11. March 2012 17:23
Installing an elevator in your building is not a decision to be taken lightly. While modern elevator systems do tend to work quite efficiently, there are occasions where lower quality lift systems are produced and this is something you certainly want to avoid. A good lift system, on the other hand, can be expected to provide you with many years of good service, provided that thorough inspection and maintenance are performed periodically.A good way to start if you are looking for a lift system for your building is with research. You can basically find all the information you need to known about specific lift contractors in your area by researching over the Internet. Once you do get around to installing a particular lift system, you will also want to hire a consulting company to provide you with periodic inspection and maybe maintenance. This will help to ensure that safety is kept a priority and that your elevators and escalators will continue to function in perfect condition for a very long time. These services are quite easy to obtain and there are many good lift consulting companies out there that will provide you with their invaluable services at prices that tend to be quite reasonable.
11. December 2011 17:39
Who is an elevator consultant engineer?If you have a worn out or an outdated lift or elevator in your residential building or commercial building and are looking at ways to modernize the elevator, then it is ideal that you hire the services of an elevator modernization consultant engineer who will help you out in coming up with a new modern look to the elevator and will also help in looking at various aspects of maintaining the elevator and to provide safety and security to the passengers. There are plenty of elevator modernization consultant engineers in Ontario who you can rely on to do a perfect correction job for you.
Job dutiesThe first and foremost thing that an elevator modernization consultant engineer will look into will be whether the elevator is working or not or the current state of affairs of the elevator. All the necessary repairs and replacement of the worn out parts will be executed and once again the operations of the elevator will be checked. All the mechanical parts will be well lubricated and all the loose nuts and bolts will be tightened in order to get the elevator to work perfectly. The elevator modernization consultant engineer and his team of maintenance professionals will ensure that the elevator works smoothly and safely before letting people use the elevators.
11. December 2011 17:24
Why hire elevator engineer?Any building owner, who is experiencing breakdown of an old elevator in his residential or commercial building, must be breaking his head possible thinking on what he needs to spend to get the elevator up and running. It is ideal for him to hire a good and experienced elevator modernization consultant engineer who is knowledgeable enough to service the worn out parts and to make the elevator functional. If the building owner calls for the elevator company, they would most probable insist on replacing all worn out parts and the building owner will finally end up being broke. So, if the building owner has less money to spend on total replacement, hiring good elevator modernization consultant engineer and his personnel in Ontario area will help in saving a few dollars that he might have spent on company service personnel.
How to locate elevator engineers? With the advent of the internet, people find it a convenient medium to search for each and everything online these days and hence searching for good elevator modernization consultant engineer in Ontario are also will not be such a daunting task. It is always advisable for the building owner to ask a few questions to know the experience as well as the knowledge of the elevator consultant engineer and choose the one that is well versed in elevator repairs and one that fits the budget.
6. November 2011 19:23
The job of an elevator modernization consultant engineer is becoming quite popular and sought after on today’s market, with so many advancements and new developments in the field of elevator systems coming up so often recently. If you’re the owner of a building with elevators in it and want to ensure that the building complies to all modern standards for safety and accident prevention, you’ll have to consider hiring an expert like this every once in a while to keep you in touch with the recent trends in this field.Better yet, consider hiring an elevator modernization consultant engineer to work with you on a more regular basis, i.e. keeping him/her on your payroll in order to ensure that you’re kept informed of any interesting new developments on the market for elevators as soon as they become available. It’s difficult to ensure that you know everything related to this technology when it’s not your job to do so, but the right expert in this field can make it very easy to stay in touch with the advancements that keep coming up by different companies, and know that your elevators are always in line with modern trends.
14. August 2011 16:06
Elevators are present in pretty much every building with at least several floors these days – and everyone is used to them. And while we all know how to use an elevator (which is simple enough anyway), taking care of one that’s been made your responsibility is a different subject. And apart from having someone perform safety audits on the machine every now and then, you also need to consider keeping it up to date. Technology develops all the time, and if your elevators are a few years old, you should consider hiring an elevator modernization consultant engineer.
This job is a lot different than the jobs of the people who come in your building every few months to check if everything is running okay around the elevator – the job of an elevator modernization consultant engineer is to ensure that all the vital parts in the elevator’s design are up to date, and there aren’t any new models on the market which improve something (or make the elevator more secure, on the other hand). After performing the inspection, the consultant would let you know what stands to be improved and how much it would cost – and then the operation can begin.
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.
9. November 2010 08:03
The elevator installation consultant should evaluate the capability of the entire system for you to develop a thorough analysis of the system. The first step in this exercise is to use the information gathered in the study described earlier to create a mathematical model of the elevator system and the demands placed on it. This model will help managers track the effects of any improvements or modifications made to the system later on.
Before spending any money on modernization, managers may decide to implement some changes in elevator assignment or usage that can dramatically improve overall service within the building like eliminating elevator stops in a building’s basement or other seldom-visited floor can reduce undue waiting for tenants. Similarly managers may consider relocating a cafeteria or mail room to allow for easier access and fewer elevator tie-ups.
Other no-cost changes that can do wonders for improving elevator service includes- arranging for freight to be moved on an assigned passenger elevator during off-peak hours; encouraging tenants to stagger starting, quitting, and lunch hours; reassigning to general duty any cars that had been reserved for specific tenants’ exclusive use; and relocating certain offices or departments so that co-workers need not use the elevators in order to meet with one another.
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.
26. September 2010 15:52
You should note that replacement of an elevator leveller is truly the ultimate fix; and usually requires a corresponding upgrade in elevator controllers. In a pinch, a mechanical leveller may be replaced with hoist way switches until a full overhaul is possible.
Controller replacement is the most significant modernization step. In most cases, those looking to upgrade a group of three or more elevators will replace the group or dispatching controller with a new microprocessor that can direct the overall operation of each elevator in that group. Be sure to select a microprocessor that is compatible with both the existing individual car controllers and with the ones that will be installed to replace them, so that the entire system can continue to operate throughout the modernization process.
Elevator modernization consultant engineer have the ability to evaluate many factors and to make split-second decisions to direct cars to serve landing call traffic extremely efficiently. However, those who decide to install a microprocessor also should contract for continuing maintenance from the manufacturer, as diagnostics and adjustments often are exclusive to that vendor. A second option is to find a supplier who offers generic equipment that can be maintained by any competent company.
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.