Contractor: Alfred McAlpine
Type of works: supply of nine 930 and 940 automatic sliding-door systems.
Reliability was a key issue when principle contractor at Edinburgh Airport, Alfred McAlpine, took the decision to replace automatic sliding-door operators giving access to the arrivals halls. With the existing doors requiring increasing amounts of maintenance, a total of nine 930 and 940 automatic sliding-door systems from FAAC (UK) have been supplied as replacements in international arrivals, check-in and the domestic UK arrivals hall.
The FAAC operators were chosen following a careful selection process, said Robert McVicar of Alfred McAlpine. We provide mechanical and electrical services including maintenance for access doors and barriers to Glasgow and Gatwick airports, in addition to Edinburgh, and minimal maintenance and 100% reliability are of the utmost importance. We considered a number of options and initially retro-fitted a pair of FAAC sliding-door operators in Glasgow. The results were impressive, with the new operators generating no reactive call outs for maintenance.
Following this, a single FAAC unit was trialled at Edinburgh with equally impressive results, giving Alfred McAlpine the confidence to replace all the existing operators, sourced from three different suppliers, and standardise on FAAC operators.
The 930 or 940 automatic sliding-door system was specified, the choice dependant on the size of the doors. In addition to improving reliability, by sourcing the operators from a single supplier, the company was also able to streamline its spares stockholding.
Featuring an elegant extruded aluminium profile and designed for wall or ceiling mounting, both the 930 and 940 sliding-door operators are designed for long-term reliable performance. External servers and built-in safety features ensure both door operators are completely safe in operation. The 930 is designed to operate with single- and double-leaf sliding doors up to 80/120kg per leaf, while the 940 is able to handle door leafs of up to 250kg. Both operators are suitable for continuous operation.