Product combines functionality with subtle elegance
THE Briton Compact Door Operator for sliding doors has been launched by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies to satisfy growing demand for a slimline automatic door solution. The operator is a self-contained electro-mechanical drive unit ideal for surface applied applications of both new and existing sliding doors; it combines simple functionality with subtle elegance and robust construction.
Manufactured in high-grade extruded aluminum, the low-profile design is suitable for use with most commercial architectural systems, and with an overall height of only 10.5 cm and projection of just 13 cm, the operator adds a contemporary look to any doorway.
The unit is supplied with a secure digital keypad which provides a user-friendly, straightforward and effective means to program the door’s operating modes and parameters. In addition to normal operating functions, it includes one-way traffic - useful when a building is closing and customers need to exit, while deterring entry by new people and a ‘summer-winter’ setting where, during colder/warmer months, the operator can be set to automatically reduce the width of opening in periods of low-traffic usage – helping save energy.
A number of built-in safety features provide appropriate operation in the event of abnormal situations, such as an obstruction in the doorway when the operator’s auto-reverse function positions the doors to the open position until the obstruction is removed and the door is manually pushed in a closed direction or power failure - the battery-back up will either power the doors to the fully open – or closed – position, depending on the pre-programmed setting.
Briton is a brand of Ingersoll Rand, a company involved in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. “Our people and our family of brands work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency,” according to a compy spokesman. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.