AirStair: A Revolution in Keeping Escalator Handrails Germ-Free

How does OXONOX AirStair Work?

What is Plasma
The AirStair mechanism is placed in a suitable void or pit of an elevator or moving walkway application. The handrail is mechanically passed through the AirStair enclosed chamber, for approximately a second, killing all germs to a higher level, faster and cheaper than ever before.

Plasma gas sterilizes all around the belt into all nooks and crannies, rendering the moving belt continually free from contamination by viruses, bacteria, fungi and degrades biofilms or clumps on surface. This allows users to hold onto handrails in total confidence even though thousands may have touched the handrails or belts before. If the handrail became reinfected by a droplet or by transmission by hand it would be sterilized again in its next pass, no more than a minute later.

Why is OXONOX AirStair Needed Now?

To get back to pre-pandemic levels of traffic on escalators and walkways, businesses and transport infrastructure companies must prove to the germaphobe community that it is safe to touch escalators even though many thousands may have touched the handrail recently.

Current methods are inadequate to rise to the new challenges of getting the world’s populations back into offices, buildings, venues and using mass transit, encountering escalators and walkways in the journey. There is a sizable and growing minority that if they do not return to previous patterns of use of facilities, business could face profound consequences.

How Does OXONOX AirStair Benefit Customers?

Reduces 
Risks

Put simply, the higher kill level of AirStair coupled with the fact that the handrail is sterilized every handrail revolution means OXONOX AirStair reduces the risk of pathogens to such small levels that infection is not impossible but unlikely. OXONOX AirStair can deal with the handrail in your facility being contaminated at any time without any intervention or foresight.

Reduces 
Cost

Being fully automatic and requiring no labour, no top up of consumables, or regular maintenance means that OXONOX AirStair costs much less than traditional methods while delivering much higher levels of performance

1st New Sterilization Technology in Decades

The world needed a better, manageable and more cost -effective method of increasing sterilization, and therefore reducing risk, when we are faced with transiting through busy locations to work or to play.

Off The Shelf Solution

OXONOX AirStair is a complete solution and fully compliant with EN115 regulations so can be confidently used to protect the public and increase footfall immediately.

How does OXONOX AirStair compare with Other Solutions?

Handrail Plasma Sterilization

Spray and Wipe

OXONOX AirStair offers continual instant protection every minute of every day at a competitive cost without labour, chemicals, or consumables.

UV Germicidal Irradiation

AirStair only requires a second to eliminate all threats compared to minutes with UV light meaning that it is much more effective in the very short time the belt passes through the plasma. AirStair also eliminates the regular maintenance of UV light systems, the major alternative to plasma, and the cost of replacement bulbs.

OXONOX AirStair uses only atmospheric air and a small amount of electricity with no moving parts so is a very green and sustainable solution in comparison to all other methods.

What are the Running Costs of OXONOX AirStair?

OXONOX AirStair requires a yearly filter change (£15). Running costs due to plasma being blasted into chamber for only run for a few seconds per hour are estimated at <£20 per year (2022).

AirStair is Safe to Use and Engineered to be Free from Public Health and Vandalism Risks

OXONOX sterilization system are safe to use every minute of every day and compliant with all regulations. Ultra-efficient filters and scrubbers mean that only pure air is exhausted into the atmosphere from the OXONOX AirStair unit, ensuring compliance with all COSHH and emissions regulations. Independent emissions testing has been completed by Elements Materials Technology Environmental UK Limited.
All installations and the main operation of OXONOX AirStair are underneath the escalator, travelator or moving belt application, not in sight as a hazard to public or being in risk of being vandalised. This means that OXONOX AirStair is free from any risks to the public such as trapped fingers, and owners have no vandalization issues to contend with.

AirStair Product Specifications

DescriptionVoltage / AmpsDimensionsWeight
ModuNOxD240 Voltage / 0.65 Amps276 L204 W132 D2 Kg
IP Rated Enclosure for ModuNOxDN/A400 H400 W200 D2 Kg
Handrail EnclosuresN/A200 L120 H100 W1.5 Kg
Handrail GuideN/A800 L60 W6 D1.5 Kg
Top BarN/A800 L80 W10 D1.5 Kg
End CapsN/A114 H96 W20 D300 g
Miniaturised Circuit Board240 Voltage / 6 Amps78 D87 H18 W200 g
Timer240 Voltage / 3.4 Amps89 H66 D18 W200 g
Miniaturised Circuit Board / Timer EnclosureN/A160 H114 D84 W410 g
Chris Heaton Harris Rail Minister - OXONOX Testimonial
Chris Heaton-Harris
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, and Chief Whip, Minister of State for Transport 2019-2021
“As passengers continue to return to the network, it is vital that they are safe as they travel. This new sanitising system, along with a range of enhanced and rigorous cleaning measures, is an important way of giving passengers confidence on our railways.”

Industrial Sterilization sectors

Building Operators & Maintenance

Offices

Hospitality

Retail

Leisure & Sporting Venues

Transportation

Transport Infrastructure

Mortuaries

Marine including Cruise Ships

Healthcare

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