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Old Stairs, “New” Steps

Old Stairs, “New” Steps

By Mario Xu | December 1, 2021

If your vintage escalator’s parts are unavailable, there is still a way to get replacements.

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Research Into Real-Time Video Monitoring and Remote-Control System of Escalators

Research Into Real-Time Video Monitoring and Remote-Control System of Escalators

By Yantai Luo | December 1, 2021

In this Engineering article, your author explores means to improve safety.

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The Construction of Poincare Space Map and Phase Plan Map for Escalators with Mechanical Fault (Part 3)

Construction of Poincare Space Map and Phase Plan Map for Escalators with Mechanical Fault, Part 3

By Dr. Ali Albadri | December 1, 2021

Your author constructs his maps for an escalator suffering from mechanical failure.

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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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