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Not Just a Quick Fix

Not Just a Quick Fix

By Dennis Van Milligen | April 1, 2021

thyssenkrupp Elevator’s modernization of nine elevators for UHealth Tower at the University of Miami Hospital may have been speedy, but none of it was done halfway.

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A Modern Approach

A Modern Approach

By Elise King | February 1, 2021

Enterprise Center, an 18,000-plus-seat arena in St. Louis that opened in 1994, underwent a complete renovation, a project that included modernization of six escalators, starting in 2017. Driven by continual service issues and ticketholder complaints, the home to the National Hockey League’s (NHL) St. Louis Blues opted to modernize the 25-year-old escalators, choosing KONE to…

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Twice-as-Nice

Twice as Nice

By Hongliang Liang | June 1, 2020

Modernization project retrofits double-deck elevators with destination control at 1960s-era Westminster City Hall in London. by Hongliang Liang Consulting firm MovvéO Ltd. was engaged for a challenging modernization project that would require creative and innovative engineering: replacing a high-rise building’s single-deck elevators with double-deck units, the first time such a project has been undertaken in…

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San Diego Convention Center

By Elise King, KONE | January 1, 2020

Escalator upgrades at the home of the famous Comic-Con International posed unique challenges for KONE. submitted by Elise King, KONE Built in 1989, the San Diego Convention Center is San Diego’s premiere gathering place. In 2019, the facility hosted more than 130 events attended by 900,000 visitors. From prestigious medical association conventions, to the massive…

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Empire State Building

By Katy Padgett, Otis | January 1, 2020

Otis is chosen again for a showcase elevator (and more) in the iconic skyscraper. submitted by Katy Padgett, Otis In 1931, Otis delivered the groundbreaking elevator system technology that made ascending the (at the time) record- breaking height of the Empire State Building doable in minutes. Eighty years later, Empire State Realty Trust bestowed Otis…

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Modernization and Maintenance: 1956

By Dr. Lee Gray | May 1, 2019

This History article examines early, comprehensive G.A.L. materials that guided installation and maintenance. In the 1950s, the resources required for elevator modernization often supported future maintenance. This dual use of technical materials is illustrated by the examination of a packet provided by G.A.L. Electro-Mechanical Service of NYC to Elevator Maintenance Co., Ltd. of Los Angeles…

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Method for Managing Maintenance

By John W. Koshak | May 1, 2019

This article was flrst presented at the 2018 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on December 3-4, 2019’s event in Las Vegas and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. The safety code for elevators and escalators in the U.S. and Canada, ASME A17.1/CSA B44, includes Section 8.6, “Maintenance, Repair, Replacement and Testing.” It…

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It Pays to Be Consistent

By Charlie Slater | May 1, 2019

Why regular elevator maintenance is a good long-term investment It is crucial that elevators operate efficiently so building occupants may conduct business and go about their lives without disruption. Adding to that, the safety of passengers is on the line. Th erefore, building owners and facility managers must be proactive. Elevator preventive maintenance is critical…

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Gearless DC Machines Should Be Replaced

By Risto Kontturi and Dr. Eero Keskinen | May 1, 2019

Old-technology motors have no place in modernized elevators for many reasons. This paper was presented at   Berlin 2018, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and flrst published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 22, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association ofElevatorEngineers  (www.elevcon.com). DC motor technology is…

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Energy and Operational Saving Strategies

By Alfonso Molina-Spínola | May 1, 2019

Benefits of modernization projects for escalator and moving walk drives Most vertical-transportation industry stakeholders — and people in general — are more and more committed to protecting the environment. Thus, responsible and e–cient use of energy is an important element to be considered. From a wider perspective, we must look at lifecycle assessment (LCA), beginning…

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