8. February 2011 08:07
This is what you should not do when maintaining elevator DC motor and generator: Let the brushes destroy the commutator. [More]
5. December 2010 05:00
Use an elevator installation consultant: An elevator installation consultant will help advise you through the process of getting your elevator installed and can help to flag up any potential problems before they come into fruition and can help to advise the best elevator engineering and the best lifts consultants etc to use. By ensuring quality and good planning up front with an elevator installation consultant you can again prevent future problems and make the job of elevator preventive maintenance much easier.
Don’t exceed the weight limits: Whether you are riding in someone else’s elevator, or it is your own, for the safety of yourself and of others it is highly important to avoid exceeding the weight limits advised in an elevator. These are here for a purpose – precisely because that is the upper limit in terms of the amount of mechanical strain that the elevator can take without being a health risk. If you ignore these guidelines then you will risk damaging the elevator, and possibly causing an accident.
3. December 2010 14:59
There are many ways to ensure elevator safety which a lift consultant can discuss with you. However, here we will look at a few of the best methods to ensure that your elevators are safe for those who are commissioning elevator engineering, and that those using them do so in a sensible manner in order to avoid tempting fate and testing the elevator engineering more than necessary.
Get a regular elevator maintenance contract: As mentioned an elevator maintenance contract is highly important for businesses with elevators on the premises. This will mean that your elevators or escalators are regularly checked to ensure that they are running as they should and that there are no faulty parts. For a business getting an elevator maintenance contract will also help you in the case of elevator accident investigation. Undoubtedly the very best way to avoid an accident in an elevator is with an elevator maintenance contract. This is sometimes known as elevator preventive maintenance, purely because it prevents problems before they occur. And as they say, prevention is always better than cure.
2. December 2010 04:57
Elevators are the subject of a common phobia and it’s not unusual to come across someone who is nervous of lifts. However this is unnecessary if the elevator has had regular elevator maintenance as this will mean that it has been tested in various scenarios and that it has passed all the necessary checks to ensure that it’s not going to cease function while you’re on board. Getting a good elevator maintenance contract is the responsibility of the company who owns the elevator but you should 9 out of 10 times be able to rest assured that they will have put a lot of time and effort into their elevator maintenance as it will be a legal requirement for most. At the same time you should be able to trust in the elevator engineering that it will be to the very highest degree of safety and will have undergone many tests. Elevator engineering, like military engineering, has particularly high standards because lives depend on it. Thus elevator engineers and business owners can not risk having sub-par systems in their offices because of the serious repercussions it would incur should they fail and someone be injured as a result (elevator accident investigation is useful for such a situation).
29. November 2010 05:46
It is important to prevent accidents and injury no matter what the scenario, and if you own a property or sell a product, then as a business it is your duty to get prevention maintenance to ensure that your staff, visitors or customers do not get wounded or injured as a result of negligence. Almost anything can benefit from some maintenance in order to prevent injury. This might apply to something as simple as a stair case, for if your customers or staff use a star case regularly it can become worn and might create more opportunity for people to slip and cause accidents, or might even be close to collapsing should too much weight be placed on it.If your business has an elevator however, then elevator prevention maintenance will be even more important as elevators have an incredible responsibility to carry people up and down large heights. Elevator prevention maintenance will mean regular elevator engineering which will mean that your company has hopefully no accidents and no law suits.
21. November 2010 14:37
Serious accidents requiring an elevator expert witness or likewise are a highly rare occurrence and most people’s fears of elevators are unfounded. That said, if elevators do go wrong then they will tend to do so in a major way, and this means that they might cause serious injury or even death. Elevators are safe but only if you get a lift maintenance contract – and you can’t afford not to.Of course a lift maintenance contract won’t just mean that your elevator doesn’t break down; it will also mean that it remains pleasant looking on the inside and that it will not look dirty or worn. Apart from anything else this will make your elevators more reassuring for those who do have a bit of concern regarding using them. Likewise a lift maintenance contract will also ensure that other aspects of the elevator remain functional and in good condition. For instance it will mean that your lighting works and that you don’t have a blown bulb.
16. November 2010 09:58
Lifts are highly useful devices that enable you to travel from floor to floor with minimal effort. They are useful just for making these journeys more pleasant then, but also for a range of other things – providing disabled access, providing you with a means to move furniture and large objects up the stairs and a way to move between sociably so that you can speak with clients or business partners while you move. This is a necessity then for any business with a tall building and many flights of stairs, or for any superstore with multiple levels, as well as many other businesses. And if you have a lift then you will need a lift maintenance contract.Lifts are very safe and accidents are actually incredibly rare. In power cut it is of course possible for an elevator to get stuck but 99% of cases the elevator will return to normal function once power returns.
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.
5. September 2010 14:15
There is always scope for elevator maintenance program to improve in case of inefficiency in maintenance, no modernization program, no matter how elaborate, will allow the system to perform effectively. At the times when the elevator service is substandard, managers must take help of consulting lift services and take deliberate steps to determine the exact cause of the service shortfall before making any decisions to repair, replace or modernize the system.
The first step in equal car performance analysis is to establish that if all elevators in a group are performing equally. In order to do that, managers can use a stopwatch and chart the time it takes each car to perform its various functions.
At the initial stage, measure how quickly each car’s doors open and close at each floor. Most passengers agree that an elevator’s doors should open as quickly as possible. However, the speed at which the doors may close is limited by elevator codes that prevent elevator doors from using more than 7 foot-pounds of kinetic energy and 30 pounds of thrust. Generally speaking, a 42-inch-wide, centre-opening, hollow metal door can be expected to close in 2.3 seconds. Lift consulting engineer are aware of this and will inform you the needful measures.
12. July 2010 03:28
Elevator consulting service comprises of maintenance of an elevator performed by a license elevator repair technician or by a person authorized by the property owner. Constant lift maintenance is required.
Cutting corners with elevator maintenance is dangerous, and violations can be prosecuted. Elevators should have a regular repair schedule, maintained by a person with technical and practical knowledge of how a lift works.
Elevator examinations should be performed every six months if it is used to carry people or animals, and every 12 months if it carries nothing but loads, such as industrial materials or other inanimate objects. Elevators are complex machines, so there are several parts that need to be regularly maintained to keep it up to code. All the gearing should be checked for wear and tear, as well as all the doors. The main drive system should have its components checked for wear and lubrication, and the safety gear should also be checked. It is incredibly important to check the ropes that suspend the elevator for wear, or signs of breaking, as well as the backup safety ropes and the emergency braking system. The hydraulics should also be checked and oiled regularly so that the elevator runs smoothly.