Benefiting from a recent refurbishment, the new automatic sliding entrance to the Sports Centre at Rugby School delivers DDA-compliant access for all pupils, staff and members of the public. The double set of two-leaf sliding doors were designed and installed by Norman and Underwood and are powered by reliable TORMAX Win Drive 2201 door operators. We chose these doors after carefully researching the market, comments Mike Smith, Site Manager at the School. While there may be cheaper products available the TORMAX system looked and has proven to be, a wise choice.
A leading co-educational facility, Rugby School has a rolling programme for upgrading the buildings, many of which are listed. In addition to replacing the original timber and glass manual swing doors at the main Sports Centre entrance, the lobby area has been refurbished with new ceilings, floor and lighting.
Neatly compact a TORMAX Win Drive 2201 door operator measures just 142mm x 100mm, allowing an automatic entrance to be installed in almost any location. However it is surprisingly powerful and can automate either a single-leaf sliding door of up to 120kg or a double set of doors weighing 100kg per leaf, delivering an impressive opening width of up to 2000mm.
There is no compromise on reliability or functionality either. Tested well in excess of current industry requirements of one million cycles, the door drives are ideal suited for this busy school sports facility, delivering ongoing performance well into the future. Simple two-key programming allows users to quickly adapt opening speed, hold open time and opening width in response to foot traffic levels and weather conditions, helping minimise heat loss from the building without creating bottlenecks.
We have worked with TORMAX on a number of other projects previously and have found their operators to be reliable and cost-effective in the long-term, explains Jonathan Castleman of Norman and Underwood.
TORMAX UK Ltd designs, manufactures and installs bespoke automatic entrance systems that includes revolving, curved-sliding and folding doors. Developed at the Swiss HQ, their operators represent the latest in cutting edge technology and deliver unparalleled reliability.
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