TAC 20 & Thyssen elevator spare parts.

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Please urgently tell us where we can get TAC 20 from Thyssen elevator and other spare parts to repair an elevator than contract us for mantenaince. The owner's elevator leave Thyssen service due their cost and timing. We require the shortest lead time for spare parts. We will appreciate your soon help.

-- Carlos Cabrera (fatepsa@yahoo.com), September 23, 2004


if you have a TAC 20, your only option is Thyssen. don't be fooled by companies claiming they have support for the TAC 20.

-- (kickyoass4fun@aol.com), September 23, 2004.

Like Ive said here before....TOUGH......take on a contract at your own risk and now something has hit the fan the cheap contract you offer doesnt look so cheap now does it????...When will stupid building owners and even more stupid lift companies realise cheaper IS NOT necessarily better

-- dayle (daylebrenda@iprimus.com.au), September 24, 2004.

TAC 20

Dayrle and kyass make great points!

When you choose not to use the manufacturerís service, you and your new service provider will receive even less help from the manufacturer then their service men! How else can the manufacturer keep the service end of their business making money? It doesnít matter to them if you think their service is over priced and substandard. They have you by the short and curly with their equipment. Some where down the line you will always need them!

One of them said something about cheaper is not always better. Iím not sure he realized you were talking about TKE. My customers tell me they are not cheap!

I would like to know if you went with the cheapest installation price! And how itís working out for you? Maybe the cheaper isnít better man is right!

Well best of luck with your elevator,


-- Jon (SHT&GIGGLE@aol.com), September 24, 2004.

Hi There, The TAC 20 is a great hydro, especially for TK, It is a closed system that is designed so you need a special service tool to work on. There are many other companies that have an open achitecture design control that have onboard leds and displays to help you troubleshoot problems, you dont need any special service tools to work on.

This is maybe why I have noticed that consultants have taken TK off the approved contractors bid list on many jobs. Its great equipment and a good company but this is what you bought. I have seen other companies controlers with same type of proprietary controls removed and replaced when the job was only less than a year old because the owner was upset at what he had for elevator controls. A Motion Control hydro controler for example is only around $1500.00 and would take a few days to install,this might be a solution, you could probably keep the existing valve and starter.

The biggest problem is you might have to do is to find a copy of the Yellow Pages Phone Book and look under Elevators and then you can select any elevator Co in town for service. You can then keep all the TK parts you removed for you other equipment.

-- Jim (elevator555@hotmail.com), September 24, 2004.

damn Jim, if MCE Hydro controllers only cost $1500.00, then i guess i need to buy them through you, cause MCE won't sell me one for that.

-- (kickyoass4fun@aol.com), September 24, 2004.

Tac 20

kyass man,

How many MCE controllers have you bought this year? How much did you pay for them? And how much did you sell them installed for? Are you the owner of a company or an employee (TKE?)?


-- Jon (SHT&GIGLE@aol.com), September 24, 2004.

im an owner, and trust me, MCE doesn't give their stuff away.

-- (kickyoass4fun@aol.com), September 24, 2004.

Hi There, I called Motion Control Sales dept and got a quote for a hydro controler without starter and cabinet was $1600, that sounds like "around $1500" to me but what do I know, I am not a owner. I used to get quotes from Motion as soon as I found out about a potential mod and after a few months went by I would call them again and they would sharpen their pencil and knock off even more so maybe my estimate was too high, but what do I know, I am not a owner. Jim

-- Jim (elevator555@hotmail.com), September 27, 2004.

Response to TAC 20 & Thyssen elevator spare parts

I have bought a lot of MCE hydro controllers. For pre-ANSI 2000 models he is right on the money. Add $700-900 for ANSI 2000 compliant models. The pre-2000 models are not cost-effective to upgrade to 2000 compliance. He is also right on when it comes to the benefits (to building owners and independents) of replacing the proprietary controls of TKE and others. Here's something to think about though...There is no such thing as proprietary/non-proprietary-- it's ALL proprietary, it's just a question of how available the information and parts are...

-- Marc (marc@nisquallybldg.com), September 28, 2004.

carlos i have many of the boards for the tac 20 and tach 50 however some of the boards are hard to get and the biigest thing is getting in to do the adjustments.

-- tom przybyla (tomprz@flash.net), September 28, 2004.

what good is the controller without a starter, and by the time you pay someone to put it in, it doesnt make sense not to order it without one. besides, if it's wired wrong and blows up, it belongs to MCE.

-- (kickyoass4fun@aol.com), September 28, 2004.

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