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Schindler’s Robotic Installation System for Elevators

High-rise buildings are growing taller, and they also need to be built faster. To meet today’s challenges and our clients’ needs, we offer the fastest elevator installation method to date: Schindler R.I.S.E, our revolutionary Robotic Installation System for Elevators.

We’ve always been the pioneer in innovative urban solutions, and the Robotic Installation System for Elevators (Schindler R.I.S.E) is another proud testament to our commitment to the smart cities of tomorrow. It combines advanced automation with elevator technology, so that, for the first time in history, a robot can execute installation steps autonomously.

This method installation ensures a much safer working environment for workers as well as high-quality installation of elevators. 

Main benefits

  • Removal of conflicts; improved planning with BIM integration
  • High-level accuracy
  • Improved worker safety and welfare; reduced need for non-ergonomic manual tasks
  • Highly attractive installation schedules for fast handover to customers
  • Better-quality installations
  • Automatic installation steps
  • Most efficient installation method for drilling and setting anchor bolts

Schindler R.I.S.E in practice

Fixation of robot hoist way
Drilling holes
Wall surface detection and obstacle avoidance
Setting anchor bolts
Drilling position according to the rebar location

Our Schindler R.I.S.E system can complete a floor much faster than conventional installation methods: that includes drilling and setting the anchor bolts required for landing doors, divider beams and wall brackets. A camera is mounted onto the system’s platform to allow remote viewing, but the system operates independently; no operator is required. Once installed in the elevator shaft, the autonomous Schindler R.I.S.E operates non-stop until all anchor bolts are installed.

This way, we relieve the installation team from the physically demanding, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks of preparing the shaft, while keeping a high installation quality. 


Schindler R.I.S.E in building planning

Schindler R.I.S.E complements digital planning solutions which have become an unstoppable trend, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM). With Schindler R.I.S.E, data is directly streamed from the digital building model to the robot, greatly improving accuracy. Information and data from each step of the installation is recorded and automatically exchanged in the digital model of the building for later reference.


Collaboration with the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)*

We are shaping the construction sites of the future, together with our customers. In our research agreement with the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), we are investigating how robotic technology, like Schindler R.I.S.E, can positively impact the construction processes of tall buildings to improve the quality and speed of construction while maintaining safety on-site.

Schindler Innovation

We are proud of our pioneering heritage in elevator technology with a long tradition of developing innovative mobility solutions, including the first-ever patent for elevators without a machine room.

We are proud to introduce this innovative robotics system which provides a new level of worker safety and helps improve quality. This is another example of Schindler’s commitment to providing the most advanced digital and urban mobility solutions to shape the smart cities of the future.

Karl-Heinz Bauer, Chief Technology Officer, Schindler Group

*CTBUH is a non-profit organization that facilitates the exchange of knowledge on tall buildings.