Janus Elevator Products Spins off Monitor Controls

Elevator fixture line to operate independently of safety edge and communication business

Hauppauge, N.Y. (September 23, 2011) – The Board of Directors of Janus Elevator Products, Inc., has unanimously approved a separation of the company’s two core businesses – Janus elevator safety edges and Monitor Controls elevator fixtures. The board plans for Janus Elevator Products to continue as an independent company focused on its safety edge, emergency phone, and digital display components business, and spin-off its Monitor Controls elevator fixtures and touch-panel display business into an independent company. Each business has leading consumer brands and the new structure, effective October 1, 2011, will allow each to better serve its customers.

The new company, named Monitor Controls Inc., will continue to provide elevator fixtures and touch-panel display technology for the elevator industry. Rob Isabelle, currently vice president of engineering and manufacturing, will lead the new Monitor as president. Monitor will join Janus in Halma p.l.c.’s elevator division, along with TLJones, Memco and E-Motive.

As an independent entity, Monitor will be able to more effectively address customer priorities with cost effective and innovative solutions, as well as enhance its operational efficiency. Janus will retain its elevator safety edge, emergency phone, and digital display businesses. Mike Byrne will continue as president of Janus.

Both companies are well-positioned for the split with financial strength, flexibility and highly skilled, dedicated employees. The transition is expected to be transparent to customers. All current orders will be processed without interruption.

“The separation of these businesses will allow Janus to better execute a focused strategy to the benefit of consumers of all our product lines,” said Mike Byrne, Janus president. “In March we outlined a plan to address the changing requirements of our customers. Since then, we have observed the acceleration of these market trends, which has led us to take additional steps to transform Janus to meet emerging opportunities.”

“Monitor can now more effectively focus on enhancing service and streamlining the introduction of new products than we could as an operating segment of Janus,” said Rob Isabelle, president of Monitor Controls Inc. “With a renewed focus on our core design and manufacturing business, continued investment in new technology and commitment to build on the potential in the display business, we see a bright future for Monitor as an independent company.”

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Janus Vanguard Elevator Fixtures Guarantee Fast Delivery

Functional, economical and attractive car stations and hall lanterns in only three weeks
Hauppauge, N.Y. (August 30, 2011) – The Vanguard Fixtures line from Janus Elevator Products simplifies order and delivery of standard elevator equipment. The ADA, ASME compliant stainless steel fixtures are pre-engineered for low and mid rise elevators, keeping costs and lead times down, and shipment is guaranteed within three weeks of order receipt. In this economical range, a fully compliant car operating panel starts below $1300.

The Janus Vanguard Line shortens elevator fixture lead times to three weeks or less.

The Janus Vanguard Line shortens elevator fixture lead times to three weeks or less.

The Vanguard line includes 24V car operating panels, hall stations, hall lanterns and digital position indicators finished in durable, attractive #4 stainless steel. To shorten drawing and quoting times, Janus’ standard drawing and pricing sheets allow customers to quickly design and calculate the cost of a package that fits project needs and budget. 

Package options are now available for elevators with up to 12 stops (in any combination of front or rear entrances). The car operating panel fits requirements for 2004 and above ASME codes. Fire service cabinets are available with any key switch: J series, Yale, or Medeco, in compliance with 2004 and 2007 codes.

Digital display, hands-free phone, and fire service cabinet are standard on all car operating panels and included in the base price. Stainless steel studless push buttons eliminate the possibility of broken weld studs, minimizing maintenance. Vanguard push buttons are illuminated with a blue LED halo as standard. Hall lanterns are available with a choice of red, green, or white illumination. The fixtures meet all ASME17.1 2004 or later safety requirements.

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Expanded PEP Line from Janus Elevator Products Simplifies, Speeds Delivery

Monitor Controls fixtures fit project and budget needs

Hauppauge, N.Y. (January 31, 2008) – Janus Elevator Products has expanded its line of Monitor Controls PEP Series pre-engineered fixture packages.  Designed for low rise elevators, the PEP Series offers low-cost car operating panels, lanterns, hall stations and digital position indicators in a standard design for easy ordering with fast delivery. 

 PEP Fixtures

The Monitor PEP Series ordering process is fast and flexible to fit customers’ requirements.  Customers simply choose the fixtures and features needed from the package options.  Monitor’s standard drawing and pricing sheets allow customers to quickly design and calculate the cost of a package that fits project needs and budget.  Monitor then customizes in-stock, pre-engineered fixtures for delivery within days of receipt of approved drawings.

The package options are now available for elevators with up to 12 stops, with from two to ten front or rear openings.  A new 14 x 60 inch car operating panel fits requirements for both 2000 and 2004 fire service.  The expansion of key switch options to a total of four allows for separate light and fan key switches in addition to the independent service, and inspection or access key switches.  The new fire service panels are available with any key switch: J series, Yale, or Medeco, in compliance with the different national and state codes.

Car operating panels are available with or without digital display, hands-free phone, and fire service.  Backing plate construction on the Car Operating Panel allows the faceplate to be easily removed for refinishing without service interruption.  The #4 brushed stainless steel fixtures are available with plastic or tamper resistant button styles.  Fixtures are ADA, ASME and local code compliant.

For more information and to download Monitor PEP Series drawing and pricing sheets, visit the company’s website at www.mcontrols.com or call 877-849-4334.

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New Midwest & Southern Region Sales Manager at Monitor Controls

Hauppauge, N.Y. (December 14, 2006) – Vince Parshall has re-joined Elevator fixture manufacturer, Monitor Controls Inc., in the role of Region Sales Manager, covering the Mid-West, Central and Southern areas. 

Vince Parshall 

In his new position, Parshall will be charged with supporting existing customers, as well as building new relationships with representatives and end users in his assigned territories.  He brings 11 years of elevator and product experience from stints with Kone and Fujitec, Monitor Controls and Kings III. 

“Vince’s customer focus, broad product knowledge and proactive approach are a great fit for Monitor’s culture of growth through superior customer service,” said Patricia Seniw, VP of Sales and Marketing.  “He will be a strong addition in these important market areas.”

Monitor Controls Inc., part of Janus Elevator Products Inc., located in Hauppauge, N.Y., has 50 years experience manufacturing a complete line of elevator fixtures that are ADA, ASME, CSA and local code compliant.  Numerous standard products, as well as custom designs, materials and finishes, are available to suit project specifications.  For more information about Monitor’s products, visit the company’s website at www.mcontrols.com or call 877-849-4334.

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