Hands-free activators provide hygienic access


Hart Door Systems expands range of contactless door activators to provide safe, secure and hygienic environments

Hart Door Systems has increased its contactless door activator range, helping to further reduce infection risk in the hospitals and offices.

Included in the range is the Magic Switch, which uses radar technology to detect the wave of a hand over the unit and automatically opens the door at a range of 10-50cm.

The door closes on a timer, but has an option to keep the door open when required.

The non-touch activation makes it an ideal solution for use in clean rooms and pharmaceutical environments as well as in logistic and warehouse facilities.

Beam technology can also be used via the Photocells sender and receiver and Light Curtain sensory device.

Both solutions can be used for activation as well as safety.

The photocells sender and receiver can be mounted on bollards or handrails, up to 3m away from the door, and use multiple beams to sense all traffic types.

The Light Curtain works in pairs, with variable lengths, but a maximum width of 6m.

Light Curtains offer a means of detecting a presence in the door path without actual contact. They also provide sensory input to hold the doors fully open while traffic passes through, reducing the potential for contact and possible injury.

At a time where health and hygiene is becoming more of a key priority across all businesses, contactless door activators can play an important role

Other additional devices that Hart Door Systems is able to either retrofit to existing doors – for instance where there is just a push button in place – or include as part of an upgrade to an older door include: the infrared condor motion and presence sensor; the falcon motion sensor, which uses unidirectional microwaves; the LZR-i110 safety sensor; the LZR-H100 laser sensor; and the LZR widescan sensor. All of these offer high protection and surveillance as well as optimising traffic flow to generate energy savings and provide door safety.

Hart Door Systems is also able to provide induction floor loops, which can be used as an alternative to some sensors.

These are extremely robust and can identify the presence of a vehicle over a wire loop buried under the road surface and signal its presence to a control device. They offer an ABS function to make the loop sensitive to raised floor vehicles, trail tillers or forklifts.

Nick Hart, managing director at Hart Door Systems, said: “At a time where health and hygiene is becoming more of a key priority across all businesses, contactless door activators can play an important role in supporting companies in returning to operations and in helping them to adapt their current environments to safer ways of working, as well as providing additional reassurance to staff and customers.

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