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Elevator Modernization Services

Long Island, NY Elevator Modernization Services

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Elevator Components

Commercial & Residential

Many elevators that are constructed and installed professionally can potentially provide about 35-45 years of service (although, there have been elevators as old as 50+ years or more in service) 


Keeping maintenance and inspections scheduled per manufacturer’s guidelines and periodic inspection will ensure proper operation. Elevators will age with time and parts may be harder to find as with any mechanical item. 


Equipment and parts may be difficult to find as different brands continue to improve and phase out items.  


Code changes affect certain requirements along with deteriorating ride performance which may suggest a complete overhaul of the elevator by a service company for many building owners.

Qualified technicians are trained to use the correct equipment and tools
Commercial Elevator Dimension Guide

Elevator Mechanics

  • Controller mechanics (the part of the elevator which controls movement between the floors of the elevator) 
  • Elevator doors (sometimes even the tracks of the doors are modified or changed) 
  • Interior of the cab (aesthetics conscious, paneling, electronics, and additional style changes can also be done)

Planning Repairs and Upgrades

Typically, this is done with the help of an elevator service company such as Island Elevator.

The outline and plan will need to be created to determine which parts of the elevator will have to be modernized. The scope of the procedure and costs associated with each phase.

Most importantly the code changes or compliance that need to be met to ensure the upgrades will pass inspection.

Preventive maintenance will need to be up to date to ensure the elevator operation is safe until it is removed from service.

During the elevator modernization the elevator will be out of service and building owners should plan on alternatives for this by:

  • Proper diversion of buildings traffic
  • Create a contingency plan
  • Consulting the repair company on best practices
Elevators have historically been safer than stairs, escalators, and even bathtubs.
Commercial & Residential Elevator Modernization

Improving Elevator Operation & Reliability

Most elevator companies can provide an elevator modernization package to building owners. Building owners can have their own customized modernization solutions. Consult professionals before any construction project is started.

  • Modernization will greatly improve the operational reliability by replacing mechanical relays and contacts with solid-state electronics.
  • Elevator ride quality can be improved by replacing motor-generator-based drive designs with Variable-Voltage, Variable Frequency (VVVF) drives, providing excellent and smooth acceleration and deceleration. 
  • Passenger safety is also improved by updating systems and equipment (such as the braking system and unintended car movement protection device on the braking system.

The entire process could take up to a few several months or possibly over a year to finish.

When the process has been completed, an elevator service company must complete an elevator examination for newly installed elevator or complete the major alterations before it is back in service.

Manufactures & Suppliers

  • GAL Manufacturing
  • Elevator Controls Corp
  • Virginia Controls
  • Innovation Industries
  • Claddagh Controls
  • Monitor Controls
  • Draka Elevator
  • K-tech Phones
  • Dura Lift
  • Elevator Systems Inc
  • Matot Elevator
  • Waupaca Elevator
  • Inclinator
  • Alliance Elevator Solutions
  • Motion Controls
  • Vertical Express
  • Canton Elevator
  • Custom Elevator
  • MEI Total Elevator Solutions
  • EMI Porta
  • Imperial Motors
  • Titan Machine
  • Maxton Manufacturing
  • Elevator Equipment Corporation
  • Blaine Valve
  • Savaria Elevator
  • Giant Elevator
  • Autoquip
  • Dover Elevator
  • Westinghouse Elevator
  • Othompson Elevator
  • Sedgewick
  • Concord Elevator

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We appreciate the importance of your elevator to your home and business. A shutdown can reduce productivity and effect the quality of life for people who rely on its operation.

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From construction to service, repair and maintenance, our highly trained and educated mechanics exercise the meticulous attention to detail necessary to extend the life and dependability of your equipment.