Elevators in Commercial Settings

Many commercial buildings usually have three or more floors. Elevators in commercial settings are designed to move several people including wheelchair users and heavy goods to the many floors of a building. So compared to accessibility equipment for homes, these systems come with heavier loading capacity and bigger car size. Public settings like schools, churches, hospitals, shopping malls, multiplexes, offices, and museums cannot do without this accessibility equipment.

Commercial elevator installation can be undertaken in both new and existing buildings. Leading manufacturers offer high quality systems that can:

>> Provide a safe and trouble-free ride
>> Can accommodate heavy traffic
>> Are user-friendly
>> Have good speed for shorter ride times
>> Feature high load capacity to transport people as well as goods
>> Increase the resale value of the building
>> Can be easily installed and maintained

Comprehensive Range of Features

Modern commercial elevators are equipped with superior safety features to ensure safe and comfortable floor-to-floor access. Some of these standard features include automatic controls, telephone system, emergency battery lowering unit, backup lighting, door interlocks, overspeed governor, flow control valves, negative pressure module, one-touch screen controls and modular rail system and power back up facility. In addition, there are systems featuring in-use indicator lights on hall station, manual swing door, digital floor indicators, and open/close buttons for easy opening and closing of the doors.

With the increase in demand of accessibility equipment for commercial applications, leading manufacturers offer models suitable for both high-rise and low-rise buildings. Top models come with load capacities between 1000 lbs to 6000 lbs. Hydraulic models can be used in commercial spaces with around 2-8 floors and can reach speeds up to 200 ft/minute. Limited Use/Limited Application (LU/LA) elevators such as the Orion from Savaria, Serenus from Federal Elevator and Journey from Cambridge Elevating are ideal for low-rises with up to three floors.

Before purchasing an elevator, think about your budget. Determine the number of building levels the system will need to travel as well as how many persons on average are expected to use the elevator and how many times. Decide what features the system should have as accessibility equipment for commercial settings come with different types of drive systems and design.

Choose a Reliable Supplier

Finding a reliable elevator company is in the purchase process. Proper installation and maintenance of commercial elevators is necessary to avoid accidents leading to litigation and compliance issues. A professional dealer will offer support right from the stage of choosing the appropriate system to the planning of the project and installation to meet state and local building codes. They will also offer comprehensive support for testing, inspection, maintenance and repair as well as emergency on-call support.