Category: Elevators

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 »

Understanding Elevator Ropes

According to How Stuff Works, the most popular elevator design is the roped elevator, where the car is raised and lowered by steel ropes instead of being pushed from below. Essentially, the ropes are attached to an elevator car, looping around a sheave, which is essentially a grooved pulley. The sheave then grips the hoist… Read more »

Elevator Safety Tips

Taking an elevator is like second nature to many of us. We don’t think twice about getting on one at work, the mall, in our apartment building, or while visiting someone at the hospital. You trust that the property owner is keeping up with all the safety inspections that make an elevator run safely. However,… Read more »

5 Interesting Facts About Elevators

We bet you don’t think much about elevators in your daily life; yet, they serve an extremely important purpose in our everyday lives. Think about the elevators you encounter each day as you head to doctor’s appointments, malls, work, school, and points of interest on your vacations. With more than 900,000 elevators currently in operation… Read more »

The Extinction of Elevator Operators

There once was a time where every elevator in the country had an attendant to open and close the doors, greet guests and address any problems that cropped up. Not so today. We’re willing to bet there are still a few elevator operators here and there for historical and tourism purposes, but today, elevator operators… Read more »

How Elevators Have Changed in the Past 120 Years

The very first elevators made their way onto the scene as early as the 1820s, although several iterations of primitive elevators had been experimented with as far back as ancient Roman times. Things were a lot different then and the elevators of those days barely resemble those of today. According to Buildings.com, the 19th century… Read more »

Elevator Design: Form vs. Function

There’s no doubt as to the functional advantages to the modern elevator. After all, it has shaped how we live and do business today, spurring the proliferation of high rises throughout the 20th century. However, elevators blend both form and function to create an aesthetically pleasing internal design coupled with workable features that combine for… Read more »