Elevator Ropes: Function and Purpose

Most elevators still feature some kind of rope system. In low-rises (buildings up to four floors), hydraulic jacks are in place to move the elevators. Such elevators can be in the ground, above the ground, single-stage or telescopic in nature. They’re best for accommodating just 100 feet of travel. For high rises, a roped system… Read more »

Ensuring Safety with Residential Elevators

Having a residential elevator in your home is certainly a convenience and a privilege. But you have to understand how to safely operate it and educate everyone in the household about proper usage. Safety Tips For Standard Residential Elevators If you have a standard passenger elevator for your home, heed these safety tips. Choose experienced… Read more »

Complying With the Requirements of the ADA

The ADA — short for the Americans with Disabilities Act – is in place to ensure those with disabilities are protected under the law. This law was signed in 1990 by then-President Bush to protect the civil rights of the disabled, similar in nature to the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This… Read more »

The ABCs of Elevator Industry Terms

In the elevator industry, there are specific terms used to describe certain parts, components and practices. Some of them you may know, while others you may not. Let’s review some of those industry terms so you can familiarize yourself with them. For a full list, check out our glossary. The ABCs of Elevator Terms A… Read more »

Residential Elevator Needs

Residential elevators are elevators that are used in the home. They can include stair chairs, lifts, dumbwaiters, and passenger elevators. Many homeowners choose residential elevators because of their speed, convenience, and flexibility. They can be used for a variety of things. You can transport food and drink between floors in a dumbwaiter. You can transport… Read more »

Commercial Elevator Needs

Any elevator that is used in a public space is known as a commercial elevator. They are designed to carry heavy loads while standing up to tough work conditions and heavy traffic demands. As such, commercial elevators can refer to passenger elevators in a business setting, such as a hospital, high rise or doctor’s office. This… Read more »

All About Mowrey Elevator

Mowrey Elevator Company Inc. was born in 1976 in Davie, Florida. It was our goal to create a company that could put residential homeowners and commercial business owners in touch with an easy and affordable way to add elevators and lifts to their structures. The response we got was so great and demand so high… Read more »

All About Entrance Frames

When you think of elevators, you may not think of entrance frames right away, yet they serve an important function. Here we will go over your entrance frame options, their importance and how they function. We construct all our elevator entrance frames in house at our manufacturing facility here in Florida. Entrances are available in… Read more »

Reasons You Want to Install a Residential Lift/Elevator

Got a home with multiple levels? Are you tired of navigating up and down several flights of stairs a day? Do you entertain a lot and need an efficient way to get appetizers and drinks to your guests? You could benefit from installing a residential lift or elevator in your home. And believe it or… Read more »

Reasons You Want to Install a Commercial Lift/Elevator

If you own a business with more than one floor and you don’t already have one, you may consider installing a commercial lift or elevator to make it easier for your tenants, clients and customers to navigate between levels. Commercial elevators are a wise investment for many reasons. Below are several great reasons for adding… Read more »