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FAAC 620 Barrier Secures Access To Hospice

Two FAAC 620 automatic barriers have been installed at the John Eastwood Hospice near Mansfield to control access to the visitor car park. Renowned for its long term reliability, the FAAC 620 hydraulic barrier was the obvious choice to replace the existing, non-functioning system.

FAAC approved installer, Mansfield Garage Doors & Gates, was commissioned to design and install the automatic barrier system at the entry and exit points to allow free, 24 hour access for visitors to the hospice. An access control system was required to prevent the car park being used by visitors to the adjacent hospital which charges for parking.

Having installed FAAC products for more than 20 years, Graham Kirk, managing director of Mansfield Garage Doors & Gates had no hesitations in specifying the FAAC 620 barrier system. “FAAC has always led the way when it comes to automation technology and the 620 is no exception. It is fast and flexible without compromising on safety and reliability”, says Kirk.

Using underground induction loops, the 620 barrier system can detect approaching vehicles and automatically open the barrier to allow free entry. On exit, visitors are required to enter a code, obtained from reception, into the FAAC K44 keypad to activate the barrier. The K44 keypad can take up to 30 codes of four or six digits and the code can be changed easily via the keypad.

Ideal for heavy but not continuous traffic, the 620 Standard has a 70% duty cycle and is capable of supporting up to a 5 metre beam with an opening/closing speed of approximately four seconds. For more demanding applications or for continuous use, the 620 Rapid and Super Rapid versions boast opening/closing speeds of two seconds and 0.8 seconds respectively. Electronic slowdown at the end of the opening and closing cycle ensures safe and smooth operation, as well as protection to the barrier mechanism.

With more than 40 years’ experience, FAAC is a world leader in gate and door automation. The company has manufacturing and development facilities in Italy and Ireland and distributes its products in more than 90 countries. Within the UK, FAAC (UK) based in Basingstoke is the market leader in residential and commercial markets, which it serves through a national network of 800 approved installers, all trained to FAAC’s high standards.

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