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The Elevator Innovation Trends That Will Shake Up 2021

The Elevator Innovation Trends That Will Shake Up 2021

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No doubt the pandemic of 2020 has called for adaptations to accommodate a germ obsessed world. The elevator industry is providing innovations that will help meet expectations imposed by the pandemic. Here are the elevator innovation trends that will shake up 2021 – in a good way. Rising To Meet Traffic Demand Now that people have become accustomed to travelling in less tight quarters, transporting people to and from the floors of a high rise face new challenges. However, with the arrival of multi and TWIN elevator systems, the use of more than one car in a shaft will allow buildings to move people from floor to floor more efficiently. The TWIN is more common in Europe but will continue to see growth in North America. By accommodating two cars in one shaft, and using devices to monitor the distance between the cars, they can travel independently without risk of colliding. The...

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How To Overcome The Challenges Facing The Elevator Industry

How To Overcome The Challenges Facing The Elevator Industry

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There isn’t a single industry not affected by technology. Improvements to efficiencies, safety, user enjoyment and even cost savings are just some of the benefits technology provides. However, as demand for technology rises, so too can the costs to keep up with industry changes. Therefore, it’s important to understand the pain points of your industry so you can determine if technology can help you resolve them, or if it is in fact causing them. Here we look at the main challenges facing the elevator industry and how technology is helping overcome them.  Compliance Checks With technology comes noticeable improvements that affect safety. This places pressure on building managers to find ways and means to introduce new technology that can help them remain compliant with these safety and code changes. Legislations differ from location to location, adding to the complexity....

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How to Avoid Common Elevator Problems with Prevention Tactics

How to Avoid Common Elevator Problems with Prevention Tactics

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Experiencing elevator equipment failures greatly interferes with the day to day operations of your building. It can prove to be a landlord’s worst nightmare, especially when equipment failures lead to ongoing tenant complaints. Many common elevator problems cannot only cause costly wear and tear on your elevators, they can also put tenants at risk. Here are common elevator problems and the prevention tactics you can use to avoid them. Worn Sheaves Worn sheaves lead to rope wear, creating an endless cycle which in turn leads to even more wear on the shaves. The best way to avoid this damage is to have sheaves regrooved to help prevent rope failure. Contamination As elevators age, wear and tear on parts causes tiny metal particles to release into the oil that keeps everything running smoothly. When this happens the tiny particles eventually disrupt proper function of the...

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How Emerging Technologies Have Improved Glass Elevators

How Emerging Technologies Have Improved Glass Elevators

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Glass elevators deconstruct the traditional dark elevator shaft and add a modern design aesthetic that elevates the architectural details of a building. They make stunning impressions, both when you enter the building, as well as when ascending to the floors above. They enhance a space, adding an unexpected design element that combines superior functionality with sophistication. With many designers and architects leaning towards minimalist designs, glass elevators offer a timeless elegance that works perfectly in commercial spaces. They also offer a calming effect in elegant hotel lobbies to help relax weary travelers. Because glass elevators can also blend seamlessly into the background, they work well in grand foyers, lobbies, and atriums where other design elements are meant to shine. Glass can easily be combined with other interesting materials, with a special affinity to...

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6 Most Awkward Elevator Rides You Hope to Avoid

6 Most Awkward Elevator Rides You Hope to Avoid

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Whether you ride elevators several times a day, or just hop on board occasionally, nothing is worse than realizing a few floors in you’re with a less than desirable travel companion. Here are six of the most awkward elevator rides you hope to avoid. 1 - Unpleasant Co-workers or Neighbors Stepping into an elevator where people are clearly enjoying an inappropriate, “you had to be there” conversation can make you experience a high school peer pressure flashback that takes the wind out of your sails. Not only are these people having a good time, but they also make it seem it’s at your expense. Their loud laughs and voices shrink down to evil whispers and giggles that make it clear you’re not welcome. They act like you’re invisible yet still manage to insult you, clearly on purpose. 2 - Boss Encounters of the Third Kind Many people make an effort to avoid their boss...

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How Elevator Moderations Save You Money

How Elevator Moderations Save You Money

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Elevators play an important role in any building. Not only do they help transport people to their homes and offices, but they also contribute to the style and architecture of a building. If you are undergoing upgrades or renovations, you might decide to keep your elevators as is as a replacement might seem too costly. However, there is an alternative to straight up elevator replacement. Elevator modernization is an affordable solution that allows you to make a number of improvements to greatly improve both form and function. Here’s how elevator moderations save you money and why it’s an excellent elevator replacement solution. What is Elevator Modernization? Elevator modernization can address a long list of elevator improvements including: Safety ImprovementsLocal code complianceImproved rider experience to increase traffic flowAesthetic upgrades to match building...

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Freight or Service Elevator: What’s Right for You?

Freight or Service Elevator: What’s Right for You?

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Many organizations and facilities automatically plan to install a service elevator without giving full thought to their actual needs. While a service elevator provides a functional option without much concern about the aesthetics, it might not be up to the challenge when it comes to the weight you need to transport. More organizations are finding the freight elevator is better for their needs, a surprising new choice when it comes to elevator trends. Here we look at the difference between the two, and why the freight elevator is making new strides in the elevator installation industry. What is Driving the Freight Elevator Industry? First, let’s look at why the demand for freight elevators is on the rise. According to a recent industry study, there are several factors including: Upsurge in demand for hospitalsMore use in warehousesIncreased use in the construction...

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THINGS TO INCLUDE IN ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

THINGS TO INCLUDE IN ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

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When it comes to evaluating an elevator maintenance plan, people usually have a general idea in mind of what needs to be included in it. However, since these machines are very complicated, there are high chances that you may skip certain things in the research phase. In case something important is missed out, the elevator owner can get stuck into a long-term contract with an incompetent and undependable service provider Having vast knowledge and experience in the elevator industry, we are here to solve such problems for you. In this article, we have listed down everything you need to include in your elevator maintenance checklist along with some additional information that will help you understand the procedure better.  Once you go through this article, you’ll get to know how you should evaluate different elevator maintenance plans offered by elevator service...

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Keep It Covid Clean – How to Sanitize an Elevator

Keep It Covid Clean – How to Sanitize an Elevator

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Elevators are pretty much COVID-19’s best friend. They bring a bunch of people together in a little box for a short trip that could have long-lasting consequences. If somebody coughs or sneezes during the trip, little COVID hooligans are practically dancing a jig. Even if they don’t get somebody already in the elevator, they can live for between 3 and 7 days on stainless steel. They’ve got time to wait for the next unsuspecting victim to enter the space. But not if you know how to properly sanitize an elevator and keep it COVID clean! Let’s look at how to do it. Elevator Buttons Obviously, one of the biggest concerns is the elevator buttons. This is a high-traffic surface, leading the way to spreading the virus. All a rider has to do is touch a contaminated button and then touch their face and the virus has a way to make its unwelcome entrance. Thus, the buttons...

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Tips For Cleaning Elevators in the Coronavirus Era

Tips For Cleaning Elevators in the Coronavirus Era

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The coronavirus has turned the world upside down. With the unseen threats of the virus hiding around every corner, something as simple as getting into an elevator has turned into a dangerous undertaking. As a small metal box, it could be a perfect hangout for coronavirus germs. The virus is thought to last between 3 to 7 days on stainless steel surfaces. It’s not yet well understood how viable the virus can be (i.e. it may not be potent enough to infect you even if you come into direct contact) but it’s still a risk. Plus, there’s always the possibility that someone left the virus inside the elevator a few minutes before you entered. To that end, keeping elevators clean is more important than ever, especially in high-traffic places or where the population is more vulnerable or more likely to have been exposed. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when cleaning your...

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