If you take the Mersey Ferry from Seacombe Ferry Terminal across to the Liverpool Pier Head, you will be protected while in the waiting area by a series of Axis Automatic Dura-Glide Sliding Doors. Four of the five automatic doors feature the Stanley SLH Slimline operator that has a small header profile and so is ideal for use either where space is restricted or just for aesthetic reasons. The fifth door is a standard Stanley Dura-Glide SLD operator.
At a height of only 117mm the SLH Slimline operator requires a transom bar of just 125mm for mounting and is ideal
for applications where a break out facility is not required. The power operated automatic sliding doors can be used as emergency egress doors as a monitored “fly open” battery is installed to open the doors in the event of power failure or fire alarm activation (whilst the doors are unlocked). For safety there is an auto reverse function in both opening and closing cycles if an obstruction is encountered, all controlled by the new MC521 Pro Controller.
This new generation controller is completely re-engineered and includes a “soft-start” “soft-stop” motor driving circuit for smooth normal opening and recycling. The controller has a built-in LAN connection and with a Stanley Bluetooth “dongle” an engineer using a Windows® Mobile handset and readily downloadable software can set door functions, including door and motor type, handing, speed, hold-open delay, troubleshooting and more, all with the greatest precision and ease. It is also very easy to program the control panel manually.
The Eco Pro programmer replaces the conventional function switch and provides advanced user-defined automatic scheduling options, basic troubleshooting instructions, and door performance and history. It is intended to provide an integrated means for two way communication between the door system and the user. The Eco Pro programmer with the 6 position function allows the building occupier to reduce opening widths on larger door systems to save energy in cold or hot weather. The Stanley SLH Slimline automatic sliding door system can operate a single door up to 3100mm or bi-parting doors up to 4300mm.
The refurbishment of the 15 year old Seacombe Ferry Terminal waiting area involved the replacement of all the old doors to ensure that neither passenger comfort nor safety is compromised regardless of the weather and to increase reliability and longevity. All the door installations are fully compliant with the recommendations of BS EN 16005 2012