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Elevator modernization – a new era of people flow

Even with proper maintenance, all elevators will eventually need thorough modernization. Compared to modern elevators, older elevators can consume more power and may also contain outdated technology. The ability to upgrade your building with a modern, connected elevator will create value for your building. KONE DX elevators are designed to move residents, tenants, and visitors in your low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings, making people’s journeys safe, convenient, and reliable. Smart elevator systems not only provide enhanced ride comfort but also offer the flexibility to adapt to future building needs, which may improve building energy efficiency.


Connect for smooth people flow

Everything is connected in an increasingly digitalized world, and elevators are no exception. Connectivity makes your elevator smarter and more desirable with new people flow solutions and a variety of innovative new services, making life easier and more enjoyable. Upgrading an existing elevator ensures that your building evolves with tenants' changing needs and allows you to take advantage of future smart-building technologies.

Redefine the user experience

You can create an experience that really connects – on every level. With real-time information for passengers and other smart building applications, you can redefine elevator rides in your building and increase everyday convenience through improved safety and enhanced accessibility and equipment availability.

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Elevator modernization and smart insights

As your experienced partner for smart buildings, we can offer elevator modernization and help you manage your property more efficiently with valuable insights into end-user behavior that can be used to enhance elevator safety, optimize people flow and improve the user experience.

Our elevator modernization solutions


Full replacement

With KONE MonoSpace Flex® DX - our full elevator replacement solution - we completely remove your old elevator and install a brand-new, accessibility-compliant traction elevator in your building’s existing shaft. We recommend this option if:

  • Outdated and consumes a lot of power
  • Unable to accurately level with landing floors causing tripping hazards
  • Unreliable with frequent breakdowns

Traction modernization

We can upgrade your elevator’s performance and appearance and potentially cut operating costs by updating entire systems – such as the hoisting machinery, signalization, or doors – in one go. Modular modernization is ideal if your elevator is:

  • consuming a lot of electricity
  • doesn’t level accurately with landing floors
  • has an outdated and impractical interior

Start by choosing from KONE ReGenerate™ DX - our gearless traction modular modernization solution, or KONE ReSolve™ DX, our geared traction modernization solution, and then customize to fit your exact modernization needs.


Hydraulic modernization

With KONE HydroMod™ DX - our hydraulic elevator modernization solution - gives you a modern elevator that provides a smooth, quiet ride while meeting the latest safety and accessibility codes. This solution is ideal if you have a hydraulic elevator that is:

  • Frequently out of order due to mechanical wear and tear and worn-out electrical components
  • Operating inconsistently and unreliably, increasing your maintenance costs
  • At the end of its useful lifecycle

KONE ReGenerate DX

KONE ReGenerate™ DX is a comprehensive controller and hoisting modernization solution that can save a considerable amount of money (and trouble) over your elevator’s lifetime.

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