ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKWAYS
More than 100 years later, “moving stairs” still give people a convenient lift. Castle-lifts wrote history with the introduction of the escalator in 1899. Today, we continue to improve the product through ongoing innovation. Similarly, Otis’ moving walkways offer safety, reliability and efficiency for both commercial and public applications.
Newer truss designs take up less space than previous systems and allow for multiple applications with the same look, without the need for costly custom design.
A modular approach allows each installation to be tailored to meet specific architectural requirements. Balustrades and exterior cladding, ranging from conventionally painted metal to stainless steel and glass, can be fully customized to complement the design of any building. Lighting options further enhance the installation’s overall look. The result is a streamlined appearance that can be incorporated more easily into a building’s design scheme.
New drive systems are aimed at providing a significant improvement in ride quality in terms of both vibration and noise. The relationship of handrail to tread speed is precisely calibrated to further improve ride quality. Noise and vibration levels are carefully monitored in test environments to ensure the smoothest, quietest ride possible. Enhanced noise reduction packages are used in extremely quiet applications.