Not only is it the oldest type of elevator in the city of San Francisco, but the ‘Drum’ elevator is officially illegal.
The only way you’ll have one of these bad boys in your building is if it’s ‘grandfathered’ in.
That means the state of California is no longer allowing this type of elevator to be installed.
The good news is, that if the machine structure is sound, there is absolutely no problem modernizing your existing drum elevator and upgrading it to run like new.
Just swap out the bearings and the controller and you’re good to go.
What’s important to note, is that these are the most difficult elevators modernize of all, and very few people and businesses in the entire world can do a proper job.
And of course we’d be doing ourselves a disservice if we didn’t brag a little, am I right?
Here is one of the latest drum elevators we upgraded for a client:
As you can see, we upgraded the power from DC to AC electricity, which allowed us to install and laser align a brand new motor and Smartrise controller.
Is your current elevator service provider unable or too afraid to upgrade your drum elevator?
We don’t blame them! 😉
The only thing to fear is not getting on our waitlist soon enough, as we only take on so many clients per year to retain our standard of excellence.