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Automatic & Semi-Automatic Turnstiles

TCom Security has a longstanding association and distributorship for the full range of Flow Systems Automatic and Semi-automatic Turnstiles.

Since 1975 Flow Systems have specialised in the field of access control barriers to satisfy companies and institutions who need an innovative approach to the controlled access of staff, employees and visitors with high quality products.

With over thirty five years of expertise in physical access control barriers Flow Systems have introduced a wide range of product innovations. Whether customers simply need orderly entrances and exit control, or high-security with metal detection and bullet resistant access control with the emphasis on safety and aesthetics, a solution will be possible.

Flow Systems Turnstiles together with access and time control equipment are used in many industries such as mining, banking, electricity, motor industry, security and property. With roots firmly established in South Africa these quality products have been successfully introduced into the United Kingdom, Europe and the rest of Africa. With strict adherence to a motto of Quality, Reliability and Continuity, combined with adaptability and resultant client loyalty, it has helped establish its position as a market leader in some countries.

High-tech access control requires the exceptional level of service provided by TCom Security & Flow Systems as the Manufacturers. The factory is equipped with excellent machinery and is operated to provide optimum efficiency and quality. Staff have been employed for many years and both artisans and managers are committed to these established high standards. We are proud of the standards we set that other companies must follow, and we remember at all times our watchwords, which is our customer’s guarantee for the future - Quality, Reliability and Continuity.

Access Excellence

With expertise in machine design and 35 years of experience in personnel and vehicle access control, a wide range of product innovations have been introduced. The range caters for entrances where the desired control is for a minimum of orderly entrance and exit, right up to high security metal detection and bullet-resistant access control, with a strong emphasis on safety and aesthetics.

Unique products include Automatic & Semi-automatic Turnstiles, Mantraps designed for Single Person Entry all controlled by various means such as Biometric or Card Reader, Control in Offices, Banks & Compounds and Access Controlled Mantraps/Booths for use in sensitive and high security areas, etc.

Consulting Service

We can provide you with a detailed report of the operation, keeping cost-effectiveness in mind. We aim to pay particular attention to environmental aspects, aesthetic requirements, degree of control and impenetrability, installation requirements, space considerations, ease of upgrading and urgency of installation.

Installation

Equipment is installed by skilled and experienced staff. We remain involved throughout the construction process, assisting where necessary with the co-ordination between contractors - from site preparation to installation.

Industrial Turnstiles

Designed for maximum impenetrability to automatically guide personnel in and out of secure areas.

Turnstile Operation

  • Type ELO: Exit and/or entry rotation is allowed by signal from Card Reader, Biometric Reader, Remote Control, Push-button, Control panel, etc. Turnstile is fitted with STD 100 locking arrangement.
  • Type MO: Rotation in both directions freely on hand-push and is not lockable as standard but has lockable option if required.
  • Type WUNL: Rotation in one predetermined direction freely on hand-push. Turnstile is fitted with WUNL arrangement, and is not lockable as standard but has lockable option.
  • Type BIO: Exit or entry rotation is allowed by signal from a single Biometric/Fingerprint Reader situated in the middle of the Turnstile thus eliminating the need for two readers.

Turnstile Lock Mechanism

The bi-directional, shock absorbent turnstile lock mechanism (STD 100) is of a simple robust design whereby lock and release arrangement is operated by linear motors. Emergency release mechanical override (fitted with a security lock to avoid misuse) is provided for free gate rotation or positive lock when desired, in case of electrical power or control system failure. A spring-loaded device prevents the gate from further rotation after the user stops pushing on the gate arm and positions the rotor into its "locked position". Automatic control prevents the gate from turning in the forbidden direction once rotor has moved through 45º from rest.

An "automatic lock-up" locking arrangement is a standard turnstile feature. Should the mains power fail or be switched off, the turnstile becomes locked in both directions. It can then be unlocked in the desired direction mechanically with a key. An "automatic unlock" locking arrangement is offered as an option.

Design Features

  • Main Frame: Sturdy, fully welded construction manufactured from low carbon steel heavy channels, flats and square hollow sections. The hollow sections provide ideal conducting power and control cables.
  • Four Arm Rotating Gate: Square hollow centre column with end shafts located in sealed bearing blocks with welded on 32 diameter tube gate arms curved to U-shaped loops.
  • Barrier in forbidden Direction: 38 diameter tubing fitted with protective end cups on double turnstile; 32 diameter tubing curved to U-shaped loop on single turnstile.

Installation

All units are completely factory assembled and tested, minimizing installation time.

Building Requirements

Firm levelled concrete screed plinth with a minimum strength of 20Mpa, suitable to accept drill-in M12 x 75mm long anchor bolts.

Model HTG: Plinth 1600 x 1000; 8-off M12 Anchor Bolts drilled in on installation.

Model DHTG: Plinth 2400 x 1000; 12-off M12 Anchor Bolts drilled in on installation.

Electrical Power Requirements

240V AC; Power consumption: 2.3 Amps at 24 volts dc per lock arrangement. 3 core (240V AC, 15A) power cable. (7 core x 0.5mm min cable if push-button control is required) on turnstile rotor centreline - on top - for connecting into lock arrangement and Standard Control Logic respectively. Standard Control Logic is offered to interface turnstile lock arrangement with controls supplied by others (card-reader, push-button etc.).

Prestige Turnstiles

Full Height and Waist Height Prestige High Quality Turnstiles designed for the corporate customer to guide personnel in security areas.

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Operation

TURNSTILE LOCK STD 100: From a locked position, the turnstile's exit or entry rotation can be facilitated by a variety of methods, including: biometric controls - fingerprint readers, facial recognition - remote control, magnetic ID card and push-button control. An automatic "fail-lock secure" lock-up locking arrangement is a standard feature. Should the mains power fail or be switched off, the gate becomes locked in both directions and can then be unlocked in the desired direction mechanically with a key. Optional "fail-free safe" locking arrangement is available as an option on request.

Lock Mechanism

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The bi-directional, shock absorbent turnstile lock mechanism is of a simple yet robust design. The lock and release arrangement is operated by linear motors and limit switches. A hydraulic damping device provides a cushioned homing feature whilst returning the rotor arm to its neutral horizontal no-entry position.

Design Features

  • Turnstile Rotors: 180deg grid finish stainless steel 38 diameter tubing is fitted into solid rotor hub.
  • Turnstile Pedestals: The low-carbon and stainless steel plate pedestals are suitably designed. Top covers are housing the locking mechanism and optional control logic. Stainless steel top cover is hinged and lockable to facilitate easy yet secure maintenance access to provide ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Main Frame: Sturdy, fully welded construction manufactured from low carbon steel heavy channels, flats and square hollow sections. The hollow sections provide ideal conducting power and control cables.
  • Four Arm Rotating Gate: Square hollow centre column with end shafts located in sealed bearing blocks with welded on 32 diameter tube gate arms curved to U-shaped loops.
  • Barrier in forbidden Direction: 38 diameter tubing fitted with protective end cups on double turnstile; 32 diameter tubing curved to U-shaped loop on single turnstile.

Aesthetics

Our Turnstiles' pedestals and rotors combine cost-effectiveness and aesthetic appearance. Even the basic low-security model with stainless steel or baked enamel finish are at home with their surroundings while remaining aptly functional. The construction and option of the more sophisticated equipment allows for a complete tone-in with any architectural design.

Our STD Turnstile Logic panel is offered to interface turnstile locking arrangement with access control devices (biometric readers, card-readers, push-buttons, tickets, etc.). The unit comprises a 80VA transformer with rectifier converting 220V AC to power lock arrangement and control boards.

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Cubicles and Mantrap

Designed for maximum impenetrability to automatically guide personnel in security areas.

Many different models are available for banking, office and industrial environments.

Options Available

  • Glass side panels
  • Stainless Steel and Aluminium cladding
  • Various colours of baked powder coating
  • Steel framed doors fitted with laminated glass or other materials
  • Push/Pull door handles (cubicle type EOD & MOD)

Modes Available

  • Glass side panels
  • Stainless Steel and Aluminium cladding

Modes Available

MOD - Semi-automatic, Mechanical

EOD - Automatic, Motorised Electrical

Operation

Model MOD - has mechanically operated doors which, from a locked position, unlock by means of a signal from an electrical remote control, card reader, etc. The door is opened manually and closed automatically by means of a "non hold open" door closing arrangement with adjustable closing speed. The doors are fitted with push/pull handles and are locked with two electro-magnetic locks.

Model EOD - has similar features, except that door opening, closing and locking is automatically controlled by electrical operators.

The open/close interval is approximately 4 seconds in the case of models EOD (i.e. 8 seconds in total). In the case of the MOD model, the operating time depends largely on the user. Model MOD will, and EOD can, unlock both doors in the case of electrical power failure. Interior sensing devices monitor the user's presence.

Standard Flow Systems logic is supplied to interface with cubicle operating components. Controls, Card reader, etc.

Design

The Cubicle Model 541 door locks are concealed to eliminate tampering. Units are of fully welded low carbon steel construction with polished stainless steel and silver vein baked powder coat finishes. Frameless doors are of clear 12mm armour plate glass with top and bottom rails.

   

Turnstiles, Cubicles & Mantrap – After Sales Service & Maintenance

On-going corrective and preventive maintenance of the system will form part of your contract. Preventative maintenance checks will normally be carried out annually dependent upon the level of use.

As an inclusive part of any current maintenance contract there is a call-out facility with minimum response time of next day in case of emergency. Our engineers provide a telephone response around the clock. In the majority of cases the cause of any problem is an error or simple mistake. Our engineers are always available to talk you through any problems and the correction procedure on these occasions.

Turnstiles, Cubicles & Mantrap – Warranty

New installations and equipment will carry a comprehensive labour and parts warranty of at least 12 months.