28. January 2011 07:47
We have in recent days seen a new development with respect to hydraulic oil heating up and oil tempratures rising. I am not sure if this is due to the fact that elevator contractors are reluctant to add oil into the oil tank (legislative requirement prevents them from doing so without reporting on the oil added) or if there is a pump failure epidemic going on. What we are sure about though is that in some cases, some contractors are approaching building owners after years of normal service to sell them oil cooling devices.
Obviously, if your building is 20 years old and had no oil heat issues, the same rule should apply on a forward going basis unless you have changed the way you operate the elevating device. For example, if your building population density went from 100 passenger to 300 passengers, then one can presume that the building load is due to the new demand which increases the frequency of use. But if the population density is the same and the operation of the elevator (usage) is unchanged, the oil should not heat up unless:
1. The quantity of oil is now reduced which means that there is less oil to disipate the heat, hence the oil temprature would rise; or
2. The pump or motor are faulty and one of them (or both) are on their way out.
So before you rush to buy the oil coolers, make sure that you look at the reasons the oil temprature is increasing.
26. January 2011 15:04
Even for others though the wheels on different chairs will be different meaning that it’s hard to make escalators that grip any surface.As such each has it’s definite place. You should get elevator engineering if you want a way to change floor in an office or in a hotel simply because of the space saved. At the same time you might prefer this in locations that don’t need big trolleys, or that don’t require the regular transfer between floors of lots of people. For department stores though or supermarkets, an escalator with a sloped mechanism becomes much more practical.
However if you can, installing both is preferable and you should get both elevator engineering and escalator engineering. This way you can offer one for disabled access or more private travel and the others for the masses and their trolleys. It also means you have a backup for anyone should one falter.
25. January 2011 15:13
At the same time escalators are more obvious right in the center of the room and this can ‘beckon’ people to use them and enable them to glimpse the upstairs. And then on their way up or on their way down they will be toured through all of the items on display which is great marketing (this is also a great place to keep other items).One drawback of an elevator however is that you need one for each floor. This then means that if you have a multi-story building you will need to consult with your escalators consultant in order to find out the best way to make use of the space with your escalators. It will be less cost and space effective however exponentially with each extra floor.Some wheel chair users might also not be as keen on escalators as they are on elevators. This is particularly true of those using stairs.
24. January 2011 00:51
On the plus side though the extra room means that your escalators can have several people using them at once. This means that you can have a group of people with push chairs or trolleys all use the elevators to go upstairs or downstairs at once. That means that you encourage the flow of ‘traffic’ upstairs and down for people who have trolleys, and the reality is that a trolley is not even really suitable for an elevator on its own. You would have to wait for a long period of time while your elevator came after you called it, and then you would have to cram yourself into the small space. The extra weight can also be unnerving for some people using an elevator. With an escalator however people can push the trolley on then wait, and lots of people can use it at once with no need to queue. This means more people going upstairs with trolleys and thus more custom.
20. January 2011 13:19
This is particularly true of the ’sloped’ style escalators as the incline needs to be relatively gentle or the chairs will be very difficult to push or wheel against gravity. ‘Stair’ escalators take up slightly less space, but still more than a normal stair case – if not for any other reason then because you need two sets – one going up and one going down. At the same time escalators will be more difficult to maintain and its not unusual for them to be found out of order when you visit shops or other places. Escalator maintenance will be required regularly then, and more regularly than elevator maintenance. At the same time though they are also slightly more prone to causing accidents even when all is going smoothly as people can trip, or get caught in the teeth at the top – though these accidents are all much less serious than something going wrong with an elevator which can cause a lot of destruction should it fall. They also cost more to run unfortunately as escalators need to be constantly moving at a set pace rather than just moving when they are ‘called’ like elevators.
17. January 2011 11:45
An escalator is a long moving platform that works a bit like an automated treadmill on a slope. This allows you to stand on the escalator and to be gradually taken up to the next floor this way. At the same time because it is sloped it means that you can push a wheel chair or a push chair up it, and they will normally have grip along the tread so that these don’t roll down and cause a danger that way. Speak with your escalators consultants about making your escalators shopping trolley and push chair friendly. In other situations escalators can simply work as stairs that move, but these escalators provide less access for wheel chairs or trolleys. Again escalators consultants can help you to select the best option for you.This of course takes up a certain amount of space however in your building and this is one important consideration.
16. January 2011 09:44
An elevator or escalator are very useful devices to have in any building that has multiple floors and particularly for commercial buildings or office blocks/blocks of flats. If you have an elevator in your building then this can ingratiate you to customers and visitors, make many processes more practical such as moving boxes or other heavy items, provide disabled access, and allow for quicker transitions between floors among other uses.The question is though whether to get elevators or escalators and discussing with elevator consultants or escalators consultants is the best way to determine which is best for you. Either has its own advantages and disadvantages and deciding is part of the process of elevator engineering. Here we will look at just a few of the differences and the advantages of each.
14. January 2011 10:37
Finally in some cases you might want to have an elevator or an escalator to provide disabled access in your own home and speaking to an elevator or escalators consultant is a good idea if your planning a home for a disabled resident. This is often the case for stroke victims or elderly residents who are no longer able to use their stairs but who do not feel ready to leave their property due to all of the attachments they have there and all of the hassle and upheaval involved in moving. In some cases a stair lift is the best solution here, but some homes are unable to fit a stair lift and it also involves a certain difficulty in transferring from a wheel chair. If you speak with an elevator consultant then, then it may be possible instead to have an elevator inserted into your home by the stairs. Again though not all homes will be able to fit an elevator which is why elevator consultants are necessary to help you know what’s best for your particular home. Friends and family might also want to come out in support by installing such items in their own home so that their disabled friend or relative can visit comfortably.
10. January 2011 00:34
If you have a commercial business with more than one floor then you may want to use either an elevator or an escalator in order to get the most from your property and to allow for easy disabled access. Using a lift consulting engineer it is possible to discuss the possibility of getting one installed and using a new elevator escalator design engineer have one installed.This has many benefits for your company. For one if means you have disabled access and this is something that is very important for most companies and may even be a legal requirement in certain areas. Even where it is not a legal requirement getting elevator engineering or escalator engineering means that you can open your business up to more potential clients or customers. For a super market for instance, or for a department store, then having elevator engineering will mean that your disabled or elderly customers can reach every floor. This then will mean that you get more customers on those floors which means potentially more sales.
5. January 2011 09:15
Should you have been injured in an elevator then you are one of an unfortunate few, and are likely very shaken up by the experience. If the elevator failed or fell then it’s possible you could have been severely wounded. This might then leave you unable to work, or in chronic pain. Similarly if you were stuck in an elevator then this could cause you psychological disturbance, or just result in your missing important appointments that could have all kinds of untold repercussions on your life.In the vast majority of cases this is nobody’s fault and it’s important to recognise this and try to make the most of a bad situation. If you are stuck in an elevator it is possible to make use of the time in a number of ways. You can try using the opportunity to just relax and get some piece of mind, you can use it to think up ideas, you can use it to read a book, to catch up with your correspondence, or even to do business if you have a smartphone.