Escalator Standards - Elevator Standards - Norms And Codes

Demand for faster, safer, and intelligent elevators is increasing every day, fuelled by the increasing population of high-rises, metro, and other large infrastructure projects. Even in tier 2 cities, the demand for elevators has grown significantly over time, accompanied by an enhanced standard of living. Along with improving the standard of technology and innovation in elevator systems, safety standards need to be more meticulously maintained.

Code-compliant elevator solutions


EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 standards for safety and accessibility

The EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 European elevator design and manufacture standards bring considerable benefits in terms of accessibility and safety for both passengers and service technicians. All KONE elevator solutions comply with these escalator-related requirements. This standard includes safety enhancements for passengers, for example, door detection systems requirements. This standard has been updated so that elevators are required to include a non-contact detection system that stops elevator doors from striking passengers when they enter the elevator. There are also changes that affect building design standards, including the need for all glass in the elevator shaft to be laminated.


Accessible elevators: EN 81-70 compliant solutions

The EN 81-70:2018 standard defines elevator controls, distances, dimensions, contrasts, and accessories that facilitate access for people using wheelchairs or walking aids. KONE MonoSpace® 700 DX, KONE MonoSpace® 500 DX, KONE MonoSpace® 300 DX, KONE TranSys™ DX, and KONE MiniSpace™ DX elevators are all available with EN 81-70-2018 compliance. This standard improves signalization-related requirements for elevators. For example, the audible signal must be adjusted to a higher decimal level for lifts cars in noisy environments, such as construction sites. The EN81-70 also addresses fundamental requirements for lift car sizes and interiors. There is also a requirement for a 30% contrast between buttons and immediate surroundings.


Vandal-resistant elevators: EN 81-71 compliant solutions

EN 81-71 compliance is available to protect KONE MonoSpace® 500 DX and KONE MonoSpace® 700 DX elevators in buildings subject to vandalism. Vandal-resistant solutions include materials and accessories that are durable, have limited flammability, and are water-resistant. Vandal-resistant elevators standards are suitable for installation in buildings where vandalism is common, such as railways stations, sports stadiums, and concert arenas. These standards include the requirement for all lift car fixtures to be secured in a way that is not visible to users.


Firefighters elevators: EN 81-72 compliant solutions

Our solutions for EN 81-72 compliant elevators include trap doors and ladders for rescue operations. All electrical and control equipment, their enclosures, and elevator operation in the event of fire meet the requirements of the standard. Standard-compliant solutions are available for KONE MonoSpace® 500 DX and KONE MonoSpace® 700 DX. These standards include fundamental elevator requirements, such as minimum car size, which increases when evacuation is required from 630 kg to 1000 kg. Other standard firefighters' elevator requirements include intercom connecting lift car, fire service, and monitoring room, ladders, trap door, etc.

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Increasing urbanisation and populations across the world means a greater need for the construction of high-rise buildings that meet safety standards. Effective predictive and proactive maintenance, along with the use of advanced, reliable technologies, are both significant elements of maintaining high elevator and escalator standards. KONE's intelligent AI-driven machines, including lifts, escalators, and moving walks, don't just meet standard requirements but also provide a smooth and reliable service. With our intelligent maintenance solutions equipped with Internet of Things (IoT) systems, you can deal with problems before they cause significant disruptions to services or hinder you from complying with standards.

KONE maintenance solutions will keep your elevator, escalator, and moving walks functioning smoothly with the assistance of our experts. Choose from KONE's maintenance products that can be tailored to meet your needs and prolong equipment lifespan. Suppose you have more specific requirements and standards to meet, like the vandal-resistant or firefighters' elevators. In that case, the KONE Care DX is our most advanced maintenance with the most up-to-date digital services and solutions. We can provide predictive and proactive maintenance that meets the latest standards. Our connected services are available 24/7.

As buildings and equipment age, the best maintenance program may not keep your equipment up to date with the latest standards. In this situation, modernization solutions are vital. Modernising moving walks, escalators, elevators, and automatic doors will not only mean you are compliant with standards but also improves performance, aesthetics, and efficiency. With our online planning tools, you can tailor your modernization solutions to your specific technical requirements, whether upgrading or proceeding to a complete replacement of your machines, including escalators, elevators, or moving walks. Keep your building and equipment moving smoothly and up to date with the latest standards.

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