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Maintaining the highest levels of elevator performance, safety, and comfort is vital to tenant satisfaction and property value. Columbus McKinnon is dedicated to building Energy Engineered® elevator drives that efficiently deliver motion control power along with unmatched ride smoothness, reduced installation time, and most importantly, long-term reliability. And, with unique regeneration technology, our drives help you maximize energy savings without having to replace costly power equipment. 

Our full line of high-efficiency Magnetek brand AC and DC elevator drives are proven solutions for enabling the most successful building installations and modernizations worldwide. 

New Beginnings: Modernize Your Elevators

Our goal is to help you save energy and money while improving reliability with energy regenerative controls for new installations and elevator modernizations. Magnetek brand Elevator Drives will help transform your building into a facility that measures up to modern buildings in functionality, comfort, and energy savings.

Elevator Case Studies

Browse all of our Elevator case studies from the elevator modernization of Marquette University's Schroeder Hall to an AC elevator modernization at 285 Madison Avenue in New York City.


Magnetek Brand Elevator Modernization Guide

Updating older elevator machines to modern technology can significantly reduce energy costs. With over 35 years of innovation and more than 95,000 Magnetek brand elevator drives installed across six continents, we are uniquely qualified to provide energy savings modernization solutions.

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BETA EL wire rope winches for height adjustment of a mobile work platform in industrial refractory furnaces

Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products has equipped a vertically travelling platform for demolition and lining work in vertical industrial furnaces with BETA EL electric wire rope winches of the Pfaff-silberblau brand so that high loads can be moved safely and reliably in synchronous operation over long stroke lengths.

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Brands Serving the Elevator Industry

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With tens of thousands of elevator drives installed on six continents, Columbus McKinnon has earned the prestigious global status of being the drive supplier to the elevator industry. Read more about the successful installations of our AC and DC drives.

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Columbus McKinnon's library of videos helps you stay up to date with the latest how-to's, product application, events, and product updates for our innovative Magnetek brand elevator drive products.

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Planning a Successful DC Drive Installation

Start Your Elevator Modernization Project Off Right

DC elevator machines that are properly maintained and in good working order can provide excellent ride quality and years of additional service. Preparation is key to ensure that an elevator modernization project is successful.

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Elevator Energy Savings Calculator

See the savings regenerative drives can deliver for your next project. This online calculator estimates the electrical consumption of existing elevator equipment and compares results to that of other motor and motor drive combinations. Based on the characteristics of the elevators in your building, this tool provides you with a custom report documenting how energy savings can apply to your project. Register here


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We are technology leaders in components and system solutions for mechanical motion and lifting technology.

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