EECO Brings Equipment up to Date
This brief spotlight highlights a few modernization products offered by Elevator Equipment Corp. (EECO).
In its 65-plus years in the elevator industry, Elevator Equipment Corp. (EECO) has consistently been called upon to provide specially engineered equipment for demanding situations. One such project was in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This elevator project was engineered with cooperation between the architect, EECO, Custom Cab Industries and the elevator contractor. When not being used as a passenger elevator, the unit moves large, heavy museum pieces from floor to floor. This capability necessitated an 18-ft. high by 21-ft. wide by 10-ft. deep cab with a load capacity of 24,000 lb. and a 52-ft. travel. These specifications required EECO to supply a three-piece, 13-7/8-in.-diameter jack unit lifted by two 100-hp belt-drive power units.
On another EECO project, severe soil conditions meant that if the jack were removed, the jack hole would be in danger of collapse, which could lead to the hole filling with soil, preventing direct replacement. Space limitations added to the complexity of the job. The contractor contacted EECO’s engineering department, which recommended modernization with its telescopic jack, therefore negating the need for the jack hole and making the space restrictions moot. Other recent modernizations EECO has performed include:
- Replacing inverted telescopic jacks with EECO’s two-stage TJR-275 telescopic jacks
- Providing four-stage telescopic jacks (TJ4-250) for a carnival ride that remained in production at press time
- Manufacturing a special galvanized frame and platform for a system with constant exposure to moisture
- Developing a stainless-steel jack permanently submerged underwater in an amusement park