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Modernization - the first step to a new beginning

The purpose of KONE modernization is quite simple: to keep the elevators and escalators on your ships operating safely and reliably, for the lifetime of the ship.

A flexible, modular approach

The elevator shaft or the escalator truss are built to last for decades. With regular maintenance they should stay in full-time operation even under harsh environmental conditions for the lifetime of the ship. But different equipment components operate under different lifecycles. Mechanical parts usually last for decades, but electrical and signalization systems may need to be replaced.

Moreover, safety regulations may have changed since the ship was launched, and aesthetics that were ultramodern a few years ago might now look a bit old-fashioned.

In view of these various lifecycles, it makes sense to take a flexible approach. KONE provides a full range of solutions, from modular replacement of a single component to full replacement of the entire installation.

The first step

Before you put your ship in dry dock for elevator or escalator modernization, it is best to examine the equipment from stem to stern. The KONE Care for Life™ service is a full analysis of the installation, that pays particular attention to issues of performance, safety, aesthetics and accessibility. Based on this assessment, we present a range of solutions. These can range from upgrades and modular modernization, to full modernization or full replacement.

Lasting performance

KONE elevators and escalators are built for decades of reliable operation. To help you get the best performance for the lifetime of your ship, we can provide regular and emergency KONE Care™ maintenance services in all major ports around the world.

KONE Care for life™

KONE Care for life™ service is a full analysis of the installation, that pays particular attention to issues of performance, safety, aesthetics and accessibility. Based on this assessment, we present a range of solutions. These can range from upgrades and modular modernization, to full modernization or full replacement.

Assessment services

KONE establishes the state of the current installation, by measuring a set of predefined parameters versus a set of regulation driven performance norms. KONE uses four comprehensive measurement criteria: performance, safety, accessibility and aesthetics.

Planning and capital services

KONE's measurement analysis defines eventual hidden deficiencies that need immediate intervention regarding safety, accessibility or performance. It comprises an action plan for bringing your elevator to a jointly predefined performance level assessing the dimensions of timing and finances.

Implementation services

KONE offers an integrated series of programs for implementing the necessary actions. The array of measures ranges from installing minor upgrade packages to modular modernization.

Installation

KONE proposes a unique installation method for upgrading elevator groups by combining old and new units under a common control logic. Consequently, the traffic handling is optimized throughout the installation process and eventual passenger inconvenience is minimized.