Sector Transport infrastructure
Project type New build
Services provided Site survey
Planning advice
Design
Project management
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2017
Project location South East England
Client Southeastern Rail
Consultant Sealtite Windows Ltd
Contractor Walker Construction
Products used TORMAX iMotion 2202 sliding door operators
 
 

Project

Encouraging the cycling ethos, TORMAX was specified to install two full-glass automatic sliding doors to the new Gravesend Cycle Hub, providing fast access for busy commuters looking to drop off their bikes before catching the train. The entrances are both powered by low-energy, TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators which have a reputation for exceptional reliability in the long-term, even in a hectic location such as this.

A £1 million development, the Cycle Hub is a gleaming new glass building situated next to Gravesend train station, housing more than 280 bikes in a safe, secure and dry location. TORMAX worked with Sealtite Windows Ltd and main contractor Walker Construction to deliver an access solution that minimises the risk of bottlenecks during rush hour at either end of the working day. One door allows bikes to be pushed in and out of the Hub, whilst the other is for pedestrians leaving or entering the facility.

Swiss-owned, TORMAX has been designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining bespoke automatic entrance systems worldwide for over 60 years. The iMotion range of door operators is in-house designed and combines unique AC motor technology with a state-of-the-art microprocessor control system. Working in tandem, these guarantee permanent monitoring of door leaf movements, making automatic adjustments as necessary to deliver extraordinarily reliable operation.

Outcome

With cost an important consideration for Kent County Council, this long operational lifespan lowers the total cost of ownership, allowing for more effective financial planning with reduced ongoing budgetary expenditure. iMotion operators also represent a sustainable solution too, with over 95% of the components being recyclable.

“Making it quick and easy for people to drop off and pick up their bikes is key to encouraging use of the Cycle Hub,” comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX UK. “The self-monitoring function on the door operators will ensure they always perform at maximum efficiency, even in a potentially dirty location like this.”


Project

Encouraging the cycling ethos, TORMAX was specified to install two full-glass automatic sliding doors to the new Gravesend Cycle Hub, providing fast access for busy commuters looking to drop off their bikes before catching the train. The entrances are both powered by low-energy, TORMAX iMotion 2202 operators which have a reputation for exceptional reliability in the long-term, even in a hectic location such as this.

A £1 million development, the Cycle Hub is a gleaming new glass building situated next to Gravesend train station, housing more than 280 bikes in a safe, secure and dry location. TORMAX worked with Sealtite Windows Ltd and main contractor Walker Construction to deliver an access solution that minimises the risk of bottlenecks during rush hour at either end of the working day. One door allows bikes to be pushed in and out of the Hub, whilst the other is for pedestrians leaving or entering the facility.

Swiss-owned, TORMAX has been designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining bespoke automatic entrance systems worldwide for over 60 years. The iMotion range of door operators is in-house designed and combines unique AC motor technology with a state-of-the-art microprocessor control system. Working in tandem, these guarantee permanent monitoring of door leaf movements, making automatic adjustments as necessary to deliver extraordinarily reliable operation.

Outcome

With cost an important consideration for Kent County Council, this long operational lifespan lowers the total cost of ownership, allowing for more effective financial planning with reduced ongoing budgetary expenditure. iMotion operators also represent a sustainable solution too, with over 95% of the components being recyclable.

“Making it quick and easy for people to drop off and pick up their bikes is key to encouraging use of the Cycle Hub,” comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX UK. “The self-monitoring function on the door operators will ensure they always perform at maximum efficiency, even in a potentially dirty location like this.”


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