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Travelator (Level) vs Escalator (Stepped Staircase)

02/16/2014 11:04 PM

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Which is more durable, assuming 4000 people use it every day up and down.

Is the narrower ones ( single file) always more durable than wider ones ( allow overtaking by second row of users)?

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02/16/2014 11:12 PM

I'd say they are each equally durable.

The different types would be designed to accommodate the amount of traffic they would transport in a given period.

That's what mechanical engineers do.

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02/16/2014 11:28 PM

You're comparing apples and oranges....it makes no sense....What's more durable a sidewalk or stairs?

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02/17/2014 12:43 AM

A side walk in San Franscico could well be replaced with stairs. Travelator and stepped staircase are both movning structures to get from up to down and down to up.

Only the travelator is also being used in airports to cover distance more quickly!

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02/17/2014 12:52 AM

Travelator is flat and might not be your choice of transport.

Where, what and why do you need 4000 people to go up and down?

Do they have a shopping cart with them?

Stairs is more convenient to stand one. Travelator needs more space to install.

Both can be wide enough to pass by. Its more the purpose that will determine what you try to find out.

Your best bet is to get in contact with the manufacturers and ask them for service records.

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02/17/2014 4:38 AM

A travelator can't go up at the same steep angle as an escalator.
Self evidently, the design with fewest moving parts and least load will tend to be the most reliable.
The escalator generally raises it's load through a greater distance and would (I imagine) have more moving parts. Thus it is likely to be less reliable.
However I don't think any sensible judgement can be bad, as were the both designed by the same engineer with correct information of load etc, he should design in equal reliability.
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02/18/2014 7:33 AM

Cats have taken command of my hand made bench and from their elevated position

have put me under siege, demanding a pay food increase. Will it take more weight? jt.

Quote from the leader (centre) was " I always deserved a higher position"

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02/17/2014 10:32 AM

I'm a little confused... this comes as no surprise to many.

Which what is more durable? Escalator versus travelator; or either device, narrow versus wide?

If the question is escalator versus travelator, then the question really is moot: if there is a need for the mechanism to change elevation in a moderate horizontal distance, then it is required to be an escalator. Sort of Q.E.D.

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02/17/2014 11:04 AM

http://elitlift.com.ua/en/travelator.html

Shopping malls have travelators with a slope to allow wheelchairs and shopping cart trolleys on them! I think that was meant by OP. Other than that we are clueless of what doginthefriend means!

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02/17/2014 1:01 PM

Can you provide more information and perhaps a sketch?

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02/17/2014 11:08 PM

Pardon me but I can't understand the question accurately. But if you are speaking of a travelator of equal width, length and people transported as the escalator -----> the travelator will have fewer repairs and less costly repairs than the escalator. Reason is the travelator runs on a level trajectory therefore requires fewer pieces handling power and torque.

With an escalator vs. elevator the escalator will break down more often but repairs will be less expensive than the elevator. Escalators have many more moving parts but these parts are much easier to access and are not as expensive to replace. Elevators require much more substantially sized power units and they are most often located a distance from the elevator car. Also the safety devise on the elevator are more critical on the elevator vs. the escalator. At least that has been my experience with these types of units.

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02/18/2014 4:09 AM

Some clarification of the question is in order. Your title compares Travelators to Escalators, but your worded question inquires whether the wider ones are more or less reliable than the narrower ones. (Is this a general question that applies to both Travelators and Escalators?)

Since you mentioned that the wider ones allow some passengers to overtake others on the wider ones, is your concern that the thrust added by a bunch of simultaneous overtakers might contribute to greater wear-&-tear on the wider ones than on devices that generally require passengers to be stationary on them? There's still the possibility that the lead guy will keep moving on a narrow unit, and that others behind him will follow suit. But in practice, that seems to happen infrequently, and wouldn't add much to the cumulative wear-&-tear on the unit.

Does any of this help make clear what the rest of us are unclear about?

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02/18/2014 6:08 PM

Better, and better for you.

And, at much less cost!

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02/18/2014 9:31 PM

I thought this was interesting enough. Not sure about the less cost though

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02/20/2014 1:20 AM

Its going to wear out the joints fairly quickly!

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02/20/2014 4:22 AM

That's what they are made for I suppose. Lot less fun when the hearing is gone.

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