FAAC

Glasgow Airport

FAAC DOOR OPERATORS TAKE OFF AT GLASGOW AIRPORT

FAAC sliding door operators have now been installed at three major entry points at
Scotland’s busiest airport. As part of Glasgow airport’s security upgrade, following the
terrorist attack in 2007, FAAC’s 930 electromechanical operator was chosen to replace
the existing system at departures, domestic arrivals and international arrivals.

With over eight million passengers passing through its doors each year, reliability and
safety were both paramount when specifying a door automation system. Designed to
operate on each occasion and in every environment, the 930 operator is highly reliable
without limits on the frequency of use and requires minimal maintenance. Compliant
with current international safety standards, the 930 automatically programs opening and
closing force and speed according to the friction and the door weight. Its anti-crush
technology ensures that the door reopens immediately if an obstacle is detected.

FAAC approved installers, DSS Automatic Doors was originally briefed with the task of
replacing the automated door system at the entrance to departures which was
destroyed in the terrorist attack. The new system proved so successful that DSS was
invited back in September 2008 to install an identical one for the domestic arrivals entry
point. A third installation has just been completed for international arrivals.

Group managing director of DSS, John Graham says, “We have been working in
partnership with FAAC since 2006 because they continue to utilise the latest technology 
without compromising on reliability and, most importantly, safety. FAAC invests heavily
in research and development and are truly on the cutting edge when it comes to
automation systems.”

Suitable for single or double leaves, the 930 operator is easy to install and is available
in self-assembly kit form or in made-up complete head sections. Capable of complex
programming, dedicated software can allow the management of a number of doors from
a central PC. All door activities are monitored in real time by a microprocessor
guaranteeing intelligent control at all times.

With more than 40 year’s 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 residential and commercial markets,
which it serves through a national network of approved installers, all trained to FAAC’s
high standards.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Sarah Dartnell, FAAC (UK) Ltd, 6 Hamilton Close, Houndsmill Estate, Basingstoke, RG21 6YT Tel: 01256
318100 Fax: 01256 318101 E-mail: sarah.dartnell@faac.co.uk
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Rachel Burgess, InTouch Marketing, Vantage Business Park, Bloxham Road, Banbury OX16 9UX Tel:
01295 261161 Fax: 01295 261554 E-mail: rachel.b@intouchmarketing.co.uk

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