Passenger Comfort is Crucial
When using public transport, it is important for people with reduced mobility to be able to quickly find and operate door-opening push buttons.
Traveling by bus or train should be easy, safe and comfortable for every passenger. A door-opening push button must work just as reliably in extreme heat and with dust as it does in high humidity or freezing temperatures. In addition to functional reliability, TSL-ESCHA products also focus on passenger comfort.
Passengers with reduced mobility should be able to recognise and operate TSL products easily. Push buttons, warning devices and signal lights comply with the recommendations of the relevant associations and meet all requirements, including TSI- PRM (Technical Specification for Interoperability – Persons with Reduced Mobility).
To ensure that boarding and alighting can proceed smoothly during passenger change, push buttons must be recognisable at first glance. These must be clearly distinguishable in colour from the surface on which they are mounted. The minimum contrast value is normatively required in EN 16584- 1:2017 as well as in EU Regulation No. 1300/2014 (TSI PRM:2019) not only when new, but permanently. This is intended to ensure the best barrier-free access possible for visually impaired passengers in public transport.
In order to save the operator from having to regularly check the required contrast values, the operating elements of TSL are uniquely designed. The coloured pictographs are mounted behind a resistant transparent cover. As a result, the colours remain unchanged and the pictographs are protected against wear and soiling. In addition, the colours of the panels are applied using a coating process, providing long-term protection.
As the only manufacturer, TSL- ESCHA has always offered devices with the push button series CK, PK52 and PK that fully provide permanent contrast. Push buttons which have been in use for up to 20 years have proven this.
Bus-News magazine Issue 1, January 2023: TSL-ESCHA GmbH: Handrail Buttons from TSL-ESCHA and MAFELEC.
TSL-ESCHA has developed a new variant of handrail button featuring additional acoustic feedback, providing passengers with more safety.
The PK52 push button series is ready to impress, now available with a modern plastic bezel in 8 standard colours.
TSL-ESCHA is turning blue and has unveiled a new logo, celebrating becoming part of MAFELEC TEAM in November 2021.
MAFELEC TEAM, an owner-managed French group of companies, acquires TSL-ESCHA GmbH, based in Halver (North Rhine-Westphalia).
TSL-ESCHA is now launching the next generation of signal lights: the SLE161 and SLE162 replace the previous SLE160.
TSL-ESCHA’s door opening push button PK52 is now available for installation in glass doors of buses and trains.
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