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.
20. December 2010 18:28
You might be forgiven for thinking that an elevator is an elevator is an elevator; and that there is little variation between them, but this is actually a grave oversight if you are looking at having them installed in your building. There are many variations possible for elevators and we will look at just two very disparate ones here.Some elevators require machine rooms, but many more modern elevator designs will be ‘machine room-less’. This means that all of the components or most of the components of the lift fit inside the shaft itself and this has many benefits. For one, a machine room-less elevator will leave more usable space which can be used for any purpose that the building owner decides. At the same time these are generally more energy efficient and tend to save 70% and more energy when compared to hydraulic counterparts. These also do not require any oil to run, and are less costly to install. They can also run slightly faster which might mean more available time for staff to work on other projects – as they say, time is money.On the downside however these elevators will be slightly more expensive to maintain (you should get your maintenance cheaper by using a lift maintenance contract).
28. November 2010 03:53
In the case of a potential lawsuit then it won’t look as though it was your negligence that caused the problem and as such you can avoid a law suit. The same engineers who worked no your maintenance can act as an elevator expert witness in a court of law, and if your elevator expert witness defends you by saying you took the necessary steps to maintain your elevator then you can avoid blame and financial punishment.Regular elevator engineering will mean the elevator is also less likely to break down while you are not at serious risk (I.e. inside the elevator) meanwhile. A broken down elevator is of course a problem even if you are not inside it as it will mean you are unable to use it. If a lack of elevator engineering leaves you without your lift then you will have to take the stairs and will have no disabled access which can be a big problem if you have a disabled member of staff or a disabled client. Without an elevator for them to access your building this can be very embarrassing for your company and can reflect badly on your business. Meanwhile if you have received a large delivery, or some furniture, then without a working elevator you will be forced to get them up the stairs without your elevator.
23. September 2010 04:29
Before undertaking any major modernization project, they must ensure that any elevators not being serviced are operating at peak capability. Elevator modernization consultant engineer evaluates the existing elevator system to determine which components, if any, may be retrieved. Firstly you need to take a critical look at the elevator entrances. Doors constructed of modern flush hollow metal can be reused, but panel-type or older glass doors most often will have to be replaced. In many cases, existing frames may be kept and covered, and worn sills can be salvaged by adding a “layon” sill on top of the old one.
Next, the engineer should check out the condition of the elevator’s operating mechanism. Pay close attention to the door operator; many openers manufactured in the last 20 years are of good quality and may be overhauled and reused. Similarly the elevator’s tracks, locks, and hangers can be reconditioned.
When evaluating the condition of the leveller, you should remember that elevator cars today employ a variety of levelling mechanisms. Levelling systems that employ a sensor that is mounted directly on the car in the hoist way can be reused; while levelling systems that employ a wire or cable that is attached to a separate mechanism located in the machine room are considered obsolete today and so must be replaced.
15. August 2010 13:00
Elevator modernization consultant engineer knows your requirement and consult installation that is the best. The most highly skilled elevator installers and repairers, called “adjusters,” specialize in fine-tuning all the equipment after installation. Adjusters make sure that an elevator is working according to specifications and is stopping correctly at each floor within a specified time. Once an elevator is operating properly, it must be maintained and serviced regularly to keep it in safe working condition. Elevator installers and repairers generally do preventive maintenance—such as oiling and greasing moving parts, replacing worn parts, testing equipment with meters and gauges, and adjusting equipment for optimal performance. They also troubleshoot and may be called to do emergency repairs.
A service crew usually handles major repairs. This may require the use of cutting torches or rigging equipmen. Service crews also do major modernization and alteration work, such as moving and replacing electrical motors, hydraulic pumps, and control panels.
Elevator installers and repairers usually specialize in installation, maintenance, or repair work. Maintenance and repair workers generally need greater knowledge of electricity and electronics than do installers, because a large part of maintenance and repair work is troubleshooting. Similarly, adjusters need a thorough knowledge of electricity, electronics, and computers to ensure that newly installed elevators operate properly.
1. July 2010 03:02
An elevator consultant specializes in the design, testing and maintenance inspection of elevators, escalators, moving walkways and conveyances that move people. Unlike elevator mechanics they do not normally perform work on conveyances. Some elevator consultants may also work as private elevator inspectors. Some jurisdiction may accept independent third party inspectors for certified inspections while others may employ their own inspectors.
Elevator consultants work for property owners, developers, building tenants, architects, engineers, municipal code enforcement bodies and insurance companies. They perform task of identifying elevator system options for developers in order to create the most efficient transportation solution for a specific building. They also design elevator systems for Architects and Engineers, including elevator bank traffic studies, component specifications and providing blueprint for incorporation into contract bid packages.
Elevator Consultants can be a helpful resource to those who are involved in the design of new buildings and the management of existing buildings. An Elevator Consultant will typically not perform work on a conveyance in order to ensure their independence. In some instances, they may be authorized to address serious hazards as part of their ethical responsibility to the public by removing a conveyance from service, until potential dangers can be addressed.