THE BENEFITS OF PASSENGER ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION
The decision on whether to modernize passenger elevator depends to a large extent on tenant satisfaction. If many complaints are being received, the building manager might want to modernize the elevators to make them more efficient and reliable. Managers should also look at the number of service calls made over a moving 12-month period and see if they are increasing or decreasing.
Speed and efficiency. Modernization can increase the speed of elevators, and it can increase their efficiency. Modern elevators with destination dispatch technology can group passengers by where they are going, which can eliminate wasted trips and reducing wait times. Microprocessors can learn traffic patterns in a building and adjust accordingly. Modern elevators can have improved acceleration and deceleration rates, and doors can open and close faster.
Energy reduce and minimal noise . Modernization can also make elevators more energy-efficient and reduce energy costs. They can feed energy back into the building as they descend, rather than releasing it in the form of heat. That can reduce the amount of energy needed to keep the machine room cool. Passenger elevator modernization can reduce electromagnetic noise. This can be helpful because computers and wireless networks are sensitive to it. Solid-state passenger elevator drives vary in terms of the amount of electromagnetic noise they produce.
More reliable operation. Passenger elevator modernization can affect electrical performance. An older generator might not be compatible with a new solid-state drive because drives do not tolerate variations in power quality well. Facility managers who are considering modernizing their elevators should begin with an evaluation that will objectively measure acceleration, deceleration, vibration, door opening time, and sound. This can reveal the weaknesses in maintenance and highlight ways to improve the elevators’ performance.
Don't let your old elevator fail on a regular basis, exposing your association to higher costs and longer hours without elevator service. All elevators have a life span. When you're nearing the end of your design life, it's time to plan a modern project and enjoy the benefits of new equipment.