Kone installs 4 autowalks at Mumbai airport
Kone has recently installed world’s flattest autowalk technology at T2 integrated terminal, which is coming up at Mumbai international airport. When completed, the terminal will have an area over 4,39,000 sqm and will include new taxiways and apron area for aircraft parking. The terminal will cater to 40 million passengers annually.
The company has used innovative pallet return mechanism and a new kind of motor solution, which makes the InnoTrack autowalk very flat and it can be installed entirely on the finished floor level.
Kone says this is a breakthrough innovation in the escalator business. The modular-based flat technology platform and the re-installation possibility enable the use of autowalks also in buildings and premises in which autowalks have not been used before. The autowalk can be installed without changes in the floor structure (direct on finished floor level), which enables the easy installation in both existing and new buildings.
“We have been able to complete the installation of its autowalk in less than a week’s time. This is a completely new product and the challenge was to understand the entire process and methodology and deliver on time. We have four autowalks in the airport and are confident of creating a smooth and hassle free people flow experience,” said Neeraj Sharma, managing director, Kone India.
KONE InnoTrack autowalk is also environmentally friendly because of its oil-free drive system and pallet chain and the fact that it uses significantly less material than traditional solutions.