Escalator Disinfection System
PROTECTION against Covid-19
High-Touch Surface Protection
The SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on the smooth rubber surface of an escalator handrail for up to 3 days (72 hours). This makes the handrail an excellent transfer mechanism for the contaminant, endangering all escalator passengers who touch the surface of the handrail.
The Handrail is an essential safety measure for all users of an escalator. If passengers do not place their hands on the handrail the risk of falls and accidents increase dramatically.
How does UV-C Destroy Viruses
UV-C band ultraviolet energy, at the wavelength of 254nm, inactivates microorganisms at a molecular level by damaging their DNA structure.
Once the DNA is damaged beyond repair by UV-C, the contaminant becomes harmless and it cannot replicate, thus removing the threat of the virus or bacteria.
UV-C energy’s effectiveness has been documented for over a century.
Ultraviolet UV-C energy reduces the risk
The AntiVIRUS UVC-5000 ultraviolet disinfection system is the most effective answer to issues of handrail surface contamination by viruses and bacteria.
The unit supplies constant and powerful UV-C ultraviolet energy to the moving handrail at a distance of only 30mm. If the handrail stops, the unit automatically switches off.
On an escalator being used in standard operation mode (traveling at 0.6 m/s) the SARS-CoV-2 virus is reduced by 99.999% every two (2) cycles.
In ‘standby mode’ - the handrail moving at 0.2 m/s - the UVC-5000 removes 99.999% of SARS-CoV-2 with EVERY CYCLE.