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GAL Manufacturing

allow passengers to exit safely at the
lowest level.
The potential impact of safety controls on code compliance has made
them an important topic of interest
for industry specialists.

Broadening Horizons

gal manufacturing
produces the majority
of its products in-house.

has the capability of determining
how fast the doors can close depending on code requirements."
The system determines door mass
and calculates optimum door characteristics according to guidelines. It
also ensures that the elevator door's
speed meets code based on the system's kinetic energy. Featuring few
moving parts, the system is quieter
and easier to maintain than its predecessors. When correctly matched
to installation demands, it can offer
trouble-free service.
"This is a plus for our customers,"
Seifried says. "It's a one-touch setup.
Our objective was to make it easier for
the individuals in our field who install
that equipment. What used to take
hours is now reduced to minutes."
GAL has developed a reputation
for efficiency in the industry, especially when it comes to its elevator
control systems, Seifried explains.
Elevator control systems are responsible for coordinating all aspects of
elevator service such as travel, speed,
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acceleration and deceleration, leveling and hall lantern signals. "One
thing that makes us shine is the intelligence of our control system," Seifried
says. "It determines the most efficient
way to bring that elevator to you and
our algorithms are some of the most
efficient in the industry."

Safety First
GAL is committed to promoting elevator passenger safety throughout
its operations. Its focus on safety was
brought to the forefront in 1978 when
the company designed, patented and
manufactured the industry's first
door contact fault monitor.
Since then, it has sold more than
10,000 units worldwide. GAL later designed another monitor that detects
unintended car motion and provides
protection from ascending/descending over-speed car conditions.
GAL followed this up by developing
RESCUvator for hydraulic elevators.
In the event of a power outage, it activates and provides sufficient power to

GAL was founded by three men in
a small basement in New York City.
Herbert Glaser, Jack Ambramowitz
and Harold Leon started their own
line of gate switches, interlocks and
door operators. They called it G.A.L.
Electro Mechanical Services. Their
company quickly grew from being a
small supplier of lift products to serving customers across the country.
In 1960, the company bought Hollister-Whitney, a manufacturer of
elevator equipment that broadened
GAL Manufacturing's line of nonproprietary equipment products.
In 1967, the company was renamed
GAL Manufacturing Corp. In 2005,
GAL Manufacturing acquired Elevator Components Inc. and merged it
with GAL Canada based in Mississauga, Ontario.
"Between our three groups of companies we employ over 750 people and
have 500,000 square feet of manufacturing facility space," Seifried says.
GAL Manufacturing produces the
majority of its products in-house.
Their capability ranges from single
spindle drill presses to computer
numerical control machining and
punching and laser equipment. It also
offers surface mount and throughhole circuit boards, injection molding,
welding, forming, centrifugal casting,
coating and assembly services and finishing operations.
"One of our strengths is high reliability," Seifried says. "The last thing
people want to do is be trapped inside
an elevator." mt


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