DAAB opens doors at Edinburgh Depot


DAAB MK drive unit operators have been used to automate a set of ten side-hung,
bi-folding doors at the new Edinburgh Trams maintenance depot. The automated
doors will provide access to trams entering the depot for cleaning and maintenance.

DAAB is part of the FAAC group and its operators were specified by Jewers Doors
who were contracted to supply and install the tram depot doors, measuring 4m wide
by 7.2m high. Ideally suited to large industrial applications, all DAAB operators come
with a five year warranty and can be used to automate gates, doors and barriers.

Director of the Phoenix Division of Jewers Doors, Mark Jewers said: “With a large
scale project such as Edinburgh Trams it was vital that we used a highly reliable and
safe door automation system. DAAB operators are extremely durable and can be
opened manually in just two seconds in the event of power failure or fire.”

To maximise safety, FAAC infrared safety beams were fitted to all doors which trigger
the door to stop and reverse if an obstacle breaks the beam. Full height safety edges
were directly wired into the DAAB EP103 control board, preventing the door from
closing on a person or a vehicle if the safety edge is depressed.

Taking up minimal space when open and with opening speeds from only seven
seconds, Jewers Doors bi-folding doors are ideal for industrial applications, such as
emergency service appliance bays, vehicle workshops and goods-in bays.

With more than 40 years’ experience, FAAC is a world leader in gate and door
automation. The company has manufacturing and development facilities in Italy and
Ireland and distributes its products in more than 90 countries. Within the UK, FAAC
(UK) based in Basingstoke is the market leader in both residential and commercial
markets, which it serves through a national network of 800 approved installers, all
trained to FAAC’s high standards.



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