One of the UKs major convenience food suppliers turned to Clarke Instruments Ltd to help support its green initiative programme.
The client’s goal was to support and encourage the cycle to work schemes while maintaining safety and security at its Hull based facility.
However, ground loops at the main vehicle entrance could not detect bicycles, causing difficulties for cyclists, who could not use the ground loop for exit facility. Neither could they benefit from ground loop inhibits: an unacceptable safety risk.
Clarke Instruments solved the dilemma with their well-established 481-200 cycle turnstile.
This product incorporates a standard bi-directional pedestrian turnstile coupled with a bi-directional motorised cycle gate which works in conjunction with the turnstile.
An authorized person will approach and release the turnstile with their standard access control. Then if they have a bicycle they can release the cycle gate to progress through with their cycle.
The bi-directional cycle gate (which is motorised) cannot be operated without the turnstile being authorized.
The turnstile can be factory configured to fail open or fail lock in either direction. It also includes safety features such as a fire alarm interface which can be used for free wheel exit (and/or entry) in case of fire. Safety photo cells on both sides will stop the cycle gate if a beam is broken.
This solution exceeded the company’s requirements; in addition they were suitably impressed with the sustainability of the product.
Pre- Galvanising of the 481-200 exposed frames prior to powder coating increases the life expectancy of the unit to between ten and fifteen years, longer after a mid-life refurbishment.