When is Elevator Modernization Necessary?

When is Elevator Modernization Necessary?

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Understanding the Nuts & Bolts of Elevator Modernization

There comes a time in every elevators life when modernization is necessary. Typically, this will occur when the elevator consistently shutdowns and requires recurring repairs. But what exactly goes into an elevator modernization?

Today, CBA Elevator Consultants is here to explain the nuts and bolts of elevator modernization so you can make sure your vertical transportation system is safe, efficient, and appealing.

What is an Elevator Modernization?

Elevator modernization refers to making significant changes or upgrades to an elevator system. This could include anything from changing out major components like the motor or control system, modernizing the interior of the elevator cab, or upgrading the elevator call system.

When is Elevator Modernization Necessary?

There are a few different scenarios where it may be required:

  • It’s Outdated: If the elevator is starting to show its age and is in need of some major repairs or replacement parts, it may be time for a full modernization.
  • Building Updates: If the building is undergoing a major renovation or expansion, the elevator may need to be modernized to meet the new demands of the building.
  • New Technology: If there have been significant changes in elevator technology since the elevator was installed, it may be time to upgrade to the latest and greatest.
  • Code Compliance: If your elevator is old, it’s likely not up to date with the latest codes and safety standards. Modernizing it will ensure it meets the most recent codes for your location.

How Often Should a Typical Elevator Undergo Full Modernization?

That really depends on several factors, including how often the elevator is used, how old it is, and the elevator type. A good rule of thumb, however, is to plan on fully modernizing an elevator every 15-20 years to minimize risk. Also, it’s vital to have an elevator maintenance plan in place to ensure your elevators operate efficiently until it’s time to modernize them.

CBA Elevator Consultants Modernization Solution

At CBA Elevator Consultants, our modernization program goes beyond improving your machine. Our engineers and consultants work side-by-side with you to develop a vertical transportation system that not only enhances the user experience, but also is efficient and operates at peak performance.

Our modernization program includes:

  • System and Equipment Survey
  • Ride Quality Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Construction Specifications
  • Construction Administration
  • Punch List
  • Final Close Out

If your elevator is in need of modernization, contact CBA Elevator Consultants. We’re ready to increase the value of your building, improve efficiency, and increase the safety of your elevators.