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Boon Edam Revamps Tripod Turnstiles for Improved Performance

Boon Edam says the turnstiles are quieter than before because of a redesigned interior ratcheting and locking mechanism.

LILLINGTON, N.C. — Boon Edam, a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announces it has completely re-engineered the internal mechanism in its Trilock 60 and Trilock 75 turnstiles.

The change is said to make the turnstiles operate more smoothly, and with an exceptionally quiet operation during use when the arms are rotating into the next position, according to the company.

Boon Edam says 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 a secure functionality.

Rubber dampeners are also used on certain contact surfaces to reduce the noise level of the standard “clicking” noise emitted from turnstiles.

The result of the new design is that the operating noise of the turnstile during passage is reduced from 86 decibels down to 73 decibels, which is said to be very noticeable in a side-by-side comparison, according to the company.

The new interior mechanism also is also said to be easier to build, install and service than before, creating efficiencies and cost savings for the customer during and after the purchase. 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.

“When we began redesigning the mechanism for the Trilocks, we wanted to improve the customer experience and also make the product easier to build and install,” says Tom Schneider, engineering manager at Boon Edam. “We’re proud that we’ve created that ‘win/win’ and the benefits will impact thousands of end users around the globe.”

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