This morning, the new passenger elevator at the PATCO Station location on Ferry Avenue, Camden, New Jersey will be placed into service for riders. The elevator is part of a three-car project for the transit system’s accessibility improvements.
Elevator construction at Ferry Avenue began earlier this year in conjunction with AP Construction (Blackwood, New Jersey). The new elevator meets PATCO’s high-standard for quality, reliable equipment. Hydraulics for the new system were supplied by American Crescent Elevator Manufacturing Corporation (Picayune, Mississippi). The stainless steel and glass cabs were provided by Gunderlin, Ltd., Inc. (Hialeah, Florida). Innovation Industries, Inc. (Russellville, Arkansas) provided signal fixtures and the elevator controls were manufactured by Virginia Controls (Richmond, Virginia). FEDERAL ELEVATOR, INC. would like to thank our vendors for their support throughout this portion of the project. Here is a look at the finished equipment, shortly before Final Inspection.
The current project with PATCO has two cars remaining at the 9th/10th & Locust Street Station in Philadelphia, PA. We’ll provide more updates shortly.
A sneak peak from Friday’s successful Acceptance Test at the Ferry Avenue PATCO Station in Camden, New Jersey. The elevator will be turned over for passenger use on Monday, April 22, 2013.
For existing customers, these changes will not drastically affect you. As always, you will receive the same quality work and outstanding customer service they have come to expect with FEDERAL ELEVATOR, INC.
United Drilling, Inc. is at 9th/10th & Locust Sts. in Philadelphia today drilling the cylinder hole for the first of three passengers elevators we will be installing for PATCO stations.
We will be installing three hydraulic elevators for PATCO at two stations on their service line in the upcoming months. A pair of elevators will be installed at the 9th/10th Street and Locust Station in Philadelphia and at the Ferry Avenue, Camden, New Jersey station. The PATCO projects will be performed with AP Construction (Blackwood, New Jersey) using a variety of elevator equipment manufacturers.
We are excited to get this project underway! Be sure to check back for updates on progress.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled approximately 670 residential elevators due to a fall hazard.
In their September 20, 2012 report, the US CPSC has recalled ThyssenKrupp Access residential elevators due to doors unlocking and opening at a landing with no elevator present. This situation will expose the elevator shaft and poses a fall hazard. The affected models include LEV II, Volant, and Rise systems.
The devices were installed in residences with three or more floors and sold between December 2012 and August 2012. Elevators with “E3″ or “E8″ error codes are advised to stop using the equipment immediately.
While dealers are contacting affected consumers, ThyssenKrupp Access can be contacted at 800-925-3100.
At this time, no injuries have been reported.
FEDERAL ELEVATOR, INC. is pleased to announce the addition of two new major construction projects for the near future in the Philadelphia area. Construction of four elevators, in three locations, will take place in the upcoming months.
Three hydraulic passenger elevators will be installed for PATCO at two stations on their service line. A pair of elevators will be installed at the 9th/10th Street and Locust Station in Philadelphia. This project will provide a new means of handicapped access to the station, easing travel conditions for their passengers. FEDERAL ELEVATOR, INC. will also be installing a third device for PATCO at the Ferry Avenue, Camden, New Jersey station. The PATCO projects will be performed with AP Construction (Blackwood, New Jersey) using a variety of elevator equipment manufacturers.
A fourth device will be installed as part of the renovation of Philadelphia’s underground Franklin Court Museum. FEDERAL ELEVATOR, INC. will be teaming with Daniel J. Keating Company (Narbeth, PA) for the project. The installation will take place during major renovation of the museum which will include new exhibits and opening of the new Benjamin Franklin Museum. FEDERAL ELEVATOR, INC. will be constructing a hydraulic passenger elevator manufactured by American Crescent Elevator Manufacturing Corp. (Picayune, Mississippi) for this project.
We will track the progress of all of these installation through our blog. Be sure to come back and check on the progress.
A recent article in the Travel section of http://www.foxnews.com highlights twelve elevators you “need to see to believe”, including three in the United States.
The article can be found here.
FEDERAL ELEVATOR, INC. is pleased to announce that they have gone into contract with Mirage Construction of Fort Lee, New Jersey to install a hydraulic passenger elevator at Mirage’s project in Harrison, New Jersey.
The project will be a sixty unit residential building located adjacent to the Passaic River and will include the installation of a 4,000 pound capacity hydraulic, hospital style elevator manufactured by American Crescent Elevator Manufacturing Corp., based in Picayune, Mississippi.
Be sure to check back for updates and photographs of the project.