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Basics of planning for escalators

and moving walks.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator (ES/PBB)

ThyssenKrupp

The universal guideline for


ThyssenKrupp elevator (ES/PBB) products.

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Index

VII. Check list.


Once again the most important facts.

Upwards and onwards!


I Overview
What type do you need?
1. Which escalator or moving walk to use? When?
2. Travel speeds and transport capacities
3. Inclinations and travel heights
4. Step and pallet widths
5. Extended newels
6. Transition curves
7. Operating modes
8. Power supply

II Dimensions and data


At a glance
III Safety manual
You can play it safe!

Has the location of your escalators or your


moving walks (for example parallel) been
specified during the planning stage?
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1. Preparations
2. Confirmation of the main dimensions
3. Final installation

VII Check list


Once again the most important facts

Have you clarified the installation route with


us in advance?

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VI Installation
Is it in the right operation position?

Does the installation length correspond with


your building?
Please check that the clearance above steps
and safety zone complies with the standards.

Examples showing arrangements


Special arrangements for moving walks

1. Installation timing
2. Transport to assembly site
3. Access openings, transport route load capacity
4. Special delivery
5. Ceiling openings
6. Top and bottom supports
7. Intermediate supports
8. Pick-up points by others
9. Electrical connection
10. Sprinkler piping
11. Oil separator
12. Railings by others

Does the width of the escalator or moving


walk correspond with your requirements?

IV Installation possibilities
Moving with the flow is easy!

V Preparation by others
Everything is well prepared!

Does the travel height correspond with the


architectural drawings?

Please note our specified transport dimensions:


Can your escalator or moving walk be delivered
in one piece?
Has the power supply to the upper section of the
escalator or to the escalator control room and
between the control equipment and the escalator
been taken into account in accordance with our
specifications?
For installation purposes it is important to
coordinate with ThyssenKrupp the unloading
possibility in front of the building. Where neces
sary, a permit may have to be obtained from
the authorities.

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Are any local authority approvals for restricting


road/pedestrian traffic clarified?
Check the building statics also on the coordinated
transport route with regard to the support load of
your escalator or your moving walk.
Is the building structure adequate for
transportation within the building?

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Do you have any more questions?


Our experts will be pleased to assist you!

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Which standards, guidelines and building


regulations need to be observed?
1. EN 115 (European Standard)
2. Horizontal steps
3. Safety zone
4. Safety distances and deflectors
5. Additional side balustrade
6. Infill panels
7. Skirt brushes
8. Clear height above steps
9. Lighting

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Upwards and onwards!

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This brochure has been prepared to assist you in


planning your escalator and moving walk projects.
On the following pages you will find everything
which is of importance, step by step.
First we want to simplify the selection of the
appropriate escalators and moving walks, as well
as their ideal arrangement in your building. The
building regulations and standards, which need
to be taken into account, follow. Finally, we deal
extensively with the topic of installation and
assembly.
Our simple idea for the basics of planning was
to provide you with a clear summary of the most
important items, and thus guide you safely
through the jungle of standards and regulations.
Since we wanted to leave you adequate space for
your own ideas, we have omitted many options
and alternatives.
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Our experts look forward to working with you in


implementing new and creative ideas.

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I. OVERVIEW.
What type do you need?

The escalator or moving walk model you select,


will reflect your concept and your individual style.
The model you finally select will depend on the
capacity requirements of the escalators and
moving walks, the location of your installation in
particular, the type of weather that it must withstand and the required performance.
On the following pages, we provide an overview
of our products to help you identify the right type
for your requirements.

The more we know about your building the


more precise the planning. The ceiling
openings and support loads are determined
in accordance with your information.

Every escalator is manufactured separately


according to your individual requirements:
That is why confirmation of the main dimensions is absolutely essential!

Velino.
Two models, one distinction: More design for modern buildings.
New lighting feature under the handrail, reinforced profile or plain.
All models combine attractive design with the latest escalator technology
for increased comfort and safety.
Standard model:
VelinoBase
Premium model:
VelinoXtra

Towards the end of our basics of planning, one is confronted with the installation of the escalators and moving walks:
On the following pages we provide you with information
about the most important site precautions which will assist
us in installating your escalator system in an effective
manner.
1. Preparations.
You inform us of your model requirements, travel height
and angle of inclination as well as the location of the
escalators. Our engineers then design your escalator.
2. Confirmation of the main dimensions.
ThyssenKrupp will send you a planning sketch or an installation drawing of your installation. Please check whether
the dimensions of the escalators or moving walks comply
with the dimensions of your building. Please confirm this
on the planning sketch or on the installation drawing.
In addition, our installation team will verify and discuss
the access with you.
3. Final installation.
The escalators and moving walks are unloaded from the
transport vehicle by crane or by forklift truck and placed on
heavy-duty rollers. Then, we transport your escalator or
moving walk through the building. For installation purposes, lifting eyes are attached to the support angles of the
escalator.
Depending on the type of building and the type of escalator
or moving walk there are several possibilities available for
the final installation:
Normally, holes with a 100 mm diameter will have been
made through the ceiling, according to our instructions.
These are used by our installation team for fixing the lifting
gear. This way your escalator or moving walk is simply lifted upwards from floor to floor! The load strain of every
pick-up point during assembly must be at least 25 kN.

But whichever model you may prefer


your decision is always for the proverbial quality
Made by ThyssenKrupp.

Tugela.
Never have traffic escalators looked so good. Whether with glass or metal
balustrade, the Tugela models are made to direct the traffic of tomorrow.
Economical, robust, and with boasting technical features.

Attachment of
the cable winches
to the holes are
prepared at the site

Optional:
Installation with a frame. If no assembly holes can be provided the escalators and moving walks are lifted to their
final location by means of an especially sturdy girder construction. In this case, ceiling load strain must take at least
25 kN.
Optional:
Crane assembly. Where a suitable roof opening is available
or the site is located outdoor we lift your escalator or
moving walk by crane and place it on the supports provided. The customer is responsible for ensuring for all local
authority approvals.

Installation with
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With or without Internet connection?


Many ThyssenKrupp escalators and moving
walks are already e-service capable. That
means the system data can be accessed via the
Internet. All XTRA models and all TUGELAs and
VICTORIAs are fitted ex-works with an innovative
Internet interface. By using new image transfer
technologies these escalators and moving walks
will even be remote-controllable (e-monitoring).

Is it in the right operation position?

ThyssenKrupp Escalators.

1. Which escalator or
moving walk
to use? When?
We distinguish between escalators and moving
walks for commercial centres and traffic installations. Due to the wide range of our models,
we can adapt to most requirements.
We are able to supply five different models.
Discover the one for you!

VI. Installation.

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Top section of
escalator with electrical connections.
Alternative front
facing electrical connection is possible.

9. Electrical connection.
Our diagram shows where escalators and moving walks
are connected to the power supply. Please note that
electrical cables are inserted at a distance of 450 mm on
the side of the support and that the length of the cable on
the inside of the escalator must be about 1500 mm!
With complex controls, such as those usually required for
escalators and moving walks in traffic installations, the
control equipment should be installed in a separate room.
The supply cable is then installed in this control room.
In case of additional of soffit lightings a separate power
supply must be considered in time. The power connection
must be provided by an authorised electrical-engineer
assigned by you.

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10. Sprinkler piping.


An optional safety feature is the installation of a sprinkler
piping within the escalator or moving walk.

Victoria.
Our most powerful model. Extremely capable,
designed for constant 24 hour service.
Especially designed for heavy traffic installations.
Also available for travel heights up to 75 m.
Especially suitable for outdoor use in all types
of weather.

ThyssenKrupp Moving Walks.

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11. Oil separator.


A type-proofed oil separator is essential for escalators
and moving walks which are exposed to the weather.
ThyssenKrupp supplies (optional) the oil separator in the
lower reversal station. At the construction site a recess
must be provided for the oil separator in the escalator pit.
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12. Railings by others.


In the threshold areas of the escalators, railings have to be
installed by others. The distance to the escalator handrail
has to be at least 80 mm.
For adjacent escalators, the distance between the edges of
the handrails must be at least 120 mm.

Our product brochures provide


you with extensive information
about our escalator and
moving walk range!

Orinoco.
The moving walk to go with the Velino escalator: A range of lighting systems and
balustrade profiles make the Orinoco moving walk the perfect complement for
shopping malls, exhibition centres and airports. Its innovative design coupled with
state of the art engineering and technology give it exemplary qualities for blending
into the prevailing architecture.
Standard model:
OrinocoBase
Premium Model:
OrinocoXtra

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2. Travel speeds and transport capacities.

5. Ceiling openings.
We will notify you of the location and size of the required
ceiling openings on the installation drawing. You must
supervise the precise implementation of these.

Persons/hour

Escalators and moving walks can continuously move passengers.


Consequently, their transport capacity is much greater than that of lifts.
Travel speeds of 0.5 to 0.65 m/s are recommended internationally.
The maximum permissible speed of 0.75 m/s is only sensible for
escalators with a considerable travel height.
For moving walks the same speeds apply. Exception: For a horizontal
moving walk, the speed can be increased up to 0.9 m/s.
Side view through the
support with all details.

For example, passengers tend to be hesitant at higher speeds when


stepping on to the step or pallet band. Even with larger step or pallet
widths, the possibility to pass is not always utilized. Even so, higher
speeds and wider steps or pallets, ensure travel comfort and a
considerable reduction of travel time.

6. Top and bottom supports.


When you design the support recess please take the
support loads into account. They are shown on the
installation drawing, i.e. at those locations where the
supports of your escalator (or your moving walk) will be
placed, the statics must be able to bear the weight of
the escalator including 5 kN/sq.m. traffic load.
When preparing the supporting structures the measurements indicated on our installation plans must be precisely
adhered to.

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EN 115: 2008 - for traffic flow planning the capacity of escalators and
moving walks has been defined as illustrated in the diagram.
Travel speed (m/s)
3EK - nominal step width 600 mm
4EK - nominal step or pallet width 800 mm
5EK - nominal step or pallet width 1000 mm
6EK - nominal pallet width 1200 mm
7EK - nominal pallet width 1400 mm
8EK - nominal pallet width 1600 mm

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7. Intermediate supports.
Intermediate supports are needed on escalators with
a considerable travel height and on long moving walks.
We will inform you in our installation plan of the location
of the intermediate supports as you have to include the
additional required space in your construction plan.

8. Pick-up points by others.


You will be responsible for fitting pick-up points for
hosting and supporting the escalator during assembly.
These should be located exactly above the centre of the
supporting points. For systems with several supporting
structures please plan for additional pick-up points above
the intermediate supports. All pick-up points must be
capable of taking a load strain of min. 50 kN.

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3. Inclinations and travel heights.


Even with a rise of only 1.40 m, an escalator can considerably ease visitor
access to the building.

However, even with larger travel heights,


our engineers always find their way up:
The 75 metre mark has already been achieved!

Traffic installations:
The most common travel heights of traffic installations are between 4 and
10 m. The most common angles of inclination for this are 27.3 and 30.
At 27.3, the escalators are normally parallel to the fixed staircases in
public traffic installations.

Solid escalators have a corresponding dead weight.


An escalator e.g. with a travel height of 4 m, at an
angle of 30, weighs an impressive 6920 kg.
Therefore please check that the floor of the building
will bear the transport weight of your escalator.
Otherwise, you will need additional floor
support during the installation period.

Commercial centres escalators:


For escalators in commercial centres, experience has shown that a 30
angle of inclination ensures optimum utilization of the space available and
maximum ease of use. For a rise up to 6 m a 35 angle of inclination is
available (EN 115 only).

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V. Preparations by others.

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Everything is well prepared!

Perfect planning also includes optimum installation


planning. That is why in the following pages we
have listed everything that needs to be planned
and carried out on site to ensure easy installation
of your escalators and moving walks.

1. Installation timing.
To prevent damage to the escalator during the construction phase the
timing of installation and assembly should be as close as possible to the
opening date. It should, however, proceed completion of the floor so
as to dispense with the need to take further measures to protect floor
coverings. Please ensure that the provisional floors along the transport
route in the building can comfortably cope with the load weight.
2. Transport to the assembly site.
A suitable unloading area must be available in front of the building.
The access routes to the building must be level and negotiable by
heavy duty rollers. Along the entire transport route to the assembly
site the free height must not be less than the minimum specified in
the disposition plan (also goes for pipes and other attachments fitted
by others to the ceiling structure). In your plan calculations allow for
a 150 mm height of the transport rollers. The entrance width depends
on the width of the conveyor, the length of the delivered units and,
if present, the distance between supporting pillars in the building.
In case of doubt, the entire transport route on location should be
run through on a CAD program or scale paper model.

Access opening about 3.5 x 3.5 metres.

4. Special delivery.
In order to deliver your system into the building and to assemble it
ready for use in a time saving manner please pay attention to the following during the planning stage:

Completely assembled escalator

Moving walk:
Inclined moving walks in shopping centres are
allowed a maximum angle of 12. For extended
travel distance, e.g. trade fairs and airports,
horizontal moving walks with wide pallets are
especially sensible.

a - Short lower part: low space requirement at bottom level


b - Long lower part: highest ride comfort through convenient
entrance with shopping trolley
c - Short upper part: for economical space usage at upper level
d - Long upper part: Optimised for the use of shopping trolleys

Escalator width

4. Step and pallet widths.

Step width

An optimum choice needs to be made here:


Neither excessively wide nor narrow steps or pallets represent
a balanced ratio between the space required and the transport
capacity, between travel comfort and costs.
Based on the cross-sections you can see the required space
of your escalators and moving walks. A clearance of 30 mm
for installation must be added to the dimensions on either side
of the escalator or moving walk.

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3. Access openings, transport route load capacity.


Together with you, we agree on the best access possibility.
- Normally, escalators are moved in through openings at the side
of the building at ground level.
- Optionally, suitable roof openings should be provided, in order
to bring the escalators by crane.
It is important that the route to the assembly location within the building
is free of obstacles and level, and the ceiling can support a load of 40 kN.
Otherwise the appropriate weight distribution must be catered to.

The EN115: 2008 revision for moving walks: The pallet width must
be 400 mm wider than the width of shopping trolleys or baggage
carts. The trolleys or carts must fit to the ThyssenKrupp pallet.
Through wider steps or pallets, escalators and
moving walk become noticeably more attractive.

5. Extended newels.

In some cases it is not possible to bring the complete escalator into the
building. In this case we dismantle the balustrades before delivering the
escalator to you.

Transport length L
Transport height A: with balustrade
B: with balustrade removed
C: balustrade only removed from the upper section

Optional extended newels optimise connections to ambient


railings in the upper and lower entrance areas.

Some escalators are so long that they have to be installed in sections.


In this case, we manufacture a split escalator.

6. Transition curves.

Split escalator.

Transport height D: with balustrade


E: without balustrade
F: with balustrade
G: without balustrade

Depending on space availability and the number of


horizontal runout steps, there is a choice of three
transition curves for the upper entrance area. Two
transition curves are available for the lower entrance area.

If you need to retrofit escalators


or moving walks in
a building, our experts can provide
you with helpful hints!

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7. Operating modes.
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Escalator in one direction of travel


(route interrupted):
With this arrangement, the passengers are
guided past promotional areas. To go from
one floor to the next, they are forced to walk
back along the side of the escalator.

After rush-hour, escalators and moving walks do


not need to operate at full power. You can save
energy and reduce wear.

Upon stepping on to the escalator,


a guard rail ensures that the light
barrier is activated.

In this case a guard rails is not necessary.


The radar sensor is able to monitor the
directions of the persons. The escalator
will start only if somebody enters the
entrance area.

For this we recommend either intermittent


operation: Through starting elements, e.g. radar
sensors or light barriers at the landings, the
escalator only starts to operate when people
need to be conveyed. When light barrier or radar
sensors do not detect passenger entries, the
escalator operates by means of a time relay until
the last user has left the step band and the set
follow-up time has expired. Traffic light units
indicate if the machine is operational as well as
the direction of travel.

Side view.

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.
Inclined moving walk in parallel.

Or ThyssenKrupp Energy Control for further


passenger comfort: Using a frequency-voltage
converter the speed is reduced to 0.2 m/s.
The slower stand-by service indicates to the
passengers the function of the escalator as well
as the direction of travel. Upon passing through
a light barrier, the escalator accelerates to the
set speed.

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Plan view.
Escalators for both directions of travel:
This arrangement is characterized by
increased travel comfort for the customers,
since escalators are available for the upward
and downward direction. The promotional
areas on both sides of the escalators are
given greater attention.

8. Power supply.
Our escalators and moving walks operate worldwide to suit all power supplies and frequencies:
Please notify us in advance of the voltages and
frequencies in your building! Running and
starting currents for your escalator system can
be obtained from our slide rulers.

Main voltage 230/400 V


(Euro voltage)
Main voltage 240/415 V
Main voltage 220/380 V
Main voltage 127/220 V
Main voltage 600 V
Frequency 50 Hz
Frequency 60 Hz
Without neutral conductor

Side view.

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.
The arrows indicate the inclination of installation.

Ramped horizontal moving walk.


Where no continuous pit is possible (e.g. due to retrofit
in existing buildings). The inclination of the ramp can
be up to 12 (when pallet widths exceed 1000 mm,
only 6).

Special arrangements of
moving walks.
Side view.

Horizontal moving walk in concrete pit.

Side view.

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II. Dimensions and data.


At a glance.

Escalators in one direction


of travel (continuous):
Quick and easy, the passengers
move from floor to floor through
short changeoverpaths.

Examples showing arrangements.


There are various possibilities for positioning
escalators in a building. We show you several
examples of the most frequently used arrangements. Depending on the requirement, you can
decide whether passengers are to be conveyed
quickly from floor to floor, or whether they have
to go through promotional areas.
ThyssenKrupp escalators are designed to
operate in both directions. As such, you do
not need to decide the travel direction at
the planning stage!

Escalators

VELINO BASE
Angle of inclination 30

Theoretical transport
capacities for all escalators

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.

Criss-cross arrangement:
The passengers can get to and
from the upper floors quickly
and easily through short
changeover paths.

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VICTORIA
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Up to 6 m Up to 6 m Up to 15 m Up to 6 m Up to 22 m Up to 22 m Up to 75 m Up to 75 m

Rise

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VELINO XTRA

At a speed of
0.5 m/s

At a speed of
0.65 m/s

Nominal step width

P/h*

P/h*

3 EK = 600 mm

On request

On request

4 EK = 800 mm

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5900

5 EK = 1000 mm

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ORINOCO BASE

ORINOCO XTRA

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Length (0)

Up to 200 m***

Rise (12)

4 EK to 6 m, 5 EK to 5m

Up to 9 m

Nominal pallet width

4 EK, 5 EK

4 EK to 8 EK

Theoretical transport capacities


for all moving walks

At a speed
0.5 m/s

At a speed
0.65 m/s

Nominal pallet width

P/h*

P/h*

Moving walks

Side view.

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.

Inclined moving walks in


criss-cross arrangement.

Side view.

4 EK = 800 mm

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5 EK = 1000 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

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6 EK = 1200 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

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7 EK = 1400 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

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8 EK = 1600 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

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* Persons per hour


** Shopping trolleys per hour (incl. 1 operator: trolley length 1 m and width 0.6 m); capacities are not increased by wider pallets
because each person must be able to reach the handrail!
*** Greater transport lengths or rises on request

Plan view.

Moving walks with top and


bottom transition curves in
criss-cross arrangement.

Side view.

Plan view.
The arrows indicate the
inclination of installation.

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III. Safety manual.


You can play it safe!

IV. Installation possibilities.


Moving with the flow is easy!

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Where passengers are concerned, safety is of paramount


importance. With the Motion Safety System, which unites all
ThyssenKrupp safety innovations to a superior system, we
comply with national and international safety requirements.
And thats not all: During the planning stage, standards and
regulations must also be observed.
On the following pages, we provide you with an overview and
practical examples on how you can play it safe!

Theory.
Which standards, guidelines and building regulations need
to be observed?
- EN 115 (European standard EN 115).
The safety rules for construction and assembly of escalators
and moving walks have applied throughout the EU since 1992.
Outside the EU, also fufill other national rules.
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- Machinery guideline (98/37/EG).


The purpose of the machinery guideline is to assure free goods
traffic for machines in the European Union.
Escalators and moving walks considerably increase
the appeal of commercial centres and traffic installations by achieving
- a similar frequency of people on all floors
and therefore an increase in turnover
- guiding the flow of people and especially
- ensuring travel comfort.

- ANSI/CSA.
In North America standards are published by the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI), resp. by the Canadian
Standards Association (CSA). These directives virtually tally
those of EN 115.
We always provide architects planning to install a continuous
conveyor outside the EN-regulations area with information on
the most important deviations.

In recent years, they have actually been promoted


to become a major design feature in modern architecture. In fact, ThyssenKrupp has combined exemplary functionality and aesthetics through design
varieties and numerous technical innovations.

- National standards and building regulations.

In the following chapter, we present the most


common installation possibilities. Using examplebased information, we explain the special features
that must be taken into account from the construction perspective.

ThyssenKrupp is the competent manufacturer even for extravagant solutions.


For example at the London Underwriting
Centre we have installed the worlds
first free-suspended escalator system.

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Practice.
Everything which is important.
1. EN 115 (European standard EN 115)
also deals with step and pallet widths, inclinations and travel
heights as well as travel speed with regard to operational safety.
The standard states,

- that the usual speed of moving walks is 0.5 or 0.65 m/s.


The maximum speed is set at 0.75 m/s.
Exception: The speed can be increased up to 0.9 m/s.
Conditions:
- pallet width up to 1000 mm
- long, horizontal run of pallets (1600 mm)
- that the current rated speeds of escalators are 0.5 resp.
0.65 m/s. The maximum permissible speed is set at 0.75 m/s.
ANSI/CSA: The speed must not exceed 0.64 m/s.
- that, for moving walks, a maximum inclination of 12,
for pallet widths exceeding 1000 mm, a maximum inclination
of 6 is permissible.

2. Horizontal steps.
For travel heights up to 6 m, 2 horizontally guided steps (800 mm)
must be provided. With larger travel heights, 3 horizontal steps
(1200 mm) must be included in the design.
ANSI/CSA: A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 horizontally guided
steps are requested!

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- that the inclination of escalators should not exceed 35.


Exception: For a travel height of more than 6 m or a speed
of more than 0.5 m/s, a maximum inclination of 30 is possible.
According to ANSI/CSA inclinations exceeding 30 are normally
not permissible.

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3. Safety zone.
Safety zone (free space in front of the escalator)
must be included in the design of the landing areas.
This must be equivalent to the distance beetween
the outer edges of the handtrail x+ 160 mm and
must be at least 2500 mm in depth. Or double the
distance of x+160 mm and at least 2000 mm in
length. On moving walks, the safety zone must be
dimensioned more generously, where luggage or
shopping trolleys are transported.

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9. Lighting.
In order for passengers to step safely on to
escalators or moving walks, the step or pallet
band must be adequately lit. The required lighting
must be at least 50 Lux.

ThyssenKrupp additionally offers various lighting


options. For example:

5. Additional side balustrade.


The use of railings or an additional side balustrade
at a height of 1000 mm prevents people from
getting on to the escalator or moving walk by
stepping over the balustrades.

According to the
diagram, an infill
panel must be
installed.

8. Clearance height above steps.


The clearance above the step or pallet band must
be at least 2300 mm at every location.
ANSI/CSA: A clearance of 2130 mm (resp. 7 feet)
is specified.

1. Above the balustrade,


2. Integrated in the skirt band or
3. Before the comb plates.

6. Infill panels.
With adjacent escalators or moving walks,
the maximum distance between the balustrades
can be 120 mm. Infill panels are required with
larger distances.

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4. Safety distances and deflectors.


EN 115: The lateral distance between the outside
edge of the handrail and fixed walls must be at
least 80 mm and a minimum of 2100 mm above
the step or pallet band.
The distance between the balustrade middle and
building must be at least 500 mm. Should the
distance measure less than 500 mm ThyssenKrupp
will fit additional deflectors of at least 300 mm to
prevent people from becoming trapped.
ANSI/CSA: A minimum distance of 102 mm must
be maintained between handrail and neighbouring
surfaces.

min. 2300

min.
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7. Skirt brushes.
Skirt brushes are intended to prevent users from pressing
their shoes against the skirt. To the extent that these
are prescribed by national regulations or if requested by
the customer, brushes are fitted to the skirt above the
steps. An analysis of the dangers according to the machinery guideline have shown that skirt brushes raise the safety
standard of escalators.

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3. Safety zone.
Safety zone (free space in front of the escalator)
must be included in the design of the landing areas.
This must be equivalent to the distance beetween
the outer edges of the handtrail x+ 160 mm and
must be at least 2500 mm in depth. Or double the
distance of x+160 mm and at least 2000 mm in
length. On moving walks, the safety zone must be
dimensioned more generously, where luggage or
shopping trolleys are transported.

< 500
> 500 ok

< 500
> 500 ok

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9. Lighting.
In order for passengers to step safely on to
escalators or moving walks, the step or pallet
band must be adequately lit. The required lighting
must be at least 50 Lux.

ThyssenKrupp additionally offers various lighting


options. For example:

5. Additional side balustrade.


The use of railings or an additional side balustrade
at a height of 1000 mm prevents people from
getting on to the escalator or moving walk by
stepping over the balustrades.

According to the
diagram, an infill
panel must be
installed.

8. Clearance height above steps.


The clearance above the step or pallet band must
be at least 2300 mm at every location.
ANSI/CSA: A clearance of 2130 mm (resp. 7 feet)
is specified.

1. Above the balustrade,


2. Integrated in the skirt band or
3. Before the comb plates.

6. Infill panels.
With adjacent escalators or moving walks,
the maximum distance between the balustrades
can be 120 mm. Infill panels are required with
larger distances.

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4. Safety distances and deflectors.


EN 115: The lateral distance between the outside
edge of the handrail and fixed walls must be at
least 80 mm and a minimum of 2100 mm above
the step or pallet band.
The distance between the balustrade middle and
building must be at least 500 mm. Should the
distance measure less than 500 mm ThyssenKrupp
will fit additional deflectors of at least 300 mm to
prevent people from becoming trapped.
ANSI/CSA: A minimum distance of 102 mm must
be maintained between handrail and neighbouring
surfaces.

min. 2300

min.
300

7. Skirt brushes.
Skirt brushes are intended to prevent users from pressing
their shoes against the skirt. To the extent that these
are prescribed by national regulations or if requested by
the customer, brushes are fitted to the skirt above the
steps. An analysis of the dangers according to the machinery guideline have shown that skirt brushes raise the safety
standard of escalators.

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Practice.
Everything which is important.
1. EN 115 (European standard EN 115)
also deals with step and pallet widths, inclinations and travel
heights as well as travel speed with regard to operational safety.
The standard states,

- that the usual speed of moving walks is 0.5 or 0.65 m/s.


The maximum speed is set at 0.75 m/s.
Exception: The speed can be increased up to 0.9 m/s.
Conditions:
- pallet width up to 1000 mm
- long, horizontal run of pallets (1600 mm)
- that the current rated speeds of escalators are 0.5 resp.
0.65 m/s. The maximum permissible speed is set at 0.75 m/s.
ANSI/CSA: The speed must not exceed 0.64 m/s.
- that, for moving walks, a maximum inclination of 12,
for pallet widths exceeding 1000 mm, a maximum inclination
of 6 is permissible.

2. Horizontal steps.
For travel heights up to 6 m, 2 horizontally guided steps (800 mm)
must be provided. With larger travel heights, 3 horizontal steps
(1200 mm) must be included in the design.
ANSI/CSA: A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 horizontally guided
steps are requested!

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- that the inclination of escalators should not exceed 35.


Exception: For a travel height of more than 6 m or a speed
of more than 0.5 m/s, a maximum inclination of 30 is possible.
According to ANSI/CSA inclinations exceeding 30 are normally
not permissible.

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III. Safety manual.


You can play it safe!

IV. Installation possibilities.


Moving with the flow is easy!

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Where passengers are concerned, safety is of paramount


importance. With the Motion Safety System, which unites all
ThyssenKrupp safety innovations to a superior system, we
comply with national and international safety requirements.
And thats not all: During the planning stage, standards and
regulations must also be observed.
On the following pages, we provide you with an overview and
practical examples on how you can play it safe!

Theory.
Which standards, guidelines and building regulations need
to be observed?
- EN 115 (European standard EN 115).
The safety rules for construction and assembly of escalators
and moving walks have applied throughout the EU since 1992.
Outside the EU, also fufill other national rules.
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- Machinery guideline (98/37/EG).


The purpose of the machinery guideline is to assure free goods
traffic for machines in the European Union.
Escalators and moving walks considerably increase
the appeal of commercial centres and traffic installations by achieving
- a similar frequency of people on all floors
and therefore an increase in turnover
- guiding the flow of people and especially
- ensuring travel comfort.

- ANSI/CSA.
In North America standards are published by the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI), resp. by the Canadian
Standards Association (CSA). These directives virtually tally
those of EN 115.
We always provide architects planning to install a continuous
conveyor outside the EN-regulations area with information on
the most important deviations.

In recent years, they have actually been promoted


to become a major design feature in modern architecture. In fact, ThyssenKrupp has combined exemplary functionality and aesthetics through design
varieties and numerous technical innovations.

- National standards and building regulations.

In the following chapter, we present the most


common installation possibilities. Using examplebased information, we explain the special features
that must be taken into account from the construction perspective.

ThyssenKrupp is the competent manufacturer even for extravagant solutions.


For example at the London Underwriting
Centre we have installed the worlds
first free-suspended escalator system.

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II. Dimensions and data.


At a glance.

Escalators in one direction


of travel (continuous):
Quick and easy, the passengers
move from floor to floor through
short changeoverpaths.

Examples showing arrangements.


There are various possibilities for positioning
escalators in a building. We show you several
examples of the most frequently used arrangements. Depending on the requirement, you can
decide whether passengers are to be conveyed
quickly from floor to floor, or whether they have
to go through promotional areas.
ThyssenKrupp escalators are designed to
operate in both directions. As such, you do
not need to decide the travel direction at
the planning stage!

Escalators

VELINO BASE
Angle of inclination 30

Theoretical transport
capacities for all escalators

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.

Criss-cross arrangement:
The passengers can get to and
from the upper floors quickly
and easily through short
changeover paths.

TUGELA

30

27,3

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VICTORIA
30

27,3

30

Up to 6 m Up to 6 m Up to 15 m Up to 6 m Up to 22 m Up to 22 m Up to 75 m Up to 75 m

Rise

aSide view.

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VELINO XTRA

At a speed of
0.5 m/s

At a speed of
0.65 m/s

Nominal step width

P/h*

P/h*

3 EK = 600 mm

On request

On request

4 EK = 800 mm

4800

5900

5 EK = 1000 mm

6000

7300

ORINOCO BASE

ORINOCO XTRA

12

0 6, 10, 12

Length (0)

Up to 200 m***

Rise (12)

4 EK to 6 m, 5 EK to 5m

Up to 9 m

Nominal pallet width

4 EK, 5 EK

4 EK to 8 EK

Theoretical transport capacities


for all moving walks

At a speed
0.5 m/s

At a speed
0.65 m/s

Nominal pallet width

P/h*

P/h*

Moving walks

Side view.

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.

Inclined moving walks in


criss-cross arrangement.

Side view.

4 EK = 800 mm

4800

5900

5 EK = 1000 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

7300

6 EK = 1200 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

7300

7 EK = 1400 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

7300

8 EK = 1600 mm

6000 or 1200 C/h**

7300

* Persons per hour


** Shopping trolleys per hour (incl. 1 operator: trolley length 1 m and width 0.6 m); capacities are not increased by wider pallets
because each person must be able to reach the handrail!
*** Greater transport lengths or rises on request

Plan view.

Moving walks with top and


bottom transition curves in
criss-cross arrangement.

Side view.

Plan view.
The arrows indicate the
inclination of installation.

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Escalator in one direction of travel


(route interrupted):
With this arrangement, the passengers are
guided past promotional areas. To go from
one floor to the next, they are forced to walk
back along the side of the escalator.

After rush-hour, escalators and moving walks do


not need to operate at full power. You can save
energy and reduce wear.

Upon stepping on to the escalator,


a guard rail ensures that the light
barrier is activated.

In this case a guard rails is not necessary.


The radar sensor is able to monitor the
directions of the persons. The escalator
will start only if somebody enters the
entrance area.

For this we recommend either intermittent


operation: Through starting elements, e.g. radar
sensors or light barriers at the landings, the
escalator only starts to operate when people
need to be conveyed. When light barrier or radar
sensors do not detect passenger entries, the
escalator operates by means of a time relay until
the last user has left the step band and the set
follow-up time has expired. Traffic light units
indicate if the machine is operational as well as
the direction of travel.

Side view.

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.
Inclined moving walk in parallel.

Or ThyssenKrupp Energy Control for further


passenger comfort: Using a frequency-voltage
converter the speed is reduced to 0.2 m/s.
The slower stand-by service indicates to the
passengers the function of the escalator as well
as the direction of travel. Upon passing through
a light barrier, the escalator accelerates to the
set speed.

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Plan view.
Escalators for both directions of travel:
This arrangement is characterized by
increased travel comfort for the customers,
since escalators are available for the upward
and downward direction. The promotional
areas on both sides of the escalators are
given greater attention.

8. Power supply.
Our escalators and moving walks operate worldwide to suit all power supplies and frequencies:
Please notify us in advance of the voltages and
frequencies in your building! Running and
starting currents for your escalator system can
be obtained from our slide rulers.

Main voltage 230/400 V


(Euro voltage)
Main voltage 240/415 V
Main voltage 220/380 V
Main voltage 127/220 V
Main voltage 600 V
Frequency 50 Hz
Frequency 60 Hz
Without neutral conductor

Side view.

Front cross-section
from floor to floor.

Plan view.
The arrows indicate the inclination of installation.

Ramped horizontal moving walk.


Where no continuous pit is possible (e.g. due to retrofit
in existing buildings). The inclination of the ramp can
be up to 12 (when pallet widths exceed 1000 mm,
only 6).

Special arrangements of
moving walks.
Side view.

Horizontal moving walk in concrete pit.

Side view.

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Everything is well prepared!

Perfect planning also includes optimum installation


planning. That is why in the following pages we
have listed everything that needs to be planned
and carried out on site to ensure easy installation
of your escalators and moving walks.

1. Installation timing.
To prevent damage to the escalator during the construction phase the
timing of installation and assembly should be as close as possible to the
opening date. It should, however, proceed completion of the floor so
as to dispense with the need to take further measures to protect floor
coverings. Please ensure that the provisional floors along the transport
route in the building can comfortably cope with the load weight.
2. Transport to the assembly site.
A suitable unloading area must be available in front of the building.
The access routes to the building must be level and negotiable by
heavy duty rollers. Along the entire transport route to the assembly
site the free height must not be less than the minimum specified in
the disposition plan (also goes for pipes and other attachments fitted
by others to the ceiling structure). In your plan calculations allow for
a 150 mm height of the transport rollers. The entrance width depends
on the width of the conveyor, the length of the delivered units and,
if present, the distance between supporting pillars in the building.
In case of doubt, the entire transport route on location should be
run through on a CAD program or scale paper model.

Access opening about 3.5 x 3.5 metres.

4. Special delivery.
In order to deliver your system into the building and to assemble it
ready for use in a time saving manner please pay attention to the following during the planning stage:

Completely assembled escalator

Moving walk:
Inclined moving walks in shopping centres are
allowed a maximum angle of 12. For extended
travel distance, e.g. trade fairs and airports,
horizontal moving walks with wide pallets are
especially sensible.

a - Short lower part: low space requirement at bottom level


b - Long lower part: highest ride comfort through convenient
entrance with shopping trolley
c - Short upper part: for economical space usage at upper level
d - Long upper part: Optimised for the use of shopping trolleys

Escalator width

4. Step and pallet widths.

Step width

An optimum choice needs to be made here:


Neither excessively wide nor narrow steps or pallets represent
a balanced ratio between the space required and the transport
capacity, between travel comfort and costs.
Based on the cross-sections you can see the required space
of your escalators and moving walks. A clearance of 30 mm
for installation must be added to the dimensions on either side
of the escalator or moving walk.

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3. Access openings, transport route load capacity.


Together with you, we agree on the best access possibility.
- Normally, escalators are moved in through openings at the side
of the building at ground level.
- Optionally, suitable roof openings should be provided, in order
to bring the escalators by crane.
It is important that the route to the assembly location within the building
is free of obstacles and level, and the ceiling can support a load of 40 kN.
Otherwise the appropriate weight distribution must be catered to.

The EN115: 2008 revision for moving walks: The pallet width must
be 400 mm wider than the width of shopping trolleys or baggage
carts. The trolleys or carts must fit to the ThyssenKrupp pallet.
Through wider steps or pallets, escalators and
moving walk become noticeably more attractive.

5. Extended newels.

In some cases it is not possible to bring the complete escalator into the
building. In this case we dismantle the balustrades before delivering the
escalator to you.

Transport length L
Transport height A: with balustrade
B: with balustrade removed
C: balustrade only removed from the upper section

Optional extended newels optimise connections to ambient


railings in the upper and lower entrance areas.

Some escalators are so long that they have to be installed in sections.


In this case, we manufacture a split escalator.

6. Transition curves.

Split escalator.

Transport height D: with balustrade


E: without balustrade
F: with balustrade
G: without balustrade

Depending on space availability and the number of


horizontal runout steps, there is a choice of three
transition curves for the upper entrance area. Two
transition curves are available for the lower entrance area.

If you need to retrofit escalators


or moving walks in
a building, our experts can provide
you with helpful hints!

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2. Travel speeds and transport capacities.

5. Ceiling openings.
We will notify you of the location and size of the required
ceiling openings on the installation drawing. You must
supervise the precise implementation of these.

Persons/hour

Escalators and moving walks can continuously move passengers.


Consequently, their transport capacity is much greater than that of lifts.
Travel speeds of 0.5 to 0.65 m/s are recommended internationally.
The maximum permissible speed of 0.75 m/s is only sensible for
escalators with a considerable travel height.
For moving walks the same speeds apply. Exception: For a horizontal
moving walk, the speed can be increased up to 0.9 m/s.
Side view through the
support with all details.

For example, passengers tend to be hesitant at higher speeds when


stepping on to the step or pallet band. Even with larger step or pallet
widths, the possibility to pass is not always utilized. Even so, higher
speeds and wider steps or pallets, ensure travel comfort and a
considerable reduction of travel time.

6. Top and bottom supports.


When you design the support recess please take the
support loads into account. They are shown on the
installation drawing, i.e. at those locations where the
supports of your escalator (or your moving walk) will be
placed, the statics must be able to bear the weight of
the escalator including 5 kN/sq.m. traffic load.
When preparing the supporting structures the measurements indicated on our installation plans must be precisely
adhered to.

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EN 115: 2008 - for traffic flow planning the capacity of escalators and
moving walks has been defined as illustrated in the diagram.
Travel speed (m/s)
3EK - nominal step width 600 mm
4EK - nominal step or pallet width 800 mm
5EK - nominal step or pallet width 1000 mm
6EK - nominal pallet width 1200 mm
7EK - nominal pallet width 1400 mm
8EK - nominal pallet width 1600 mm

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7. Intermediate supports.
Intermediate supports are needed on escalators with
a considerable travel height and on long moving walks.
We will inform you in our installation plan of the location
of the intermediate supports as you have to include the
additional required space in your construction plan.

8. Pick-up points by others.


You will be responsible for fitting pick-up points for
hosting and supporting the escalator during assembly.
These should be located exactly above the centre of the
supporting points. For systems with several supporting
structures please plan for additional pick-up points above
the intermediate supports. All pick-up points must be
capable of taking a load strain of min. 50 kN.

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3. Inclinations and travel heights.


Even with a rise of only 1.40 m, an escalator can considerably ease visitor
access to the building.

However, even with larger travel heights,


our engineers always find their way up:
The 75 metre mark has already been achieved!

Traffic installations:
The most common travel heights of traffic installations are between 4 and
10 m. The most common angles of inclination for this are 27.3 and 30.
At 27.3, the escalators are normally parallel to the fixed staircases in
public traffic installations.

Solid escalators have a corresponding dead weight.


An escalator e.g. with a travel height of 4 m, at an
angle of 30, weighs an impressive 6920 kg.
Therefore please check that the floor of the building
will bear the transport weight of your escalator.
Otherwise, you will need additional floor
support during the installation period.

Commercial centres escalators:


For escalators in commercial centres, experience has shown that a 30
angle of inclination ensures optimum utilization of the space available and
maximum ease of use. For a rise up to 6 m a 35 angle of inclination is
available (EN 115 only).

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Top section of
escalator with electrical connections.
Alternative front
facing electrical connection is possible.

9. Electrical connection.
Our diagram shows where escalators and moving walks
are connected to the power supply. Please note that
electrical cables are inserted at a distance of 450 mm on
the side of the support and that the length of the cable on
the inside of the escalator must be about 1500 mm!
With complex controls, such as those usually required for
escalators and moving walks in traffic installations, the
control equipment should be installed in a separate room.
The supply cable is then installed in this control room.
In case of additional of soffit lightings a separate power
supply must be considered in time. The power connection
must be provided by an authorised electrical-engineer
assigned by you.

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10. Sprinkler piping.


An optional safety feature is the installation of a sprinkler
piping within the escalator or moving walk.

Victoria.
Our most powerful model. Extremely capable,
designed for constant 24 hour service.
Especially designed for heavy traffic installations.
Also available for travel heights up to 75 m.
Especially suitable for outdoor use in all types
of weather.

ThyssenKrupp Moving Walks.

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11. Oil separator.


A type-proofed oil separator is essential for escalators
and moving walks which are exposed to the weather.
ThyssenKrupp supplies (optional) the oil separator in the
lower reversal station. At the construction site a recess
must be provided for the oil separator in the escalator pit.
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12. Railings by others.


In the threshold areas of the escalators, railings have to be
installed by others. The distance to the escalator handrail
has to be at least 80 mm.
For adjacent escalators, the distance between the edges of
the handrails must be at least 120 mm.

Our product brochures provide


you with extensive information
about our escalator and
moving walk range!

Orinoco.
The moving walk to go with the Velino escalator: A range of lighting systems and
balustrade profiles make the Orinoco moving walk the perfect complement for
shopping malls, exhibition centres and airports. Its innovative design coupled with
state of the art engineering and technology give it exemplary qualities for blending
into the prevailing architecture.
Standard model:
OrinocoBase
Premium Model:
OrinocoXtra

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I. OVERVIEW.
What type do you need?

The escalator or moving walk model you select,


will reflect your concept and your individual style.
The model you finally select will depend on the
capacity requirements of the escalators and
moving walks, the location of your installation in
particular, the type of weather that it must withstand and the required performance.
On the following pages, we provide an overview
of our products to help you identify the right type
for your requirements.

The more we know about your building the


more precise the planning. The ceiling
openings and support loads are determined
in accordance with your information.

Every escalator is manufactured separately


according to your individual requirements:
That is why confirmation of the main dimensions is absolutely essential!

Velino.
Two models, one distinction: More design for modern buildings.
New lighting feature under the handrail, reinforced profile or plain.
All models combine attractive design with the latest escalator technology
for increased comfort and safety.
Standard model:
VelinoBase
Premium model:
VelinoXtra

Towards the end of our basics of planning, one is confronted with the installation of the escalators and moving walks:
On the following pages we provide you with information
about the most important site precautions which will assist
us in installating your escalator system in an effective
manner.
1. Preparations.
You inform us of your model requirements, travel height
and angle of inclination as well as the location of the
escalators. Our engineers then design your escalator.
2. Confirmation of the main dimensions.
ThyssenKrupp will send you a planning sketch or an installation drawing of your installation. Please check whether
the dimensions of the escalators or moving walks comply
with the dimensions of your building. Please confirm this
on the planning sketch or on the installation drawing.
In addition, our installation team will verify and discuss
the access with you.
3. Final installation.
The escalators and moving walks are unloaded from the
transport vehicle by crane or by forklift truck and placed on
heavy-duty rollers. Then, we transport your escalator or
moving walk through the building. For installation purposes, lifting eyes are attached to the support angles of the
escalator.
Depending on the type of building and the type of escalator
or moving walk there are several possibilities available for
the final installation:
Normally, holes with a 100 mm diameter will have been
made through the ceiling, according to our instructions.
These are used by our installation team for fixing the lifting
gear. This way your escalator or moving walk is simply lifted upwards from floor to floor! The load strain of every
pick-up point during assembly must be at least 25 kN.

But whichever model you may prefer


your decision is always for the proverbial quality
Made by ThyssenKrupp.

Tugela.
Never have traffic escalators looked so good. Whether with glass or metal
balustrade, the Tugela models are made to direct the traffic of tomorrow.
Economical, robust, and with boasting technical features.

Attachment of
the cable winches
to the holes are
prepared at the site

Optional:
Installation with a frame. If no assembly holes can be provided the escalators and moving walks are lifted to their
final location by means of an especially sturdy girder construction. In this case, ceiling load strain must take at least
25 kN.
Optional:
Crane assembly. Where a suitable roof opening is available
or the site is located outdoor we lift your escalator or
moving walk by crane and place it on the supports provided. The customer is responsible for ensuring for all local
authority approvals.

Installation with
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With or without Internet connection?


Many ThyssenKrupp escalators and moving
walks are already e-service capable. That
means the system data can be accessed via the
Internet. All XTRA models and all TUGELAs and
VICTORIAs are fitted ex-works with an innovative
Internet interface. By using new image transfer
technologies these escalators and moving walks
will even be remote-controllable (e-monitoring).

Is it in the right operation position?

ThyssenKrupp Escalators.

1. Which escalator or
moving walk
to use? When?
We distinguish between escalators and moving
walks for commercial centres and traffic installations. Due to the wide range of our models,
we can adapt to most requirements.
We are able to supply five different models.
Discover the one for you!

VI. Installation.

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Upwards and onwards!

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This brochure has been prepared to assist you in


planning your escalator and moving walk projects.
On the following pages you will find everything
which is of importance, step by step.
First we want to simplify the selection of the
appropriate escalators and moving walks, as well
as their ideal arrangement in your building. The
building regulations and standards, which need
to be taken into account, follow. Finally, we deal
extensively with the topic of installation and
assembly.
Our simple idea for the basics of planning was
to provide you with a clear summary of the most
important items, and thus guide you safely
through the jungle of standards and regulations.
Since we wanted to leave you adequate space for
your own ideas, we have omitted many options
and alternatives.
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Our experts look forward to working with you in


implementing new and creative ideas.

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VII. Check list.


Once again the most important facts.

Upwards and onwards!


I Overview
What type do you need?
1. Which escalator or moving walk to use? When?
2. Travel speeds and transport capacities
3. Inclinations and travel heights
4. Step and pallet widths
5. Extended newels
6. Transition curves
7. Operating modes
8. Power supply

II Dimensions and data


At a glance
III Safety manual
You can play it safe!

Has the location of your escalators or your


moving walks (for example parallel) been
specified during the planning stage?
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1. Preparations
2. Confirmation of the main dimensions
3. Final installation

VII Check list


Once again the most important facts

Have you clarified the installation route with


us in advance?

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VI Installation
Is it in the right operation position?

Does the installation length correspond with


your building?
Please check that the clearance above steps
and safety zone complies with the standards.

Examples showing arrangements


Special arrangements for moving walks

1. Installation timing
2. Transport to assembly site
3. Access openings, transport route load capacity
4. Special delivery
5. Ceiling openings
6. Top and bottom supports
7. Intermediate supports
8. Pick-up points by others
9. Electrical connection
10. Sprinkler piping
11. Oil separator
12. Railings by others

Does the width of the escalator or moving


walk correspond with your requirements?

IV Installation possibilities
Moving with the flow is easy!

V Preparation by others
Everything is well prepared!

Does the travel height correspond with the


architectural drawings?

Please note our specified transport dimensions:


Can your escalator or moving walk be delivered
in one piece?
Has the power supply to the upper section of the
escalator or to the escalator control room and
between the control equipment and the escalator
been taken into account in accordance with our
specifications?
For installation purposes it is important to
coordinate with ThyssenKrupp the unloading
possibility in front of the building. Where neces
sary, a permit may have to be obtained from
the authorities.

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Are any local authority approvals for restricting


road/pedestrian traffic clarified?
Check the building statics also on the coordinated
transport route with regard to the support load of
your escalator or your moving walk.
Is the building structure adequate for
transportation within the building?

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Do you have any more questions?


Our experts will be pleased to assist you!

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Which standards, guidelines and building


regulations need to be observed?
1. EN 115 (European Standard)
2. Horizontal steps
3. Safety zone
4. Safety distances and deflectors
5. Additional side balustrade
6. Infill panels
7. Skirt brushes
8. Clear height above steps
9. Lighting

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Basics of planning for escalators


and moving walks.
The universal guideline for
ThyssenKrupp Elevator (ES/PBB) products.

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The individual details given in the publication are to be regarded as guaranteed qualities, if they are individually and in each case, expressly confirmed to be in writing

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