and investment parameters. It approximates the regen savings one could expect. With the launch of as KEB America’s news and information portal, the tool is available to anyone interested in checking the numbers for themselves.


The calculator can be found at  Contact KEB America for more information.




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