Tag: Lift Maintenance

How an Elevator Car Is Constructed

The only major change that has taken place in elevators over the past 50 years is the control systems. Elevators themselves are fairly simple devices, the basic lifting system being basically the same as it always has. Each new elevator is designed for a specific building, taking into account such factors as the height of …

Does Your Building Need an Elevator Consultant?

If you own a building, then odds are you probably rely on a resident “elevator expert” – usually the elevator service company – for any information on the health and status of your elevators. Have you ever taken your car to a new garage for the first time and had the sinking feeling that you …

Kellogg’s – A case study

Snap, crackle, pop and lift! This week Sheridan Lifts have visited one of their biggest sites, Kellogg’s factory. That’s home to the popular cereals we all know and love today. The factory is a special place kitted wall to wall with some of the most precious Kellogg’s relics through the decades. From the first printed …

Guidelines On Modernising An Existing Lift

As our city spaces become more condensed, the need for vertical lift travel becomes more and more necessary. Lifts exist in most tall buildings today; the heavy day-to-day use of these systems means that wear and tear is unfortunately inevitable. Lifts have been installed in building for decades now. Although most existing lifts were installed …

Breaking The Limits Of Lift Design

If you’ve been lucky enough to travel to the top of London’s tallest skyscraper the Shard, then you may have been surprised to have had to change elevators in order to make it all the way to the top. This transfer floor, or “Sky Lobby” as it’s more commonly known, is a necessary inconvenience for …

Most Common Lift and Escalator Accidents

Lifts are a highly useful part of everyday life. When used properly, elevators are a safe and easy way to travel between floors; however, there are some risks involved with using lifts and escalators. Nearly 10,000 people require a trip to A&E each year due to accidents involving lifts and escalators. Knowing the risks, and …

Unique Elevator Designs: Part 2

Lifts in the UK very rarely vary by design. But across the rest of the world engineers have been getting creative on how they design elevators. You wouldn’t think there wasn’t much room for variety on a box that travels up and down a shaft; but after flirting with imagination, engineers have created some truly …

The Future of Lift Maintenance

As we look to the future, the logistics surrounding elevator maintenance become more of a challenge. More and more companies are installing lift systems, and if one of them should fail, ever evolving obstacles are slowing the speed of repairs. Inner city buildings pose a problem: If an elevator should break down, and current on-call …

How Do They Work?

Some of us use them every day, but do we actually know how they work? Elevators are a part of our daily lives, and were a vital part of history; as they allowed cities to expand vertically as well as horizontally. We owe a lot to elevators. So to honour one of the greatest inventions, …