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Axis, the manufacturer of the innovative and award-winning Flo-Motion® manual sliding door system, developed specifically for the healthcare sector, has been awarded a coveted position on the ProCure23 Recommended Suppliers List.

ProCure23 is the fourth generation of NHS England’s route to market for the provision of design and construction services to NHS capital projects. Axis was on the ProCure22 list, which this now supersedes.

Axis is accredited to Constructionline Gold, CHAS, ADSA, Alcumus and IIP, and as well as manufacturing and supply, Axis provides installation and maintenance services from its central UK base. This makes Axis well-placed, in every sense, to tender and contribute to new build, refurbishment, and maintenance projects within NHS properties, across the UK.

The Flo-Motion® door system was first conceived, designed and developed in-house, for the new, state-of-the-art, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, which opened in 2015.

Flo-Motion® manual sliding doors feature recirculating ball guides on a special low resistance linear track system with damper mechanism at the fully opened and closed positions. The high number of balls used ensure continuous contact with bearing surfaces, as well as the contained roller, which increases the slide load rate capability and decreases the movement force for easy and safe operation with minimal effort, using fingertip control. The Flo-Motion® door has been tested to over one million cycles (test stopped at 1.36 million cycles = 3.26million metres).

Other benefits of this range of telescopic, single and double door sets, include space-saving with the slim-line stiles, and a wealth of options for the designer, like full-width, fully glazed panels with interstitial blinds, and the wide scope of finishes, fixings and handles. Once installed, the doors are digitally force tested and a certificate is issued showing the mean average opening and closing force with test data in graph format.

Further enhancing the designer’s work, Axis offers a suite of online tools and resources through its website, including clear opening calculators, specifications, CAD drawings, and BIM models.

Support is also available from the technical and service team, who are always on hand for more information, to share their knowledge and expertise, and to answer questions.


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