In 1892, two brothers – James Montgomery and Alexander Montgomery – staked all they had to form Moline (Ill.) Elevator Co. Producing hand-powered elevators and providing machine shop services, the Montgomerys were quick to adopt new technology and soon produced their first electric elevator with double belt drive and tiller rope control. Today, 125 yearsContinue reading

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If you don’t think machines talk, you may be missing out on important conversations. KONE elevators, for instance, know when maintenance is needed. By connecting our elevators to the cloud, by listening closely, and by analyzing their messages, KONE can tailor-fit maintenance to each individual elevator. The leader in innovative vertical transportation, KONE has joinedContinue reading

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Whether your organization has one elevator or several facilities with dozens of vertical transportation solutions, passenger safety is of the utmost importance and it starts with facility managers. Facility managers can take several precautions to create an environment that is committed to passenger safety. Training Is Crucial to Success First and foremost, elevator and escalatorContinue reading

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According to the National Elevator Industry Inc. (NEII), there are over 35,000 escalators in the U.S. that transport an estimated 105 billion passengers per year. We rely on these machines every day to get us from place to place, which unfortunately makes many of us take them for granted. At KONE, passenger safety is ourContinue reading

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Toronto’s tallest condominium, One Bloor, is a marvel of mixed-use engineering. Standing at 843 feet with 79 floors, construction of One Bloor requires massive-scale transportation of crewman, building materials and future residents. Answering this lofty task is KONE JumpLift, a temporary motor room installed inside the permanent hoist way that moves upward as the buildingContinue reading

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