In our society, there is an increasing need for elevators and escalators

Elevators are known as lifts in British English. People are constantly moving to cities from the countryside across the world and the paucity of space means tall buildings are becoming the norm. Additionally, the population in Western countries is aging rapidly so the need for comfort and efficiency in home and work buildings is paramount. Well-designed, fast, luxurious, and energy-efficient elevators and escalators are essential.

Within the UK there has been a need for more effective transport in recent years. As a result, there has been much innovation in the design of elevators and escalators to ensure energy saving.

Elevators need to be simple, comfortable, and efficient.

Elevator Drives

Elevator drives are like the brain of your elevator system. The drive operates the movement, speed, and torque of the lift. A three-phase induction motor operates the electric motor. When you press the button the power is built in stages offering great control. Drives convert the incoming AC current to DC. Then, they smooth the DC wave. Next, they convert the DC to variable AC and repeat.

Traction elevators and escalators

Traction elevators and escalators are popular as these systems are cheaper than hydraulic mechanisms. They use a pulley organisation where the cars are moved with ropes. Also, the load is balanced with a counterweight. An efficient motor can give the correct control of this system. Moreover, an AC industrial drive supplies the power to the motor, giving you perfect control and efficiency. Our experienced engineers can fit the AC drive easily into a new elevator system or modernise an existing structure.

Benefits of AC drives

  • Slow speed idling

  • Full speed operation

  • Soft acceleration

  • Soft deceleration

  • Efficiency

  • Smooth operation

  • Built to last

  • Low-cost installation

  • Cheap to run

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Energy saving

  • Reliable

  • Control

  • User-friendly

Reasons for Elevator Drive Failure

Elevators can work in tough environments. They could fail due to extreme cold or heat, chemical corrosion, or vibration. Nothing lasts forever and capacitors have a limited life-span. The capacitors can cause the inverter to fail due to wear and tear from ageing. They are also sensitive to temperature and will wear out quicker in high heat. Elevator drives can also fail due to overuse or stress. Operators must check everything is at the right voltage. It is also necessary to reduce vibration as much as possible. Finally, drive failure can be caused by moisture, failed fans, or loose connections. Regular maintenance is necessary to make sure all is running smoothly.


Elevator and escalator drives are extremely complex. There are a large number of inputs to work out the torque and speed necessary. Understanding how to repair elevator drives from a range of manufacturers has taken years of research and development. We have invested heavily in developing our expertise and we are passionate about innovation.

A failed elevator or escalator can cause inconvenience and even be dangerous. A fast repair service is required for the comfort and safety of your customers.

We provide reliable, high-quality repairs of elevator drives. In addition, we are committed to the highest standards of customer service. Moreover, we service drives from all over the world. Our engineers have decades of experience and the client is at the forefront of all we do.

Our friendly customer service team is there to deal with any client query and we offer full around-the-clock technical support.

We repair all major brands including obsolete models

  • Vacon
  • Omron

  • Yaskawa

  • Otis

  • Kone

  • Schindler
  • Telemecanique

  • Fuji

  • EuroTherm

  • Mitsubishi

  • Siemens

  • Ziehl-Abegg

  • Magnetek

  • Gefran

  • Thyssenkrupp

The Repair Process

For your convenience we have a range of repair options:

*subject to availability

  • Standard – 7-10 days

  • Urgent – 2-3 days

  • Service exchange – replacement within 48 hours*

  • Spare unit – same unit as the original*

Our Key Service Promises

No-fix-no fee
Fast turnaround time
Upfront fees
2-year warranty
Fast delivery

We like to think our repair options are the best in the business.

In fact, we are so confident that we won’t charge you if we can’t fix your drive.

Our skilled engineers will make sure that your item is as good as new so you can avoid future failure.