Modular Solution = Hoistway + Fully Assembled Elevator

Inserting an elevator cab into a hoistway. This is a modular hoistway with car inserteded. Elevators are traditionally built by laboriously constructing a hoistway as part of the building with wood, steel or concrete blocks. Elevator components are then lowered or carried into the vertical space through dangerous shaft openings or hatches and painstakingly assembled one piece at a time.

Because this old-fashioned way takes so long (usually months) and is unsafe, a more logical solution was born. Modular elevator construction literally turns elevator construction on its side in a high quality factory environment.

From start to finish, modular elevators are produced horizontally. A tough, durable steel frame makes up the hoistway that is wrapped in drywall for a fire-rating.  The horizontal shaft then has an elevator a pre-installed inside. This includes the elevator car, rails, wiring and drive system. They are complete units ready for setup, adjustment and testing. This innovative manufacturing process is a faster, safer way to build an elevator and a better choice for any structure from two to 15 stories.

The Benefits of Modular: 

Shorter Lead Time → With the modular solution, elevators are built in a factory setting, with the hoistway, car and machine room built simultaneously. The result is that a fully assembled, high-quality elevator can leave our plant in eight weeks after the drawings have been approved. Additionally, this option eliminates delays that you find onsite such as inclement weather or other construction trades.

Pre-Installation → Modular elevators are manufactured as a completely finished product with an elevator pre-installed in the hoistway. There is no onsite installation only setup.  The design makes it easy to crane the elevator into place in stackable 50’ sections. When a modular elevator arrives, it is ready in less than a week for testing and inspection once power is on. This minimizes job site disruption by the elevator mechanics.

A modular solution. This elevator is in the manufacturing process at Phoenix. The entire hoistway can be rotated for fast quality production. Higher Quality → Factory built modular elevators meet strict quality and tolerance standards. Each elevator is checked daily for proper welds, alignment and assembly; the inspection team can simply walk the horizontal hoistway for quality control. Industry standard parts and components are used. The very same found in stick built elevators. Also, all of our components are non-proprietary, making servicing and maintenance easier and less expensive.

Safer Construction → Modular elevators are simply safer to build. Because all work is done in a horizontal shaft there is no scaffolding to erect and no mechanics dangling from ropes. The setup time is very short and work onsite is done from the car top rather than from work platforms.

Phoenix is the Best in the Industry → PME employees have the most experience in the modular elevator manufacturing industry, having produced them for over 20 years. We have the largest and most modern facility leading the industry in elevators in use.

Lastly, our team prides itself on being able to meet a wide range of custom needs and tight deadlines. We provide a streamlined and hassle-free process, from quote through setup.

Contact us today to see how we can solve your elevator problems.

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