Has your elevator drive recently failed?
Or maybe you’re considering upgrading an obsolete drive?
A shut-down elevator can cause serious annoyances and safety hazards to tenants in your building, but is the high cost of replacement a requirement?
Depending on the age of your elevator drive (sometimes called a vvvf drive), you may be offered several different options for repairs or replacement. If you’ve been told that parts are obsolete, you may think the only way to salvage your existing elevator is to upgrade the drive.
Is that really the case?
As a building owner or manager, this guide will help you with everything you need to know about elevator drives. We’ll review details on the elevator drive, obsolescence, options to repair, and we’ll provide tools to help you calculate true cost.
Let’s get started.
So your elevator jack (often called an elevator cylinder) needs to be replaced. I think you’ll agree when I say:
Elevator work is expensive. Hydraulic elevator jack replacements are extremely expensive. There’s not much I can do to improve my situation.
Or is there?
As it turns out, there are a few things to keep in mind to save money and dramatically improve your situation.
In this post, I’m going to explain what those things are and how you can quickly improve cost.
Let’s dig into the details of elevator jacks, cylinders, and pistons.
It’s that time again: your elevator maintenance contract is expiring and you need to renegotiate. The document is long and complicated—how do you know what’s most important?
If you’re not happy with your current service and want to ensure the elevator gets the preventative maintenance it needs, you’ll have to go through your elevator maintenance contract with a fine-tooth comb.
This article will help with that. Let's dig down into the nitty-gritty details of elevator maintenance contracts to extract some valuable parts.
We’ve compiled common needs and considerations for anyone that's about to sign a new elevator maintenance contract.
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Unless you’re in the elevator business, when you hear the words “elevator door operator,” you likely think of a guy in a suit who rides and controls the elevator in a fancy hotel.
Well, that’s where it started, but today it is a system of motors, gears, and levers that opens and closes thousands of times a day.
Upgrading your elevator door operator can be a costly investment. Let's review some critical questions before you decide to buy.
Is your elevator system experiencing problems? Constantly shutting down? If you’re frustrated by elevator shutdowns and resulting tenant complaints, an elevator soft starter (sometimes called an elevator solid-state starter) could be a great option. Many building owners utilize soft starter devices to extend the life of older elevators, preserving their reliability as they age.
This type of electrical current monitor helps to prevent power surges, reduces downtime even in busy elevators, and runs quieter than traditional starters.
The cost of these soft starter systems can run rather high, which is a concern for many building owners. Is it worth the price? Use our free Soft Starter Cost Calculator to estimate the cost to install them in your building.
Let's break down the essential features of the system to help you decide.
Do you have a proposal that includes an elevator traveling cable? Are you wondering why it’s so expensive?
Maybe your local jurisdiction is requiring a safety upgrade. Perhaps you’re enhancing security with card readers and surveillance cameras. There are unlimited elevator upgrades available.
Elevator work is already expensive, and the cost of an elevator upgrade can double or triple if a new elevator traveling cable is required. What is an elevator traveling cable? Why do I need it? Why is it so expensive?
This guide will help you understand what it is, why it’s required, and how much it will cost.
The update to NYC elevator code appendix k and the required Elevator Door Lock Monitoring System are incredibly crucial to public safety. The upgrade helps prevent fatal failures and improve overall safety for passengers.
Almost 50,000 elevators in New York City will need to upgrade. The change could mean a costly elevator upgrade for your building. As a building manager or condo owner, you may be looking for information to guide you through this large purchase. This complicated upgrade is difficult to understand and a few tips could save you money.
How do you get the most value? What questions should you ask your elevator provider? What information is helpful to negotiate a better deal? Is your proposal competitive?
In this post, we will cover information to help determine if you’re getting a fair deal, along with a few other tactics to keep in mind. Before we start, make sure you check out our free cost calculator to estimate the upgrade at your building.
Here are four tips to help you maximize savings on your Elevator Door Lock Monitoring upgrade.
You just received notification for the new elevator door lock monitoring requirements in New York City. Now you’re wondering what the elevator upgrade will cost. Or maybe you just received a proposal and you’re questioning the total price.
It’s important for a building to plan and budget for major costs. The elevator code deadline is January 1st, 2020. Buildings need to understand the forthcoming cost.
Let’s breakdown exactly what costs are expected so you can budget and validate proposals. This guide will help you understand the total cost of an elevator door lock monitoring system.
Your elevators may require a costly upgrade. This guide will help you understand the New York City elevator door lock monitoring code, how to upgrade, and how much it will cost.
The City of New York issued new guidelines for elevator door lock monitoring systems, specifically to meet code referenced in Appendix K. The law requires completion of upgrades and changes by 2020.
Keep reading for access to our free NYC Door Lock Monitor Cost Calculator and our full guide with 14 things you need to know.
Home elevators can cause harm. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that in just two years 1,600 people were hurt on home elevators, which don’t have the same safety features as commercial elevators.
Are you an owner of a home elevator? Are you looking to keep you family and friends safe? We can help.
Although most home elevator details are best addressed by an elevator consultant, the general public needs immediate safety information for home elevators.
The purpose of this article is to educate homeowners about the importance of safety on home elevators. This article is designed to increase safety awareness for everyone that owns, or will own, a home elevator.
Here are 5 home elevator safety tips to keep you and your family safe.