Step bushes connects escalator stairs to the drive chain. The bushes absorb the weight of both the stairs and the passengers. Escalators with faigle step bushes are in operation worldwide under a wide variety of weather conditions.
The bushes need to be extremely durable and resistant to all kinds of climatic conditions, as well as providing the necessary damping and smooth sliding properties. What’s more, the material has to be resistant against oil, grease and anti-corrosives.
When the stairs begin to move, it is essential that no noise is generated, and that the sliding movement does not cause abrasion or squeaking. The guide is made from a thermoplastic compound comprising a hard and a soft component, as well as a dry lubricant. We manufacture step bushes using fully automated injection moulding processes.
- Very smooth running
- Low wear extends service life
- Reliable operation whatever the conditions