How to Joint Escalator Handrail : LUSENET : Elevator Problem Discussion : One Thread

Please help me, give me information or advice about how to joint escalator handrail (step by step)

-- Sumarno (, March 19, 2004


call "escalator handrail company", they'll send in a man to volcanize your handrail. they're a union outfit too.

-- (, March 21, 2004.

I really feel sorry for u....(sorry only kidding...couldnt really give a stuff) the professionals if u dont know how to do it. If you have taken on a contract and cant do it then you are a moron....(was going to us a lot worse langauge but decided not to)....the best way is to superglue the 2 ends together then shut it down for weeks until you realise that to joint a handrail isnt a 10 minute job and give it to someone who knows what they are doing

(Oh by the way I before anyone starts at me I have a fair bit of escalator experience (both in callback and maintainance) but would NEVER know even where to start joining is a specialised job)

-- dayle (, March 22, 2004.

Valcanising is mainly thing of the pass. If the handrail has been on that long a new one is your best bet. We valcanised alot in the past when handrails came open ended, but modern escalators come with closed ended handrails. Very old escalators needed open ened handrails, if yours is that old I think it's time for a replacement!

-- mole (, March 31, 2004.

First of all, I'm also a UNION elevator man (32 yrs.), but I don't see the need to call anyone a moron. A simple "you don't appear to be union, so I'm sorry, we can't help you" might more appropriately convey the same message a little more humanely. Also, the process is called vulcanized/vulcanizing.

-- mark farley (, May 27, 2004.

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