On escalators, an ​energy-saving mode​ is a mode where the escalator runs slowly or even stops in order to save energy.


When no passenger has been detected for a set amount of time, the escalator will run slower than normal, which saves on energy the motor requires to power the escalator. On some models (such as certain Schindler 9300 AE escalators[1]), the escalator will even stop running, meaning a greater amount of energy saved. 

​Notes and references

  1. Schindler Escalators at Pondok Indah Golf Gallery, Jakarta (2-L)
Escalator and Moving Walkway 

Concept: Escalator control systemEscalator machinery • Spiral escalator • Escalator maintenanceEscalator modernizationMajor alterations

Escalator equipments: Escalator truss and balustradeEscalator steps and step chainsEscalator handrails • Escalator skirt brushesEmergency stop buttonEnergy-saving mode

See also: List of elevator and escalator companiesEscalator landing plate guideFloor numbering (Unlucky floor numbers) • Escalator incidents and accidents

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