Congratulations to Holly Nomura on her 5 Year Anniversary at KONE Spares!

Filled with positive vibe, confidence, and honesty we couldn’t have found anyone better than Holly for our team. Her positive attitude towards work inspires everyone here to give their best.

Holly works hard to ensure our customer’s projects and our internal processes are handled with care and efficiency while finding ways to incorporate her creative nature to encourage and motivate the sales team.   

Congratulations on this 5 year milestone with KONE Spares and thank you for hard work and attention to detail!

Safety Week: Day Five

This missing step detector upgrade kit for escalators replaces rollers with proximity sensors for less wear and tear.

The new kit fits most escalators and can be installed with controllers that operate on 24 VAC or 24 VDC.

More reliable, and simpler to service with the new proximity switches.

Interested in the KONE Spares Missing Step Detector System? Click or tap here to learn more:

Safety Week: Day Four

For safety’s sake, let’s make sure escalator passengers can find the stop button in an emergency. In some older units that can be a challenge, so here’s a solution.

Our new power stop and start stations are an excellent safety upgrade for your escalators and auto walks.  By placing the Slimline Power Stop station at the top of the escalator handrail newel, it provides passengers with easier access and greater visibility.

  • Pre-wired for efficient installation
  • Instructions and wiring diagram included
  • Available in stainless and brass
  • Standard applications in stock
  • Custom applications available upon request
  • Our models fit most escalators
  • Solid Craftsmanship

For more information click here:

Safety Week: Day Three

Continuing our week of highlighting safety, today we want to shine our spotlight on our Escalator Comb Plate Impact Fixture Test Kit.

The adjustment of the combplate impact switches on all escalators is important in order to ensure safe and reliable operation of the equipment. This tool has been designed to make the adjustment and calibration process easier, and accurate.

This leads directly to greater safety for the riding public.

For more information, click here:

Safety Week: Day One

While every week is “safety week” here at KONE Spares, we’ve designated this first week of June 2020 to reaffirming our commitment to safety for ourselves and our industry at large.

On this first day we’re happy to announce a new product we’re making available: NanoSeptic® Self-Cleaning Elevator Cab Components.

PICTURED: NANOSEPTIC ELEVATOR BUTTON COVERS

NanoSeptic turns high traffic public elevator buttons, cab handrails and touchscreens into continuously self-cleaning surfaces.

The self-cleaning action works by using mineral nanocrystals which harness the power of visible light to create a powerful oxidation reaction which continuously breaks down all organic contaminants.

This new level of clean is created using nano-technology rather than toxins, using no chemicals, heavy metals or diluted poisons.

For more information about these self-cleaning button covers, or to see options for handrails and touchscreens, tap the link below … or simply give us a call!

Natalie’s 20th Anniversary with KONE Spares

It is Natalie’s 20 year anniversary with KONE Spares today and with an anniversary like that — we had to have some fun. Natalie has made a huge impact on our team and as a valued resource within the Vertical Transportation industry — so, if you have a moment, wish her a Happy Anniversary!! We’d also love to hear your favorite stories and memories with Natalie Twigg, so please share them with us!

Essential People for an Essential Business

Many essential businesses and institutions, including hospitals, rely on their elevators for critical operations. During the current pandemic, it is more important than ever to make sure these elevators continue running smoothly, and if they are shut down, they must be repaired as quickly as possible. 

This is why our warehouse staff is also considered essential, as without them the spare parts won’t be shipped to the businesses which need them. 

We want to take this opportunity to honor and thank these dedicated professionals who keep the flow of parts moving.

Temperatures are taken before anyone is allowed in the warehouse.

For everyone’s protection, temperatures are taken before anyone is allowed entry into the warehouse. This goes beyond our dedicated warehouse staff, as it also includes drivers and material handlers from the various shipping services as well. 

Proper social distancing is enforced as mandatory, as is face covering. Again, this applies to everyone entering the premises, not just our employees. 

To further enhance social distancing, we’ve staggered shifts in line with the various time zones to which we’re shipping, so that there are fewer people in the warehouse at the same time. 

Meanwhile, all other KONE Spares employees are working from home to provide continued support for our industry.  

Together, we will get through this unprecedented time in modern history. KONE Spares continues to be dedicated to our customers, and our customer’s customers, because as before, we will only succeed if you succeed

We are with you in this. If you’re healthy, we hope you remain so, and if you, your team, or loved ones are affected, we are supporting you with prayer for a quick recovery. 

And again, a huge heartfelt thank you to our warehouse staff, without whom the essential services would not be possible. 

COMB PLATE IMPACT AND ESCALATOR SAFETY

Is it comb plate or combplate? It seems the industry can’t make up its mind on this term. You’ll find it listed both ways across the industry, and even listed both ways in the same document!

Regardless, the comb plate impact device is a very important safety feature of an escalator, and has been required per ASME A17.1 Safety Code since the early 1990’s. Detection of either vertical or horizontal movement in a comb plate is vital for the safety of the riding public.

KONE Spares has two different upgrades for this device, and a tool to make sure this feature is adjusted properly — no matter what brand or model escalator you’re working on.

For older Montgomery HR Series escalators which don’t have the comb plate impact safety feature, we have a kit to add it to the escalator: Comb Plate Impact Device Upgrade for Montgomery HR Series Escalators

For Montgomery HR Series escalators which do have the comb plate impact device feature, we have a reliability upgrade: Escalator Comb Plate Impact Device Spring Reliability Upgrade

And if you’re working on any escalator with a comb plate impact safety device feature, we have this tool to help you adjust it to proper spec: Escalator Comb Plate Impact Fixture Test Kit

We can’t stress enough the importance of a working, properly adjusted comb plate impact safety system on an escalator. The health and well-being of the riding public depends on it.

HOLIDAY NEWSLETTERS 2019

Click the pictures below to see each person’s holiday newsletter for 2019.

Meghan Ludin
Sales Rep and Team Lead
Natalie Twigg
Senior Sales Rep
Angie Boynton
Sales Rep
Jessica Gross
Senior Sales Rep
Laura Hotle
Sales Rep
Kelly O’Neill
Sales Rep
Kelly Oberhardt
Sales Manager, Americas
Jerry Davis
Digital Marketing Manager
Holly Nomura
Sales Coordinator