Over 100 years ago Otis invented the escalator.
Since that time, innovation has been a constant theme in Otis' development as one of the world's leading escalator manufacturers. Otis pioneered initiatives like the glass balustrade and the cleated step riser which have moved escalator technology forward and have been adopted by the industry as a whole.
The tradition of innovation continues with the NCE - an environmentally-friendly escalator with a variety of LED lighting options and an extended rise of 39'-4".
Eta Plus Power Monitoring System
An electronic power monitoring system controls the escalator's motor torque based on load. Sensors installed at each landing compute the number of passengers at any given time and signal the power system to adjust torque output accordingly. Whenever the escalator is carrying less than its rated load. the system applies less torque, resulting in an overall reduction in energy use.
A highly-efficient automatic lubrication system maintains proper lubrication to all vital components while utilizing up to 98% less oil than conventional systems.
Otis has replaced conventional lighting with low-energy LED lighting. This allows for a variety of lighting options while considerably reducing the amount of electricity consumed.
Otis' goal is to ensure that a typical NCE installation with average passenger traffic load achieves a lifetime of at least 20 years without major overhaul. At all production stages, rigorous assembly controls are implemented which compare each operation against a strict tolerance. And before each NCE system is shipped, it undergoes a series of final quality tests unique to Otis.
Accent on Aesthetics
Modern aesthetic options allow the NCE escalator to fit into the design needs of your building. Our finish and LED lighting options exceed the most discerning color and texture requirements.
The Otis NCE Escalator embodies a host of safety features making it probably the safest escalator yet designed. Many of those features have been pioneered by OTIS such as the GUARDIAN® skirt panel - now established as the industry reference. Then there are special deflectors which prevent objects from being trapped in the handrail entry box. Step rigidity is assured through the one-piece, die-cast aluminum step. And, critically, the gap between the step and the skirting is not only constant but less than that specified by the codes. Indeed in most areas concerning safety, the Otis NCE Escalator not only meets the codes but greatly exceeds them.