Elevator modernizations update your equipment to improve safety, performance, and aesthetics.
Our modernization plans include many features & benefits for your building:
Removal of Obsolete Control Systems
Many control systems and selector systems are outdated and have older components that are now obsolete. Replacement parts for these components are difficult to obtain and can be expensive, which is why these systems should be removed and replaced.
Installation of New Non-Proprietary Elevator Control System
New microprocessor-based intelligent controllers are highly efficient and reliable. This computerized technology drastically reduces the amount of moving electrical contacts, which decreases system malfunctions. The LED display allows for easy troubleshooting and parameter adjustments. Any reputable elevator company can service the system without the need for handheld diagnostic tools or software upgrades, and parts are available the same day.
Removal of Direct Current Carbon Emission Generators
Motor generators consume AC power as they deliver direct current to the DC hoist motors. These generators are inefficient by today’s standards, and the airborne carbon dust they emit in the machine room is a health hazard.
Removal of Carbon-Emitting DC Hoist Motors
Single speed AC or DC hoisting motors have become inefficient and obsolete. These motors also emit carbon dust throughout the machine room and hoistway, adding to health concerns.
Installation of Code-Required, Unintended Movement Device
The rope gripper was designed to prevent unintended elevator movement while the doors are open. This component is required for all new installations and modernizations for 2004 and older systems.
Installation of New Car Overspeed Safety Governors
Many existing car overspeed governors do not meet today’s elevator codes and only engage when the elevator is descending above the calibrated speed setting. New governors provide protection in both up and down directions, and meet the latest code.
Installation of New Cabs and Signal Fixtures
A lot of existing hall pushbutton and car operating panel fixtures are not current-code compliant. We install new illuminated fixtures which meet ADA requirements for braille and height. We also make sure the top and bottom hoistway access switches are up to code, replacing if needed.
New Car Door Operator Installation
Original car door operators require manual cam adjustments to retain standard operating parameters for opening and closing speeds, transitions, door torque, and closing force. We install new operators with programmable parameters and new infrared safety edges to ensure the operational requirements are always met.
Installation of New Car and Landing Door Operating Equipment
Existing car and landing door equipment often exceed their designed lifespan and don’t meet current codes. We optimize door operations by installing a new door clutch with a code-required zonelock restrictor, door tracks, hanger rollers, lock release rollers, linkages, spirator closers, electro-mechanical interlocks and retention gibs.
Leveling and Landing System Installation
Many existing selector systems are outdated and incapable of re-leveling the elevator within the specifications of today’s elevator code. We install a new automatic, bi-directional landing and leveling system with an accuracy of + or – 1/4 inch.
New Car Top Inspection Station
We install new inspection stations to enable technicians to service the elevator from the car top. These units include a GFCI outlet, work light, and stop switch.
Our endeavor is to care for your building and elevators as if they were our own, with first-class workmanship and a commitment to safety. That is why we’ve designed our modernization plan to be as efficient and thorough as possible, and includes the following:
Shop drawings and cut sheets will be provided for your review in 3 weeks or less.
Manufacturing and Permitting
Upon approval of shop drawings, manufacturing will begin on the new equipment, taking approximately 8 weeks. We will obtain and post all permits prior to beginning work on the project.
Modernization and Inspection
One elevator will be modernized at a time, leaving the other in service for passengers. Modernization will take approximately 10 weeks per elevator. Upon completion of each modernization, we will perform safety testing in the presence of the state elevator inspector for final acceptance.
During the Modernization Phase
At Dura-Lift, it is always our endeavor to provide first-class workmanship and care for your building and elevators as if they were our own.