Duplex Escalator

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Duplex Escalator

What is a Duplex Escalator?

The Duplex Escalator is a modified version of the world renowned Duplex floor scrubber that has been specifically developed for fast easy cleaning of escalators and travellators. Available in two sizes referring to brush width, 350mm & 550mm, the Duplex Escalator will actually clean escalators while they run.

Duplex escalator

With a Duplex Escalator 350/550 cleaning an escalator is as simple as:

  • Position the Duplex Escalator at the base of the escalator with the thin side next to the edge,
  • Hold in place and complete two dry cycles to sweep up dry dust,
  • Complete two low moisture scrubbing cycles to remove stubborn grime,
  • Reverse the machine and repeat the process. Reverse so the thin side is contacting the other edge of the escalator  .

In general a typical sized escalator takes about 30 minutes to sweep and deep clean the steps.


What makes Duplex Escalator so effective?

The Duplex Escalator combines dry sweeping and low moisture scrubbing to attain new standards of escalator cleaning. Firsty, the dual contra rotating extra long brushes penetrate deep into the escaltor treads to remove dry dust. This is followed by a low moisture scrub to remove stubborn grime without overwetting the escalator mechanisms. A patented guide rail system also ensures that the Duplex Escalator tracks perfectly on the escalator.

Time is Money!

Conventional escalator cleaning techniques have required the entire escalator to be dismantled and each step cleaned manually. The Duplex Escalator cleaner takes as little as 30 minutes to sweep and scrub the escalator steps without the need to dismantle.


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Unique Features of the Duplex Escalator

Cleans to the Edge

Cleans to the edge

The offset brush as with any Duplex Escalator allows the machine to clean right to the edge of the escalator. The machine can then be reversed so the brush cleans to the other edge and the process repeated.

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Stationary Position

The Duplex Escalator cleaner is placed at the bottom of the escalator and held in a stationary position while the escalator is running. This maximum cleaning efficiency and minimum effort.

guide rail system

Guide rail system

The patented guide rail system on the Duplex Escalator cleaner keeps the machine tracking evenly on the escalator. The guide system eliminates side swaying to ensure a consistent clean.

escalator scrubbing

Central Recovery Tank

Dirt and grime is scrubbed off the escalator, then transported by twin conveyers into the central recovery tank. The recovery tank then simply lifts out for fast emptying.

extra long brushes

Extra long brushes

The extra long brushes on the Duplex Escalator cleaner have been designed in consultation with major escalator brands to penetrate perfectly into the tread. The Duplex Escalator has different brushes for Otis, Kone, Schindler and Tyson.


Vacuum attachment

The Duplex Escalator 350/550 in dry mode sweeps dust from the escalator treads into the central recovery tank, where it can be removed by vacuum via the integral connector.

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Ideal Industries for Duplex Escalator?

The initial reaction on entering a facility is extremely important. Escalators are often the focal point inside many buildings. Having a dirty escalator can often give the visitor a negative impression, which can often be detrimental to your company. Therefore the Duplex Escalator 350/550 is an ideal solution for cleaning escalators in:

• Shopping centres
• Airports
• Sports stadiums
• Hospitals
• Railway stations
• Exhibition pavilions

We have our Duplex Escalator cleaner machines at major facilities all over Australia including Crown, Leagues Clubs, major shopping centres and train stations.

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Duplex Escalator in Accommodation Industry

Public Venues

Public venues

  • Airports
  • Exhibition Pavilions
  • Railway Stations
  • Shopping Centres



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How the Duplex Escalator works

At the squeeze of the trigger, dual large capacity clean solution tanks (1) dispense liquid evenly along the full length of both agitator brushes (2) that actively scrub grime deep in the treads.  The twin converyors (3) simultaneously lift the grime from the brushes to a central recovery tank.

All tanks are easily accessible and removable to make filling emptying and cleaning simple and easy.

escalator scrubbing

Cleans right to the edges and into the corners

The unique offset brush design combined with a two way handle actually allows cleaning right to the edge of the escaltor in both directions

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Duplex Escalator 350/550 Accessories

Inc. Trolley

Escalator Brushes Service Program
Clean It Detex
Silicon Spray Detex Chemical



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Applications for Duplex Escalator






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Technical Specification of the Duplex Escalator

Specifications Escalator 350 Escalator 550
Cleaning Width (mm) 350 550
Machine Width (mm) 420 620
Machine Length (mm)
430 430
Brush Diameter (mm)
120 120
Brushes (n) 2 2
Brush Rotation (r.p.m) 900 900
Brush Motor (V/W) 24/400 24/400
Vacuum Motor (V/W) 24/380 24/380
Machine Weight (kg) 28
Water Tank (I) 6 9.5
Voltage (V) 240 240

Contact Us today to arrange a obligation free test drive
of the Duplex Escalator Cleaner.

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    Ideal Industries Applications

How to Clean Escalators with a Duplex Escalator 350/550









The Duplex Escalator 350/550 is a purpose built machine for cleaning escalators. Unlike other machine for cleaning escalators the Duplex Escalator 350/550 machine actually cleans the escalator steps as it operates. This is possible through a patented guide rail system that allows the user to keep the machine operating smoothly in the one position. As escalators are cleaned whilst they move the Duplex Escalator 350/550 produce very efficient cleaning results.

To clean an escalator with a Duplex Escalator 350/550 you will need to:

  1. Position the Duplex Escalator 350/550 with the thin side (side with least space between brush and wall) to the edge of the escalator step.
  2. Connect a vacuum to the recover tank lid and do a dry scrubbing cycle to remove dust from the escalator step treads.
  3. After dry sweeping remove the vacuum. Then give a low moisture scrub to remove more stubborn grime. Apply water by squeezing the water trigger for 1 second, then releasing for 1 second. Deep cleaning may take a couple of cycles of the escaltor to complete.
  4. As an escaltor is usually wider than the Duplex Escalator 350/550, the machine will need to be turned and moved to the adjacent side of the escalator step.
  5. Once repositioned repeat steps 2 & 3.usually takes approximately 30 minutes as a couple of passes are required on each side.

To help produce better cleaning results and prolong brushware, the Duplex Escalator 350/550 has brushes especially developed for Otis, Kone and Schindler escalator treads.




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