Last week I wrote to you that ECI installed three DKS® DoorKing® Swing Gate operators for an Illinois company in a southwest Chicago suburb. All of the equipment was supplied by the customer. We installed the operators and interface wiring and also tested to ensure the vehicle detector loops operated properly.
We also installed DKS® DoorKing® 1601 Traffic Control Barrier Gate Operators at the same locations. Shown above is a secondary exit lane with the barrier gate (flush left and center) vertical and open while the swing gate is closed. Notice the vehicle detector loop in the foreground.
When closed the swing gate opens in, towards the vehicle. The barrier gate is therefore positioned back from the edge of the swing gate to hold traffic at a safe distance so there is no collision when the gate opens. The yellow bollard stops the gate from accidentally swinging too far.
Shown below is another set of dual access and egress lanes at the same location. The swing gates are closed and the barrier gate arms are open in the vertical position. During normal operations when the swing gates are open, the automatic barrier gate arms stop vehicular traffic from entering or leaving the grounds.
To gain access a driver must present authorized access control credentials at an access control reader. Egress is automatic when the vehicle stops over the vehicle detector loops which in turn relays the barrier gate to open.
The 1601 combination automatic gate operator and barrier gate arm is ideally designed for high-use single-lane traffic. It accommodates lanes 12 to 14 feet wide and can be mounted either on the right or left-hand side of the road.
Optional heaters and fans for colder environments are available. Lighted barrier (red when down and closed and green when vertical and open) bars are available as well as breakaway arms to minimize damage from accidental vehicular strikes. Folding arms (12 feet maximum) are another option for garages with low ceiling heights. Sensors can protect again pedestrians wandering below the arm. The arm will automatically return to the vertical position instead of continuing to close in the horizontal configuration if it senses an object (human or otherwise) in its downward path.
You may call ECI today at 847.949.0134 for an evaluation of all of your current and future vehicle and pedestrian parking access and revenue control needs. Or click below for direct contact information or to use our contact form.