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 Two

Every year claims are filed due to improperly barricaded escalators and walks.

People are getting hurt, some badly, and it’s usually out of a simple misconception that escalators can be turned off and used as a stationary stairway.

These incidents, injuries, and subsequent medical claims — and associated costs — can be prevented by simply barricading the ends of any unit you take out of service.

There are times when a customer will specifically request to take an escalator out of service and leave it unbarricaded to be used as stairs. We strongly recommend you take this opportunity to educate them on the dangers and liability involved, and also to let them know it is a code requirement that all units taken out of service must be barricaded. Escalators were not designed to be used as stationary stairways. Any property which turns off an escalator and leaves it unbarricaded for the public to use as a stairway is putting that public in danger.

We can’t stress this enough: Please make sure that you never leave a job site unless you’re sure all out of service units are properly and safely barricaded.

If you’re in need of a heavy duty, extra large safety barricade, we’ve got what we consider the best (and safest) in the industry:

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!

Have You Met Meghan Ludin?

Name: Meghan Ludin

Title/Role: Spares Team Lead, External Sales

How long have you been with KONE Spares? Five and a half years

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What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now? Day one of freedom, I am going to take my kids to play at our favorite local park playground! It has been hard to see the caution tape covering up all that fun for the past few months.

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call? With kids in the house, there are always funny things that happen. My favorite was probably when my four year old daughter decided the perfect time to perfect her werewolf howl was when I was on a call.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? A new love of bicycling AND working out in our yard (even though I am still plant killer, extraordinaire!). It has also been so great to slow down a bit and get some great family time in!

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I love cookbooks! I find a new favorite and work to cook and bake my way through the whole thing and, generally, don’t like making the same recipes more than once!

What is something you want the industry to know about you? I truly love what I do. Over the years, so many customers have become friends. It is great to learn from each other and connect in a way that is very unique to our industry. I take a lot of pride in being a trusted resource for our customers and love watching them succeed!

Have You Met Paige Anderson?

Name: Paige Anderson

Title/Role: Buyer Purchasing 

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 23 years with KONE, and 2 with Montgomery Elevators

What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now? To go visit my 99-1/2 year Great Aunt

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call? Thought I was muted — and i wasn’t — and told my family to shut up because I was in a meeting.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? I thought it would be difficult to work from home but it is amazing how everyone works as a team, and was able to work just fine with current technology and my cell phone. 

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I really wanted to be chef and not major in computers in college.  I love to cook new things.

What is something you want the industry to know about you? Elevator life is a lot of ups and downs and people pushing your buttons, but at least KONE Spares will try and get you that right button so people can go up and down. 

Have you met Laura Hotle?

Name: Laura Hotle

Title: Sales Representative

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 2 years

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What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now?  How do you decide just ONE place? I suppose to Target for a “quick errand” where I will endlessly roam the aisles, spend too much money and there will be NOTHING quick about it. Oh, and did I mention it will be WITHOUT my children and husband?

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call?  My daughter fell behind the TV stand directly behind me which knocked the TV and bookshelf over as a result! I was pretty frustrated at the time but looking back, it is pretty hilarious!

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? The lack of rushing around constantly is allowing us to have more quality family time that is otherwise rare. I’ve also been able to get many things done around the house that I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! Some of you may already know this by now but I have 3 (used to have 4) metal plates in my face! Ask me why if you want to know! 😊 If that’s old news to you, something else is that I’m addicted to looking at houses for sale online!