The performer’s entrance at a major concert hall was feeling the tests of time. The doors were part of the original design, which was built in the 1970’s. The doors were adequate for the time, but they were in need of some modernization. As buildings grew around the concert hall, wind coming down the sky scrappers nearby was effecting how the entrance operated. Musicians and crew needed an efficient door system when moving larger instruments and baggage in and out of the building. Facility Management recognized the problem and sought to improve the situation with a new automatic door system.
The facility manager at was first introduced to Tormax and E1 at a trade show (The Property Management Expo in Toronto). They facility manager was keen on a sliding door solution knowing this would be greatly appreciated by overburdened performers. The key factors in choosing a door were safety, ease of operation, security and cost of ownership.
To their credit, the Facility Manager had done their homework and was fully aware of the many types of sliding doors, manufacturers and their available features. This made the selection of the Tormax 9300 series an easy choice.
The Tormax 9300, bi-parting sliding door fulfilled all the requirements. With no noisy gearbox to break down, the Tormax 2301 direct drive system ensures effortless access and quite operation.
With fully integrated iMotion Technology, the door is highly configurable. The self-learning system means easy setup and changes. Delay times for closing can be easily modified to suit seasonal weather changes or traffic pattern requirements.
Security issues were also addressed. The doors can be remotely controlled from the adjacent security room. Security officers can hold the door open or lock it down with via the simple to use key pad.
Safety is never compromised with a Tormax sliding door system. Full breakout systems allow for exit during an emergency power failure and state of the art motion and presence sensors keep pedestrians safe at all times.
The project to remove the old swing doors and install the new Tormax sliding door system was finished in one weekend. E1 technicians complete the demolition of the swing doors and had the new sliding door system completely roughed in and secure on the Saturday. The following day a single technician returned to complete the setup and commission the door. Ensuring that the doors were completed on-time and on budget.