Subhan Elevator company also provides installation and maintenance services for the best moving walks.

Moving walks (also called moving walkways) in recent years are much more in demand. Mainly mounted inside airports, subways, and shopping centers and installed outside in residential areas, today they are indispensable tools for moving large flows of people in an orderly way and quickly reaching every area in quite large structures.

Moving Walkway

Difference between Moving Walks and Escalators

Moving walks are a relatively new invention. They offer a number of advantages over escalators:

  • They do not require any electricity to operate, which means they have lower operating costs
  • They can move in both directions, which makes them more versatile than escalators that only move in one direction
  • They don’t require any floor space to operate, unlike escalators that require an entire side of the staircase to be reserved for their use
  • They can be installed on both sides of an escalator staircase, meaning that the space is not wasted when you need it for people who are using the stairs

What are the best moving walks?

A good moving walk is a walking pattern that has a high cadence and short steps. It is the most efficient way to get the most out of your workout.

The best moving walk is one that has a high cadence and short steps. It is the most efficient way to get the most out of your workout.

Technical data of the moving walks

The guide you are reading will be of great help if your intention is to know all the technical data of moving walkways in general and to know how to take full advantage of this tool. Do not worry, I have simplified what you are going to read a lot in such a way as to make it understandable for everyone.

Step Width of a Moving Walk

These moving walks are equipped with smooth steps called pallets. The most used step width is 1.1m (meters). This width guarantees the possibility of climbing without problems even with suitcases or shopping trolleys. You can also have smooth steps with widths from 60cm up to 1.4m. The height of the balustrade must be about 90cm in order to allow even children to reach the handrail.

The inclination of a moving walkway

The inclination of a moving walkway is variable according to the situation, but it cannot in any case exceed 12 ° (degrees).

Power Supply

The necessary power supply is the industrial current (380V), with consumption ranging from 15 to 30KW.
The speed of movement is approximately 50 cm / s (centimeters per second). 

Price of the Moving Walkway

The price of the moving walkway is very variable, but indicatively it is around 90,000 euros (with installation included). The assembly time is 20 working days, but the design and creation times of the entire plant can take months to wait.


 Maintenance usually takes place about every 3 months, although in the case of large use it can take place even more often.

Where to install a moving walk?

Depending on the structure, escalators or moving walks may be more suitable for an installation.
The following are the most common mountings for a pavement or moving walkway.

  • Airports: convenient for carrying luggage on a flat surface and allows you to reach all areas in a really large structure.
  • Shopping Centers: They help shopping center customers move their trolleys and reach all shopping areas with ease and order.
  • Hotels: Large hotels and tourist villages can use moving walkways to provide a stay in total relaxation and full of services for their guests.
  • Cinemas, libraries, and museums: favor the flow and outflow of visitors and do not allow them to wander around in prohibited areas.
  • Offices: Direct workers and visitors to their respective departments in a simple and orderly way.