Upgrading the experience for visitors to Toyotas vehicle manufacturing plant in Derbyshire, a set of TORMAX bi-parting glass automatic doors were installed to provide easy access between the Visitor Centre and the factory for the electric tour train. TORMAX advised using their advanced IP-65 rated operator as the door had to be mounted externally due to positioning of structural steel mullions. TORMAX worked successfully with the main contractor to install the entrance system within a tight two-week deadline, ensuring it was ready for a large 20 year anniversary celebration event attended by 50 VIPs, comments Ian Clemson, Principal Engineer, Facilities and Environment at Toyota. The new automatic sliding door system is a practical addition that also adds aesthetic prestige.
The TORMAX entrance incorporates a concealed induction loop that will be activated by the tour train to automatically open and close the glass doors, allowing safe entry and exit from the Assembly shop.
The IP-65 rated sealed units are designed to deliver ongoing performance in a range of challenging environments including swimming pools, clean rooms and even hospital operating theatres which need to be pressure-washed. Manufactured to be corrosion-free these superior operators also allow automatic access to be installed in salt-laden air such as on cruise ships.
The entrance looks suitably impressive and has received positive comments from visitors, explains Paul Lawson, Area Manager for TORMAX. A second TORMAX entrance is due for installation shortly.