TORMAX automatic doors installed at new Midland Heart Foundation residential development

TORMAX automatic doors installed at new Midland Heart Foundation residential development

Client: Midland Heart Foundation
Type of works: Supply and installation of a double set of bi-parting automatic sliding doors

Offering DDA compliant access for staff, residents and visitors to Willowfields, a £7m Midland Heart development, TORMAX has installed a double set of bi-parting automatic sliding doors to the main entrance. Working with Dotcom Glazing Ltd, TORMAX recommended using four of their Win Drive 2201 door operators to ensure reliable and energy efficient operation for many years to come.

With 24hr care and support available when required, Willowfields offers its older residents a safe community in which to enjoy a wide range of facilities including bar and social lounge, hair and beauty salon, activities hall and general store. Ensuring easy access for residents whilst helping retain heat in the reception area, a lobby has been created between two sets of TORMAX automatic sliding doors.

“We have worked with TORMA X on other similar installations,” comments Ray Kemp, Commercial Manager for Dotcom Glazing, “and have found their operators to deliver on all fronts – practicality, cost and long term reliability.”

The Win Drive 2201 is well established as a market leader offering a cost-effective door operator that is sufficiently compact to be installed in most locations. A simple keypad allows staff to quickly programme the doors to allow opening and closing speed and width to match foot traffic requirements and weather conditions. Tried and tested in busy environments world-wide, the Win Drive has proven reliability, offering a sustainable long-term access solution.

At Willowfields the issue of accessibility has been of particular importance in order to maximise the standard of living for all residents. Offering them confidence, the Win Drive 2201 emergency opening system reacts instantly to any obstruction detected when sliding closed, whilst the electromechanical bolt offers a solid and secure locking mechanism, effectively reducing the risk of break-ins.

With over 50 years experience in the development of technologically advance automatic entrance systems, TORMAX delivers solutions for almost any location offering a range of bespoke sliding, swing, revolving or folding automatic doors.

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