Escalator gear units without compromise

It is impossible to imagine urban everyday life without escalators. Our pairing of top grade materials, selected standard parts and high precision housing machining is convincing: All around the globe, more than 20,000 AUMA Drives escalator gear units are reliably automating escalators in airpoirts, underground stations and department stores.escalator gear units by AUMA Drives / GFC

We guarantee high resilience and functional safety, long service performance, reliability and economic viability.

Our models are available in sizes 125, 160 and 180 (FTS.1-series), as well as 158, 180 as 212 (FTSST.1-series). Technical data on each size is provided on request.


design features
  • efficiency rating of up to 96 % thanks to our gearing optimisation technology
  • noise level constantly below 55 dB (A)
  • lifetime of up to 160,000 hours
  • lifetime-lubricated with polyglycol
  • Worm gearings with ZK type tooth profile according to DIN 3996:2012, optimised for high overload capabilities
  • grinded worm shafts made of case-hardened steel
  • worm wheels made of highly wear-resistant special bronze
  • spur gear stages of FTSST.1 heavy duty series according to DIN 3990
  • FTS.1
  • FTSST.1: heavy-duty-series
  • vibration sensor
  • oil level sensor
  • oil temperature probe
  • lubricant heater
  • pinion
integration into other systems
  • compatible with applications with engine outputs ranging between 5 and 900 kW
  • excellent temperature tolerance capabilities
security and comfort
  • meeting of the requirements of APTA as well as safety factor ≥ 5 according to EN 115:2010 by all componets of the escalator gear
  • passenger comfort trough vibration- and shock-absorbing torque transmission ensuring smooth running
  • maximum stiffness and consequently reduced vibration within the powertrain due to FEM optimised housings 
  • inspection of the acoustic pressure level of our escalator gear units in our in-house acoustic measurement room complying with DIN standards

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