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An Instrument for Testing the Handrail Speed-Monitoring Device of Escalators and Moving Walks

By Elevator World | October 1, 2013

by Xueming Chen, Jianfeng Sun, Wei Hong and Yihui Ruan The stairs and handrails of escalators are designed to operate at the same speed and are driven by the same electric motor. The motor connects to a drive gear that moves the steps, and from there, a belt turns a wheel that drives the handrail.…

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Review: Spiral Escalators Configuration Design

By Elevator World | October 1, 2013

by H.Y. Tian and Li Yuxiang Escalators are a common form of public transportation, and as time goes by, their aesthetic demands increase with their popularization. As the basic function of an escalator is to transport passengers between different space levels, an alternative is the design of a spiral escalator with less room required and…

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Which Materials Will Be Used in the Escalators of the Future?

By Elevator World | October 1, 2013

Millions of people use escalators every day. I wonder how many of them have questioned the type of material used to manufacture escalators and components. Looking at a car from the outside, one can see the body is made from metal(s). The tires are rubber, the windows are glass, etc. While riding them, one may…

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Escalator Installations in Europe

By Elevator World | October 1, 2013

The History Less than 20 years ago, Europe was the continent with the most escalators produced and installed in the world. All major OEMs had at least one escalator assembly facility in Europe, and certainly, all expertise around escalators was based in Europe. This all seems long ago. Although today, most escalators in the world…

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Turning Escalators into Profit Centers while Enhancing Safety

By Elevator World | October 1, 2013

ADRailUSA has licensed a product that creates revenue for escalator maintenance companies and their customers. That’s because the company frequently hires escalator maintenance agencies to adjust the escalators, and often hires them to install ADRail film on escalator handrails at venues such as O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and Boston Logan International Airport. ADRailUSA contends…

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Duty Calls: Understanding Your Obligation to Have Escalators Inspected Annually

By Elevator World | October 1, 2013

Members of the general public take it for granted that all escalators are safe, and that there is little chance of an accident occurring. However, injuries occur more frequently on escalators than on elevators, even though there are far more elevators operating today. And, they are serious injuries. So, annual inspections do more than just…

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Escalator Overspeed and Anti-Reverse Protection Meter

By Ning Li, Yihui Ruan, Yuandong Jiang, Xueming Chen, Rongfeng Lu, Bin Huang, Zhe Cheng and Mingtao Chen | December 1, 2012

A new utility model applicable to various escalators is examined. Ning Li, Yihui Ruan, Yuandong Jiang, Xueming Chen, Rongfeng Lu, Bin Huang, Zhe Cheng and Mingtao Chen A new testing system, which can make use of advanced microcontrollers in order to test elevator overspeed and anti-reverse protection, is examined in this article. This utility model…

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The Effects of Ground Movement on Escalators

By Elevator World | December 1, 2012

The role of escalators in major transportation networks such as the London Underground is discussed. London Underground (LU) transports approximately 3.5 million passengers per day. Certain stations within the network require smooth operation for optimal function of the network as a whole. A station’s location, passenger flow and local connections (both within the subway network…

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Methodologies for Designing and Developing New Concepts in Vertical Transportation

By Juan David Cano-Moreno, José María Cabanellas Becerra, Jesús Félez Mindán and Carlos Labajo Tirado | December 1, 2012

Escalator design, models and methodologies are a few of the key points in this article. by Juan David Cano-Moreno, José María Cabanellas Becerra, Jesús Félez Mindán and Carlos Labajo Tirado Escalators and moving walks are multibody systems with a basic design more than a century old. Developed methodology allows studying and improving any subsystem of…

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Maintaining Elevators and Escalators in the Transit Environment, Part 1

By Elevator World | December 1, 2012

An overview of the equipment and standards of escalators and elevators in transit systems Mass transit found in many major metropolitan cities is an intermodal network connecting bus, rail, automobile and air modes. These modes can be in subway, elevated and at-grade forms. This transportation is critical for daily commuting, and intercity and international travel.…

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