Axis Launch ax85 Swing Door Drive System

Axis Automatic Entrance Systems have launched the ax85 Universal Drive System for swing doors in sizes EN4 to EN6. The different spring forces required can be quickly and precisely adjusted on the spot using the special adjustment screw. The system also provides many other sophisticated features, allowing pre-defined door types to be quickly and easily adapted to local circumstances.

The name ax85 comes from the 85mm height dimension of the unit making it one of the neatest systems on the market. The universal qualities of the ax85 drive system derive from its electro-mechanical construction and its modular design. When the door drive motor operates, it simultaneously tensions a spring integrated in the drive housing. The closing movement uses energy stored in the spring, which, if necessary, is motor assisted.

Optimum power deployment is achieved in the entire door swing area, even without motor assistance. This moves the door reliably to its end position and also complies with the norms and standards of current safety requirements. The ax85 is approved as a hold-open system for fire protection barriers and can be used with various fire-protection profile systems.

The system is available in Full Power and Low Energy variants. The Full Power version can move doors of several hundred kilos in weight and is especially suitable for use in retail outlets, airports, administration and office buildings, restaurants and hotels.

The Low Energy version is limited to 1.6 joules of kinetic energy which means the safety of people in the swing area, even in the absence of additional security sensors, is not compromised. It is the ideal drive for environments where

people move only slowly and have limited reaction capacity making the ax85 Low Energy especially suitable for use in homes for the elderly and disabled, hospitals, clinics and retirement homes as well as private homes and apartments.

Axis Automatic Entrance Systems also supply, install and maintain a wide range of automatic sliding doors, folding doors, bypass doors and bifolding doors. The range includes specialist doors for specialist installations such as hospital intensive care units as well as shopfronts, curtain walling, security roller shutters, turnstiles, car park barriers and architectural ironmongery. Complete access control systems can also be supplied and installed.

Axis employs ADSA Authorised Technicians (Automatic Door Suppliers’ Association) for the specification, supply, installation and maintenance of automatic door operators as per the guidelines of EN16005 (formerly BS7036:1996 - Code of Practice for safety at powered doors for pedestrian use).

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