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Taking the lift is an important mode of transport which we use heavily everyday in Singapore, a city with a high density of tall buildings. Heavy usage means that wear and tear of lift parts is inevitable, and responsible persons for lifts (including lift owners, and those who have the management or control of lifts) are required by law to ensure proper maintenance and repairs of their lifts. That’s why you should boost your lift’s reliability, eco-efficiency, comfort, and appearance — and bring it in line with the latest safety and accessibility standards — with our modernisation solutions for all your needs and budgets.


Transforming an old lift to a new lift equipped with the latest technology and safety features.


Replacing old and obsolete lift components with modern equivalents.


Converting the existing Hydraulic lift system to Traction lift system.

Lift Replacement

The expected life of the lift and when to replace it is highly dependent on the usage. A high traffic environment such as in the commercial or health sectors might lead to earlier needs for replacement. Replacement of certain key elements will extend the life expectancy of lifts providing optimum performance. Hin Chong offers the option of completely replacing a lift with the most technologically advanced products on the market for increased accessibility, safety, energy savings, and ride comfort. Install a brand new lift, equipped with the latest technology and safety features, giving you all the benefits and comforts of a modern lift system.

When to replace a lift?
  • A lift that is more than 20 years old.
  • A lift that frequently breaks down.
  • A lift that constantly needs increasing repairs and racks up replacement costs.
  • A lift that has a longer downtime.

Lift improvement

Existing lifts, with proper use, regular maintenance and inspections, are safe to use. However, they can be further enhanced to make them more reliable and improve their performance. Undergoing a Lift Improvement program will significantly boost the performance of your existing lift and also equip it with the latest technology and safety features. This is most ideal when the overall condition of the lift is still functional except that performance has been continuously deteriorating.

When to undergo Lift Improvements?
  • To improve overall reliability by replacing problematic components.
  • To boost safety and meet the latest regulations and recommendations.
  • To extend and prolong the useful lifespan of the existing lift.
  • To reap the benefits of the latest technological features.
  • Long-term Cost Savings through lower maintenance and replacement costs.

Lift conversion

When installing a new lift, there are many things to consider - A hydraulic lift is a lift that gets power through an electronic pump which then transmits hydraulic fluid to a jack. The piston at the base of the lift pushes the lift up and down. But a traction lift on the other hand, moves up and down the shaft using ropes and sheaves with a counterweight to balance the load. Because of their inherent design difference, traction lifts are more energy efficient and travels much faster. Hin Chong specializes in the conversion of old existing slow hydraulic lift system to modern fast and energy efficient traction lift system.

Why Lift Conversion?

Hydraulic lifts are inherently slower, produce a lot of heat, have high energy consumption and are costly to maintain in the long term. On the other hand, Traction lifts, are energy efficient, gives a much smoother overall riding experience, travels faster and is cost effective to maintain.

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lift system modernisation
march 23, 2019
Lift Modernisation
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february 18, 2019
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cargo lift conversion
January 30, 2019
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frequently Asked Questions

I have an existing lift that is giving me a lot of problems (frequent breakdowns, repair works etc.). Should I upgrade or modernize the lift?

Typically, lifts that have been operating for more than 15 years are prime for modernisation.

This is especially so if the lift starts breaking down frequently. This is usually a good indication that the lift components are starting to wear off and/or reaching the end of their useful lifespan.

Why should I modernise the lift if the lift is still functioning?

There are many advantages and benefits of modernising a lift.
The major benefits include:
1) Equipping the lift with the newest safety features.
2) Equipping the lift with the latest technology.
3) Enhancing the reliability and performance of the lift system.
4) Extending the lifespan of the lift by at least another 10 years.

BCA has also issued an advisory to all lift owners to proactively modernise existing lifts to enhance their safety and functionality. You can find their press release here:

I have a hydraulic lift. Can I change it to an electrical traction lift instead?

This is considered a Lift Conversion. In most cases, you can certainly do so. Contact us for a complimentary obligation-free consultation and site survey. We will be most glad to offer our assistance.

Can I replace my current lift completely?

Definitely! This will be a Lift Replacement and akin to installing a brand new lift. Our dedicated team of professional experts will be able to advise and offer the most viable solution to all your immediate needs.

Can I do a partial modernisation for the lift?

Certainly! The scope of modernisation can be as simple as replacing only the lift control system to as extensive as replacing the main traction motor. We offer a comprehensive suite of modernisation solutions that can be designed and tailored specifically to your needs.