Are you and your lift being serviced correctly?

Hi there my friend,

We got talking to Kevin when we went out on site and started to discuss the quality of service and the attitude of companies or more so their technicians. What we both were amazed at was the fact that whilst the particular selling company had done a wonderful job of selling it was more so about the after sales installation and post sales service where most companies fail. At TAG we came to see this as the missing component of knowledge, years of experience combined with industry in sight is not too readily available, come and learn some more…….

What People May Expect from Modern Lifts

From a very modest beginning, when taking a lift took almost as long as taking the stairs, lifts have evolved into the most modern machines that can travel at a vertical velocity exceeding 1000 meters per minute.

Being fail-proof and absolutely safe are things people take for granted from lifts. A jamming door or stuck lift car may give a very bad impression to a building and its management and may even lead to a law suit from a perturbed passenger. Vibrations, noise and oscillations can also make the passengers uncomfortable and insecure, prompting them to take the stairs next time. Malfunctioning controls, unresponsive buttons, faulty displays or a rickety cabin are things of the past as modern lifts are not expected to have any of these problems, provided they are properly maintained.

Residential Lifts: Expectations from residential and commercial lifts may differ. Residential lifts are supposed to blend into the interiors and should not make your home look like an office or a shopping mall. Speed is not the primary concern for home lifts, but comfort and smoothness are, as is safety. Interior and exterior cabin finishing becomes all the more important for residential lifts, as a high level of customization may be required. Homeowners sometimes require wood or synthetic paneling to go with their interior color scheme and theme. Leather or fabric interior may look good in certain classical settings. Residential lifts should also be incredibly quiet and virtually maintenance free. They should have reliable backup systems in case of any kind of failure. Most of the residential lifts are hydraulically operated and slowly descend to the lowest floor in case of power or hydraulic failure. Modern residential lifts also come with customizable chimes, LED lights, internal controls and call buttons.

Commercial Lifts: For commercial lifts, speed is definitely an important factor, along with very high reliability and the resilience to take the beating of intense everyday operation. Passenger lifts have been revolutionized by new technologies and computerization. Today, we have programmable lifts in multi lift operation, which automatically regulate themselves through software that directs the closest lift to the calling floor. The software also ensures that movement of passengers and lifts is economized and accelerated. It directs all passengers going to a particular floor to one car, if it has capacity. As the people enter a building, they are supposed to key in their respective floors into a computer consol generally placed in the lifts lobby. They are then informed by the computer which car they should ride.

Latest Developments: Programmable lifts are opening up new possibilities in the use of lifts and how people look at them. Passengers today are already seeing lifts with no controls inside the cabin. Instead, there are LED screens showing CCTV or advertisements in many of the commercial lifts being built and installed these days. Lifts are also being used to bolster security in buildings. Residents or visitors are issued digital ID passes which they swipe at the lifts’ central consol. The system assigns them a lift only after verifying their identity. The lift only takes them to their own floor and the system tracks the movement, assisted by CCTV cameras.

There were times when lifts were driven by slaves or cattle. No one in those days could have imagined that lifts would become a mode of vertical transport for billions of people and will open doors to vertical extension in human dwellings. Lifts have come a long way and we are looking at lifts that are self driven, lightening fast and super safe. As progress goes on, it is hard for us to imagine even today, where lifts would be after a 100 years!

TAG Commercial Lifts: Where Perfection is a Tradition

Commercial lifts include elevators in office buildings, hospitals, shopping malls, hotel lobbies, universities, high rises, parking garages and other places where they have to continuously operate under high load conditions.

Commercial or passenger lifts demand special considerations in designing, manufacturing, installation and maintenance. They have to carry a much larger number of passengers as compared to residential lifts, which is why they are bigger in size, roughly at least 7 feet wide and 6 feet deep. They generally have a lifting capacity of at least 1500 kilograms. Each commercial elevator carries 20,000 people annually, on the average. Commercial lifts also perform a huge number of shuttles; traveling billions of miles in the vertical plane.

TAG: The Commercial Lift Pros

TAG has been making passenger lifts for commercial buildings for the last 150 years, that’s about as far back as when the world’s first passenger elevator was invented. Our experience in making cargo lifts extends back to over two centuries. TAG has historically led the improvements in commercial elevator technology and has always introduced quieter, more robust models with the most modern lift driving mechanisms. Today, our commercial elevators use the latest generation gearless drives and interwoven steel alloy traction cables with state of the art, noiseless, vibration free powerful DC motors. TAG commercial lifts come with a fail-proof mechanism to carry the passengers safely to the nearest floor in case of power failure.

TAG and ORONA: The Strategic Alliance

Design and construction of modern commercial buildings is an ever evolving enterprise. Architects are all the time trying new ways to enhance their buildings in utility and appearance. Comprehending commercial lift requirements and devising the right plan to implement the correctly conceived design are vital aspects of modern day commercial elevator business.

With advances in the construction of high rise buildings, TAG decided to team up with the world’s leading commercial lift manufacturing specialists, ORONA. The purpose was to offer highly specialized and diversified solutions for commercial elevators to the most modern high rise and commercial building industry. TAG provides turnkey services for designing and executing customized commercial lift projects to the customers looking for top of the line lift quality at an affordable price. We help you plan better for factors like passenger traffic management, elevator shaft design and energy efficiency, while suggesting pre-built modules to reduce cost where practical.

Working with TAG, you are working with world class elevator specialists in Australia. You have the luxury to relax and watch our experts implement your vision while bringing you the latest in commercial lift technology.

TAG Commercial Lift Maintenance

Because of the sustained stress commercial elevators have to endure, it is extremely important that the driving gear is regularly inspected, serviced and maintained in an immaculate condition. TAG has optimized its commercial lift maintenance services to respond in minimum time for emergency repairs and operate strictly on schedule for routine maintenance. Taking care of minor problems today will save you from heavy expenses later. TAG’s friendly crew is professionally trained and experienced to provide you smooth services and elevator rides.

TAG Commercial Lifts: Safer than Anything

The technologies we use at TAG make commercial lifts the safest mode of conveyance in the world. Lifts are much safer than stairs and infinitely safer than cars, statistics reveal.

As a company built on two centuries of strenuous experience, TAG knows everything about modern day commercial lifts safety. TAG is the authorized Australian supplier of ORONA commercial lifts, a brand built on 40 years of spotless reputation in high rise lift industry. Our commercial lifts are driven by frictionless, soundless and sturdy DC motors, with adequate back up to safely take the passengers to the nearest floor in case of a power failure. TAG uses machine woven steel cable ropes that can lift more than 8 times the weight of the fully loaded car. The specifications of the steel cable, the wheel sheave and other components are dictated by factors such as dimensions, load, trip height and frequency. Being the experts, we suggest only the best combination of components for your project, so that your commercial lift runs with absolute safety for the longest time.

Cabin fall protection and lift speed control are very sensitive issues for any elevator that has to carry people in large numbers at high speeds. TAG Commercial lifts use hydraulic devices installed along the guide rails. These devices, called governors, sense the speed of the elevator car and regulate it. As a backup system, elevator brakes can stop the car in case it exceeds a certain speed limit or free falls, like in the unthinkable eventuality of a cable breakage.

Emergency lighting, alarm and stop buttons are some of the features that come with every commercial lift we supply.  People at TAG lifts listen to your specific requirements about safety and standards before sitting down to plan your project.

TAG lifts exceed Standards Australia and OSHA criteria for safety of passenger lifts in different buildings.  All installations and repairs are performed in strict adherence to The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the AS-NZ 1470-1986 Section 2, which means that TAG guarantees safety at all times.

Lift Safety Tips

TAG commercial lifts are docile machines; however, even the safest equipment can be hazardous if mishandled. Here are a few things you can do to avoid accidents in and around commercial lifts.

  1. Weight limit of a lift is clearly displayed in the car. Exceeding the weight limit puts excessive burden on the wheel sheave and cable, and can cause them to vibrate, shriek or even fail over time.
  2. Avoid rushing through an opening or closing lift door. Lift doors have multiple sensors and a mechanism to prevent accidental door closing or opening. In case of an obstruction before a closing door, the mechanism automatically reopens the door. TAG lifts use only the most reliable and tested components; however, long term use may cause the fatigued mechanical parts to break causing the lift doors to jam.
  3. Never linger around a jammed or malfunctioning elevator. Standing in the doorway of a lift stuck a few feet below or above a floor is definitely not recommended.
  4. Don’t be impatient and press the ‘door close’ button each time the lift stops to get passengers; the door will close in its own time. The door close button is always disconnected and is only enabled by mechanics during emergencies and maintenance. But go ahead; try your luck.

Lastly, on a rather serious note, never be careless about the inspection and maintenance schedules of the lifts in your building. Even the most modern lifts need regular service and maintenance to keep operating perfectly. Forming a long term partnership with a well reputed commercial lift maintenance company will prolong the life and enhance the safety of the lifts in your building.

A Lift to Lift Your Spirits

There are several reasons to add a lift to your residence. Being hip is becoming one of them.

Lifts are the latest trend in home improvement. Adding a vertical dimension to your residence augments its utility and comfort, while modernizing its looks. Research says the value of your property increases by 10% if you put a lift in there.

Choosing the right solution for vertical transportation at home depends upon what your particular needs are. From wheelchair lifts, stair lifts and dumb waiters to residential elevators for apartment buildings, TAG is there to assist you whatever the scale of your residential lift project.

The Joys of having a Lift at Home

Having a modern, noiseless, well-integrated lift at home means you don’t have to use the stairs every time you move between floors. A lift can make your house incredibly snugger for everyone, including the elderly or the disabled. They also make moving things like furniture up and down a couple of floors or more. Lifts can add a unique ambiance to your home, allowing you to exploit the vertical dimension for applying innovative interior décor ideas. Lifts can obviate the need for a landing or stairs altogether, allowing you to utilize space more efficiently and aesthetically.

Enter Residential Lift Specialists!

As an original Australian company, TAG has always focused on the domestic residential lifts market. Specialization has unbeatable advantages; over two centuries, we have worked with countless property owners, contractors and architects to consistently exceed their expectations and retain our position as the market leaders in residential lifts. We have a long trail of immaculately completed residential lift projects still running perfectly after over a century! During our interaction with our customers, we have come across the widest variety of customization parameters, and have always delivered on projects of all sizes and shapes.

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The Technology that goes into Residential TAG Lifts

TAG residential lifts feature back-up systems to operate the lift in case of power failure. Being hydraulically driven, they are as safe as the couch in your living room. You can even operate some of these lifts manually to easily resolve the situation in case of power failure. TAG residential lifts can be open platform type or encapsulated. They can have manual or automatic doors. They come with proximity sensors that stop the lift in case there is an obstruction beneath (a dog, for instance). TAG lifts can be fitted with emergency and regular lights and have simple and elegant user controls tailored for the residential sector. If you are in Australia and want a lift for your residence, you can contact TAG experts and unlock holistic new possibilities for exploiting the third dimension. Depending upon your needs and budget, the design can be as simple or as innovative as it gets. On the outside, TAG lifts can be as rugged as a platform for raising rum barrels, as elegant as leather or wood lined salon cars or as stylish as a chrome lined Plexiglas capsules gliding up a glass wall in your atrium.

After getting your approval of the detailed design containing elaborate feature description and drawings, we put two centuries of experience behind our efforts to execute your project to perfection.



Welcome Home to TAG Lifts

Being residential lifts experts and industry leaders in Australia for 216 years, TAG knows about residential lifts more than any other company.

Lifts in the Residential Sector

Modern day residences are defining new standards of luxury and innovation. TAG knows that we have to keep pace with the emerging trends in house and building construction. TAG lifts melt into the overall attire of the building and enhance the environment while also blending into it. At the same time, older residential lifts require repairs or retrofits to keep performing at their peak. TAG provides comprehensive and hassle-free services in the residential lifts sector.

Apart from top class comfort and safety, residential lifts also require a great deal of flexibility. Everything from the budget to the scale of the project can vary largely, a fact that makes residential lift designing, manufacturing, installation and maintenance tedious tasks.

Designing and installing residential lifts require finesse and precision beyond the ordinary. Neglecting even the minutest details in planning and installation can lead to major problems later. A perfect balance has to be achieved between initial investment and operating costs. Aesthetics demand special attention. With the latest social trends leaning towards greener lifestyles, residential lifts must have extremely low carbon signatures and should be virtually soundless. At TAG lifts, you get all that and more. Our rich experience ensures that the solution you get is perfectly tailored to your needs and residential space.

With over two centuries of experience, thousands of delighted customers and billions of safely carried passengers, TAG lifts have the right credentials to claim mastery of residential lifts designing, manufacturing, installation and maintenance.


Want a Residential Lift? TAG has got just the right one!

TAG residential lifts are available in standardized as well as highly customizable options. While a regular model gives you economy, customized residential lifts provide you vertical transportation solutions ranging from a dumb waiter to the most elegant residential lifts.

TAG residential lifts are available in many variants. Wood grain, brushed steel, chrome, metallic, glass and paint finished interiors and exteriors make TAG residential lifts suitable for any environment. From a glass and chrome finish for modern architectures to a mahogany and leather finish for a Victorian building, TAG has got it all when it comes to residential lifts.

We go to great lengths in customizing the lifts to the exact requirements of the customers. Our suggested designs make optimum use of space and jazz up the interiors. A TAG lift also adds to the value of your property.

TAG has the most qualified elevator experts in Australia working with it to provide effortless project management in 5 easy steps. It is a simple logical sequence which you can initiate with a single phone call or email. Our friendly lift consultants and engineers will take it from there and get detailed briefings from you, before reverting to you with a carefully drafted proposal for your job. It is a process that works every time with clockwork precision; we take you through to the completion of your residential lift project while attending to each and every detail along the way.