Type of works: manufacture and installation of TORMAX iMotionautomatic entrances.
Aiming to become a role model for client-focused facilities management among education establishments worldwide, Royal Holloway, University of London, contracted TORMAX to manufacture and install over twenty automatic entrances to new buildings, as well as to retro-fit existing doors with appropriate automatic operators. Utilising cutting-edge iMotion® technology from TORMAX, the new automated doors not only simplify access for all students and teachers but also represent a sustainable solution. As well as being manufactured almost entirely using recyclable materials, iMotion® technology combines a high torque synchronous motor with sophisticated sensors and a ground-breaking control system that minimises energy consumption whilst cutting heat lost from the building by precisely matching door opening speed with pedestrian flow.
Actively encouraging less-able bodied students, Royal Holloway has gone beyond the requirements of current DDA legislation, giving students a remote controlled key ring with which to operate the doors, rather than requiring them to negotiate traditional push-button access. It is our aim to deliver inspirational and exceptional service to everybody, explains Mark Chisholm, Project Surveyor at the university. TORMAX automatic doors offered the range of options we demanded at realistic prices and with good local back-up for servicing and support.
In addition to providing automatic door access to key teaching buildings around the campus, the Student Union now welcomes all members thanks to a pair of TORMAX iMotion® 1301 operators automating the main swing doors at the entrance. Delivering precise functionality through simple keypad programming, iMotion® 1301 swing door operators can be utilised in a wide range of internal or external locations, even those with high foot traffic levels. Tested well beyond industry requirements, and with all components being RoHS compliant, TORMAX operators offer long-term reliability coupled with exceptional safety features including multiple infra-red sensors to guarantee object recognition. In the event of power failure, swing doors can simply be manually pushed open for rapid evacuation.
A new generation of door operators, iMotion® technology is currently available on all TORMAX sliding and swing door operators and will be rolled out across revolving and folding door systems over the next 12 months.
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