Constant Innovation…

The elevator business isn’t something most people think about a lot. In fact, functional elevators are something a lot of people take for granted. We ride elevators up and down with little thought to how they even got where they are.

Walter Targonski (Bay State Elevator Project Coordinator) speaks extensively about how the elevator business is constantly evolving. On the importance of innovation and flexibility, he added, “You have to keep up with the current marketplace because there’s always newer technology coming, so you have to keep learning. If you’re not learning new technology, you’re actually falling behind the curve.” LEARN MORE

Elevator Case Study

Porter Medical Center

For nearly a century Porter Medical Center has been providing quality care to patients in the Middlebury, Vermont area. In late 2014, we set out to develop a plan to modernize their main passenger elevator located in the Administration building. Our goal was to provide an ADA code compliant solution that provides a quality ride for passengers and minimizes the risk for unexpected downtime. To accomplish this task we installed a brand new system and some of the highlights include:

  • Microprocessor control
  • Variable-voltage variable-frequency drive (VVVF)
  • High efficiency AC motor
  • ADA traveling lanterns
  • LED Digital Position Indicators
  • Infrared door protection for both front and rear opening

When this project was completed earlier in 2016, the staff at Porter Medical could not have been more satisfied with the results. This modernization has improved their elevators reliability, acceleration, and deceleration. The new microprocessor control also has drastically improved passenger satisfaction by picking up riders in the most efficient ways possible. We are proud that we’ve been able to help such an important organization in the community and hope to continue our partnership for many years to come!

Elevator Companies

Bay State is one of the best elevator companies, for elevator installation, maintenance, and modernization and is based in Springfield Massachusetts. Their elevators can be found in malls, universities, and government buildings all over Southern New England and New York State. Founded in 1908, Bay State has since expanded to have offices in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.

Bay State Elevator is different from other elevator companies, in that we do not just want to be your service provider, we want to be your partner. At Bay State we pride ourselves on providing the best level of care possible, our response times and issue resolution is second to none.

Elevator News

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Elevator Testing

As our Team will tell you, elevator testing is very different from state to state. With increased regulation coming across all four states we service, staying up to date with the legal changes has become a full time job.

For example, elevator testing in the state of Massachusetts is based on expiration dates. When a unit (elevator, wheelchair lift, dumbwaiter, vertical lift) comes within 60-90 days of expiration we file for an annual test with the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (DPS). Once the annual test is filed for, we then wait for the DPS to schedule the test. We usually receive the new schedule mid-month, it is reviewed internally by scheduling coordinators and supervisors and then finalized. Once the state testing is finalized we send emails to all customers with date and time for their test. When a test is confirmed by the customer (either by email or phone call) we send the test to one of our technician’s mobile tablets. Massachusetts elevator testing changes all the time for many different reasons, coordinating with the state inspectors can be challenging, traveling from location to location, this year we used weights for testing (every five years).

Once a test is complete and passes, we wait for the process to repeat itself next year. If a unit fails, it falls under a whole new process. The inspector will either give the unit 60 to 90 days for a re-test. After reviewing the write-up we then communicate with customer on all necessary repairs. After all issues have been corrected we wait for the re-schedule date and complete that process. As you can see there are a lot of different spokes in the Massachusetts elevator testing wheel, but it is our goal to handle the process for you while keeping you updated every step of the way.

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