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Focus on Escalators and Moving Walks: Performance, Design Guidelines, Lubrication and More

By Elevator World | December 28, 2020
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The Escalator at Mid-Century

By Dr. Lee Gray | December 1, 2020

This History article examines the escalator as it came into its own. The history of technical literature includes textbooks that have served multiple generations through multiple editions. One such iconic work is Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, first published in 1935 and now in its 11th edition. Each new publication reflects editorial changes, the…

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Lubrication Innovation

Lubrication Innovation

By Levi Shaw | December 1, 2020

In this Product Spotlight, your author discusses an automated system that saves time and money. In recent years, technologies have emerged that have had a favorable impact on escalator maintenance, lowering both the costs involved and the burden on busy maintenance teams. One of these innovations is automated lubrication. In many high-traffic environments, escalators operate…

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Escalator Fractal Behavior, Part Two

Escalator Fractal Behavior, Part Two

By Dr. Ali Albadri | December 1, 2020

Further studies on the deployment of the concept of the fractal in correlation to the mechanical performance and availability of escalators for passenger service Part one of this series[3] showed and proved the fractal nature and behavior of data collected from the smart step, which is run in an escalator without the effect of passenger…

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U.K. Evolution

By Colin Craney | December 1, 2020

In this Readers’ Platform, your author discusses codes and events that have influenced escalator design. This issue’s focus topic presents an opportunity to consider the evolution of the U.K. escalator sector, with reference to some key developments and a comparison between jurisdictions. Table 1 compares some requirements of U.K. BS 2655-4:1969 with those of the…

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A Quick Look at Apta’s Heavy-Duty Escalator Design Guidelines

By Ken Smith | December 1, 2020

Examining the sections in important recommended-practice transit document Some time ago, your author worked for Montgomery Elevator Co. designing escalators and moving walks. Regularly, engineering would receive specifications for escalators used in what we called “transit” applications. These escalators would typically require things standard commercial escalators would not. For example: More corrosion resistance (special paint…

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San Diego Convention Center

By Elise King, KONE | January 1, 2020

Escalator upgrades at the home of the famous Comic-Con International posed unique challenges for KONE. submitted by Elise King, KONE Built in 1989, the San Diego Convention Center is San Diego’s premiere gathering place. In 2019, the facility hosted more than 130 events attended by 900,000 visitors. From prestigious medical association conventions, to the massive…

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Jewel Changi Airport

By Nima Bahadori, Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. | January 1, 2020

Strict requirements from the architect imposed challenges in the installation of equipment that helps move 82 million people a year. submitted by Nima Bahadori, Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Jewel Changi Airport is the latest addition and crown jewel to Singapore Changi Airport. Located at the eastern part of Singapore, Jewel is a joint-venture project…

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Step/Skirt Performance Index Testing and Data Analysis

By Ken Smith | December 1, 2019

How to avoid common problems when measuring this important safety parameter, particularly with the PMT IMD-1 tool Value: 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) This article is approved for Continuing Education by NAEC for CET® and NAESA International for QEI. EW Continuing Education is currently approved in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN,…

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VT a Key Part of Airports’ “Science of Arrivals”

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2019

 thyssenkrupp experts  discuss escalators,  moving walks and more at Munich trade fair. by Kaija Wilkinsonphotos courtesy of thyssenkrupp Airports: They’re the scenes of tearful goodbyes, panicked departures, joyful arrivals and, in many cases, provide a traveler his or her first impression of a new city or country. That’s why navigating them should be as hassle-free, safe…

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