We have recently completed a lift modernisation project at some offices in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. We worked closely with the contractor on site to find the best solution for the two passenger lifts, taking into account usage, costs and upheaval on this existing site. The client originally thought that they would have to replace both lifts but after a site survey by our lift technician we agreed on a modernisation solution. We agreed with the contractor and client to change the lift control system, drive unit, encoder, landing pushes, car operating panel, hydraulic works, shaft positioning system, car top control unit, door safe edges and auto-dialler.
From receipt of an order we had the lift fully operational within four weeks with the work on site taking less than two weeks. The passenger lifts are now in service and will give the client more reliable and more efficient lifts for around 15 years.
A lift upgrade / lift modernisation is a good solution in existing buildings as it saves time, builders-work, money and upheaval on site. A lift control upgrade is an excellent solution for good quality lifts like the two on this site as it cuts down on call-outs, issues and costs.
We always recommend to clients to keep an eye on problem lifts as often lift repair costs can be expensive, when a lift replacement or lift modernisation would save money in the longer term. All the parts and components that we fit are open protocol UK sourced parts, which gives the client flexibility in the future on lift maintenance and lift repairs.