The higher the passenger volumes, the happier our Tugela escalator. Tugela safely moves people in high-traffic areas and all types of climates around the globe. Dependable technology and components, such as our certified brake system, make this escalator an exceptionally reliable partner.
A traffic escalator is an investment in your infrastructure. With its high-quality critical components, including the step chain and drive unit, Tugela is the investment that lasts. It’s part of the solution to sustaining your infrastructure for decades to come.
Tugela holds steady in any climate, from high humidity to salty environments to ice-cold temperatures. Technical options like heated handrails and automated chain lubrication, along with product features such as a galvanised supporting structure, make Tugela totally weatherproof.
Maximum planning freedom
Space, across all three dimensions, is a critical resource in any modern urban environment. That’s why Tugela uses it wisely. Tugela is one of the segment’s most compact escalators with the highest possible rise for maximum freedom during project planning.
Some projects are more complex than others and need tailored solutions. Tugela’s scalable technologies, such as its highly adjustable controller, ensure you get an escalator perfectly tailored to your needs.
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The Digital Slide Ruler gives you all the essential dimensions and values for thyssenkrupp escalators and moving walks. Simply enter the conveyor height you need and select the angle of inclination and step width!
Tugela is designed to meet the demands of traffic applications. It scores high on durability and long-lasting looks. A wide range of customisable design options, including diverse outer claddings and handrail colours, let you take the appearance of your installation to new heights.
Tugela’s two front skirt options – one made out of scratch-resistant black synthetic material and another out of highly resilient stainless steel – give you different looks while standing up to the abuse of trolleys and carts. A streamlined two-way flap handrail inlet eliminates the need for unsightly brushes or rubbers and improves availability thanks to a kick-resistant safety contact.
In traffic applications, lighting is key for efficiently guiding passengers, increasing their safety and optimising your system’s capacity. An important consideration in modern architecture, lighting also influences our mood and enhances urban environments.
Choose from a broad selection of additional features or work with our experts to make your unique vision a reality.
Peerless quality, great performance
Tugela’s stellar performance is the result of best-in-class engineering, advanced manufacturing systems and premium components such as our controller system and our efficient ETA drive.
Controller: Performance on command
Whether you go with our programmable controller or our certified controller design, you’re sure to get the performance you need.
Adapted to your project
This powerful PLC can be programmed according to your individual needs. It also integrates seamlessly with your other controllers.
Adapted to your Tugela
We adapt our certified thyssenkrupp controllers to each product, leveraging our decades of escalator experience to deliver a reliable performance.
Step fastening: Engineered to perform
Our unique fastening concept uses hollow axles that connect the steps and chain using solid bolts. The result? Easier installation, operation and maintenance.
Convenient and failsafe
Connecting the steps and chain with bolts makes assembly fool proof and disassembly a snap for maintenance.
No step chain axles
The hollow axle eliminates the need for a step chain axis, providing easy access to the inside of the escalator for maintenance.
Clean and safe steps
Oil caps at the end of the hollow axle prevent oil from leaking and polluting the step tread or riser, keeping steps clean and safe.
Sustainable performance, day in, day out
While an escalator consumes minimal energy, the more you use it, the greater the impact. We strive to continuously improve our escalators’ performance and sustainability.
Energy efficiency class
Highest energy efficiency Class A+++
Based on the ISO 25745-3 standard and depending on your final configuration, Tugela delivers the highest energy efficiency.
Up to 90% reduction in energy consumption
Tugela’s LED lighting cuts energy consumption by up to 90%. You can further reduce the escalator’s CO2 footprint by opting for different operating modes like intermittent operation or for energy-efficiency features like Smart VVVF.
Latest motor technology
Premium efficiency motors
Our state-of-the-art premium efficiency motors reduce power consumption, have longer lifespans and minimise maintenance.
Increased efficiency, reduced maintenance
With its 96% efficiency and lubrication lasting 40,000 hours, our ETA drive is good news for both you and the environment.
Take no risks in high-traffic areas
High-traffic areas require an even greater focus on safety. With Tugela, you’re in safe hands thanks to our best-in-class components and more than 50 safety features and options that surpass code requirements.
Certified design exceeding code requirements for static loads and slip properties: Delivers reliability and durability in any environment
Brake wear monitoring
Automatically switches off the drive when worn brake linings are detected: Helps prevent malfunctioning and flags maintenance requirements
Stops the unit if users are trapped. The optical version distinguishes between types of hits and readjusts: Both mitigate the risk of injuries while the latter also reduces any downtime caused by false alarms
We reserve the right to make technical modifications to our products at any time and exclude all liability. Shown thresholds depend on configuration details and may vary in individual cases. Availability of options and features also depends on individual configurations. Illustrations aid the general understanding and may differ from the actual design.