Client: Birmingham Airport
Type of works: supplied Motion® bi-parting sliding doors.
As part of a £100m development programme, travellers to Birmingham Airport now benefit from a new, state of the art terminal which is easily accessed from the main concourse through a double set of iMotion® bi-parting sliding doors installed and maintained by TORMAX UK Ltd.
The new One Terminal is the result of a merge of the Airports two existing terminals into a single facility to improve overall operational capabilities and customer experience. TORMAX was specified for access at One Terminal through H&H Architectural Systems.
With this entrance scheduled to experience extremely high levels of daily foot traffic, TORMAX recommended their iMotion® 2401 operator. One of the most advanced automatic doors solutions on the market today, iMotion® represents low energy, sustainable automation without any compromise on functionality or reliability. Designed specifically for busy locations, the 2401 operator incorporates a high torque synchronous motor that has no abrading parts, ensuring optimum performance and near-indefinite life-expectancy.
Aside from low energy operation, the automatic entrance at Birmingham Airport further contributes to lowering carbon footprint by reducing heating bills in the terminal. The two sets of automatic sliding doors work smoothly and silently in conjunction to effectively create an entrance lobby area which minimises heat loss from the building without slowing pedestrians or creating a bottleneck.
With such a high volume of varied foot traffic, safety is obviously an issue, especially with the added difficulty of manoeuvring luggage through the doors. Making the sliding doors safe for all users, TORMAX sophisticated sensors and control system ensures operation can quickly be adapted to match the speed of pedestrian flow as well as external weather conditions.
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