The single unit used to link two levels. It is suitable for buildings with passenger traffic flowing mainly in one direction. Flexible adjustment to traffic flow (e.g: up in the morning and down in the evening) is possible.
Continuous arrangement (one-way traffic)
This arrangement is used mainly in smaller department stores to link three sales levels. It requires more space than the interrupted arrangement.
Interrupted arrangement (one-way traffic)
This arrangement is somewhat inconvenient for users, but advantageous for department store owners, since the short detour to the next unit and the spatial separation between up and down travel is ideal for leading customers past strategically placed advertising displays.
Parallel, interrupted arrangement (two-way traffic)
This arrangement is used mainly in department stores and pubic transport buildings with a heavy traffic volume. When there are three or more escalators, it should be possible to reverse the traveling direction according to the traffic flow. This arrangement is economical, since no inner lateral claddings are required.
Crisscross, continuous arrangement (two-way traffic)
This arrangement is used mainly in major department stores, public buildings and public transport buildings where transport times between several levels should levels should be kept to a minimum.