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South Africa’s first escalator handrail steriliser system eliminating 99.99% of harmful surface germs 

GHI’s new, easy to install, ClearWin device has been designed to sterilise the handrails by continuously disinfecting the rails during the operation of the escalator.  When the escalator starts operation, the steriliser starts working immediately. The Handrail UV LED Steriliser is designed to wipe out 99.99 per cent of germs on the surface of a handrail.  The product blocks any sources of infection from spreading by completely destroying the DNA of germs via UV LED light with a wavelength of 278nm. 

This light-based system is harmless to the human body with no harmful chemicals or heavy materials being involved. The steriliser is just half the size of a piece of A4 paper and can be attached to a standard escalator without making changes to the existing facility. The device also has the added benefit of generating its own power supply through the movement of the handle, thus eradicating the need for wires and direct electricity. As a result of such, the running costs are removed. 

Effortless cleaning, all day, every day

The strong L-shaped design uses a stainless steel frame to safely house an innovative system consisting of the ultraviolet lamp, a fixed frame including a torsion spring to maintain a constant pressure upon the passing handrail and a roller system to convert the rotational motion of the handrail into electricity to power the lamps. 

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