Industrial elevators are used in manufacturing, commercial, and industrial applications to move materials, personnel, and equipment. In most cases, elevators are permanent fixtures of a facility, although temporary lifts are quite common on larger construction projects. These elevators are perfect for transporting materials when cranes are unavailable.
Industrial elevators provide safe vertical transportation in the oil and gas, refining, agricultural, mining, and shipping industries. Elevators can be used to handle materials weighing a few hundred pounds to several tons. From transporting grains or aggregates or lifting crews to elevated work platforms, there are hundreds of uses for elevators.
Industrial Elevator Upgrades
Age, improper use, or poor upkeep will take its toll on lifts, elevators, and escalator systems, however. If the ride quality is rougher than it should be, the elevator doors are failing, or updated elevator industry safety codes aren’t being met, it could be time for a change.
Depending on your needs, there are a few options at your disposal. For example, if your motor is having problems, Storee Construction can repair, replace, or modernize the piece of equipment. The decision is made based on what the elevator is being asked to do, age, and what it may need in the future.
Repairing the part, the motor, in this case, means fixing what’s wrong and nothing more. Switching out the existing motor with the same motor is a replacement. Replacing the motor with a new and improved motor is considered modernization. These options can apply to almost any part of the elevator.
In some cases, you have no choice but to modernize your elevator. If the hoist ropes or traveling cables are decades old, you may not even be able to get a replacement part. Obviously, cost has to be a consideration. But paying more upfront for upgrades can increase productivity and save money in the future.
Unable to upgrade your industrial incline or bucket elevators? Storee Construction offers industrial elevator services to help maintain your equipment. We follow all elevator company original equipment manufacturer guidelines for service. If safety upgrades are needed, our fabricators will go above and beyond to create the safest possible work environment.
Experienced Industrial Elevator Upgrade Installation
For more than 50 years, Storee Construction has been installing, repairing, and replacing industrial elevators and other material handlers throughout the Midwest. We are a full-service commercial and industrial construction company, handling all aspects of commercial and industrial building requirements.
We offer a wide range of services, including new construction, renovation and modification, equipment moving, facility relocation, electrical systems and controls, equipment and conveyor installations, and custom metal fabrications. We also provide facility audits, production management, and safety upgrades to improve productivity without sacrificing the health of your employees. Let us know how we can help you.