Often the most cost-efficient and less disruptive option for replacing an aged or poorly performing escalator, is to undertake an in-truss replacement.
This approach for replacement is the least disruptive as it doesn’t require the escalator truss being replaced, something that can be both expensive and challenging in situations.
Not only is an in-truss replacement generally faster to achieve than a complete replacement, it also requires limited builders’ work. Additionally, when two escalators are side by side and both require a replacement, an in-truss replacement, in most cases, allows for one to remain in operation during the replacement programme.
Reasons for an in-truss replacement
The existing equipment is:
- At or past its life span
- Costs more to maintain than that of new equipment
- Routinely breaks down
- The appearance is dated
- Not energy-efficient
- Unpleasant for passenger travel
Benefits of an in-truss replacement
These could be:
- Energy efficiency
- Improved safety features
- Compliance to latest standards and requirements