Category Archives: Helical escalators

Mitsubishi Strikes again

An impressive revival of the Mitsubishi spiral escalator product was announced last month in a Shanghai shopping mall. This impressive 12 machine setup stands as the largest spiral escalator arrangement in the world to date. like so many other things coming from China, it lacks … Continue reading

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More about the High speed Helixators

The high speed Helixator is a combination of emerging technologies and existing inventions into a machine for continuous vertical transport. The Helixator technology is flexible to the point it can be developed with any of the several existing acceleration methods, … Continue reading

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Helixator – Besic operation principle

The Helixator technology development produced a large verity of models and prototypes. This early video explains the monorail structure and basic rail layout and its breakthrough technological essence. See for yourselves:

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“Escalator” art

Fritz Panzer / Rolltreppe, 2006 Olafur Eliasson / Umschreibung, 2004 Monika Sosnowska / Ohne Titel, 2010 Ulrich Genth, Heike Mutter / Tiger and Turtle Magic Mountain, 2011

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The Luna Helical escalator

In the early 1970’s, inventor Gilbert Luna researched and campaigned to promote his solution for helical escalators. The suggested machine had an helical path for the ascending passengers and a return path that crossed its cylindrical core. In his design … Continue reading

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Introduction to Helixator technology

*Read full article as published on Elevator World magazine, September 2009 Introduction to Helixator technology

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Helixator and the Vertical city

The Helixator technology presents a new approach for dealing with the growing need to move people within the massive new buildings being planned today worldwide. These buildings, sometimes referred as “vertical cities” or “hyper buildings”, are multipurpose buildings including working … Continue reading

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