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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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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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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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Escalator Cladding Design

By S. Javad Taleghani Nia | December 1, 2019

An examination and case study of safety-focused escalator enclosure design All mechanically moving parts of the escalator or moving walk should be completely enclosed within imperforate panels or walls. Exempt from this are the accessible steps, accessible pallets, accessible belt and handrail section available to the user. Many escalator manufacturers use stainless-steel sheets as an…

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The Westinghouse Electric Stairway

By Dr. Lee Gray | December 1, 2019

A look back at a time when a new challenger arrived as competition to the original Otis Escalator Between January 1934 and June 1935, several major American newspapers carried stories announcing three important escalator installations with a combined value of US$1.25 million. It would seem reasonable to assume that these announcements, appearing amid the Great…

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QuevedoAxis

QuevedoAxis

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

Innovative system enhances accessibility, encourages walking tours in coastal city. The city of Santander on the northern coast of Spain established as one of its strategic objectives “the promotion of non-motorized displacements” through four pillars: the Municipal Accessibility Plan, ensuring people with disabilities have the same opportunities as other citizens; the Pedestrian Plan to improve…

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Keeping it Clean

By Matt Irvin | May 1, 2018

Rosemor is a leader in the niche market of escalator-cleaning machines. When Efi Rosen launched U.K.-based Rosemor International Ltd. in 1985, the company was best known for its high-pressure equipment popular with police agencies and the general public for cleaning vehicles. Rosen previously had worked as a production manager for Electrolux, a global manufacturer of…

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