What to Modernize

what to modernize in an elevator

As your elevator ages, many components require upgrades due to obsolete parts or advances in technology.

Modernizing your elevator can improve the safety and reliability of your equipment and increase the value of your building.

Elevator Controller


  • Accurate floor leveling
  • Energy efficiency
  • Faster response time
  • Emergency fire service compliance
  • Increase ride comfort
  • Non-proprietary designs

Elevator Door Equipment

Door Equipment

  • Improve passenger safety
  • Reduce operating noise
  • Efficient door speeds
  • Enhance aesthetics
  • Electronic door reopening device

Elevator Cab Enclosure

Cab Enclosure

  • Meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) codes
  • Improve passenger comfort
  • Low voltage lighting aids energy efficiency
  • Stylish contemporary looks available

Elevator Signal Equipment

Signal Equipment

  • ADA compliant
  • Vandal resistant
  • Upgrade emergency lighting and communication systems
  • Update aesthetics

Elevator Hydraulic Power Unit

Hydraulic Power Unit

  • Improve performance of elevator
  • Reduce noise and vibration
  • Accurate floor leveling
  • Building energy savings
  • Eliminate overheating issues
  • Bucher closed-loop electronic valves available

Elevator Traction Upgrades

Traction Upgrades

  • Boost efficiency
  • Enhance ride quality
  • Eliminate DC motor generator and replace with efficient AC design
  • Improve braking system for added safety
  • Increase up direction protection with new rope gripper
  • Perform safety and governor upgrades to meet codes

Talk to one of Schumacher Elevator’s modernization specialists for a personalized evaluation of your elevator and to develop a custom modernization solution.

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