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Drop Arm Turnstiles

The drop arm turnstile is designed to meet the spirit and the letter of the ADA regulations and the regulations of other nations. The Drop Arm Turnstile has one long passage barring arm or two mid-length arms. It has an array of cabinet mounted sensors and emitters. The sensor array provides a reasonably effective deterrent against multiple entries. One drop arm turnstiles can be installed in a bank or as the accessible entry/exit in a bank of turnstiles to allow ease of passage of those with physical challenges, strollers and delivery persons with carts. The Drop Arm Turnstile is available in a wide variety of cabinet shapes and materials.

We have been manufacturing Optical Turnstiles since the late 1950’s. We have often found that since Optical Turnstiles do not have barriers, the timing of when alarms are triggered and the pattern of traffic flow has a far greater impact on Optical Turnstile use than they have on Tripod Turnstile use (when there is a barrier people tend to be sure they are allowed to pass through long before they are in the turnstile’s passageway).

By adding a barrier arm, the Drop Arm Turnstile provides a compromise between the greater security of a tripod turnstile and the openness of an optical turnstile.

We have recently added a remote programming feature to our drop arm turnstile controller. Our new “SuperController” can be remotely programmed to meet a customer’s changing requirements. This can be accomplished without the need for a factory technician’s visit.

When operational requirements change, simply call us with the new requirements and we will e-mail you the new programming, upload and test the new program using a laptop computer.