Univ. of Pittsburgh Picks Aeroturn Turnstiles for High-Traffic Rec Center

Aeroturn deployed three of its X-Wing turnstile lanes on a modular platform system where a large influx of students enter the building.

Aeroturn LLC, a turnstile manufacturer, announced the University of Pittsburgh has selected the company’s turnstiles for its Trees Athletic Center.

University officials set out to find a turnstile manufacturer back in 2017, ultimately landing on Aeroturn. In 2018, the turnstiles were deployed on time and within the budget requirements.

Aeroturn deployed three ADA-compliant X-Wing turnstile lanes on a modular platform system in the athletic center where a large influx of students enter the building for exercise and recreational activity. The university chose this specific site as a testing ground for the product due to the “abusive nature of the students who would be using this entrance,” according to the press release.

Features of the X-Wing turnstile include:

  • Fixed-hinged pivot barrier style
  • 36″ passageway with a double opposed panel unit
  • 39-72″ tall panels in frameless 10mm safety glass
  • Barrier safety clutch mechanism at the moving panels
  • Emergency release that is activated with supplied Aerokey; safely opens passageway when activated and auto-secures when deactivated
  • Modular mechanics with a single mechanism or dual mechanism in a single cabinet
  • Site-adjustable barrier speed
  • Plug-n-play hookup for same-day, turnkey installation

Aeroturn also integrated the Pennsylvania university’s existing blackboard readers as well as an extra proximity reader at one lane for additional personnel.

“We are extremely happy that the Denisco-Kindler Group introduced us to the university, so we could provide the turnstile quality needed to meet the stringent requirements of Pittsburgh University,” says Michael Stoll, VP of Technical Sales & Marketing. “Working with the Denisco-Kindler Group and The University of Pittsburgh was a pleasure as everyone worked together seamlessly to ensure that the Athletic Center project was a success.”

For further information on Aeroturn turnstile solutions, visit www.aeroturn.com.

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