6 Types of Escalator

There are various designs of escalators which can be installed depending upon the actual condition of the site or the requirement of the site:

1. Parallel Escalator

Parallel Escalator

Parallel escalators are those services of escalators which face in the same direction. These escalators use more floor space as compared to the other arrangements of escalators which is found having an impressive appearance. On the other side it is found that these are less efficient and more expensive as compared to other escalators. Parallel escalators can also use either spiral or stacked parallel arrangements which also depends upon the practical condition of the site. The parallel escalators also helps the user to continue using it by simply turning around at the end of the ride. Parallel escalators are commonly used in places like:

  • Malls
  • Metro Station
  • Public Buildings

2. Spiral Parallel Escalator

Spiral Parallel Escalator

The spiral parallel escalator are the arrangement which forces the users to walk around as these as these are installed at places which has a too long walking area. The facility of walking around staves off the user from being annoyed. The other type of parallel escalator is stacked parallel escalator which is mostly used at places like malls, metro stations and is limited till two stories only. Whereas, in the public buildings or any other heavy traffic area, they are found easily which all move in the same direction. The Stacked parallel escalators proffer an option of reversing the direction specifically in the rush hours when everyone is travelling in a particular direction way.

3. Multiple Parallel Escalator

Multiple Parallel Escalator

Multiple Parallel two or more escalators are those escalators which together travel in a single direction next to one or two escalators in the same space that travels in the other direction.

It is mandatory to have a moving handrail in an escalator which keeps the pace with the movement of the steps. The direction of movement remains the same throughout which can be controlled by person according to the requirement or even automatically.

4. Step Type Escalator

Step Type Escalator

This is the most common type of escalator which is quite resurgent these days. Now a days the steps which are being made are of metal whereas earlier these steps were made of wood, which could not be that successful. Step type escalators are popular as they can also go up or down, it can get flat, then up and down again. The steps of the escalator are mounted on the hinged circles, which tracks its appearance besides the steps which is kept visible from all the above steps. This escalator is designed to be quite safer as compared to any other type of escalator.

5. Curved Escalator

Curved Escalator

A curved escalator is the one which is designed in a special manner including curved or helical shape with curved steps. This escalator is curved either to the left side or to the right side. These escalators are mostly those which are used at places where the steps need to be connected with the help of any landing. Curved escalators are installed to either enhance the architectural beauty or to save the space. The angle at which the escalator is inclined is 30 degrees. The number of people which it can carry per hour is around 6500. The average rated speed covered by it is around 25 m per minute and the vertical rise in meters varies from 3500-6600.

6. Crisscross Escalator

Crisscross Escalator

Crisscross escalators are the most popular arrangements of escalators which places the entrance and exit to its upper and lower end at the opposite end of the escalator. This arrangement is particularly known as crisscross arrangement or crisscross escalators. These escalators are commonly known as they can be installed in a comparatively less price and take up a very minimum amount of floor space with lowest structural requirements. A spiral crisscross is the one wherein the stairs rest into each other and offers a rapid and comfortable trip in a very less price and space. These escalators are easily used up to five floors without any inconvenience. In a walk around crisscross escalator arrangement the proper construction of floor is required around the escalator, which proffers an opportunity to view the merchandise.

These escalators consists of a movement only in one direction, either up or down. The trip is made worse when the space between the floors is kept inadequate. This leads to overcrowd, pushing and delays which causes inconvenience to the people and in case the passengers travel over three floors and do not have an access to an escalator then the problem can get even worse. The places where you can easily find crisscross elevators are as follows:

  • Airports
  • Cinema Halls
  • Departmental stores

For all interior commercial and public centre's

Commercial Escalator :-

Commercial Escalator

Glide Escalators are built complying at the State of the Art Escalator factory designed and built for safety, reliability, comfort and quiet operation. Modular design of every component meets the demands of every customer.

  • Landings
    As per EN 115, the entrances to both landings have been given enough space to facilitate traffic flow.

  • Design
    Modular Design of each component, hence JES escalators can be adapted to meet every customer need.

  • Balustrade
    Design with vertical safety glass, 10mm tempered glass and hairline ST that adds beauty and safety together.

  • Operation
    Red Emergency stop button, up/down key switches. Etched ST/ST with anti-slip pattern landing plates.

For all exterior commercial and public centre's

Heavy Duty Escalator :-

Heavy Duty Escalator

To meet the requirements of high-traffic public utilities, specially designed Glide Mass Transit Escalators are suited for continuous large crowds, indoor or outdoor, and operate perfectly under all climatic conditions.

  • Drive-Chain Contact
    This contact monitors the drive-chain for breakage. When actuated, the contact will stop the escalator.

  • Phase Monitor
    A safety feature which monitors the main power supply and disables on event of phase failure or reversal.

  • Maintenance locking device
    The normal key start will be invalid. The inspection sockets in up and down machine room aren't usable at same time.

  • Speed Monitor
    Monitors the speed of the flywheel as well as avoids reversing. Will stop for speed over 120% or under 80%.