Difference between Semi Outdoor and Fully Outdoor EscalatorsWe install semi outdoor escalators and moving walks outside the building; nonetheless, they have roofs above them to protect against the direct downpour of rain and snow; while we install fully outdoor escalators and moving walks outside the building without any roof or other overhead covers. Obviously, since semi outdoor escalators and moving walks are outside the building, they are not in a temperature-controlled environment. Therefore, in comparison to the indoor escalators, they have some additional optional extras, based on the geographic location of the installation environment. Examples of these optional extras include a cooler, which cools down the device in high-temperature situations, or a heater, which heats the device in low-temperature conditions.
Fully outdoor escalators and moving walks are also subject to the elements, such as rain, snow, etc. These types of products have a vast set of features, i.e. lubrication-free rollers, water, oil drainers, etc. Even though this type of device is capable of functioning in all weather conditions, the standards recommend that they have a roof over them for safety concerns. For example, in case the escalator or moving walk does not have a roof, passengers may have to use them with their umbrellas spread over their heads in rainy or snowy conditions. This may cause them to lose balance or fall.