Don’t let your elevators get caught in the cold.

Did you know that cold temperatures can affect how your hydraulic elevator runs? Oil expands and contracts with temperature and since this is the main driving force of the elevator, drastic changes in temperatures can affect the ride quality of your unit.

The oil temperature should be kept at 100 – 120 degrees Fahrenheit for best performance. If the oil falls below this for any sustained amount of time, the oil becomes thick and gummy causing sluggish valve operation which can lead to bumpy rides, rough starts and unnecessary strain on equipment.screenshot_ice-1

Well maintained machine room temperatures can reduce your chances of your hydraulic oil being affected by cold weather. Insulating and controlling the ambient temperature of the room that houses your hydraulic tank, will help keep your oil’s desired temperature.

A tank heater can also be added. This is a simple inexpensive electrical coil that is submerged in the oil to ensure optimum temperature.

With proper oil and maintenance, your elevators, should be able to handle the ever changing weather conditions. Call today for a free assessment of your elevator equipment or maintenance quote!

Quotes for the soul;

“In cold weather a good rule is to light your fire first before doing anything else. It is always more sensible to keep yourself warm rather than trying to thaw yourself out later.” Mors Kochanski

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when their happy.” – Anton Chekhov

~ Elevator Writer

Welcome to our first Blog about “Your Elevators”

Photo credit to Aaron Boyer in Austin TX.

Everything you need to know about your elevators

Welcome to our new blog! “Your Elevators” is created and maintained by our extraordinary team at EMR Elevator, Inc. We are here to share  what goes on behind the scenes of an independent elevator company, from the office to the field. You’ll find fun facts, news and possibly some interviews with some amazing people. We hope our articles are informative, interesting and fun to read.

EMR is the LARGEST Independent Elevator company in the State of Texas. This is a huge and almost impossible accomplishment in the elevator world.

Question; what does being the “Largest Independent Elevator company” really mean?

  • To be considered the largest, means, we have a lot of people on board from the owners to the managers, who believe in the same values of hard work, good ethics, and provide quality service to a broad spectrum of clients in the Texas Triangle and surrounding cities.
  • To be Independent, means not only are we free from the outside control of investment groups who currently dominate large elevator companies and have no personal, hands-on involvement with the elevator work. We are also free from the limitations placed on large OEM companies involving the installation of proprietary equipment.

Since elevators are for everyone, service and maintenance is forever important. It is in our best interest to help the most important people, the equipment owners, understand their units and their rights. Well-informed owners and managers make good decisions in their business operations, their budgeting goals, and their selection of great service providers who can give quality service, from the management to the guys in the field!

Quotes for the soul:

“Decisions are the hardest thing to make, especially when it is a choice between where you should be and where you want to be.” – unknown author

“Truly successful decision making, relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.”- Malcom Gladwell

“It’s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” – Tony Robbins