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8 Tips For Choosing Best Swing Barriers in 2022

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Update time : 2022-07-22 02:50:00

1. What is swing turnstile gate?
2. How do swing barriers work?
3. How to install swing barriers?
4. 8 Tips for choosing best swing barriers
5. Where to buy swing barriers?


1. What is swing turnstile gate?

Swing barrier, also called swing turnstile and speed gate, is a common pedestrian gate for people traffic control. It is used to guide and restrict people's entry by swinging the baffle 90 degrees. Swing barrier is generally composed of stainless steel chassis, movement, swing arm, control system, infrared sensor, indicator light and other parts.
Due to the ease of installation, affordable price, elegant and simple designs, and fast traffic control, swing barriers are widely used in many places, such as scenic spots, parks, stadiums, theaters, convention centers, hotels, fitness clubs, and more.
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2. How do swing barriers work?

As one of the most common pedestrian passage management equipment, swing gates are mainly used in enterprises, units, clubs, hotels, factories, libraries, communities, schools and other occasions. Many people will be very curious, how do swing barrier work?
The Swing barrier workflow is as follows:
①The access control system verifies user information through face, card, QR code or fingerprint, etc.
②After the verification is passed, the access control system sends a signal to the gate controller to control the motor action, swing the acrylic baffle 90 degrees to open the channel
③After the photoelectric sensor detects the passage of people and objects, the swing barrier closes the passage (or if the user does not pass within the specified time, the device will automatically cancel the permission for this passage, and the acrylic baffle returns to the initial position)

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Swing barrier has the function of guiding the flow of people. Through its own mechanical structure, it can control the entry and exit of people in one or two directions. During the reset process, it can automatically stop working when it encounters resistance to avoid user injury. At the same time, it can also realize remote control and management through computers and other methods.
In addition, if it is detected that someone violently forcibly opens the door, unauthorized tailgating, not passing in the prescribed direction, etc., the swing turnstiles automatically turn on the sound and light alarm to prompt the user to stop the illegal behavior. In addition, the anti-collision movement design can protect the movement from violent damage, automatically lock, and protect the equipment from being damaged.

Finally, the swing barrier will open automatically if power fails. It not only meets the needs of fire escapes but also provides smooth person guidance for occasions even there is a very large flow of people for subway, scenic spots or commercial buildings.

3. How to install swing barriers?

1. Prepare the tools for installing swing barriers in advance, and check the accessories of the swing barriers according to the packing list.
2. Before starting the installation, it is necessary to clarify the system composition and working method of swing barriers, and then carry out overall planning and installation.
3. After the foundation surface is processed, arrange the swing barriers in order.
4. After determining the hole position of the swing gate, drill the hole, and pre-embed M12 anchor bolts or expansion bolts.
5. Use 3/4″ PVC conduit to wear the strong current cable and weak current cable in turn and bury them in the corresponding position.
6. Move the chassis of the swing barriers to the corresponding installation positions in turn, and align the anchor bolts one by one.
7. Check whether the composition and working method of the swing gate are placed correctly, and then proceed to the next step after checking if there is no problem.
8. Referring to the wiring diagram of swing barriers, connect the power line and control line of the swing barriers respectively, and remember to connect the system protection ground.
9. After the state and function of the swing barriers have been debugged, tighten the fixed nut.

4. 8 Tips for choosing best swing barriers

4.1. Raw material
4.2. Indoor or outdoor use
4.3.
Safety
4.4 Installation space
4.5. Drive structure
4.6. Material of baffle
4.7. Access control system
4.8. Manufacturer


There are thousands of gate suppliers on the market, and there are countless swing barrier styles, so how can we choose the most suitable style? The following 9 tips can help you:

4.1. Raw material

We all know that the raw material of the gate is generally stainless steel, but in fact Stainless steel material is divided into various models,for example, 304 and 201 commonly used in the manufacture of turnstile gates.
1. Different surfaces
The surface of 201 stainless steel is dull in color, while the surface of 304 stainless steel is smooth and bright.
2. Different ingredients
The manganese content in 201 stainless steel is relatively high. When it comes into contact with acidic substances, the manganese in it is easily precipitated and rusted. For 304 stainless steel, it contains more chromium and is not easy to rust.
3. Different performance
201 stainless steel is more brittle and harder than 304 stainless steel because the carbon content of 201 stainless steel is higher than that of 304 stainless steel. The corrosion resistance, acid and alkali resistance of 304 stainless steel are better.
4. Different prices
304 stainless steel is better than 201 stainless steel in all aspects, so the price of 304 stainless steel is higher than that of 201 stainless steel.
We all know that the raw material of the gate is generally stainless steel, but in fact, stainless steel is also divided into 201 and 304.
1. Different surfaces
The surface of 201 stainless steel is dull in color, while the surface of 304 stainless steel is smooth and bright.
2. Different ingredients
The manganese content in 201 stainless steel is relatively high. When it comes into contact with acidic substances, the manganese in it is easily precipitated and rusted. For 304 stainless steel, it contains more chromium and is not easy to rust.
3. Different performance
201 stainless steel is more brittle and harder than 304 stainless steel because the carbon content of 201 stainless steel is higher than that of 304 stainless steel. The corrosion resistance, acid and alkali resistance of 304 stainless steel are better.
4. Different prices
304 stainless steel is better than 201 stainless steel in all aspects, so the price of 304 stainless steel is higher than that of 201 stainless steel.
Since customers cannot distinguish 304 and 201 stainless steel with the naked eye, some manufacturers will use 201 stainless steel instead of 304 stainless steel in order to reduce costs. There may not be much difference in the early use, but 201 stainless steel is not corrosion-resistant and easy to rust, which brings a very bad experience to users. Macrosafe only uses 304 stainless steel or 316 stainless steel as raw materials. 316 has better corrosion resistance, less rust and higher cost. Turnstile gates made of 316 stainless steel are more suitable for places with high acidity and humidity, such as seasides, chemical plants, etc.

4.2. Indoor or outdoor use

Whether swing barriers are to be installed indoors or outdoors is a question to consider when choosing a style. Some very beautiful and artistic styles, using special materials or craftsmanship
Whether swing barriers are to be installed indoors or outdoors is a question to consider when choosing a style. Some are very beautiful and artistic, using special materials or craftsmanship because they require regular daily maintenance, and their water and dust resistance will be affected, so they are not suitable for outdoor environments. The following two models are very suitable for outdoor use, such as scenic spots, playgrounds, factories, warehouses, etc. Their waterproof and dustproof grades reach IP56, ensuring long-term stable operation, even in harsh environments.
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                       MS01B                                                  MS03B                                                   MS05B 

4.3. Safety

Swing barrier relies on optical sensors to detect the flow of people. If the detection is wrong, the swing door will hit the user. In addition, in order to detect the user behavior of the entire channel, there should not be too few optical sensors. Generally, manufacturers only provide 3 pairs, while Macrosafe swing barriers will be equipped with 4 to 6 pairs optical sensors to ensure higher security and more responsiveness.

4.4. Installation space

The size of most swing barriers is 1200*300*980mm (L*W*H), more and more customers want the gate to have a smaller footprint but longer channel length, so our company has developed a size of 1400 *180*980mm (L*W*H)slender swing barrier, the overall equipment is slimmer and longer, this swing barrier design is more high-end and simple, suitable for some occasions with high aesthetic requirements and user-friendliness, such as financial buildings, commercial buildings Office buildings, government agencies, cultural centers, museums, etc.,

4.5. Drive structure

Swing barrier is driven by the motor. In daily life, there are many and frequent pedestrians and vehicles, so the swing barrier is generally in a state of continuous mechanism. Therefore, the life of the motor is very important for the selection of equipment. The motor and reducer The life of the swing gate also directly determines the overall life of the swing gate equipment. Macrosafe uses a self-developed patented mechanism with good low-speed operation stability and high control precision and is equipped with well-known brand servo motors. Macrosafe swing barriers have passed 10 million MCBF tests, ensuring quiet and smooth operation without after-sales concerns.

4.6. Material of baffle

The baffle materials of the swing gate include stainless steel, acrylic, and tempered glass. For example, it is used for special passages such as trolleys, electric vehicles, and bicycles. It is recommended to use stainless steel to prevent bicycles from being damaged by collision. If it is for pedestrians, it is recommended to use acrylic or tempered glass, and LED color-changing light strips can be added to remind pedestrians of the passing status and make the turnstile more beautiful.

4.7. Access control system

swing barrier can be combined with various third-party access control systems, such as face recognition system, rfid card systems, fingerprint, QR code, barcode, visitor systems, ticketing systems, etc., to further improve the security of designated areas. For example, factories, schools, communities, hospitals, companies, etc., it is recommended to use RFID card swing barriers; customs, subways, scenic spots, cinemas, playgrounds, and airports are recommended to use swing barriers for ticketing systems; financial institutions, military areas, etc. have strict security measures In places, it is recommended to use face recognition or fingerprint recognition swing barrier;

4.8. Manufacturer

When purchasing swing barriers, in addition to the quality of the product itself, another point that cannot be ignored is the service level of the supplier. No product can be guaranteed to be 100% free from problems, so after-sales service is especially important. Moreover, turnstile gates, as a frequently used product, also require daily maintenance and maintenance. Macrosafe, as a professional manufacturer who has been in the turnstile gates industry for more than 10 years, can provide professional technical support, as well as suggestions of product use and maintenance.

5. Where to buy swing barriers?

Swing barriers are more and more widely used in our life, which brings a lot of convenience to our life. It is very important to choose a channel gate with reliable performance and a stylish appearance. Macrosafe is one leading manufacturers of turnstile barrier gates, always insisting on high-quality products, and a customer-oriented service concept, Macrosafe provides a variety of swing barriers to meet the needs of various occasions, and we always take customer needs as the starting point to provide customized products and solutions, even a very small project.
1. The design can be customized according to customer needs
2. The size and channel width of the product can be customized
3. The material of the box can be 316 stainless steel
4. The material of the gate can be chosen from plexiglass, tempered glass, polycarbonate sheet, etc., and the color can be customized
5. The surface treatment of stainless steel can be customized as polishing, electroplating, baking paint, etc. The color of plating and baking paint can be customized
Welcome to contact Macrosafe  or Email us for more targeted solutions.


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