Escalator Pro|A Professional Escalator Consulting Firm
Why you should hire an escalator consultant:
If you need an escalator & power walk expert, hire an ESCALATOR & POWER WALK expert.
Most experts in the industry have more elevator experience and focus on elevators, or both elevators and escalators. Ken Smith has over 30 years experience as a mechanical engineer in the escalator and power walk industry and consults only on escalators and moving walkways. Ken Smith & Associates LLC is an escalator consulting and expert witness firm, focused on escalator inspections & maintenance, training, testing, accident investigation and reconstruction, claims, and litigation. Ken Smith, the principal consultant, has over 30 years of experience in the industry designing, installing and maintaining escalators, moving walkways and their components. Ken became involved in escalator litigation and training in 2000, and became an independent consultant in 2003. He has consulted on over 200 cases and 235 claims.
The vertical transportation industry concerns itself with various types of elevators, escalators, and moving walks. The majority of expert witnesses in the industry have backgrounds with far more elevator experience, and little escalator experience. Most experts were in service, sales or were elevator or escalator mechanics; very few are engineers with escalator and moving walkway design and operation experience. Ken Smith is a mechanical engineer, hired by major escalator manufacturers with years of escalator and power walk design, installation and maintenance experience. The majority of the experts in the vertical transportation industry consult and testify on both elevators and escalators. Some have QEI certification for inspection, but even the QEI test for certification of elevator and escalator inspectors has far more elevator content. Ken Smith only works with escalators and moving walks. He has designed complete units for Montgomery and Kone, as well as components for Montgomery, Kone, Peele, Westinghouse, and Schindler escalators.
Ken Smith is the professional escalator consultant to contact for all of your escalator and power walk projects.