One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Titan Machine when our customers are presented with the option to overhaul a seemingly obsolete piece of equipment is, “isn’t it cheaper to just buy a new machine?”
The answer is…maybe. But it depends on the existing equipment and components that make up your elevator system.
Take, for example, the drive and controller and their interaction with the old machine’s motor. Will you need to replace these components? How about the floor selectors, call stations, or even just the physical layout of some of these original installations? Is the building steel in place to support that new machine? What’s the lead time for all these new components?
One thing that we can tell you here at Titan, is that in as little as a two weeks, a meticulous overhaul of your existing equipment and traction machine saves you the trouble of answering a lot of these questions.
With the in-house capabilities to manufacture new sheaves, worm and gears, replacing bearings, seals, babbitt work, bronze bushings, and decades of hands-on experience building and rebuilding elevator machines, you can be sure that the machine or elevator component that we return to you will perform as well or better than it did on day one of its service.
Often the solution doesn’t require the entire machine to be shipped in and overhauled. But with the expertise and capability to repair or duplicate any mechanical component, we frequently identify cost and time saving repairs to a subassembly. Common repairs on subassemblies include:
• Sheave replacement
• Worm and gear replacements
• Motor alignments
• Worm assembly overhauls
• Main sheave shaft bearing replacements.
• Motor bearing replacement
• Sheave groove reconditioning
• Repouring babbit bearings
• Converting babbitt
or bronze bearings to modern bearings.
• Custom weldments and repairing housing fractures.
Call us next time you find yourself standing over a damaged elevator component with more questions than answers. With decades in the business and centuries of experience under one roof Titan is here to keep your projects on time and under budget.
Titan Machine Corp
42-11 9th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101