Monthly Archives: October 2010

Moving walkways?

Due to the poor geometrical variety of escalators available on today’s market, architects and planners need to overcome major design limitations. The need for flexible moving walkways has produced interesting solutions to be planned and built. Here are some favorable … Continue reading

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Levytator

Prof Jack levy has built and patented this unique working  freeform escalator model.  In this design the steps can revolve around their axis to deal with the various curvatures and has step risers in the front and back to deal … Continue reading

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Skytrak

Skytrak technology will now enable to provide high speed inclined lifts and lifts running on a curved trajectory without the limitations associated with rope drive technology. The inherent problems for slow down from high speed safely and reliably have also been … Continue reading

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Paris moving walkway

Like helical escalators, moving walkways have been on engineers imagination and drawing boards for many years. One significant moving walkway was built by engineer Max Schmidt at the “Exposition Universal” Paris 1900. Following early versions at the Chicago world fair … Continue reading

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The Holloway machine

The first helical escalator to be fully realized was build in 1906. Jesse Reno lead his “Reno Electric Stairways and Conveyors” company to build the machine for the opening of the Holloway Road station, London. The machine was built with two helices … Continue reading

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