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escalator click to hear : escalator

Installation that consists of articulated steps on a continuously turning chain; it allows movement between two levels of a building.
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lower landing upper landing comb step skirt newel balustrade handrail

lower landing click to hear : lower landing

Platform located at the foot of the escalator.

upper landing click to hear : upper landing

Platform located at the head of the escalator.

comb click to hear : comb

Part with teeth that mesh with the grooves in the step, preventing objects from entering the escalator’s internal mechanism.

step click to hear : step

Articulated horizontal part for standing on when going up or down.

skirt click to hear : skirt

Section projecting from each side of the escalator; its function is to secure the balustrade.

newel click to hear : newel

Rounded section of the balustrade, located on the landing.

balustrade click to hear : balustrade

Chest-high part on each side of the escalator.

handrail click to hear : handrail

Moving part along the balustrade for holding onto.