Northern Elevator specializes in custom elevator modernizations. These range from simple updating of controls, cab and hall fixtures, to extensive replacement of all your existing elevator equipment. Elevator modernizations keep older buildings competitive with newer buildings and typically provide a good financial return on your building as well as improving your elevators safety, reliability and performance.

Depending on the age and condition of your elevator equipment, the extent of the modernization required may vary. In addition to increasing the reliability and performance of your elevator, Northern Elevator will bring your elevator equipment up to current ADA and state fire service codes.

Northern Elevator only uses the best available equipment when performing modernizations. All modernizations begin with a non-proprietary control system. Parts can be purchased from us or on the “open market” —now you have a choice!

  • No special tools required.
  • Equipment can be maintained by any elevator contractor.
  • Elevator Parts can be sourced from multiple vendors.
  • Parts are available off the shelf.

Modernizing Elevator Controls

Northern Elevator Company specializes in custom elevator control modernization, ranging from simple updating of controls, cab and hall fixtures, to extensive replacement of all your existing elevator equipment.

Elevator modernizations keep older buildings competitive with newer buildings, and typically provide a good financial return on your building as well as improving your elevators safety, reliability and performance.

Elevator Components

Hydraulic Elevator Pump UnitThere are several elevator components that commonly need an upgrade in a modernization project including elevator pump units, hydraulic jacks and control valves.

Traction Elevator Modernization

A traction elevator modernization commonly involves replacement of the geared winding drum machine and replacement with a new geared or gearless traction machines are installed.  The geared winding drum machine is an outdated design and rarely warrants retention. When considering a modernization, we will assess the condition of your machines and make recommendations for refurbishment or replacement as required.

Elevator Door Upgrades

Neglecting elevator door equipment jeopardizes riding public safety and increases owner liability. Upgrading elevator door equipment is important in making an older elevator system more reliable, safe, code compliant, efficient, and provides a more marketable appearance. This is particularly true with door operators. Door operators undergo tremendous wear and tear in daily operation.

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