The elevator is a must in contemporary Spain since the country's first residential elevator was installed in 57 of Madrid's Alcala Street in 1877. Thanks to its existence in cities and towns has been able to build in height and urban configuration is what it is today. Therefore, both here and in other developed societies; It is obliged to recognize the fundamental character of a humble machine that also happens to be the most widely used means of transport in the world. But, however: What happens when an elevator breaks down? The answer is simple: a considerable loss which wastes time and money to those who have the misfortune to be involved in a situation like this.
To avoid these painful situations , or failing that , to reduce their number to mínimo- there is no solution to convert the maintenance of lifts in a priority.
What is the maintenance?
The Industrial Engineering professionals are responsible for the design, repair and manufacturing of different machines everyday. Among them, of course, are the elevators and hoists. For them, for professionals in industrial engineering, maintenance is the set of activities carried out to ensure that any asset that has continued to play with solvency and full efficiency the activities and functions for which it was designed, manufactured and purchased.
Lifts and hoists are machines designed and manufactured by engineers and acquired by individuals or organizations to perform a specific function: move between different levels of a building in surface or underground people and goods. Therefore, maintenance of elevators is defined when it is treated as the activity that aims to ensure the availability of this particular service reliably. Reliability is nothing more than the possibility that a particular computer has to function without failure for a defined period.
Maintenance as a concept
Originally, the maintenance was understood as an equivalent of the term repair. It was therefore something of a necessary evil that did not add value to the processes that developing a business or organization. This understanding of maintenance is, however, typical of the early stages of industrial society and today is no longer something commonly accepted. And it is not because, at present, under the heading a series of maintenance tasks associated with concepts such as prevention and prediction groups. The inclusion of these tasks in the range of tasks that can be defined as maintenance forces redefine the concept. Now you can not say that maintenance does not add value to products and is only a lesser evil than any organization operating with mechanical or electronic devices must take.
Today, ensure the reliability of machinery and equipment it is key to keeping costs and achieve a business or organization competitive. Therefore, and because since the early twentieth century mass production of consumer goods was widespread, businesses and organizations have groups dedicated solely to the maintenance or require third-party services to ensure the reliability of their equipment workers . Previously responsible for repair were the workers themselves, but in the case of lifts, the usual has always been that the maintenance of the different equipment installed in businesses, residents or agencies crowded public utilities as take charge AstarLifts . It is no coincidence: a lift, despite being a machine that is used daily and intensively, required for proper maintenance of specific knowledge that only staff usually has a company that knows it thoroughly. An elevator is standard equipment, but can be adapted to the characteristics and needs of the space that will provide service and therefore requires proper maintenance have unique knowledge.
What does proper maintenance?
Maintain, when we talk about machines of any type or condition is preventable and save. It is prevented because the execution of a series of concrete and scheduled tasks for a given time frame creates the conditions that ensure the optimum state of the different components for the maximum operating period for which they were manufactured. One example is the lubrication of moving parts and similar tasks. Maintenance tasks also perform periodic inspections of the machine and its components in this case, allow the elevator. Such inspections can locate any type of malfunction or damage occurred and act to correct it. It thus prevents a timely malfunction in any of the elevator components cause a major breakdown that can reach normal operation condition of the machine.
So, in short, keep it save. And it is because it prevents costly and difficult serious damage to repair and ensures that the lift will not be out of service suddenly. This is critical in a device used on a daily basis in an enterprise, organization, community or private dwelling neighbors. Nothing is more distressing than get caught up in the dressing room of a lift when you wait outside responsibilities and tasks of all kinds. And there is also nothing more lethal to a company or organization to see how the daily chores are delayed or even manage to be totally hampered by an elevator out of service.
Proper maintenance of a lift should never forget that goes far beyond mere compliance with current regulations. What it is, ultimately, it is to create the conditions so that all users can use it with absolute, total, complete confidence conditions. To realize how accurate this statement just imagine the consequences for a growing company that has its offices to the public on the upper floors of a modern office building, may have the negative perception that a large number of breakdowns in a very short space of time in their elevators create your customers. Quite possibly meetings, meetings and business opportunities can become frustrated by improper or negligent maintenance of an elevator. An elevator breaks down generates specific problems, but an elevator that recurrently fails because proper maintenance is not performed creates problems and deteriorates the image of its owner. And while a fault is repaired with simply a greater or lesser outlay of money, rebuild a damaged reputation is much more expensive.
Who should be responsible for the maintenance of an elevator?
An elevator is a machine that can move people and goods along a vertical axis. Elevator, there are different types and models; but, although they share components, systems and design; often they are machines that must be adapted to the characteristics of the space in which are installed to thus ensure that the service provided is one that your users need. An elevator, therefore, is an industrial product but can also become a unique tool. Its maintenance, therefore, can not handle any and right is therefore require the services of qualified staff who knows the general and specific characteristics of the elevator in question.
Once, when companies, institutions and organizations of all kinds had gloved and neighboring communities abounded figure of the goalie, managers of daily maintenance of lifts and elevators were these professionals. Today, missing and in practice these professions and made elevators much more sophisticated and functional machines that first residential elevator that was installed in Madrid in 1877, usual and advisable to entrust the maintenance of any type of lift to the company He was commissioned to install. Failing that, a firm that maintains a collaboration agreement with this and knows the elevator in question and its components.
Acting in this way is important because existing lifts are complex machines whose operation can only understand a professional trained for this purpose. Each manufacturer also incorporates its exclusive devices usually lifts and improvements and, therefore, should be careful when hiring maintenance. And this maintenance, it is important to consider, it should also be contracted in the case of elevators serving private homes. The legislation , in this sense, is categorical and not do it , can be derived significant penalties.
However, worst of not carrying out proper maintenance of the elevator are not possible fines: the worst is the uncertainty resulting, serious faults that can reach and the possibility that even the lives of people can be endangered. Keeping prevent and prevent, if we talk about elevators, it is to cure as they say but also save. Save money and worry. And to do so, AstarLifts is the best choice because we know thoroughly all models of lifts on the market today.