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Escalator Handrail UV Sterilizer


Efficiency, quality and longevity make the AMTEK family of UV-C lights an integral component of your optimized sanitation strategy

Introducing the AMTEK UV-C Series SteriGrasp Handrail Disinfection Unit, an Escalator Handrail UV Sterilizer. This is the only safety-certified ultraviolet light (UV-C) disinfection units for escalator handrails in North & South America, as well as in Europe. These self-powered and self-contained units eliminate over 98% of bacteria found on escalator handrails.

Escalator Handrail UV-C Sterilizer : The Need

Escalator and walkway
handrails can contain
millions of microbes
including harmful bacteria,
germs, viruses and
pathogens which lead
to the spread of
infectious diseases.

The Longevity of Germs and the Role of Escalator Handrail UV Sterilizer

One germ can multiply into more than 8
million germs in one day.

Methicilin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) can survive
on solid surfaces for hours, days, or even weeks.

Bacteria such as E. Coli and MRSA can cause severe illness and
are easily transmitted when surfaces aren’t cleaned
properly and regularly

“80% of infections are spread the same way: Someone touches a germ-ridden surface.” “77% of escalator accidents were caused by slipping or falling.”

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AMTEK's SteriGrasp: The Escalator Handrail UV-C Sterilizer

AMTEK’s SteriGrasp Standard Unit easily attaches to any escalator or walkway handrail and immediately starts to eliminate over 98% of the bacteria and viruses that lead to the spread of infectious diseases.

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Increase safety and improve your customers’ experience at shopping malls, airports, hospitals, hotels, schools, transit stations, and more!

SIMPLE, SAFE, STRONG, SMART: The Four S’s of Escalator Handrail UV-C Sterilizer
SIMPLE Our SteriGrasp Standard Unit is compact and lightweight, easy to install, operate and maintain. It is designed to be directly mounted on any existing escalator or walkway handrail, in either direction, without any wiring or permanent installation required. As the handrail operates, our unit immediately starts to eliminate bacteria and viruses present on its surface.
SAFE AMTEK’s SteriGrasp Standard Unit is UL-approved in North America, South America and Europe for electrical risk, impact, UV-C, exposure, and blockage.
STRONG UV-C LED light exposure kills 98%of the viruses, germs and bacteria found on handrails. And yet, UV-C light does not stain, degrade or damage the handrail in any way. Only live bacteria are targeted and eliminated by our device during UV-C exposure.
SMART AMTEK’s SteriGrasp Standard Unit uses advanced technology that generates its own power from the rotation of the handrail, and poses no interference to the normal operation of the handrail’s system. The device’s visibility immediately conveys the message that the handrail is actively and safely being disinfected.
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• The most effective disinfection process for escalator handrails.

• Low power, long life LED UV-C light eliminates over 98% of bacteria, including viruses such as E. Coli and Influenza.


• The self-generation system of the Escalator Handrail UV-C Sterilizer produces power from the moving handrail in either direction.

• The low voltage DC electricity produced by the rotational motion of the handrail then activates the UV-C LED disinfection light as well as a blue operation light visible to users.

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Simple Installation

• Easily and safely mounts to the handrail balustrades (glass or stainless steel).

• The attachment is non-per- manent and requires no drilling or modification to the existing escalator or walkway structure.

Security Features

• Rollers are on torsion springs to easily disengage from any external objects inserted into the unit.

• The UV Light of the Escalator Handrail UV-C Sterilizer will not function if the unit is removed from the handrail, or the handrail has stopped moving.

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AMTEK’s SteriGrasp Standard Unit easily attaches to any escalator or walkway handrail and immediately starts to eliminate over 98% of the bacteria and viruses that lead to the spread of infectious diseases.

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AMTEK’s SteriGrasp Standard Escalator Handrail UV-C Sterilizer leverages patented technology to intelligently reflect UV-C light efficiently and effectively around the handrail, disinfecting the complete surface area that a user will come into direct contact with. Naturally, it is CE Compliant.



• The unit uses a quartz glass
lens to deliver almost 100% of
the UV-C light efficiently to the
surface of the handrail.

UV-C Irradiance

• 12 UV-C LEDs operating at
20 mW deliver 240 mW of
UV-C Disinfection power.
(24 VDC @ 100 mA). The
UV-C LED modules are
enclosed in a ceramic
housing with a maintenance
cycle of 10,000 hours.


• An eye-catching illuminated
operation light is easily
installed on the exterior of the
inner deck board. This indicator
provides the user with con-
dence that the handrail is safe,
and also allows a quick verifi-
cation for maintenance.

Applications of Escalator Handrail UV-C Sterilizer

• Major public locations such as airports, malls, and public transit have become the focus of international health organizations as the source of COVID-19 transmission. Our technology is easily attached to existing escalators and walkways and starts working immediately.
• Locations do not have to be evacuated to apply the UV-C technology. Our UV-C unit is self-contained, and UL safety certified, therefore completely safe to be used continuously in public environments without any risk of UV-C exposure.
• The AMTEK SteriGrasp Handrail Disinfection Units are a visible reminder that your location has an active appliance in place to enhance public safety. The units provide an easy-to-understand prompt that the handrail

is being UV-C disinfected in real-time.
• Two models are available for glass or balustrade systems. Custom hybrid units are also available for systems with both glass and stainless steel balustrades.
• The AMTEK SteriGrasp Handrail Disinfection Units are currently in operation in 100’s of locations worldwide. Now, they are finally available in North and South America, as well as in Europe.

• Ideally suited for malls, airports, hospitals, schools, offices, cruise ships, hotels, conference centers, entertainment venues, and public transportation infrastructure. Anywhere an escalator or moving walkway exists.

The AMTEK series of UV-C light products delivers smart and innovative disinfection technologies to market. We focus on solutions that eliminate harsh or toxic chemicals and provide our customers with safer and healthier environments. Our team has over 35 years of experience in the design, development, marketing & distribution of products that are created and optimized with our clients’ needs in mind.

AMTEK is a Canadian-owned company, proudly serving the global market with great products, exceptional quality, relentless service, and a belief that we can always do better to meet your needs

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“Self-powered UV blaster kills
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“Handrail sterilizer promises to
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Extensive medical, laboratory and field tests have validated the results of UV-C disinfection, and the effectiveness of the AMTEK UV-C Series Handrail Disinfection Unit in moving handrail installations:

• UV-C disinfection significantly reduced the number of bacteria on surfaces directly or indirectly exposed to UV-C

• Up to 99.999% reduction of pathogenic bacteria and viruses




Korea Testing and Research Institute

Test strain chosen: Staphylococcus Aureus ATCC 6538. Simulated “handrail” environment test resulting in a 98% reduction of Staphylococcus Aureus. Results would be similar for most other common bacteria

98% reduction of Staphylococcus

SGS Labs

Test strains chosen: Staphylococcus Aureus ATCC 6538 & Escherichia Coli ATCC 8739. Closed test with 5 second exposures, 2 cm from UV-C unit. Resulted in over 99% clearance effectiveness.

99% reduction of Staphylococcus & E. Coli

Field Test: Handrails

Test conducted on 4 handrails in the field. Goal was to check for Colon Bacillus, Streptococcus, Bacillus Pyocyaneus, Salmonella. Before installation only Colon Bacillus was found on Handrail. After one day using unit it was no longer found.

99% Elimination of Colon Bacillus

Field Test: Handrails

ATP (3M Test unit) Hand-held test kit: This test device does not determine the type of individual bacteria. It registers all bacteria on an aggregate level. Handrail was scanned before the unit was installed, then 24 hours later to see results. Observed a general reduction in all bacteria by 70% to 90%. Although this is a very general field test in uncontrolled conditions, the results validate that the majority of live bacteria (microorganisms) were destroyed.

90% reduction of General Handrail Bacteria

“New Device Sanitizes Escalator Handrails While They’re in Use.”

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