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The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance

Elevators are often taken for granted, but they need regular maintenance in order to function properly. A well-maintained elevator can generally last about 25 years, but some parts may need to be replaced periodically. Even if the elevator is well-maintained, it may eventually be necessary to complete an overhaul or to replace the equipment. Modification [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Elevator Education|Comments Off on The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance

A Brief History of Elevators

Elevators are common features in buildings around the world, but most people don’t give much thought to how they work or how they came to be ubiquitous. Elevators are fascinating pieces of technology with a long history. Primitive elevators powered by water wheels, animals, or people were invented around 300 BC. This type of elevator [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Elevator Education|Comments Off on A Brief History of Elevators

How Alexander Miles Changed Elevators

On October 11, 1887, Alexander Miles patented his revolutionary invention, the electric elevator. Miles did not invent the first elevator, but he made improvements that are still in use today. Before Miles invented the electric elevator, elevators were generally powered by steam. Miles invented shaft doors that opened and closed automatically along with the elevator [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education|Comments Off on How Alexander Miles Changed Elevators

Nationwide Lifts Introduces New App for iPad

Nationwide Lifts is excited to announce that we recently launched a new app called Nationwide Lifts Elevator Guide for the iPad. This multifunctional app makes it easy for homeowners, business managers, and architects to learn about elevators so they can make decisions about what lifts and features suit their needs. The app can be used [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education, Home Elevators, Nationwide Lifts|Comments Off on Nationwide Lifts Introduces New App for iPad