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Mitsubishi Series J (also known as J-Type) was an escalator made by Mitsubishi Electric. It was produced from 1986 until the mid 2000s when it was succeeded by the Series Z escalators. It was continued to be sold in South Korea at some point until it was discontinued.

The J-Type is also made by Mitsubishi's subsidiary Shanghai Mitsubishi and it is still produced by this company.


Mitsubishi Series J is a standard escalator model designed for commercial buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, convention centers, airports and other buildings. It is a helical gear driven escalator which could save power up to 30%. This escalator has a compact sized truss which could save space up to 10%. Safety features included in the Series J escalator are drive-chain safety device, step-chain safety devices, speed governor, etc.

There are three different types of Series J escalators. Each type is distinguished by the balustrade type:

  • JS-SE: Slim balustrade with glass panel
  • JS-LE: Glass panel balustrade with illumination under the handrails
  • JP-E: Stainless steel balustrade.


  • 1150/1350/1550 mm width
  • 30 mpm speed
  • 30/35 degrees inclination angle
  • 6500 (30 degrees) / 6000 (35 degrees) mm maximum rise
  • AC 3-phase (50 or 60 Hz) power supply

Notable installations



  • WTC Mangga Dua (2001)
  • Mahaka Square
  • Plaza Senayan (1995)
  • UOB Plaza (2007)
  • Birawa Assembly Hall and Bina Sentra (1998)
  • ITC malls in Jakarta:
    • ITC Kuningan
    • ITC Cempaka Mas (2001)
    • ITC Permata Hijau
    • ITC Fatmawati (2001)


  • Mercure Grand Miramar (2007)
  • Empire Palace

Other cities

  • ITC BSD, Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten
  • Courts, Mega Bekasi Hypermall, Bekasi
  • Bandung Electronic Center, Bandung
  • Juanda International Airport, Sidoarjo
  • Bali International Convention Center, Nusa Dua, Bali (1991)
  • Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Sanur, Bali (1993)
  • Palembang Indah Mall, Palembang (2005)
  • Hang Nadim Airport, Batam (1996)
  • Sun Plaza, Medan



  • Gurney Plaza, Georgetown (2001)
  • Mydin Jalan Penang ,Georgetown
  • Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas (2006)


  • Ikano Power Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (2003)



  • Older malls owned by Siam Piwat:
    • Siam Paragon (joint venture with The Mall Group)
    • Siam Center
    • Siam Discovery
  • Older Central malls:
    • CentralPlaza Pinklao
    • CentralPlaza Rama 3
    • CentralPlaza Bangna
  • MRT Blue Line
  • Dang Derm Hotel
  • Platinum Fashion Mall
  • JJ Mall
  • Bobae Tower
  • Boonthavorn Pinklao
  • N Mark Plaza, Bangkok
  • Ramathibodi Hospital (SDMC Building)
  • Chamchuri Square
  • Life Center

Other cities

  • Big C Supercenter Udonthani, Udonthani (Escalators to IT junction/Food park)

Other countries

  • Paragon Mall, Orchard, Singapore (1998)
  • Marina Square, Singapore (2006)
  • Former Doha International Airport, Doha, Qatar

Shanghai Mitsubishi escalators


  • Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing (2008)
  • UNIQLO (Nanjing Road West), Shanghai


  • Bellagio Shopping Arcade (2006)
  • Fairmont Jakarta (2014)
  • fX Sudirman (2006)
  • Sparks Hotel Jakarta (formerly Alila Pecenongan)
  • Neo Soho (2015)
  • Plaza Kenari Mas
  • Mall Taman Palem
  • Balai Kartini
  • Mangga Dua Square
Other cities
  • Mega Bekasi Hypermall, Bekasi
  • Hok Im Tong Dago Church, Bandung
  • Pasar Baru Trade Center, Bandung
  • Discovery Shopping Mall, Bali (2003)
  • Tiara Dewata, Denpasar, Bali


  • Parkson, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur
  • EkoCheras Mall, Kuala Lumpur (2017)
  • ICT Digital Mall @ KOMTAR, Penang (replacements from Toshiba Escalators)

Other countries

  • Ocean Finance Centre, Singapore (2011)

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