Escalator Selection Part 1.

How many people are needed to be transported and how frequently?

The number of people an escalator will transport is the first question to answer. This is termed the handling capacity or the Flow Rate. The Handling Capacity or Flow Rate of an escalator is expressed in persons per hour.

An escalator’s Handling Capacity is a function of three things.

  • The step width
  • Angle of Inclination