Category: Elevators

Elevator Safety and Children

Elevators can be dangerous places for children. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, six people per year die in and around elevators, and that number includes one child under age 10 each year. The injury rate is much higher than that. About 2,000 kids are hurt each year in and around elevators,… Read more »

Which Elevator is Best for Home?

If you are contemplating adding an elevator to your home, you may understandably be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the choices that are out there. That’s why we’re here to go over which elevators are best for residential purposes and why. When choosing the best home elevator for you, here are some factors to consider:… Read more »

Important Elevator Safety Tips

Heeding elevator safety is important as you navigate elevators in your apartment building, at malls, in office parks, and in skyscrapers. It may seem like a no-brainer, but below is a general list of safety tips that you should brush up on every once in a while, to stay on top of your game. Watch… Read more »

Elevator Innovation Trends to Watch for in 2021

With a whole new year before us, we look forward to a multitude of innovations – and the world of elevators is no different. The elevators of tomorrow need to continue to be energy efficient, space saving, sustainable, low in maintenance and time efficient. On top of that, they have to be cost efficient, durable,… Read more »

Budgeting for an Elevator

Is a new elevator in your future? Are you looking to modernize and make some quality upgrades? If you have done your homework, you know that professional and reliable enhancements take money, and in many cases a significant amount if you’re going to do it right. This may have you wondering how you can best… Read more »

Ways to Modernize Your Elevator

Elevator modernization involves upgrading the important parts of the elevator so it is better able to handle new technology, enjoy better performance, improve safety, and provide updated aesthetics. As your elevator gets on in years, many components will require upgrades due to parts being obsolete or to accommodate advances in technology. When you modernize your… Read more »

Different Elevator Ropes and How They Function

Most elevators have ropes of some kind. For low-rise applications, such as buildings up to four floors, hydraulic jacks are used to move the elevators, which can be in-ground or above ground, telescopic or single stage. They are ideal for around 70 feet of travel, which is about a few floors. For more than that,… Read more »

Entrance Design: Make Smart Choices

When designing the entrance to the elevators in your lobby, office or other business, it’s important to make smart choices in terms of aesthetics. You want your elevator to look welcoming, like you’re inviting your guests on a journey. You don’t want it to look like you’re taking them to the dungeon! Part of that… Read more »

All About Signal Fixtures

Signal fixtures: what are they and what significance do they have for elevators? Well, you need signal fixtures in order to operate the most basic functions of a lift: up, down, door open, door close: these are all the most common examples of signal fixtures. You need them to work properly in order to guarantee… Read more »