Scottish War Blinded, Linburn Centre, Wilkieston

Scottish War Blinded, Linburn Centre, Wilkieston

Client: Scottish War Blinded
Type of works: Supply and installation of two sets of TORMAX automatic swing doors powered by iMotion® 1401 operators

Shortlisted for a prestigious RIBA award, the Scottish War Blinded charity welcomes the visually impaired into their new day centre with two sets of TORMAX automatic swing doors powered by iMotion® 1401 operators concealed within the floor. Designed for longevity, the high-torque synchronous 1401 motor has no abrading parts that can wear out, ensuring on-going reliability for many years to come.

Inspired by the image of a Chinese celestial dragon the clean, contemporary curves of the £3m Linburn Centre development successfully accommodates the particular needs of its users whilst delivering an architecturally exciting building that is free of any institutional connotations. Contracted by WH Brown Construction, TORMAX advised the iMotion®1401 as one of the most advanced door operators available on the market today, perfectly matching the client’s brief that the building should be environmentally friendly with an emphasis on simplicity for the internal space.

A low-energy operator, the iMotion® 1401 operator is straightforward to install and quick to commission being compatible with a standard 240v electrical supply, which also makes for safer operation. Engineered for efficiency, both the power of the motor and spring can be adjusted to suit user-specific requirements, delivering optimum performance regardless of wind loading or pressure differences. A user-friendly keypad allows safe operation to be set for the swing doors at the Linburn Centre, depending on pedestrian speed and the volume of foot traffic.

A sustainable access solution, all TORMAX iMotion® operators are manufactured almost entirely from recyclable materials. Further reducing carbon footprint, an efficient automatic entrance such as this minimises potential heat loss from the building. TORMAX offers a professional design, manufacture, installation and maintenance service for revolving, sliding, swing and folding automatic door systems.

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