Article 13- Different Types of Escalator BalustradesEscalators and moving walks Balustrade are divided to two categories:
Slim Base Profile
Slim base profile is made of 10-millimeter thick tempered glass with a height of 90 centimeters. Due to glass transparency, it gives the escalator a contemporary look, which is the reason it is a favorite amongst architects and interior designers alike. These glasses are manufactured in separate pieces in accordance with standard measurements. There are no protective covers or barriers in their seams, which gives them a cleaner and more minimalistic look. The customer can also order these types of balustrades in stainless steel or a combination of glass and stainless steel. Glass balustrade is the only type of balustrade that can add the Handrail Lighting option. Handrail lighting is positioned under the handrail. It gives the escalator or moving walk a more stylish look.
Solid Vertical or Inclined Balustrade
This type of balustrade is normally made of stainless steel, which has a higher durability, making it more suitable for crowded public transportation stations, i.e. subway stations, airports, train stations, etc., as well as outdoor escalators and moving walks. Based on their choice, the customer can order the inner part of the balustrade in a vertical or inclined orientation.
Both of the above types can be extended when escalators and moving walks are installed in a void and there is no balustrade construction or there is a sheer drop on the sides of the escalator landings. Extended balustrades can be utilized on either the entrance, the exit, or both landings. Nonetheless, instead of using an extended balustrade, it is better to use a static 90-degree bent balustrade construction with sufficient length, which must overlap the escalator balustrade in order to create a suitable shelter.