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Technological Influence Over Sustainable Maintenance

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

The goal of great companies is to build industrywide platforms to bring together a broad ecosystem of partners. by Onur Artıkoğlu This article was first presented at the 2019 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 6-7, 2021’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. Can “technology” and…

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Vertical Sliding Door Maintenance

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

A guide to maintaining this Peelle equipment by Michael J. Ryan Freight elevators furnished with vertical sliding, biparting or slide-up hoistway doors require the same level of maintenance as passenger and service elevator doors. Depending on how critical the freight elevator is to the operation of the business, maintenance might be even more important for…

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Preventive Maintenance

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

This Readers’ Platform tackles the question, “Is technology a complement or substitute for the technician?” by Craig Zomchek As technology advances, there seems to be a misconception that skilled technicians have become less relevant. In reality, they are more vital than ever. Though there’s no doubt that automation can reduce human error, regular preventive maintenance…

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How Elevators Should Be Maintained

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

In this Industry Dialogue, Champion’s founder and CEO talks best practices for maintenance and more. by Lee Freeland Donald Gelestino (DG), founder and CEO of Champion Elevator Corp. in NYC, began as a helper and is now in his 35th year in the elevator industry. Having dedicated so much of this experience to how elevators…

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Hoist Rope Longevity

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your author says proper installation and maintenance ensure long life and safety. by Fartash Razmjoo Many in the industry may have noticed that an excessive number of elevators have had their ropes replaced or scheduled for replacement much sooner than in the past. Hoist rope problems have become some of the…

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Going Remote

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

For Madden Elevator, the pandemic had a silver lining in cost savings that helped enhance its maintenance capabilities. submitted by Madden Elevator Co. The pandemic prompted Madden Elevator Co. to invest in technology, implementing measures over the spring and summer of 2020 that led to it going 100% virtual and adding an option for remote…

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Escalator Fractal Behavior, Part Four

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

Series conclusion details deployment of the concept of the fractal and its partial values in correlation to the mechanical performance and availability of escalators for passenger service. by Dr. Ali Albadri The third part of this series[1] established that the behavior of an escalator with a mechanical defect can be quantified against the behavior of…

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Cut Back the Callbacks

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2021

Mitsubishi Electric U.S. Elevators and Escalators Division executive says proactive efforts keep VT running safely. by Matt Irvin Elevator and escalator maintenance is vital for the safety of the riding public, and the vast majority of service providers take that responsibility seriously. Safety depends upon quality and proven components, but this is only part of…

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Escalator Fractal Behavior, Part Three

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2021

The fractal dimension values of two escalators are compared in this penultimate entry in the series. by Dr. Ali Albadri This installment will compare the fractal dimension (Df) values of two escalators: one free of any mechanical defect and another with a mechanical defect. Like our previous comparison study (with and without passenger),[1] this article…

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Escalator Fractal Behavior, Part One

By rc-Admin | October 1, 2020

Deploying the concept of the fractal in correlation to the mechanical performance and availability of escalators for passenger service by Dr. Ali Albadri Traces of data have been collected and downloaded from the electronic “smart step” system, which had been run in an unloaded escalator to detect the heartbeat of the escalator. The data traces…

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