New and Updated Products

For those who weren’t at the NAEC Conference in Atlantic City, here’s a quick peek at all the new and updated products we showcased there:

For More Info: Montgomery HR Escalator Safety Upgrade ≫

For More Info: Bright Brush, our combination escalator safety brush and LED track lighting ≫

For More Info: Our Differential Handrail Drive for Westinghouse Modular Escalators ≫

For More Info: KSS Vandal Resistant Elevator Buttons for KONE Elevators ≫

For More Info: Slimline Power Stop, our emergency escalator stop and start stations ≫

Stop by and see us at NAEC’S 69th Annual Convention & 2018 Exposition in Atlantic City

If you’re attending NAEC’S 69th Annual Convention & 2018 Exposition in Atlantic City, stop by and have your photo taken with our “special guest.”

We’ll be at booth #1113, and besides showcasing our new Field Friendly Safety Solutions, we will have our special mystery guest and multiple giveaways!

Prizes (you won’t want to miss these!) will begiven away on:

  • Wednesday, September 26th at 10:30, 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30
  • Thursday, September 27th at 9:30, 11:30, 1:00, and 3:30

So remember to stop by and say hello — you’ll be glad you did!

Preparing Your Elevator for a Hurricane

It’s hurricane season again, so we’re keeping this checklist up at the top of our blog. Let’s all make sure to stay safe, and if you need us, we’re here for you.

So, on to the hurricane preparedness list…


  • Check all sump pumps, float switches and alarms in elevator pits.
  • Close up all vents and openings in top of hoistway and machine room to prevent water from entering.
  • If elevators open to the outside, place sandbags along the bottom of hoistway doors. Since this makes the elevator unusable, do this just before shutting down the elevator.


  • Run elevators to the top floor of hoistway and pull the main breaker in the elevator machine room (not in the building’s main breaker room).
  • Park elevators with doors closed.
  • Do not operate elevators during the hurricane.


  • Inspect the elevator pit, cab and machine room for any water. Do not energize main line breaker if water is found.
  • If water is found, call your elevator service provider immediately!
  • Do not attempt to start elevator if power is out – call your electric company

Even with the proper preparations, hurricanes often cause power outages and surges that can stop elevators between floors and entrap passengers, and worse, knock out the emergency communication system. Be aware that people may be trapped in elevators with no way to call for help. We can’t state this strongly enough: never try to exit, or attempt to help others exit, a stalled elevator without trained professional rescue workers on hand.

Slimline Power Stop Added to Website

2018-07-25_14-02-08It’s now “officially” official! The KONE Spares Slimline Power Stop has been added to our main website under “Escalator Parts > Escalator Emergency Stop Button.”

The web page includes a video featuring our wonderful Laura Hotle, as well as a survey sheet required for using the Slimline Power Stop on escalators other than a Montgomery HR model.

Nominated for an Ellies Award!

We are excited to have been nominated for Elevator World’s inaugural Ellies Award program in the category of “Best Supplier – Other,” and are honored to be among the ranks of such fine North American elevator and escalator industry businesses who go above and beyond for their customers, employees, communities and the industry as a whole.

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