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Conceptual Design of a Ramp Type Escalator Utilizing Magnetic Levitation Concept


  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Barjala, Jirania - 799046, Tripura (w), India
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Barjala, Jirania - 799046, Tripura (w),, India


Objectives: The objective of this research work is a prototype design of a new ramp type escalator utilizing the magnetic levitation technology for smooth, fastest and balanced traveling. Methods: The structure of this proposed escalator is modified so as to function as a ramp surface. The traditional electrical and electromechanical escalators are replaced by the high-temperature superconducting coils and magnetic bearings. This research work proposes a methodology expected that the method may be a utility system for the future days. The Electrodynamic Suspension (EDS) system has been utilized in the ramp escalator. Findings: The proposed prototype design of maglev ramp type escalator system is totally different from today's escalators system in the context of its design, structure, technology and operation though its objectives are same. This proposed escalator has been found in animation to better speed with greater passenger safety along with the ease and comfort of passengers during traveling. Analyzing and comparing the various characteristic of the present escalator, the proposed escalator adapting the principle of magnetic levitation technology with high-temperature type II superconductor found the better result in the context of low maintenance cost, fewer staffs for maintenance and in saving the time. There will be no interruption in traveling for a sudden power loss for a certain period of time; the system will work properly due to the superconducting phenomena the current will flow indefinitely in the ramp escalator system. Novelty/Improvement: The proposed prototype design of a ramp type escalator utilizing magnetic levitation technology with the EDS system is a novel concept.


Animation, Escalator, Levitation, Magnetic, Superconductor.

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