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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – June 14, 2016 - Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of elevator drives, today announced the addition of Vincent Hoe as Business Development Manager for its Elevator Drives business in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Hoe will manage Magnetek’s elevator drive sales and support operations for modernization and new construction projects in the Asia-Pacific region including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Shanghai and Australia.

“Vincent brings over 20 years’ experience in the elevator industry,” said Ed Butte, director of Magnetek’s elevator drives business. “We are extremely pleased Vincent has agreed to join our team and believe he will be instrumental in advancing the adoption of our state-of-the-art elevator drives in the Asia-Pacific region, and will provide customers with superb technical service and support.” Butte continued, “We will also be adding a technical resource, reporting to Mr. Hoe, to support current and new customers in this region.”

During Mr. Hoe’s tenure in the elevator industry, he has held management, technical sales, and support positions at Fujitec Singapore Corporation, Ltd. and its subsidiary, FSP Pte Ltd., ThyssenKrupp Elevator Pte Ltd., and Otis Elevator Company Pte Ltd. Mr. Hoe will be based out of the Singapore office of Magnetek’s parent company, Columbus McKinnon.

Mr. Hoe is a Singapore citizen and earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Mr. Hoe speaks fluent Chinese and English.

 

About Magnetek

Magnetek, Inc. is a leading provider of Energy Engineered® digital power and motion control systems used in elevator, overhead material handling, and mining applications. The Company is the world’s largest independent builder of highly integrated digital motion control systems for high-rise, high-speed elevators. Magnetek is North America’s largest supplier of digital drive systems for industrial cranes, hoists, and monorails, and is a leading provider of radio remote controls, motors, braking and collision avoidance subsystems. Magnetek is also a leading independent supplier of digital motion control systems for underground coal mining applications. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Bridgeville, Pa., as well as Menomonee Falls.

 

 

Sacramento, CA: Smartrise Engineering, Inc. has released a new, cutting edge elevator landing system. Designed with the tallest buildings and the fastest elevators in mind, the SmartPositioning Landing System tracks elevator speed and position with high precision and superior reliability. The contact-less dual infrared cameras continuously read the absolute position on the QR Code Tape mounted along the guide rail.

The SmartPositioning Landing System was designed for simple installation, accuracy and reliability. This system utilizes pre-assembled bracketing clips which allows for quick installations, while the two sensor cameras are checked independently to verify correct readings.

SmartPositioning has high light reserve and has been tested and proven to be insensitive to extreme levels of smoke, dust and temperature variation.

The absolute position system can be utilized in every elevator configuration, including modernization and retrofitting projects.

Pricing for the new landing system is competitive and Smartrise has received favorable responses from its customers.

For more information on SmartView 2.0 Monitoring, visit www.smartrise.us and look under the “Product” Tab.

About Smartrise Engineering, Inc.:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of non-proprietary elevator controllers. We have been in business since 2004 and have over 15,000 controllers installed throughout the US, Canada and the rest of the world. Smartrise is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

Contact:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc.

Tammy Holley, Marketing Manager

916-457-5129, ext. 318

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Sacramento, CA: Smartrise Engineering, Inc. has released a new, more robust monitoring tool that allows contractors, building owners, government entities, and universities to track the overall health of their elevator systems, 24-hours a day, seven (7) days a week via a computer, smartphone or tablet. All cars and all jobs can be monitored on the same screen or through a geographically-displayed map.

SmartView 2.0 is a tool that captures vital run data and provides real-time and historical data for fault analysis and troubleshooting. Users have local and remote viewing and control capabilities. The state-of-the-art system sends user-defined alerts to those that can quickly take care of issues, minimizing downtime and improving customer satisfaction.

Pricing is subscription based and is competitively priced.

For more information on SmartView 2.0 Monitoring, visit www.smartrise.us and look under the “Product” Tab.

About Smartrise Engineering, Inc.:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of non-proprietary elevator controllers. We have been in business since 2004 and have over 15,000 controllers installed throughout the US, Canada and the rest of the world. Smartrise is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

Contact:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc.

Tammy Holley, Marketing Manager

916-457-5129, ext. 318

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Sacramento, CA: Smartrise Engineering, Inc. announces the release of its custom, pre-labeled Traveler and Hoistway Cables. “We decided to offer custom cabling along with our elevator controller to make installations more simple and expedient,” said President and CEO, Gilbert Zogbi. “With the wires pre-labeled to match the terminal name on the Smartrise Controller, our simplified solution will help to prevent wiring errors and reduce installation time.”

Smartrise has two styles of the Traveler Cable and one for the Hoistway Cable. The Traveler Cables have composite conductors, textile braid, steel or jute core, and PVC jacket. They both come with four shielded, jacketed pairs with an extra shielded pair for other use. One version comes with a coaxial. These Traveler Cables are the smallest in the industry with diameters of 1.29” and 1.185”. These cables have the following approvals: UL Type ETT, NEC Compliant, CSA Type ETT, and CSA FT1.

The Hoistway Cable has a core of one insulated conductor and filler; with 20 insulated conductors in the 2 layers. The binder is nylon with an open spiral wrap. This cable has the following approvals: UL Hoistway, NEC Compliant, and CSA Hoistway.

The pricing is competitive and Smartrise has received positive response from its customers.

For more information on these cables, visit www.smartrise.us and look under the “Product” Tab.

About Smartrise Engineering, Inc.:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc. is an industry leader in the production of non-proprietary elevator controllers. We have been in business since 2004 and have over 15,000 controllers installed throughout the US, Canada and the rest of the world. Smartrise is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

Contact:

Smartrise Engineering, Inc.

Tammy Holley, Marketing Manager

916-457-5129, ext. 318

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O’Keefe Elevator Company is pleased to announce the historic election of new officers. The new officers are: Dennis B. Wychulis, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer; Bret A. Abels, President and Chief Operating Officer; Alan L. Gilmore, Senior Vice-President and Secretary; Sam M. Sennett, Vice-President Service; and Scott D. Ethington, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

After 44 years with O’Keefe, the last twelve as President, Wychulis is stepping away from day to day operations of the business. He will stay active in an advisory role to the executive management team while pursuing other personal interests. Abels has been with O’Keefe for 28 years, most recently as Senior Vice-President. He will oversee all day to day operations of the company. Gilmore has 34 years with O’Keefe and will continue his duties as head of new construction. Sennett has 20 years of experience in the elevator industry. The last twelve years with O’Keefe have positioned him to assume duties previously performed by Abels. Ethington is in his fifth year with O’Keefe, previously as its Controller.

The vote of the board was historic in that Abels becomes the first President who is not an O’Keefe family member. Since its founding over 100 years ago by Denis O’Keefe Sr., all five presidents prior to Abels were family members. The grandchildren of Denis Sr. still own 100% of the business. They are all represented on the Board and unanimously approved this new executive team.

O’Keefe is the largest full service elevator company operating in Nebraska and Iowa. O’Keefe is the exclusive distributor for ThyssenKrupp (formerly Dover) elevators in the two state area.

Abels, in addition to his new duties as president of O’Keefe, is currently serving as the president of the National Association of Elevator Contractors. NAEC is an association of approximately 700 members composed of elevator contractors, suppliers, consultants, and other professionals in the elevator field.