Handrail Sanitization Options For Escalators & Moving Walks

Viruses and bacteria may be transferred through hand contact on the handrails of escalators and moving walks. Public areas with dense passenger flow are fast channels for the spread of viruses and bacteria. The question of how to clean handrails most efficiently has become a matter of great urgency.

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Schindler CleanMobility sanitization solutions available:

  • CleanRail
  • Ultra UV (PRO)

Schindler CleanMobility handrail sanitization solutions for escalators & moving walks

Please note - Schindler CleanRail is not currently available in Canada.

Antimicrobial & UV cleaning solutions

About Schindler CleanRail

The antimicrobial additive to the thermoplastic polyurethane body inhibits the growth of microorganisms on the handrail. The additive is engineered for plastic and textile applications, and is safe in food applications.

About Schindler Ultra UV (PRO) Handrail Device

The Schindler handrail Ultra UV (PRO) device uses UVC light to treat the handrails at a short distance. This directly damages DNA and RNA, which are the genetic materials of bacteria, which may help prevent their spread. High-visibility "Schindler CleanMobility“ branding on the balustrade notifies riders of the UV effects.

Thanks to the physical sanitization process using UVC LED lighting technology, handrails are sanitized in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. The device is installed inside the escalator or moving walk to ensure passenger safety. The design makes it easy to install. The Schindler handrail Ultra UV (PRO) device is a practical solution that may provide invisible sanitization for passengers.

Compare Schindler hygiene solutions

Escalator & Moving Walk SolutionsSchindler CleanRailSchindler Ultra UV (PRO)Ordinary chemical disinfectants
Installation locationHandrailInside the escalator or moving walk-
Lighting type-
2x LED Ultra UV / 4x LED Ultra UV (PRO)
Antimicrobial effectAdditive inhibits growth of microorganism on the handrail
Uninterrupted and automatic sanitization of the surface from bacteria and viruses
  • Manual cleaning is not always possible
  • Difficult to guarantee accurate disinfection dosing, affecting the disinfection result
  • Risk of secondary contamination from cleaning process
Benefits for users
  • Schindler CleanMobility branding on the handrail notifies riders of antimicrobial properties
  • Green and energy efficient
  • Schindler CleanMobility branding on balustrade notifies riders of sanitizing effect
  • Installation inside the unit provides invisible sanitization for passengers
  • Physical sanitization with no chemical or heavy metal residue
  • Green and energy efficient
  • Ultra UV (PRO) device provides an efficient level of sanitization
  • Chemicals irritate skin
  • May corrode the surface of handrails

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