This article first appeared in the Bus-News Magazine Issue 2 2023.
When using public transport, it is important for people with reduced mobility to be able to locate and operate products quickly.
Travel by bus should be easy, safe and comfortable for every passenger. A door-opening push button must function just as reliably in extreme heat with dust as in high humidity or icy temperatures. In addition to functional reliability, TSL-ESCHA and MAFELEC place a great deal of importance on passenger comfort.
Passengers with reduced mobility should be able to recognise and operate the products easily. The push buttons, signal devices and LED lighting comply with the recommendations of the associations and meet the legal requirements. To ensure that boarding and alighting can proceed smoothly during passenger changes, operating elements such as door opening push buttons need to be recognisable at glance. The aim is to ensure that passengers, in particular those with visual impairments, have access to public transport that is as barrier-free as possible.
The coloured pictograms on the TSL-ESCHA push buttons are mounted behind a transparent cover that is resistant to UV light. As a result, the colours remain unchanged and the pictograms are protected from wear and dirt. In addition, TSL-ESCHA uses a coating process to apply the colours to the covers, providing long-term protection. Plastic components made of coloured plastics cannot guarantee this in the long term. This means that operating elements are always clearly visible.
Similarly, TSL’s door controls are not only identifiable by touch according to TSI-PRM, but also give visually impaired people additional haptic recognition options such as braille. TSL-ESCHA takes great care to ensure that the push buttons, warning sounders and signal lights provide added value for passengers. Large touch surfaces, optimum brightness of the LEDs, braille and acoustic warning and information signals make it easier for hearing and visually impaired and mobility-impaired passengers in particular to participate in public transport life.
Bus-News magazine Issue 1, January 2023: TSL-ESCHA GmbH: Handrail Buttons from TSL-ESCHA and MAFELEC.
Bus-News magazine Issue 2, October 2022: TSL-ESCHA – More Passenger Comfort and Safety with User-Friendly Products.
TSL-ESCHA and MAFELEC presented their joint product portfolio at Busworld Europe 2023 in Brussels from 7 to 12 October.
TSL-ESCHA will be presenting the HSTIV, HSTIA and M-360 hand rail buttons at Busworld in Brussels (Hall 5, Booth 530) from 7-12 October.
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.
Use the form opposite to get in touch with TSL-ESCHA GmbH directly to discuss any requirements you might have.