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Modernisation

Modernisation


Extend your elevator and escalator’s lifespan

Elevators and escalators age like the rest of us. This means, one day you’ll face the challenge of modernising your system to meet legal requirements, increase carrying capacity or comfort, reduce energy costs or upgrade equipment in line with current standards.

We leverage our extensive know-how to efficiently combine our high-quality components with your existing system to create a next-generation installation that meets your requirements and current standards and regulations – all while increasing the value of your building.

Whether we’re using components from our extensive product portfolio or an open-system configuration, we ensure the best fit every time. The end result is the right solution for your residential or public building, office or hotel.

Modernised elevators

Perfectly tailored to your requirements

Whether you need partial modernisation, retrofitting or a full replacement for your elevator system, we develop the right solution to meet all of your requirements. We also ensure excellence in terms of solution quality, flexibility, precision and efficiency.

For every project, we use our system solutions and first-class elevator components with a bespoke approach. Our on-site modernisation team focuses on preserving what is worth retaining and adapting new products to fit existing assets.

Modernisation lowers repair costs, reduces faults and increases energy savings while improving comfort, efficiency, safety and aesthetics.

Top reasons to modernise

Wear and tear

The no. 1 cause of failure early on

Safety and operator responsibility

Full system compliance with current standards and regulations

Energy efficiency

Reduced costs and environmental footprint

Design and comfort

Greater passenger satisfaction

Transport capacity

A multitude of ways to get more performance out of your elevator

Special requirements

Elevators without barriers, vandal-proofing, fire protection, firefighter elevators, explosion protection and more

Modernisation solutions: Efficiency and flexibility on every scale

You can count on our exceptionally broad range of support, from smaller retrofitting projects to full replacement systems, to deliver maximum quality and results.

Our work starts with a professional analysis and, together with you, an inspection of the elevator. This allows our specialists to provide detailed advice on your modernisation options while taking all of your individual needs into account.

In very rare cases, the entire elevator must be replaced. For partial modernisation, solutions start with individual components, and even in the event of a replacement system, we enable you to take a flexible approach to the building interface. This way, no dust is created, a structural engineer's services are not required, and noisy construction work can be avoided.

Partial modernisation

Small measures, maximum success

Do you have a small retrofitting project? We're sure to have the ideal solution, no matter the age or type of your elevator technology. This includes:

  • Safety retrofits
  • Replacement of individual components to match existing ones (e.g. door drives, operating panels)
  • A new look for the cabin and entrance
  • Retrofits required by the authorities (e.g. fire control systems)
  • Retrofits for increased comfort (e.g. door zone monitoring systems)
  • More functionality (e.g. access control)
  • Optimising energy consumption (e.g. LED lighting that switches off when cabin is standing still)

You can count on us to identify and install the most efficient solution in your building. Our focus is always on perfecting the interaction between new and existing components. Even the smallest measures equip your system with new functionalities, the highest reliability and enhanced safety.

Replacement systems

Compact. Adaptable. Powerful.

If you’re replacing your old elevator system, we offer a wide range of options with or without a machine room.

The challenge with replacements is that every elevator shaft is different; door spaces and ceiling openings vary from building to building. To maintain your building's support structure, we strive to keep the ceiling openings and door lintel supports as they are, and to use the existing guide rail fastening systems, if possible.

Replacement systems

We take ‘made to measure’ very seriously. Our system solutions, available in increments of one millimetre, make the best possible use of the existing shaft and avoid additional masonry, cutting and painting. This not only limits your costs, it also reduces the amount of dust and noise produced by the modernisation.

Our solutions range from very small elevator systems to our high-end TWIN® system. The latter offers entirely new possibilities for expanding transport capacity within the same shaft footprint.

TWIN®

TWIN®

Fast. Space-saving. Innovative.

Wherever existing elevators have reached their capacity and there is too little space to install additional ones, our space-saving TWIN® innovation is the ideal solution. It features two independent cabins, one above the other, in a single elevator shaft.

Advanced components: Perfection down to the smallest detail

Elevator drive thyssenkrupp

If you're looking for first-class components, you've come to the right place. We offer high-quality elevator components with flexible interfaces for use in existing structures and systems, individually or in combination.

Our commitment to the highest quality is reflected in the efficiency, safety, innovation, reliability and convenience of every one of our products. Together our elevator components form an intelligent and seamless system solution.

For more information download our modernisation brochure.

Essential components at a glance

Control technology

Intelligent, future-proof, high-performance controllers for optimum ride quality

Communication

Permanent monitoring and fast response times for ideal system usage

Drives

Drive solutions that offer a long service life and outstanding value for money

Cabin design

Options that perfectly meld functionality, design and your individual vision

Doors and access control

Reliable door systems that guarantee maximum safety and optimum availability

Control elements

Innovative control elements and displays that redefine usability, accessibility and more.

Safety components and accessories

Additional assemblies for elevator shafts and machine rooms, including individual components for making the corrections stipulated in safety evaluations

Modernised escalators and moving walks

The right solution for every need

In addition to bringing your elevators up to date, we also modernise your escalators, moving walks, exterior access systems and other passenger mobility systems. For escalators and moving walks, we replace individual components such as steps and handrails, or if necessary, the entire system.

Escalator Modernization thyssenkrupp

If you choose to completely modernise your escalator, time is usually of the essence, which is why we recommend a replacement system as the fastest solution. We also offer retrofitting measures to help boost your system’s energy efficiency such as:

  • Energy Efficiency Controller (EEC)
  • LED lighting
  • Skirt brushes

Looking to modernise another type of system? Have questions? Contact us.