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Are You Optimizing Your Sheave Regrooving & Maintenance Processes?

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Over an elevator’s life span, its sheaves will typically require regrooving. Due to increasing demands and traffic, wear on equipment is higher, upping elevator maintenance requirements. Sheave regrooving ensures elevator cables have sufficient grip on the sheave to accommodate the weight of the lift and its occupants for efficient operation. Proper Sheave Care Renown Electric’s […]

3 Elevator Components that Benefit from Implementing a Hydraulic Rope Equalizer

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Hydraulic rope equalizers provide real-time rope tension adjustments across elevators and other lift systems while in operation. Uneven rope tensions ultimately add additional stress to vital components, negatively affecting the system’s operational lifespan and degrading performance. As safety and maintenance are paramount, elevator installers are now considering increasing the use of hydraulic rope equalizers. While […]

Renown Electric Vertima Balance rope equalizer

3 Cost-Saving Advantages of Hydraulic Rope Equalizers

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Equal rope tension is critical to an elevator’s operations. Elevators used in high rise and high speed applications are particularly sensitive to uneven rope tensions, suffering from unnecessary wear, excessive vibrations, and unwelcome noise as a result. The rope tensioning process is complex. In most static systems, the balance must be checked by an installer […]

Renown Electric Transition from Geared to Gearless Machines for Your Elevator

3 Reasons to Transition from Geared to Gearless Machines for Your Elevator

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These days, the world’s cities are filled with high-rise apartment buildings and soaring office spaces that require elevators to travel faster than ever before. Many of these buildings – especially older ones – may still use elevators powered by some type of geared traction machine, but this technology is now widely considered cost-prohibitive and outdated. […]

Fundamental Processes & Tools Used for Elevator Brake Adjustment

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Brakes are an essential component of an elevator’s safety system. Most modern passenger elevators contain a redundant system of at least two to three types of brakes. In addition to being responsible for stopping a car during emergency and holding the elevator in place during normal operation, brakes must also ensure smooth, quiet, and uninterrupted […]

Renown to Attend the 2018 CECA Convention

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Renown Electric is proud to announce that we will be in attendance at the 44th annual CECA Convention from May 29 – June 1, 2018. The four-day exhibition and trade show, held in Calgary, Alberta, brings together companies and professionals from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments and technology in the […]

The Basics of Motor Testing

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To measure the health of an electric motor, engineers must consider several key factors, including performance, energy use, operating costs, equipment durability, and overall system reliability. These are all integral components of motor health, which depends on regular monitoring and diagnostic testing. When evaluating the health of a motor, the following aspects should be carefully […]

3 Ways to Save Money and Improve the Performance of Your Electric Motor

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Finding an efficient way to run electric motors in your facility not only benefits the environment, but it can also greatly improve your company’s bottom line. As motor tools, technologies, and maintenance systems continue to evolve and advance, increasing the efficiency of electric motor machinery is now easier than ever, and even minor investments can […]

Our New Motor Repair Facility in Vaughan, Ontario

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Renown Electric is proud to announce that we’ve opened a new, large facility at 78 Bradwick Road in Vaughan, Ontario — just blocks away from our main repair center in Concord, Ontario. Equipped with new, state-of-the-art machinery, this expansive 30,000-square-feet repair space will allow us to handle very large motor repairs and take on more […]

An Introduction to Wind Energy

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Clean wind energy, one of the world’s fastest growing sources of new electricity, is seeing major gains in Canada; in 2016 alone, 702 megawatts (MW) of new capacity was added across the country. Ontario, in particular, is leading the way, having completed 79 new installations comprised of 2,302 wind turbines. Below, we’ll take look at […]

Modernizing DC Gearless Elevator Motors Can Reduce Operation Expenses by 50%

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In the majority of buildings constructed prior to 2000, elevators are operated by DC gearless motors. When problems arise, the first step is typically to replace the motor, but this can be a costly, complex procedure — and is usually unnecessary. Even after several decades of use, DC-powered elevator motors can still provide optimal service […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Common Elevator Myths – Debunked

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Revealing the truth behind common elevator misconceptions We’re all guilty of it— waiting for an elevator to arrive, and pushing the call button over and over in hopes the elevator car will arrive faster… but does this actually work? Elevators are the most frequently used mode of transportation in the world. Every 3 days, elevators […]

United in Montreal 2016

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Renown Electric is proud to announce that we will be in attendance at the United in Montreal 2016 Convention and Exposition from September 19 – 22. The convention and exposition, held in Montreal, Quebec, brings together companies and professionals from around the world to discuss and showcase the latest developments in the elevator industry. You […]

Modernize your Elevator Control Systems with Renown

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  How old is your elevator system? If you haven’t asked this question for a while, it may be time for you to think about updating your equipment. Renown Electric offers an array of equipment and expertise for elevator companies to utilize when modernizing existing systems by integrating new, more efficient technology. Our modernization survey […]


Prevent Downtime with Renown’s Coast-to-Coast Field Services

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When an electric motor can’t perform to capacity, your company suffers—equipment failure leads to reduced productivity and loss of revenue. If your equipment can be brought to a repair shop, a trained technician can help. Unfortunately, many customers find themselves at the mercy of their local technicians’ schedules; in these instances, it’s best to choose […]

Baldor AC Motor

3 Environmental Factors That Affect Your AC Motor

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Electric motors are marvels of engineering, but they are not invulnerable. Of the many hazards that can lead to a damaged AC motor, none are as common as unfavorable environmental factors. Here’s a brief review of some of the more common environmental conditions that will send your electric motor to the repair shop sooner than […]

Elevator Parts Catalog

Find the Elevator Part You Need in Our Product Catalogue

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Similar to other pieces of industrial equipment, elevators are prone to wear after long periods of regular usage. Without routine maintenance, elevators will begin to malfunction, and eventually will stop functioning altogether. Unscheduled downtime causes inconvenience to both employees and customers who rely on your company’s elevators every day. Many elevator components can fail overtime, […]

Preventative vs. Predictive Motor Maintenance

Preventative vs. Predictive Motor Maintenance: Which Is Right for You?

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Downtime from a faulty or burned out electric motor can create unnecessary work. No matter the type of equipment the motor powers, when electric motors fail productivity plummets and frustration grows. Non-efficient motors consume a great deal of daily energy demands, including: – 78% of all electrical energy in industrial processes – 43% in commercial […]

Aspects of Commutator Skins

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Electric motors are widely used throughout the world, so much so that people often take them for granted. At times, people forget the fact that motors are precision machines prone to occasional breakdown. There are various reasons why an electric motor may stop working; most commonly, the issue will be a malfunction with the motor’s […]

Field Coils

How to Stay Ahead of Worn Field Coils and Poor Motor Performance

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To get the best service from your elevators, high-quality components are a necessity. Field coils are particularly essential components, as they help produce the magnetic field that rotates elevator motors. Worn field coils lead to inefficiencies in your electric motor, as well as potential malfunction and break down. Due to the precision expertise needed, manufacturing and […]

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