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Article Date: 8th September 2017

TORMAX Opens Doors to Learning

Automatic Entrance - Paisley Campus - Revolving Door - Revolving Entrance

Tormax - West Scotland University Entrance

Working with BSL Interiors of Glasgow, TORMAX was contracted to install an automatic entrance to the Robertson Trust Library and Learning Resource Centre at University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus. Creating an impressive frontage to this important building, a Classic 5251 TORMAX 3-wing revolving door is powered by a precision engineered motor designed at the TORMAX HQ in Switzerland, ensuring reliability and longevity of the system.

"This is a sustainable access solution," comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX. "It has been shown that a revolving door powered by a low-energy operator is one of the most effective ways of minimising heat-loss from a building whilst providing clear and easy access for all users, even at the busiest times of the day."

"The University’s Paisley Campus has been significantly developed over the last decade and UWS was recently shortlisted in the ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2015," comments Jim Timlin, Project Support Officer at the University. "The new revolving entrance to the Library is energy efficient and crucially is large enough to keep the flow of foot traffic moving."

The TORMAX Classic 5251 revolving door is constructed for durability with 56mm of aluminium edging the profiles. Driven by a technologically advanced high-torque operator, ongoing performance and minimum maintenance is assured, even under heavy daily wear and tear. Whisper-quiet operation combines with user-friendly programmes to allow settings to be adapted to minimise energy consumption.

The revolving entrance is fully compliant with current DDA regulations, with advanced sensors adapting rotation speed to match that of users. An existing automatic swing door is located alongside the TORMAX revolving door, offering disabled users alternative access as well as flexibility for larger deliveries.

Opened in 1998, the £6.8milion Robertson Trust Library and Learning Resource Centre on Paisley Campus houses close to 200,000 volumes, reference journals and comprehensive electronic study materials. The library also has 950 reader spaces, an IT lab with interactive video players for language materials and a new flexible learning zone with group and individual work areas, coffee bar, internet access and social space.

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