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.
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.