This was a hydraulic elevator control modernization we did in Arlington Heights, IL. I think it is always really interesting to see before and after pictures of these projects to see how dramatic the building’s elevator system change.
Current elevator system – The current elevator system is an ESCO elevator that was installed in 1969 by Gallagher & Speck. This elevator system while historically has been very reliable has worn out its welcome with the building with nuisance service calls and interruptions. The issues this particular elevator is experiencing is typical with a 49 year old elevator system.
New equipment suppliers
Elevator controller – Smartrise Engineering
Door operator – GAL MOVFR II
Fixtures – Innovation Industries
Hydraulic power unit – MEI w/Maxton UC4 Valve
Elevator control system – The old relay based ESCO elevator controller has been replaced with a new solid state Smartrise Engineering hydraulic control system. As you can see some major control components have been replaced over the years.
[Old Esco controller]
[New Smartrise hydraulic elevator controller]
Elevator door operator – The existing elevator’s door operator is a GAL MOD which is all mechanical based door operator with resistor & mechanical cam door controller. The new GAL MOVFR II is a solid state closed loop door operator which is a direct replacement. Mod team did a great job painting the car top.
[Car top before modernization]
[Car top after modernization]
Elevator fixtures – The old ESCO elevator fixtures have been replaced with new ADA compliant elevator fixtures. Note, the larger 1st floor hall fixture has code required devices such as Fireman’s recall phase I and the emergency elevator telephone monitoring.
[Old Esco car station]
[New Innovation car station]
[Old Esco 1st floor hall station]
[New Innovation 1st floor hall station]
Hydraulic power unit – The old ESCO dry power unit has had a Maxton UC4 valve installed in the 1980’s sometime will be replaced with a new MEI submersible hydraulic power unit with a Maxton UC4 valve. The new submersible power unit has less expensive and easier to access replacement parts.
[Old Esco pump, motor & valve]
[New MEI submersible power unit w/Maxton UC 4 valve]
Machine room - Great new look with the new equipment.
[Old machine room]
[New machine room layout]
Take away – While elevator modernization is very expensive you can see form the before and after pictures that this project made a world of difference between the old equipment and the new equipment.
As always feel free to contact us at www.colleyelevator.com, email Craigz@colleyelevator.com or call 630-766-7230.