KONE Spares has a simple but important tool for determining wear on a step chain sprocket, an important step to complete before you install a new chain. Our own Meghan Ludin explains more in this video:
Continuing our week of highlighting safety, today we want to introduce you to something we designed for ourselves, and now provide to the industry.
This is our Lift Aide system, which we developed to prevent strains or injury when lifting heavy escalator controllers in or out of escalator pits. The Lift Aide is certified with a lift capacity of 200 pounds, providing an easier means of removing heavy controllers for escalator servicing.
How does it work? A support bracket is permanently installed inside the escalator pit. The Lift-Aide easily slides into this support bracket, providing a safe and almost effortless means of lifting the controller out for service.
Extra brackets and hardware are available, so you can install them into all of the difficult units you have in service. That way only one Lift Aide is needed, as it can easily be moved from unit to unit.
A product we introduced for safety, we highly recommend using one of these maximum load determinators to test any unrated or questionable hoist points to make sure it will handle the load you intend to lift.
What is so special about splitting flat elevator cable?
The need for safety.
When the elevator industry began to use flat traveling cables, the task of stripping the PVC cable jacket introduced the need for customized tools.
In the interest of safety, KONE Spares engineers designed a special cable splitter for flat cables that both increased safety and made it much easier to cut the jacket and get to undamaged wires inside.
For added safety, always wear cut-resistant gloves when using any cable splitting device.