4. August 2010 11:51
Entering into a high-quality elevator preventive maintenance contract is as essential as the equipment’s initial purchase. A common approach has been to take advantage of the lowest maintenance price available. But one has to be careful that the low price does not end up with you having lesser labor content and fewer worn parts being replaced under the contract. The consequences of that decision may result in rapid deterioration of the elevator plant in the interest of saving money.
Unfortunately, once the elevator equipment shows signs of neglect, it is nearly impossible to correct the many problems–even by changing to a higher-quality elevator maintenance program at a later date. Major high-quality elevator manufacturing and contracting firms are financially able to spend large sums of money to provide the essential components. Rain their technical personnel to maintain the elevator equipment models in your building. Stock the required replacement parts, supplies, and tools to do the job regardless of the complexity or expense required.
Provide a complete engineering staff that can correct any type of problem that may exist. Design the most effective preventive maintenance program for the equipment, with some significant dialogue with the building owner or facility manager. Have the resources to tackle the most difficult task associated with the elevator plant.
1. August 2010 04:46
We live in a world filled with personal and mainframe computers, and modern elevator control systems that include sophisticated microprocessors to perform the many functions associated with providing the best possible elevator transportation. However, elevator maintenance work is still a mix of the old and the new.
Elevator control systems installed today, by any mainstream elevator company, are much easier to maintain than those installed only a decade ago. They have far fewer parts to replace on a regular basis; are much more reliable and work better; and can even tell technicians what is wrong with the control system through a self-diagnostic system that collects fault codes for many malfunctions of the elevator control system and associated mechanical components.
However, an elevator installation contains many more components–impacted by normal wear and tear–than can be classified as the elevator control system. Numerous mechanical and electromechanical devices open and close doors, drive elevator equipment from floor to floor, and cause the elevator to stop in the event of an over-speed condition. These devices on new elevators require nearly as much routine preventive maintenance as they have in the past, making it essential to have an extremely high-quality elevator maintenance specification in place at all times.
16. July 2010 06:32
Most elevator service companies provide plans to fit nearly all budgets – find the one that works best for your buildings. Elevators are the epicenter of modern buildings; their maintenance is critical to building management, ensuring smooth building operations and offering reliability for tenants/occupants.
Plans and Contracts Inspection agreements and inclusive contracts are the two most common types of service programs. A basic plan typically covers an inspection and report of necessary repairs. Some include lubrication of system parts.
An on-demand contract establishes a more substantial connection with the service company. With this kind of contract, labor rates are usually predetermined, but not included in the contract fee. Parts are extra as well.
Full-service maintenance plans include parts, labor, and preventive maintenance. If the building’s function and equipment dictate a full-service maintenance plan, routine visits are scheduled. Specifications may include how frequently a technician will be on-site to perform maintenance and what exactly will be done. This involves documentation in elevator-equipment rooms and in logbooks on every controller.
All-inclusive contracts are the most expensive. Charging a set monthly fee, the service company bears the risk that an elevator may need significant repair. These are the few lift maintenance service options to choose from.