Largest Spiral Escalator Mitsubishi Ever Built Reaching Seven Stories In a single project to date, serve six floors of the department store and are installed in the central atrium. The highly sophisticated design and wide perspective give passengers the astonishing feeling of gliding through the air in graceful arcs. If there’s one thing that annoys me with shopping malls it’s when you go up the escalator only to have to walk all the way back around to go up another floor. It’s a tactic used to encourage shoppers to enter more shops than they normally would and also means that shops get more attention.
This Spiral Escalator Mitsubishi however looks right up my street. Recently opened in a shopping mall in Shanghai it stretches seven stories making it the world’s largest spiral escalator.
Largest Spiral Escalator Mitsubishi Electric
From providing conventional and customized straight-line escalators to the production of the world’s only spiral escalators, Mitsubishi Electric is an industry leader in vertical transportation. Systems incorporate innovative engineering and energy-efficient technologies that ensure operation efficiency, including the utmost reliability, durability and safety.
- Original design vector of the proposal (Courtesy of Mitsubishi Electric)
Spiral escalator Mitsubishi was developed by Japanese firm Mitsubishi Electric who have been in the spiral escalator game since 1985. They didn’t really have much competition other than themselves as they are the only manufacturer of sch an escalator.
You can find a few of their works in the U.S. at Caesars Palace Forum Shops in Las Vegas. The 12 new curved staircases form two huge spirals in the central atrium of the New World Daimaru Department Store.
horizontal speed decreases as it moves along the slope, making circular designs impractical. Mitsubishi Electric’s engineers overcame this dilemma by inventing the Center Shift Method, shifting the center of the circle around which the escalator rotates in response to the degree of gradient, realizing smooth rotational movement in perfect harmony with vertical movement.
The spiral escalator Mitsubishi achieve smooth movement through specially designed chains that can respond to various angles of motion and rails and handrails made with proprietary processing techniques for optimal flexibility, yet the increased range of motion does not sacrifice precision, as the final processing accuracy is 0.1 mm.
Building a curved / spiral escalator Mitsubishi is incredibly difficult, as Mitsubishi Electric Explains.