Elevator Modernization & Elevator A.D.A. Upgrades Company - Serving Missouri and Illinois

Modern Elevator — Elevators Maintenance in St. Louis, MO
If elevator modernization is in your future, St. Louis Elevator Company will help map out a plan so you can effectively manage capital expenditures along the way. From small upgrades to full elevator replacement, we can help you decide when and if a modernization is necessary. Call or contact us today about elevator modernization.

Our elevator modernization services include:

  • Elevator interiors
  • Control systems
  • Door operation
  • Signal fixtures


Elevator A.D.A. Upgrades

The Americans with Disabilities Act provides accessibility standards for elevators. Listed below are items commonly needed for compliance with the code.

  • New lowered hall and car stations with proper style and signage
  • Elevator Emergency alarm bell
  • In-car illumination in the event of power failure
  • Elevator hands-free phone, pre-programmed to communicate with assistance personnel 24 hours a day

Elevator Annual/Periodic Inspections in Missouri and Illinois

We also perform full-load, no-load and governor tests. Call us today for a quote on your annual or five-year tests.


Elevator Modernization in Missouri and Illinois

We offer replacement of components of an existing elevator with components that perform the same functions, but with greater efficiency or accuracy. We can replace individual components or complete systems depending on the need. Regardless of manufacturer or design, we can evaluate and recommend innovative techniques and solutions. We will ensure that each system is expertly and efficiently upgraded to the latest industry standards, including local and state codes.

We only install non-proprietary microprocessor controllers. While some competitors only use proprietary equipment to lock their clients into long-term contracts, we assure that you will receive the best system available for your needs.

Some benefits of a modernization are listed below:
  • Eliminate high repair costs – Old worn out equipment is less dependable, less safe, and more costly and time-consuming to troubleshoot. More often than not, delaying the process results in wasteful repair of obsolete components that cannot be absorbed in the needed modernization.
  • Ensure passenger safety and peace of mind – Modernization brings new, more reliable equipment. More importantly, it brings state-of-the-art equipment and makes an elevator system that is safer and more readily maintained.
  • Avoid costly downtime – Equipment needing continual babysitting due to its marginal condition does not complement the needs of the building.


Components of a Typical Elevator Modernization

Controller and Fire-Service Addition
Our controllers are microprocessor based, non-proprietary, and have the ability to connect with your building's fire alarm system.

Power Unit
Replacement of the entire unit is generally recommended, as opposed to individual parts replacement. All components will be new and designed for the capacity and speed of the elevator. The motor, pump and piping will be submersed in a new reservoir.

Hall-and-Call Fixtures
In most older elevators, call-button fixtures were not installed according to A.D.A. guidelines. Updating requires that all hall-and-call button fixtures be lowered to the code-required height. New fixtures allow you to integrally add items, such as emergency lighting, digital position and direction indicators, hands free phones, fire service switches, etc.

Infrared Curtain
Replacement of the retractable-car-door safety edge and two-beam electric eyes with an infrared curtain is an improvement and safety enhancement that will allow unlimited protection spanning the entire door-opening height, such that any obstruction would cause the doors to automatically retract.

This system replaces the two-beam electric eyes/safety edge that can cause serious injury with protection that has no moving parts to get misaligned.

Double-Bottomed Cylinder
Code requires new or replacement in-ground hydraulic installations to include a bottom plate plus a safety bulkhead all encased in PVC. The safety bulkhead features an opening to limit the elevator's descent should a failure occur in the double-bottomed cylinder. The PVC-encased cylinder minimizes the risk from corrosion and leakage due to electrolysis.

Contact St. Louis Elevator Company for modernization of commercial, freight and residential elevators plus escalators and parking lifts in Missouri and Illinois.