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Article Date: 8th November 2018

TORMAX - Convenient Automatic Access for Convenience Store

Automatic Access - Automatic Sliding Door System - Door Operator

TORMAX - Co-op store in Dudley

Working with Smart Aluminium Ltd, TORMAX has installed an automatic sliding door system to a new Co-op store in Dudley. Using the reliable TORMAX Windrive 2201 door operator, all customers are welcomed into the shop with ease of access.

“Automatic entrance systems are the obvious choice for busy stores such as this,” comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX. “In addition to ensuring quick access into and out of the shop for everyone, it is also an environmentally sound solution. Rather than having an ‘open door policy’, heat loss from the Co-op is minimised thanks to our hi-tech sensors that react with speed and precision to an approaching customer.”

The new Co-op is the result of a £500,000 investment, with main contractor for the project being Thomas Roy Ltd, working with national architects, Corstorphine + Wright. The development brings much needed local shopping convenience to the community.

TORMAX UK Ltd is a whole owned subsidiary of the Swiss firm, Landert Group AG, which has specialised in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge door automation solutions for over 90yrs. The in-house designed Windrive 2201 has proven its reliability and performance in busy locations worldwide.

A cost-effective solution, the Windrive 2201 operator is not only easy to install but also quick to programme for everyday use. Measuring just 142mm x 100mm the drive is surprisingly slim, often allowing automatic sliding door access in tight locations.

However, it is still a powerful operator capable of powering either a single-leaf door of up to 120kg or a double set of doors weighing 100kg per leaf and providing an impressive pass-through space of up to 2000mm.

For out-of-hours security, an optional electromechanical lock offers a secure and solid system that effectively reduces the risk of break-ins.

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