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HyprLift Inc
Profile last edited on: 10/11/23      CAGE: 8NWL8      UEI: HQE2LDRPFDJ6

Business Identifier: Fully autonomous, self-propelled elevator cabs: next-generation elevators for next generation of tall buildings.
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Location Information

6650 Hawaii Kai Drive Suite 210
Honolulu, HI 96825
   (808) 479-1825
Location: Single
Congr. District: 01
County: Honolulu

Public Profile

Developing a unique elevator solution for skyscraper-class buildings,unlike traditional elevator systems Hyprlift's elevators do not rely on cables to hoist the cab. Instead, the overall system is one of self-propelled electric vehicles that are not bound to a single shaft. Instead, elevators can navigate autonomously throughout multiple shafts using an onboard dynamic-tractive drive system that engages with the shaft and propels the cabs at high speeds. This very different operaing system enables multiple cabs to travel within the same shaft. This approach increases transport capacity which - in turn - lmeans shorter wait times and fewer shafts. Fewer shafts potentially allow buildings to increase revenue-generating uses. This technology will also be especially applicable as buildings increase in height, as traditional elevators have a maximum height, where this solution does not.

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Less than .5M
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Privately Held
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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2023 2 NSF $1,255,848
Project Title: Tractive Drive System Proof-of-Concept

Key People / Management

  James Hutchinson -- Founder & CEO

  Erik Bleyle -- Product Development Engineer

  Osvaldo Enriquez -- Control Systems Engineer

  Daniel Johnson -- Lead Mechanical Engineer

  Daniel Johnson -- Lead Mechanical Engineer

  Robert Nakata -- CTO

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