Understanding UV-C Technology
The Clearwin system uses UV-C technology to effectively eliminate various bacteria*.
What is UV-C?
There are three types of ultraviolet rays: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C, which are classified according to their wavelength. We’re most familiar with UV-A and UV-B rays, as these are the ones that penetrate the atmosphere to cause sunburn and skin aging. Most UV-C rays are blocked by the atmosphere; however, these are the rays that can kill viruses and bacteria. UV-C light has been trusted since the 1930s for sanitization in homes, hospitals, and industrial settings.
Our UV-C rays have a wavelength of 260-270 nm, which is considered the most effective for sanitization purposes given the current technology.
How Does UV-C Sanitizing Work?
UV-C light is a powerful tool against viruses and bacteria. It destroys the DNA and RNA structure in living cells, rendering them inactive, and it works against even the toughest “superbugs” that have developed resistance to antibiotics. This technology has been in use for nearly a century, and today, UV-C light is often installed in HVAC systems to purify the air as it circulates through a building.
For decades, UV-C rays have been shown to kill germs and bacteria. Still, Clearwin conducted additional testing to ensure the escalator handrail sanitizer unit would be effective. Indeed, test results indicated that within 30 revolutions of use, bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were effectively eliminated.
The Clearwin Escalator Handrail Sanitizer can be used on escalators in a variety of settings:
- Malls and shopping centers
- Apartment complexes
- Convention centers
- Office buildings
- Train and subway stations
Innovative Technology From Clearwin
With easy installation, hassle-free maintenance, and low running costs (less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day), the Clearwin Escalator Handrail Sanitization system is an easy, cost-effective way to keep your handrails free from harmful bacteria. UV-C sanitization continues to find new applications, and we’re proud to bring this technology to handrails—something hundreds or even thousands of people are in contact with every day. Contact us to learn more about UV-C sanitizing and how to maintain hygienic handrails with Clearwin.
*efficacy data available upon request