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The Benefits of Using Escalators

Dec. 09, 2022

Escalators are an integral part of a mobile society. They keep people moving in almost all areas of public life. An escalator is a conveyor transport device for transporting people and consists of separate, connected rungs that move up and down on a track that keeps the treads level. As a power-driven, continuously moving staircase designed to transport passengers up and down over short vertical distances, escalators are used around the world to move pedestrian traffic where lifts are not practical. 

In factory or industrial environments, the high cost of escalator maintenance often outweighs the potential efficiency, so this application is less common in these areas. Escalator systems are not as good as lifts in terms of their ability to lift people up tens of floors, but are much better at moving them over short distances. This is due to the high load factor of escalators. Once the lift is full, you have to wait for it to reach its floor and return before anyone else gets on. On an escalator, as soon as you carry one person, there is room for another.


Commercial Escalator 35° for Mall

 Commercial Escalator 35° for Mall

Main use of escalators

Department stores

Shopping malls


Public transport systems

Conference centres

Hotels and

public buildings.


Benefits of escalators

Ability to transport large numbers of people at a time

Can be placed in the same physical space as an installed staircase

Can be used to direct people to main exits or special exhibits

Escalators have no waiting intervals (except during heavy traffic)


Their coordinated design for shopping centres, office buildings, hotels and entertainment centres brings a streamlined appearance that can be more easily integrated into a building's design scheme. The modern design takes up less space than previous designs and allows multiple applications with the same appearance without the need for expensive bespoke designs.


Noise and vibration levels are carefully monitored in the test environment to ensure as smooth and quiet a ride as possible. Enhanced noise reduction kit for extremely quiet applications.


Excellent ride quality, as the new drive system is designed to improve ride quality in terms of vibration and noise. Noise and vibration levels are carefully monitored in the test environment to ensure the smoothest, quietest ride possible. Enhanced noise reduction kits for extremely quiet applications.

Supermarket Automatic Moving Walk

 Supermarket Automatic Moving Walk       

Proper inclination of escalators

Escalators are normally inclined at an angle of 30 degrees. In addition, this can only be increased to 35 degrees if the vertical rise does not exceed 6 m and the speed is limited to 0.5 m/s.


However, these are usually designed to incline at angles of 27.3, 30 and 35 degrees.


While a 35 degree escalator is suitable for a total transport height of 6 m and requires minimal space, an inclination of 27.3 degrees is ideal for heights over 6 m.


In addition, the 30 degree inclination provides maximum safety and travel comfort for the user.


Escalator dimensions

The ideal widths for steps are 60 cm, 80 cm and 100 cm according to world standards.


60 cm

An escalator that is 60 cm or almost 24 inches wide is suitable for one person. It therefore has no room for any additional items or people.


These are usually found in low-traffic areas where space is compact.


80 cm

An 80 cm or almost 32" wide escalator is large enough to accommodate one person and a suitcase or enough space for one person to pass.


These are usually used in areas with low to medium traffic volumes.


100 cm

An escalator of 100 cm or nearly 40 inches wide is best suited for two people side by side. In addition, it prevents any movement interference and has enough space for one person to pass another.


With room to move, this width is suitable for high-traffic areas.


Secondly, for the safety of the user, these units should preferably contain 3' or 0.91 m handrails. In addition, they must maintain a minimum vertical clearance of 7'6" or 2.29 m.


In addition, each loading platform should provide sufficient space - typically 7'6" or 2.29 m at the bottom and 8' or 2.44 m at the top. in addition, the full length must also provide sufficient space for the lower areas of the mechanical equipment and for the structural trusses which are on average approximately 3'8" or 1.12 m deep.