Category: Elevators

How an Elevator Works – A Modern Understanding

The technology that powers today’s modern elevator is astounding. It’s so simple yet so complex! These machines have no doubt come very far from their primitive beginnings in the 1800’s when the Industrial Revolution took over the country. The use of iron and steel to construct buildings, as well as the components inside them, took… Read more »

Seasonality and Elevator Troubles

Like many electric or mechanical machines, each season can affect how elevators work in different ways. It’s important to anticipate those problems and plan for any eventuality. Here are some ways in which seasonality and elevator troubles are related. Summer Humidity and moisture can infiltrate your elevator and cause a few snafus. Thanks to temperature… Read more »

What Causes Delays in Elevator Arrival?

You may get annoyed by a slow-moving elevator. Understandably, you’re in a rush and need to get to work, home or to pick up your kids. You probably don’t give much thought to WHY the elevator is delayed, you probably just want it to get here NOW. But there could be a multitude of reasons… Read more »

The Keys to Elevator Efficiency

As the owner or manager of a commercial building or apartment complex, you may be concerned with how efficient your elevator is. After all, if your customers, employees and residents aren’t getting where they want to be in an expedient manner, this could reflect negatively on your business. Here are some tips on how to… Read more »

Private Residence Elevators – Safety

Having a private elevator in your home is a convenience that many homeowners appreciate. However, safety is still of paramount importance, just like it is with commercial elevators. Go over these safety tips before having an elevator installed in your home and review them periodically with everyone in the home. Make sure your residential elevator… Read more »

Elevator Doors: Styles and Safety Requirements

Elevator doors come in a variety of styles, backed by their own sets of safety requirements depending on type. From large elevator lobby doors to small residential ones, you will come across a variety of styles as you go about life. Here’s a look at elevator doors, their vast styles, and their safety requirements. Types… Read more »

How to Modernize Your Elevators Without Closing Down

Chances are as a building owner, you’ve thought about remodeling your current office, apartment, store or headquarters. But you may get caught up in the more cosmetic aspects of those remodels, such as flooring and tile choices, carpeting, and décor. Don’t forget your elevators! They need to be updated too in order to stay up… Read more »

Elevator Standards Required to Pass an Inspection

Similar to a motor vehicle that must pass inspection every year, there are several standards in place that must be met in order for an elevator to pass inspection. These standards are largely governed on the state level, overseen by federal offices such as OSHA. To find out the specific elevator inspection standards in your… Read more »

How Elevators and Mowrey Can be ADA-Compliant

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was signed into law in 1990 by then-President Bush. In a nutshell, it provided the protection of civil rights to those with disabilities similar to the rights afforded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national… Read more »

Elevator Cab Options: What is Best for Your Needs?

When choosing an elevator cab for your business, whether you own a small doctor’s office, apartment building or high rise, it’s important to consider all the options you have before settling on a decision. For instance, our Mowrey ME 200 and ME 225 cabs are manufactured with durable materials and fabricated by highly trained technicians… Read more »