Boon Edam Turnstiles to Appear on Discovery Channel Show

Upcoming episode of “Machines: How They Work” uses CGI effects to detail manufacturing process and internal mechanical operation.

LILLINGTON, N.C. – Boon Edam, a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, said its Turnlock 100 full-height turnstile will be a featured technology in an upcoming episode of “Machines: How They Work” on the Discovery Science Channel.

Each 30-minute episode of “Machines: How They Work” focuses on revealing hidden workings of our everyday world using photo-realistic CGI to break down everyday objects into their component parts. The show also films in live action at real locations to show how objects are manufactured and operate in their installed environment. 

The episode featuring the Boon Edam Turnlock full-height turnstile will air in the United States at 10 p.m. on April 28th. The episode seeks to reveal the answers to the following questions about three featured products:

  • How does a frozen yogurt maker convert gallons of liquid into fluffy frozen dessert?
  • How does a turnstile allow authorized people to enter, but stop intruders in their tracks?
  • How can the office chair keep the world’s workforce comfortable?

The turnstile segment was filmed at Boon Edam’s Lillington, N.C., manufacturing plant to show how the components of a turnstile are built and assembled. Turnstiles installed at Cree Inc. in Research Triangle Park, N.C., were filmed to illustrate how turnstiles operate in a real-world environment, and stop intruders from entering a secure area. 

“What an honor to be selected by Discovery Channel to be featured on this program,” said Mark Borto, Boon Edam, CEO. “For many, a turnstile is nothing special, but the way this program explains the manufacture and use of the humble turnstile demonstrates there is a lot more going on than meets the eye.”

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