KONE remodel included guide shoes, Rope Grippers

Brakes that are part of the Rope Gripper system are ready to grip the cables and halt movements.

ELEVATOR WORLD recently toured KONE’s elevator modernization project within the Wells Fargo building, formerly the Waterman Steamship Corp. building, in downtown Mobile, Alabama. The system, originally installed by Elevator World, Inc. founder William C. Sturgeon’s company — Mobile Elevator, in the 1940s, got a complete upgrade that enhanced both comfort and safety. Among improvements were new guide shoes — visible on the left, and Hollister-Whitney Rope Grippers to prevent elevators from falling “up.”

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