29. January 2011 06:46
I am often shocked when I see elevator consultants specifying equipment that does not belong in the application they specified. I guess that's because regardless of the latest and greatest "craze", elevator consultants are supposed to be the experts and not craze followers. This was certainly true with machine-room-less (MRL) elevators where in Europe and Asia the product was well received and was working properly, but in North America the MRL products were less successful mostly due to the fact that the capacities were greater and the speeds and usage level was also much greater than that in Europe and Asia.
Destination Dispatching is another tool that when used properly and diligently, can provide users with significant wait time reduction, improved service, improved features and improved performance, but when used improperly, it becomes a detriment to the vertical transportation system and an obstacle to the users. I would never think of specifying a destination dispatch elevator system without seriously looking at the building needs and the advantages that the system would provide.
Destination dispatching allows users to place elevator calls from the lobby. Once the elevator call is placed, then the elevator system will prompt the user to go to a specific elevator (usually an alphabetic designation is assigned) to reach their destination. When the user reaches the elevator, then the floor selected would be posted on the door jamb as a confirmation that the elevator will be stopping at the desired floor. The system also accommodates users with accessibility needs by annunciating the elevator number and the floors the said elevator is dispatching to.
Destination dispatching provides smarter security and accessibility to secure floors; it provides:
1. Segregation of tenants so that company A employees do not share rides with company B employees;
2. VIP service so that high level executives do not share the elevators with the riding public;
3. Specific floor access so that in the even that only one elevator goes to the 9th floor, then the specific elevator with access to the 9th floor will be assigned the call;
4. Bundling of passengers so that all the passengers with like floor destination can use the same elevator. Hence more efficiencies and energy saving;
5. Restrictive access so that only the passengers with the right credentials can use certain elevators to access certain floors; and
6. Efficient dispatching hence reduced time to destination. Time to destination is the measure by which destination dispatching systems are evaluated. While the average wait time (people waiting at the lobby may increase), the time it will take people to get to their destination is typically reduced with this system.
In conclusion, the Destination Dispatching elevator system is a very useful tool in designing a modernization of new elevator design. However, elevator consultants should not rush to install the latest and greatest systems at a premium for the wrong reasons.
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.
6. January 2011 10:47
However in other cases it may be the fault of someone and it might be a result of negligence on the part of the owners of the building. It is up to the people who own the building and the elevator to take many precautions to ensure that their elevators continue to run safely and efficiently. When it was installed they should have tried to get the very best possible elevator engineering and should have used an elevator installation consultant when it was installed. From there they should have had a lift maintenance contract in order to ensure that their lift was regularly checked over.If you were in an accident in a lift then, you might want to ask if they use a lift maintenance contract, and if maintenance has been performed regularly. Likewise you should look for an emergency number inside the lift – all lifts should have one, and a recommendation on the upper weight limit for the lift, which they should have obtained from lifts consultants.
7. December 2010 05:33
As the owner of the building it is important to get a lift consultant to tell you precisely what that upper limit. If they do not, then you will be unaware of how much mechanical strain your elevator actually can take. It is then wise, after you have learned the magic number for the elevator consultant, to ensure that anyone using the elevator is also aware of it. You can do this with a simple sign inside or outside the elevator. If you do this, then the responsibility will not be yours should the limit be exceeded and you will also avoid damaging your elevator. If you are riding in an elevator somewhere else that does not belong to you, then always look for this sign and abide by it’s recommendation. When you make the sign normally it is a good idea to keep the number fairly conservative so that it is actually probably lower than the lift can in reality bare. This way you err on the side of caution.
22. October 2010 08:40
The reason for this is of course that your lift will be by the front entrance and will normally be needed to access your office. After greeting visitors then you will take them straight into the lift and this will be one of their first impressions of your business. We all know how important first impressions are for anything, and so if this is not a pleasant experience it may have a negative impact on their experiences of being in your company.As such then, seeing a lift consultant or elevator consultant is a very important step to take in order to add the finishing touches to your building and to create pleasant experiences and good impressions. You should consider elevator consultants as not only a way to improve the working of your lift, but also the appearance of them. Take as much time to think about the décor – for example many elevators use mirrors in order to create the impression of more space and prevent the space from feeling so claustrophobic. Try as well to buck the trend and ensure that you give ‘elevator music’ a good name.
18. October 2010 11:53
Likewise though if you have an office or a block of offices then you will often use an elevator to get to your floor and to move between departments etc. You might think then that the decoration and comfort of the elevators in this case would be less important, however it is in fact just as important and potentially even more so.The first reason that it’s important to see an elevator consultant in this scenario is that it is important in order to provide a good working environment for your staff. If you do not do this then it will likely affect their job satisfaction to a degree. At the same time though it will be important for showing guests around your building and those guests can include people as important as potential investors or business partners, potential employees or even media. What you also need to bear in mind here is that when these people visit your property, the interior of the lifts is one of the very first things that they will be likely to see.
15. October 2010 12:44
Many businesses have elevators and these are often used by a number of people that those businesses should be trying to impress. A the business is a large department store for example, then it will likely have many floors of different shops and each of these will likely contain a range of different items or departments. Here the customers then will be using the elevators regularly in order to navigate between those floors and it is important then that those elevators be well decorated and pleasant inside to ensure that they reflect well on your business. Good elevators will normally have air conditioning, good music, nice colouring and carpeting and mirrors in order to reflect light. This can all also help to calm those who are perhaps uncertain about using elevators. Using an elevator consultant it will be possible to go through some of the basics of this as well as of the actual mechanisms of the elevator.
2. October 2010 03:51
This way you can go over any and all safety precautions prior to having it installed. For example it is possible to get lifts to use a back up power generator so that in the case of a power failure of some sort, the elevator can still be used using the back up power.Meanwhile by getting regular lift maintenance you can avoid break downs and other problems. Be sure to use your lift responsibly and not to fill it up above the recommended upper weight limit. Normally this will be written inside the elevator and might be in kilograms or a maximum number of passengers. This will normally be more than enough for your purposes, but if for example you need to take some furniture upstairs, then make sure you only have a few passengers on board. Likewise, of course don’t jump in the elevator and don’t force the doors. By taking these precautions you can then rest easy in the knowledge that statistically, more people have accidents on the stairs.
1. October 2010 05:49
Many people have fears of elevators and this one of the more regular phobias. This seems to be a combination of a fear that the lift might break, with a fear of enclosed spaces – a fear of heights mixed with claustrophobia- and this seems to make it quite self explanatory and understandable thing to be somewhat nervy of. This can be quite impractical however if you live on the top floor, and really there should be nothing to worry about if you have installed it correctly.The reality is that elevators are very safe – but only if you treat them right and if they are correctly constructed. This is mostly the responsibility of the owner of the building, and so if you are commissioning an elevator to be installed into your premises, it is very important that you take all reasonable precautions to ensure that your elevator is safe for use.The first way to do this is to ensure that you get an elevator consultant when you first have the elevator built.
29. September 2010 18:35
It is important to note that the modern, solid-state controllers replacing the old motor generators often will require additional power. In addition, microprocessors are heat-sensitive, and so may demand the installation or upgrade of an air-conditioning system in the machine room. These and other factors must be considered when budgeting for a modernization program and considering the merits of various product lines.
Car improvements and fixture upgrades will be necessary in almost any modernization for tenant appeal. Many experts also are predicting the widespread adoption of the requirements now in place in most major cities for extra safety fittings in elevator cars. These requirements include smoke detectors and enhanced car-to-centralisation communication capability.
At some point, you must consider a complete overhaul of the system. Such a move is recommended for all elevators that are 20 or more years old. However, rapidly changing technology and the retirement of technicians with experience on older systems may make it necessary for all systems to be modernized in the foreseeable future. Elevator installation consultant deals with providing you the required information and details about upgrading your elevator.