Elevator Maintenance in Extreme Temperatures

WINTER IS COMING

Preventive maintenance is always the cornerstone of continuous operation and a long life span of your elevator.  Natural causes such as weather can have many adverse effects on safe operation.  Winter is on its way so it is time to prepare your rack and pinion elevator for the winter season. 

Ensuring your pit sump is in good working order will prevent the possibilities of ice and snow build up in the pit.  Frozen trolleys and car frames can result from the accumulation of water.  

The elevator should never be operated with a buildup of ice and snow on the tower.   This buildup can cause trolleys to freeze resulting in costly damage to the traveling cable.  Falling ice is another concern with great safety risks.

Call McDonough Elevators and we can advise you on how to winterize your equipment properly for your weather conditions.   We have a 51 point checklist that includes adjusting the temperature on the machine heater for the season.

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