Re-Engineered Internal Turnstile Mechanism Provides Quiet Operation

Boon Edam revamps its tripod turnstiles to offer a quieter rotation experience for users.
Boon Edam revamps its tripod turnstiles to offer a quieter rotation experience for users.

Boon Edam Inc. has announced that its Trilock 60 and Trilock 75 turnstiles have a re-engineered internal mechanism that provides quiet operation during use, when the arms are rotating into the next position.

The turnstiles are quieter than before because the interior ratcheting and locking mechanism (which controls rotation of the arms to allow a single authorized passage) now has a redesigned shape while maintaining secure functionality. In addition, rubber dampeners are used on certain contact surfaces to reduce the noise level of the clicking noise that turnstiles make. The result of this design is that the operating noise of the turnstile during passage is reduced from 86 decibels down to 73 decibels, which is noticeable in a side-by-side comparison.

Tripod turnstiles are known for their construction and ability to withstand harsh conditions, both indoors and outdoors. They are used to manage large crowds at stadiums, amusement parks, museums, and universities, for example. However, waist-high turnstiles are also used in corporate lobbies to deter tailgating, provided supervision is nearby. To blend in to these environments, they can include premium finishes, such as stone on the tops of cabinets and bronze or custom paint on the sides of cabinets. High-end locations will appreciate the quiet action of these updated tripod turnstiles.

The interior mechanism is built to install and service with ease, creating efficiencies and cost savings for the customer during and after the purchase. In addition, older Trilock 60 and Trilock 75 turnstiles can be retrofitted with the new mechanism with a minimal amount of disruption or need for new parts.

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