Load test on an Escalators

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can you help, what is the best way to perform a load test on an Escalator.

-- (mo_is2@hotmail.com), April 01, 2004


Get a bunch of people.

-- (kickyoass4fun@aol.com), April 01, 2004.

I have let to get an good answer on that one either. I have asked esc designers how they load test them and the answer is to put 25% load and run esc and get slide distance,then 50%, then75%,then finally100% load after that torque wrench settings are recorded for the brake.The brakes are then set with torque wrenches empty. The load testing like that is done in the factory. The old days you got a buss load of cops to do the testing, This would be a good job for the unemployed if we got rid of the lawyers first,let me know what you find out??

-- Jim (elevator555@hotmail.com), April 01, 2004.

First of all, this escalator has 76 steps. Divide that by 2. So we have 38 steps times 170 pounds. Thats a lot of weight this thing has to haul up or down. We want it to PULL up and not OVERSPEED if run down. There are plenty of illegal mexicans in LA, actually all over the USA. Find some, and load that escalator up. If you lose a few mexicans, who gives a fuck, they got plenty of cousins to replace them. And this great country will take care of them even if they are illegal. CAUTION !!!! Don't use any Americans in case of an accident. You'll be on welfare and never settle.

-- (kickyoass4fun@aol.com), April 01, 2004.

Thanks Jim

-- (mo_is2@hotmail.com), April 06, 2004.

We had to full-load test all new escalator turn-on's in Arizona. Typically we have rented cases of 40# boxes of nails to place on the steps. The boxes slide off the end plate without damaging it if the brake fails.

-- Richard Orr (rorr503@msn.com), April 22, 2004.

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