Category: Elevator Education

The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance

December 3, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

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-main …

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A Brief History of Elevators

November 5, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

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 …

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How Alexander Miles Changed Elevators

October 13, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education

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 …

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Nationwide Lifts Introduces New App for iPad

October 1, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education, Home Elevators, Nationwide Lifts

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 c …

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Japanese Campaign Tries to Change Escalator Etiquette

September 1, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

Many people are unsure about escalator etiquette. Some think people should stand on one side so that others can walk past, while others think no one should ever walk up an escalator. People who believe riders should stand on one side disagree on which …

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Has Improved Accessibility for All

July 28, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The law prohibited discrimination in employment based on disability and mandated access to government services and public accommodations for people …

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