EcoMod Escalator Modernization

The KONE EcoMod™ escalator modernization solution offers an innovative and systematic approach to replacing the entire workings of your escalators, delivering brand new technology without expensive, disruptive truss removal. You get a complete new escalator right in your existing truss, featuring current escalator technology, reduced energy consumption and operating costs, and a 25-30 year life-cycle. This is a complete duty range product that is applicable in all market segments, and it will significantly improve the people flow experience in your building.

KONE EcoMod features

Latest technology

The best solution in escalator modernization for your building.


New newel ends with roller bearing assembly

Floating lower reversing station with precision cast track system

Unique, positive-type, free-floating step guidance system

Robust track designed for consistent narrow step-to-skirt gap

A sophisticated microprocessor based controller

A closed-loop permanent magnet brake compensates for load, continually adjusting

One direct drive machine that powers both steps and handrails


Modifications reduce handrail drag, extending handrail life and reducing downtime

Provides Smooth operating step band and quiet operation

Delivers a smoother ride and enhances passenger safety

Meets the Escalator Step/Skirt Performance Index without skirt brushes and reduces exposure to liability

Constantly monitors speed, direction, safety status and other key operating parameters, enhancing safety and simple diagnostics

Ensures smooth, constant deceleration improving passenger safety

Improves the ride passenger safety by providing a fully synchronized handrail and step movement

KONE EcoMod installation

EcoMod Installation Escalator Modernization

EcoMod Escalator Modernization

A KONE EcoMod complete escalator modernization begins with the removal of all existing mechanical and electrical components. Then the existing truss is modified to accept KONE EcoMod modules. This allows quick installation of the latest technology without major disruption.

Preservation of the existing truss delivers:

  • Cleaner and less disruptive installation that doesn’t require special crane hoisting or building façade removal.
  • Elimination of costly structural modifications.
  • Preservation of existing building décor (floors, walls, ceilings, etc.).
  • The ability to preserve existing escalator cladding and decking.


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