Delta Elevator Inc. is a privately-owned elevator manufacturer located in Kitchener, ON, Canada. Delta was founded in 1967 by a German immigrant, and former Otis Elevator mechanic, and today has grown to become one of the largest independent elevator companies in the country.
Delta Elevator designs and manufactures their own hydraulic and traction elevators as well as Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL), also know as accessibility lifts. Delta offers both inground and holeless hydraulic elevators, and both traditional traction elevators and machineroomless (MRL) traction elevators.
Elevator One has chosen Delta as a preferred supplier of elevating equipment because of their dedication to producing high quality products and because they produce non-proprietary equipment. When ordering their equipment, we always include the Delta Diagnostic Indicator (DDI), which allows any qualified elevator technician to set up new elevator installation jobs properly, and post installation it allows elevator mechanics to interpret error codes while undertaking elevator repairs.
As new elevator construction schedules are critical, we appreciate that Delta Elevator has a solid track record of meeting their production and shipping obligations. Right from their sales department, through to engineering, approval drawing production, and post installation support, Delta has proven to be a quality manufacturer. After elevators are installed Delta ensures that parts continue to be available at reasonable prices.
Global Tardif is a privately-owned elevator manufacturer located in Quebec, Canada known there as Le Groupe Manufacturier d’Ascenceurs Global Tardif Inc. For many decades, Global Tardif has been manufacturing a wide array of elevating devices for the Canadian and International marketplace.
Global Tardif designs and manufactures their own hydraulic and traction elevators as well as Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL), also know as accessibility lifts. Tardif offers both inground and holeless hydraulic elevators, and both traditional traction elevators and machineroomless (MRL) traction elevators.
Global Tardif will often offer custom elevator solutions where other manufacturers most often stick to their standard models for manufacturing. Elevator One has often used Global Tardif for such custom applications.
Cambridge Elevating is a large manufacturer of residential and commercial elevating devices in the Ontario accessibility sector. On the commercial side Cambridge Elevating manufactures Limited Use Limited Application (LULA) elevators, and Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL).
Located in Cambridge, ON, Canada, Cambridge Elevating has an advanced manufacturing facility where they undertake design, and production. Where they have the respective elevating device we require, or where specified, we install Cambridge Elevating product.
Savaria Corporation is one of the largest accessibility and mobility companies in North America. Savaria manufactures both home (residential) elevators and commercial elevating devices. On the commercial side they manufacture Limited Use Limited Application (LULA) elevators, Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL), Inclined Platform Lifts (IPL), stairlifts and portable lifts. Where they have the respective elevating device we require, or where specified, we install Savaria elevating devices.
Savaria Corporation has expanded their North American footprint through two significant acquisition. In 2005 they purchased Concord Elevator and in 2018 they purchased Garaventa Accessibility AG (Garaventa Lift).
Concord Elevator was a large North American manufacturer of residential and commercial accessibility lifts. On the commercial side they manufactured Limited Use Limited Application (LULA) elevators, Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL), Inclined Platform Lifts (IPL) and portable lifts. Over the years we installed some such lifts and we have, and continue to maintain a large number of their elevating devices.
Garaventa Lift was one of the largest accessibility and mobility companies in North America. In 2018, Garaventa was purchased by Savaria Corporation. Garaventa manufactures both home (residential) elevators and commercial elevating devices. On the commercial side they manufacture Limited Use Limited Application (LULA) elevators, Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL), Inclined Platform Lifts (IPL) and portable lifts.
Where they had the respective elevating device we required, or where specified, we installed Garaventa elevating devices.
Types of elevators
We install, repair and maintain both hydraulic elevators and traction (roped) elevators.
Traditional overhead roped elevators have machine rooms which are situated directly above the elevator hoistway. While other traction elevator types like machine room less (MRLs), have gained popularity, overhead traction elevators have some significant post construction advantages. With the key elevator equipment easily accessible, including controllers, elevator machines and braking systems, maintenance technicians can easily access for preventative maintenance.
While less frequent, in certain applications it makes sense to have the key traction elevator equipment in a basement machine room. Again, the advantage of this configuration over an MRL, is post construction where equipment is easily accessible to maintenance technicians.
- Machine Room Less
Machine room less (MRL) traction elevators have gained popularity in the past decade. Architects, in particular, appreciate this technology because the aesthetically displeasing machine room at the top of a building is no longer needed. The key elevator equipment is found inside the elevator hoistway. The disadvantage of MRLs is that much of the equipment is proprietary to the installing manufacturer leading to challenges post installation.
Traditional hydraulic elevator have an inground hydraulic cylinder that is attached below the elevator cab. The advantage to this technology is a quieter ride and the required hoistway size is smaller than a holeless hydraulic elevator where the cylinders are attached to the outside of the cab. The disadvantage of this technology can be high drilling costs (depending on the ground type such as rock) or difficult drilling due to water issues.
As the name suggests, a holeless hydraulic elevator does not require that a hole be drilled for the cylinder. Typically, a holeless hydraulic elevator will have cylinders that are attached to the outside of the elevator cab. The advantage to this technology is that contractors do not need to coordinate hole drilling very early in the building project, and ground type is not an issue.
- Machine Room Less
MRL hydraulic elevators are a relatively new technology. With this technology the required machine room (which houses the hydraulic tank) is no longer needed because it is situated within the hoistway. The disadvantages of this technology is that the equipment is generally very proprietary and very difficult to access for maintenance, thus increasing maintenance costs.
The #1 Elevator Services Company
At Elevator One we provide the same high-level of services integrity and quality.
We deal with commercial lift services, accesses and wheelchair elevators, and material / freight elevators.
Elevator One is a leader in elevator maintenance. While this seems to be a lost art in the elevator industry today, we recognize that preventative maintenance minimizes elevator breakdowns, maximizes uptime, extends the life of equipment, and ensures elevator safety. New customers are consistently impressed with how quickly we reduce trouble calls.
Elevator Repair Services
Elevator One is a leader in elevator repair. Our highly trained and certified elevator technicians have fully stocked service vans with parts on site to minimize downtime. Where other parts are required, our office is stocked with the most frequently used elevator parts. We consistently impress our new customers with the speed in which we repair elevators.
Elevator One is a premier elevator installer and an authorized dealer for a number of high quality manufacturers. We offer only high quality, non-proprietary elevators which can be maintained by any qualified elevator contractor. GCs and end customers appreciate that we complete our projects on time, on budget and with the highest quality.
Elevator Modernization requires unique skills. While many elevator contractors claim to have elevator upgrade experience, they are often missing key skills which negatively impact projects and affect elevator reliability and safety. Our in-house Professional Engineer (P-Eng), experienced Project Managers and expert installers ensure project success.
Here are common questions we receive regarding repairs.
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- Do I really need a modernization or am I getting inferior preventative maintenance?
- Do I have money set aside for modernization work?
- Do I have a plan for a catastrophic failure of my elevator and the associated extensive downtime?
- Do I have a plan for my residents/clients when their elevator is out of use for a modernization?
Do I really need a modernization or am I getting inferior preventative maintenance?
Numerous times over the years, we have met with an elevator owner/operator who has been told by their elevator contractor that their elevator is so unreliable because they require an immediate modernization. Often this is not the cause and all that is missing is proper repairs and preventative maintenance. On a number of occasions we have taken over maintenance and delayed modernizations by more than 10 years!Get in touch
Do I have money set aside for modernization work?
Expensive elevator renovation projects (which can be in the $70K-$150K/elevator range) should never be a surprise. We work with our customers to give advance notice (typically 3-10 years) of when we feel a full modernization project will be needed. While there can always be surprises, generally sufficient notice is provided to set aside capital funds for the necessary work.Get in touch
Do I have a plan for a catastrophic failure of my elevator and the associated extensive downtime?
While a planned elevator modernization shutdown is a significant challenge (especially with one elevator in a building) because you can be without an elevator for 1-2 months, it is far less problematic than a catastrophic failure. In the latter case there is no warning to residents/tenants and equipment lead time can often be many months. For this reason we encourage our customers to plan for modernizations before things get absolutely critical.Get in touch
Do I have a plan for my residents/clients when their elevator is out of use for a modernization?
Have you thought about what you will do with your residents/tenants when an elevator is out 1-2 months for a modernization? How about if it is the only elevator? There are no other options other than giving sufficient notice to residents to make other arrangements if they are unable to use stairs. Again, with a planned elevator interior design, this is doable. If you wait for a catastrophic failure, your challenges are magnified.Get in touch