Machine Room-Less Elevator Versus Machine Room Elevator

A trend we’re seeing amongst building owners, developers, and architects is removing the elevator machine room and using a Machine Room-Less Elevator (MRL) instead.  We certainly understand that space costs money and any space saved could be used for something else, or removed altogether. While it is sometimes appropriate to remove a machine room, there …

Benefits of Using Non-Proprietary Elevator Equipment

Several manufacturers today are producing proprietary designs and initially charging less for the installations/modernizations.  The catch is special tools/keys are required for maintaining the elevator.  Non-proprietary equipment allows the end-user to have a choice of which maintenance company to use.  As a consumer, I prefer options and not being “stuck” with one provider.  When you …

Elevators Are Going Green

Lifts are becoming more sustainable, as the percentage of the world’s population living in cities grows. Each day, more than seven billion elevator journeys are taken in tall buildings all over the globe. Considering that half the world’s population live in cities—a number expected to jump to 70 percent by the year 2050—efficient vertical transportation …