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A How-To From Texacone

By Elevator World | September 1, 2017

Your author provides an in-depth look at maintaining and troubleshooting packing for hydraulic elevators. The Texacone Co. has been supplying the elevator industry with hydraulic seal sets for more than 50 years. During this time, we have compiled information that can be vital in determining the correct replacement seal set for a specific application and…

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Power-Play

Power Play

By Elevator World | September 1, 2017

How to modernize your existing elevator to achieve net-zero energy and meet modern urban mobility and sustainability challenges Approximately 40% of total U.S. energy consumption was attributed to buildings last year, with elevators accounting for as much as 10% of that. Elevators consume 5 billion kWh per year, costing roughly US$500 million. Significant strides have…

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Birth of an “Empire”

By Kaija Wilkinson | July 1, 2016

Liberty Elevator Experts and Otis play key roles in revitalization of 1929 predecessor to the Empire State Building, the R.J. Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Every Father’s Day, the story goes, the managers of the Empire State Building in New York City (NYC) send the managers of the R.J. Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North…

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Mission-Impossible

Mission Impossible?

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2016

A challenging modernization job in California drove a group of elevator professionals, engineers and architects to think outside the box to get the job done. Modernizing the clock-tower elevator at the 1920s Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Barbara, California, sounded simple on the surface but ended up being so complex that its principals doubted…

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Hydraulic Elevator Modernization

By Dr. K. Ferhat Celik | February 1, 2016

What to keep in mind when undergoing the right modernization solution

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Lift Modernization: the Lost Art of Engineering

By Roger Howkins and Kate Hibner | February 1, 2016

How to deal with the limitations and design characteristics of aging lift equipment by Roger Howkins and Kate Hibner This paper was first presented at the Fourth Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. This article investigates the techniques and tools available to the lift modernization engineer and uses case studies of lift forensic engineering,…

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Modernizing-Minnesota

Modernizing Minnesota

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2016

Consultant, manufacturer and installer join forces to bring county elevators up to date. With a quaint downtown bustling with small businesses, Anoka, Minnesota, looks like the picturesque setting for any number of acclaimed television series. A northern suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Anoka is known as the Halloween Capital of the World as…

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The Best of Both Worlds

By Elevator World | February 1, 2016

Dumbwaiter modernization enhances efficiency of historic Chicago landmark. The Women’s Athletic Club of Chicago was the first of its kind in the U.S., and has been at its current home along the city’s Magnificent Mile since the early 1920s. Founded as a club where women could exercise and enjoy a leisurely meal among friends, the…

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Going-Up

Going Up?

By Elevator World | February 1, 2016

In this Readers Platform, your author describes the link between modernizing elevators and retaining commercial tenants. Scan the skyline in most U.S. cities these days, and you will likely see numerous cranes rising from commercial construction sites. So, it is fairly safe to speculate that owners of existing buildings will have to compete with even…

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Solving Two “Modern” Problems

By Elevator World | February 1, 2016

How modernization can save time and the planet As time has passed, and both the commercial and residential real-estate environments have continued to evolve, the concept of modernization has itself evolved to consider two very modern concerns: saving time and saving the planet. There is a variety of circumstances under which elevator modernizations may come…

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