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ThyssenKrupp AG /ˈtɪsɛn.krʊp/ is a German multinational conglomerate corporation based in Duisburg and Essen, Germany. The corporation consists of 670 companies worldwide. While ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's largest steel producers, the company also provides components and systems for the automotive industry, elevators, escalators, material trading and industrial services. As of a 2009 reorganization, it is structured into eight business areas that fall under two major divisions, Materials and Technologies. The Materials division concentrates on carbon steel, stainless steel, and material services while the Technology Division concentrates on elevator, plant and components technology, and marine systems. The company is the result of the 1999 merger of Thyssen AG and Krupp, and now has its operational headquarters in Essen. The largest shareholder is the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, a major German philanthropic foundation, created by and named in honour of Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, former owner and head of the Krupp company, once the largest company in Europe.ThyssenKrupp has 5,500 employees and generates €1.6 billion in revenue in Spain, where it mainly manufactures elevators. Italy, where the company produces most of its stainless steel, generates €2.3 billion in revenue. The businesses in those two countries make up 9% of all sales for the company.ThyssenKrupp's products range from machines and industrial services, to steel production and shipbuilding. It also has activities in the sphere of defence. Wikipedia.

The invention relates to a method for producing a seamless pressure vessel for storing hydrogen and also to such a pressure vessel produced by the method. In order that such a pressure vessel withstands both very high internal pressures and pressure fluctuations as well as (low) temperatures and temperature fluctuations and also high mechanical loading from the outside, is resistant to embrittlement and is comparatively lightweight and can be produced cost-effectively, the invention proposes forming a round or tubular workpiece consisting of a multi-layer composite sheet metal material comprising a carrier layer made of steel material, preferably carbon steel, and a shielding layer resistant to hydrogen embrittlement by a flow forming process into a seamless hollow body, which serves as a semifinished product to be further processed into the seamless pressure vessel, wherein the workpiece is formed in such a manner that the shielding layer represents an inner layer of the pressure vessel, and in which the multi-layer composite sheet metal material or the workpiece is selected or produced with respect to the thickness of the shielding layer in such a way that, during the flow forming of the workpiece, the shielding layer is retained as a whole-area, uninterrupted layer.

ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2015-06-16

A vibration dampening device is operable to dampen vibrations within ropes of an elevator car or other components to improve ride quality, and is further operable to harness or harvest and convert energy from those vibrations into electrical energy. The dampening device includes a macro-fiber composite and the vibrations are communicated or transmitted to the macro-fiber composite. The macro-fiber composite is operable to harness or harvest and convert energy from vibrations into electrical energy. Such electrical energy is communicated or transmitted to a control system of the elevator car for storage and/or use.

ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2015-04-24

A hoisting member for an elevator system includes a core having strength components embedded in a matrix material. A coating can surround the core to protect the core and control the coefficient of friction of the outer surface based on a range of desired friction properties to prevent or inhibit slippage of the hoisting member when used in a traction elevator system. The strength components may be made from carbon nanotube material with the matrix material made from a polymer material. The hoisting member may also include other conductive material or fiber optic material. The hoisting member may also serve as the trailing cable in an elevator system. In doing so the hosting member transmits power and data between the elevator car and the elevator controller thereby eliminating the need for a traditional trailing cable.

ThyssenKrupp | Date: 2015-03-02

One elevator system includes an elevator car, counterweight, traction sheave, support wrapped around the traction sheave and suspending the car and the counterweight, a compensation sheave, a compensation member wrapped around the compensation sheave and being affixed at a first end to the elevator car and at a second end to the counterweight, and a tensioner. The support is driven by rotation of the traction sheave to raise and lower the car, and the tensioner is in communication with the traction sheave for linearly displacing a rotational centerpoint of the traction sheave. Another elevator system has an elevator car, counterweight, compensation sheave, compensation rope wrapped around the compensation sheave and being affixed to the car and the counterweight, a traction sheave driving a support suspending the car and the counterweight, and a tensioner in communication with the traction sheave for inducing a variation in tension of the compensation rope.

ThyssenKrupp and WF Maschinenbau und Blechformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG | Date: 2015-12-09

A method for producing rotationally symmetric structural components of metal, in particular steel, is provided. A blank is arranged in a torsion-proof manner on a first receptacle, the receptacle is rotated about a rotation axis so that the blank is caused to rotate about this rotation axis, at least one linear shaping element with a contour having at least partially an unrolled external contour of the rotationally symmetric structural component or a preform of the structural component is moved tangentially to the surface of the synchronously rotating blank, and the linear shaping element is at the same time pressed against the blank so that during the tangential movement the contour of the linear shaping element is formed at least partially into the blank. A kingpin or link pin of a connection link with a connection shaft and a link outer part is produced.

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