Method of escalator modernization

  • US 6,685,002 B1
  • Filed: 10/15/2002
  • Issued: 02/03/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of modernizing an escalator comprising:

  • removing mechanical and electrical components from an existing escalator system, leaving a truss framework including cross members from the existing escalator system;

    installing a first module in said truss framework at a top of the escalator;

    installing a second module in said truss framework at a bottom of the escalator;

    installing a plurality of incline modules between said first module and said second module, along an incline portion of said escalator, including placing each incline module just inside said truss framework and attaching a horizontal portion of each incline module to one of said cross members; and

    installing track between said first and second modules on said plurality of incline modules.

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