In this video we explain the importance of job numbers, why we ask for them, and shows you what to look for when you’re trying to find them.
Yes. It’s time to start scheduling escalator cleandowns.
Escalators, moving walks, and their components should be cleaned periodically to prevent accumulations of dirt, grit, lubricants, and all the candy wrappers, lollipop sticks, bottle caps, and other weird stuff that somehow makes its way into the inner workings of the machine.
Sure, it’s a dirty job, but you know what they say: Someone’s got to do it. The good news is we do what we can to make it quicker and easier.
First of all, remember the barricade. Keep yourself and the public safe. If your current ones are falling apart, which they oft seem to do, give ours a try. They’re going to be some of the best built, sturdiest, and long lasting barricades you can get:
Cleaners, wax, pit pads, rags … we have you covered. These are the basics you can’t do without:
· US63043 Concentrated Cleaner, Case (4 gal) »
· USP23307 Handrail Cleaner, “Q”, Case (12 qt) »
· USP23277 Handrail Wax, Case (12 qt) »
· US514660 Pit Pads to absorb oil, Qty 100 »
· US500000010 Rags, 10lb Bag »
You know what else comes in handy? An Escalator Cleandown Vacuum:
How about a specially designed oiler to make lubrication fast and easy? We have you covered there, too:
We’ve had great feedback from the field on the OIL-EE. It allows oiling of step chains from outside the escalator pit – saving time and messy clean-up. Features include:
· Heavy duty 2 gallon polyethylene sprayer
· 45″ long heavy duty brass wand with replaceable oil brush
· Heavy duty trigger handle with lock
· Oil flow regulator valve
· 56″ heavy duty fuel line hose
· Retractable, sealed PVC brush cover with cap to limit oil dripping after use
Remember, scheduled escalator clean downs will, in the long run, save time and money, and also give an opportunity to discover problems that can be addressed before they become safety issues — or an even bigger problem.
Great seeing everyone at ECNY! Hope to see you again next year!
What better way to say “I love you” to your valentine than by giving them a box of vandal resistant elevator buttons? Um… wait, no, that’s probably a bad idea. But your elevators will love them!
On some KONE Elevators, it can be a challenge to get to the encoder for adjustment or replacement. Because of this, we here at Spares came up with a redesign which solves this problem.
For more information, see: MX-14 Encoder Replacement Kit
In this updated video we re-introduce our new game-changing combination safety brush and lighting system. Its a quick and relatively inexpensive way to improve both the safety and aesthetics of most escalators and autowalks.
Our parts photographer, Brian, brought this to our attention. He thought it would be really handy for anyone working on MAC door equipment, and suggested we focus some attention on it.
We told him, “Brian! That’s a great idea. This kit is very much underutilized.” And so here it is: MAC Parts Kit, Part Number US521099
If you’re working on MAC equipment, you’ll no doubt find this parts kit indispensable!
We want to thank everyone who voted for us! We are honored to announce we won 1st Place in Elevator World’s Ellies Awards in the category of “Best Supplier – Other.”
It’s hurricane season again, so we’re keeping this checklist up at the top of our blog. Let’s all make sure to stay safe, and if you need us, we’re here for you.
So, on to the hurricane preparedness list…
BEFORE THE HURRICANE
- Check all sump pumps, float switches and alarms in elevator pits.
- Close up all vents and openings in top of hoistway and machine room to prevent water from entering.
- If elevators open to the outside, place sandbags along the bottom of hoistway doors. Since this makes the elevator unusable, do this just before shutting down the elevator.
DURING THE HURRICANE
- Run elevators to the top floor of hoistway and pull the main breaker in the elevator machine room (not in the building’s main breaker room).
- Park elevators with doors closed.
- Do not operate elevators during the hurricane.
AFTER THE HURRICANE
- Inspect the elevator pit, cab and machine room for any water. Do not energize main line breaker if water is found.
- If water is found, call your elevator service provider immediately!
- Do not attempt to start elevator if power is out – call your electric company
Even with the proper preparations, hurricanes often cause power outages and surges that can stop elevators between floors and entrap passengers, and worse, knock out the emergency communication system. Be aware that people may be trapped in elevators with no way to call for help. We can’t state this strongly enough: never try to exit, or attempt to help others exit, a stalled elevator without trained professional rescue workers on hand.