Wheels For Westinghouse Escalators
Before the escalator was invented, commerce and transportation were limited. In the early 1900’s five Westinghouse Electric Stairways were installed in West Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Station and became part of a cultural change in the US. Escalators opened up the opportunity for a constant flow of people to ascend or descend and access parts of buildings that previously required more effort and difficulty.
Changing The Way We Live & Work
As populations in large towns and cities increase, the requirement for efficient use of space is paramount to continued success. With restrictions in ground space in cities architecture has responded to an ever growing population by utilising height. The escalator has helped transform accessibility in both domestic and commercial applications. People were able to live and work in taller buildings without the constraints of stairs. The escalator has been heralded as one of the most important innovations in retail shopping – allowing consumers to seamlessly move between levels.
As transportation hubs expand the moving walkway (also known as travelator) provides an efficient and cost effective solution to move high volumes of people around a site. Moving walkways enable the feasibility of expansion which otherwise would be limited. When passengers have further to travel to reach their gate or departure point moving walkways help speed up traveling time to gates and terminals and provide accessibility for more passengers.
Applications For Westinghouse Escalators
- Department Stores
- Convention Centres
- Public Walkways
Escalators and moving walkways are a vital cog in the movement of people throughout department stores, train stations and airports, and as such need to be operational 24/7. The component parts must therefore be reliable, robust and have a long service life. Faigle hand rail step and chain rollers are designed to deliver flawless functionality and longevity in high-traffic areas day in, day out. TEP Technica are proud to partner with Faigle to supply the world’s leading escalator wheels.
IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT WHEELS FOR YOUR WESTINGHOUSE ESCALATOR, SHOP THE TEP TECHNICA RANGE OF FAIGLE WHEELS, OR GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM
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