The Electrical Side of Elevators

There are several codes and guidelines in place designed to regulate the electrical design of an elevator. It can be overwhelming as an elevator designer to think of them all, especially as you know you have to deal with the elevator inspector, electrical inspector, and the Fire Marshal. They are in charge of reviewing the… Read more »

Evaluation of Building Structure Before Install Day

Before you can add an elevator to your building or home, you have to perform a structural assessment of the existing building. This will ensure that the structure can take on the added strain of such a big moving element: the elevator. Building Design and Structural Considerations The first step to ensuring a successful elevator… Read more »

Parts of an Elevator

From controllers and signal fixtures to cylinders and cables, there are many parts that go into the composition of an elevator. Let’s go over the basic elevator components and what they all mean today. A Look at Common Elevator Components Cabin or Car: The main part of the elevator, designed for enclosed transport of passengers… Read more »

Fancy Elevators From Around the World

The best elevators are those that combine form and function in one exciting design. There are many fancy and elaborate elevators that can be found all over the globe, so take a quick journey with us as we explore them. Lacerda Elevator (Salvador, Brazil) This historic elevator overlooks the harbor in Bahia, Brazil. It was… Read more »

Elevator Fun Facts

Did you know there are currently over 900,000 elevators in operation in the United States? Or did you know that elevators, statistically, are the safest way to travel? Join us as we enjoy more elevator fun facts below: Elevators are 20x safer to use than escalators. It’s safer to ride in an elevator than in… Read more »

New Year’s Reset and Maintenance on Your Elevators

With the advent of a new year, it’s important to re-evaluate our priorities and make lists to guide us through 2024. One of those areas you may be able to improve is in regards to elevator maintenance and upgrades. Here are some New Year’s resolutions that can help you reset and renew your focus on… Read more »

Planning Commercial Elevator Upgrades for Highest ROI

Elevators make up an important part of any commercial property, providing a safe and efficient way for guests to move around your building. They can also have a big impact on your property’s overall value. Got old or outdated elevators? Planning for a commercial upgrade can give your property value a boost as well.Check out… Read more »

Keep Your Elevator on the Nice List

Santa’s watching! Make a list and check it twice; keep up with elevator maintenance to make sure your elevator stays nice! Here’s how you can ensure your elevator operates to the best of its ability and gives you a long lifespan through 2024 and beyond. Perform Routine Elevator Inspections Routine elevator inspections by a professional… Read more »

The Cost of Maintaining an Elevator: Commercial

Owning and maintaining a commercial elevator isn’t exactly cheap. However, it is necessary, and it’s a vital form of property upkeep that not only ensures everyone’s safety but extends the life of your equipment. According to Home Advisor, the average elevator repair costs between $202 and $484, or about $342. You may pay as low… Read more »

The Cost of Maintaining an Elevator: Residential

Owning and maintaining a residential elevator can be very affordable initially, but you have to maintain it regularly in order to avoid expensive repairs. This important form of property upkeep not only ensures everyone’s safety but extends the life of your residential elevator equipment. According to Caring.com, the average cost of home elevator maintenance is… Read more »