Optimising escalator availability by the safe, automatic reactivation of such escalators.
An escalator must meet the following three essential criteria:
- Guarantee permanent operation,
- Require minimal maintenance,
- And above all guarantee absolute safety.
In order to guarantee safety, the escalator is equipped with an emergency stop button; however, its manual reactivation must be performed by staff on-site, which leads to additional downtime and costs. In order to overcome these disadvantages, Macq has developed a reliable human presence detection system enabling the escalator to be automatically reactivated.
Its operation is based on the presence of sealed bars containing up to 16 infrared beam detection channels covering the entire length of the escalator, including the landing platforms.
This system also controls escalator speed according to the rate of use and reverse activation according to the approach platform used by the user.