|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):|
Good thing we have fans here of elevator brands other than Otis. It seems that Otis is the only manufacturer that most Americans have ever heard of.
|Quoting Lincoln (Reply 7):|
Otis? Jeez... Do they even make elevators anymore? I'm a fan of any elevator that gets me from floor A to floor B without leaving me stuck somewhere. I also hate the ones that talk to me.
Seems like most of the elevators I've seen recently have been a combination of Thyssen and Kone, but for some reason a lot of the hotels I stay at have Dover... every once in a while I'll come across a Westinghouse
|Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 2):|
|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):|
So, what is your favorite elevator brand
|Quoting YooYoo (Reply 9):|
I deal with many of the elevator companies noted above and i must say from a contractors view point, Otis has caused me the least amount of aggravation.
|Quoting Cpd (Reply 18):|
I haven't come across any that I like. Whether they be OTIS Elevonic, ThyssenKrupp.
ThyssenKrupp holds the title for the most terrifying elevators I've ever been in.
I remember with those ones, I would actively seek to take the stairs rather than the elevators.
They would always break down, so on a 26 story building, we'd have only 1 or 2 elevators working. Getting out at lunch time or going downstairs to get a coffee at 10:00am would be horrible. You'd wait 10 minutes or more.
|Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 2):|
If I were to pick one, it would be Schlinder's lift
|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 8):|
Yes, Otis does still make elevators, and they are still the overall market leader worldwide (not sure about the U.S. though).
|Quoting Kaitak (Reply 20):|
You beat me to it; I recall that their advertising tagline was "people moving people" which I thought was rather appropriate.
|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 19):|
So far, the best elevators that I have been on are the MacGREGOR/KONE elevators on the Carnival Pride. I don't know if they are MRL elevators or not, however they are definately not hydraulic elevators. The elevators on the Carnival Pride even talked, indicating the deck they arrive at.
|Quoting JCS17 (Reply 22):|
I've never given elevator brands a thought even though I was employed as a courier for a few months after college, and subsequently took many elevator rides per day. However, I encountered an interesting statistic the other day on Wikipedia (which is always right), that Italy has more elevators than the US (#2).
|Quoting Thetuna (Reply 26):|
Otis for the win! I think they are the company that first invented the lock if the cables snap,
|Quoting LH526 (Reply 28):|
DEFINITELY the ones that offer a "close door" switch / key!!
|Quoting RussianJet (Reply 32):|
The most annoying thing they constantly do is when when you get in, press the button for the desired floor, then when the doors are nearly closed they spring open again and the exercise has to be repeated!
|Quoting AverageUser (Reply 33):|
The fact that the floor button needs to be pressed again is the sign of a passenger protection device having been activated to prevent the lift from moving. This could be due to overloading, or a misalignment somewhere. This is not a design feature
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