Hydraulic Cylinder Replacement

Vancor Elevator Specializes in Hydraulic Cylinder replacement and can have your single bottom cylinder replaced in as little as 2 weeks.

All New in-ground hydraulic elevator cylinders are protected from corrosion by encasing the cylinder in PVC or Cathodic Protection.

Hydraulic elevators manufactured before 1977 with in-ground cylinders that do not have PVC protection may have undetectable corrosion and deterioration of the bottom portion of the buried cylinder. The cylinder could corrode to the point where there is a risk of rupture and loss of internal system pressure, which could cause the elevator to fall, resulting in environmental damage, property damage or serious injury or death.

The replacement of all such unprotected cylinders must be completed by October 8th, 2015 as required by the BCSA. (VIEW DETAILS)

BCSA options to solve this problem:

Remove the existing cylinder and replace it with a new cylinder with a PVC liner or Cathodic Protection.
Add a fall protection device (e.g. plunger gripper system)

  Elevator Maintenance

     Vancor Elevator's approach to preventive maintenance includes regular on-site visits on a monthly or bi monthly basis depending on the type of elevator being serviced. We can provide basic labour and grease contract or full maintenance coverage. 


Regular on-sitepreventive elevator maintenance has several benefits. 

-  Provides a higher level of reliability by addressing issues  

   before they result in shut-downs. 


-  Extends the service life of the elevator by replacing or

   repairing parts before they cause additional wear on other

   components.


-  Full Maintenance Coverage allows for better financial 

   planning by smoothing expenses rather than incurring

   unplanned repairs.

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   Elevator Modernization

     Although most types of elevators can be maintained effectively for a number of years, an elevator will typically have a lifespan of between 25-35 years, dependent on original manufacturer, type of elevator, quality of maintenance, and frequency of use.  Modernization of your elevator must be viewed as investing in the future of your building.   When an elevator is modernized it will be brought up to current code requirements, making it safer and more user friendly, more efficient, and typically quieter.

    With our extensive knowledge of elevator modernization, we can modernize any elevator in a quick and efficient manner.  By undertaking detailed surveys prior to the commencement of work on site, we are able to streamline the modernization process of your elevator.  This will not only aid to minimize the downtime the elevator is removed from service, it will also help reduce any inconvenience caused to the buildings tenants.  Planning is the key to providing a smooth and efficient service to our clients.

    Vancor Elevator only installs CSA approved, code compliant, non-proprietary equipment during the modernization.  All equipment we install has a track record of proven reliability, and is the most up to date, state of the art equipment available.