Escalators and travelators are much more commonplace in public spaces now, with thousands of people using them every day in airports, train stations, cinemas, offices, shopping centres and more. Their popularity in public spaces is beginning to rival that of traditional passenger lifts due to their ability to move more people at once, and run constantly with no wait times. However, it is imperative that when deciding whether to install an escalator or travelator that you choose a lift installation company that you can rely on to ensure all safety regulations are met and can carry out proper lift maintenance.
One such lift installation company would be Pickerings Lifts, who have 12 offices across the UK. They aim to meet all of their customer’s expectations and requirements, and can offer three different types of escalators; commercial, heavy duty and passenger travelators. They also have an extensive amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to lift maintenance making them a reliable choice when it comes to taking the plunge and getting an escalator, travelator or some passenger lifts installed.
Choosing the right solution
Commercial escalators are often best suited to use in hotels, shopping malls, offices or department stores. The company’s latest generation of escalators meet the latest EN115 Regulations, and feature energy efficient features such as frequency converters and low energy LED illumination. These are very reliable, efficient escalators that are also fitted with the latest safety equipment, making them an ideal choice for destinations with low to medium levels of traffic.
Heavy duty escalators are an ideal solution if the proposed area will see more footfall, such as in a train station, airport or tube station. Thanks to a built-in heating system, specialized high-tech components and durable galvanized truss, they can be used both internally or externally. This low maintenance option is also supplied to the latest EN115 Regulations too, ensuring it is safe and reliable.
Travelators are a fantastic option for retail areas, airports, train stations or other public spaces, offering an easy way for the public and any baggage to get to their destination quickly, easily and safely. Again, this company ensure the quality and safety of these travelators, supplying them up to the code of the latest EN115 Regulations.
Installing and maintaining your escalator
As mentioned above, when choosing to install an escalator that potentially hundreds, or thousands, of people may be using every day, safety and reliability is the biggest concern. This is why it is so important to choose a company with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field. Pickerings Lifts is one of the oldest engineering companies in the UK, opening over 160 years ago, a testament to their skill, knowledge and reliability in the field. Their engineers are highly experienced and proficient when it comes to escalator and lift installation.
Not only are they experts at installation, they are also very experienced in escalator and lift maintenance, offering 3 maintenance contracts to best suit their customers’ needs; Standard, Standard Plus and Premier. Furthermore, they have a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year call-out service, meaning that if your escalators or passenger lifts do break down, their team will be there as soon as possible to get you back up and running. With a friendly, knowledgeable team ready to discuss your needs and help you however they can, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team today.