Escalator Steps & Moving walk Pallets
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Article 20 -Escalator Step & Moving Walk Pallet Requirements and Dimensions

Standard requirements of escalator step and moving walks pallet

The escalator step or moving walk pallet is a part that the users stand on. A step has horizontal and vertical plates, like stairs, used in escalators, but a pallet has only a horizontal plate, laid beside each other, used in moving walks. The standard guidelines for the escalator Step and pallet are as below:

  • The step tread surface must be horizontal and can have a maximum tolerance of ± 1° in direction of movement.
  • Tread surfaces must provide suitable foothold for user safety.
  • The Step and pallet thread surface must have grooves in the direction of movement, which must mesh with the comb teeth.
  • Step risers must have smooth cleats.
  •  •The cleating of the step riser must mesh with the previous steps tread ends.
  • Step treads, step risers or pallets must not finish with the grooves on the side edges.
  • The edge between the surface of the step tread and riser must not have any sharpness.

Dimensions of Escalator Steps & Moving walk Pallets

According to the standard EN 115 the escalators step width must be between 580 millimeters and 1100 millimeters, as a result, the available step widths are divided into three types: 600, 800, and 1000 millimeters.

On an escalator with a step width of 600 millimeters only one person, on 800 millimeter step width an adult person with a child or a bag and on 1000 millimeter step width 2 adults can stand.

According to the standard EN 115 the step depth shall be not less than 380 millimeters and the height between two steps shall not exceed 240 millimeters as a result, In escalators the step depth is 400 millimeters and th­e height between two steps in 30 degree escalators is equal to 200 millimeters and for 35 degree escalators, this is equal to 230 millimeters.

According to the standard EN 115, the moving walk pallet with angle of inclination 10 to 12 degrees, the width must be between 580 and 1100 millimeters, but for moving walks with an angle of inclination 0 up to 6°, the authorized widths can be up to 1650 millimeters. As a result, in moving walks with 0 to 6 degree inclination the available pallet widths are 1000, 1200 and 1400 millimeters, while moving walks with 10 to 12 degree inclination, the available pallet width are 800, 1000, 1100 millimeters.


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