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Powerful new Gilgen Door operator swings into action


Gilgen Door Systems has launched its most powerful and silent running swing door operator yet. The technologically advanced Gilgen FD 20 swing door drive is designed for the automation of new or existing doors up to 250kg in weight and can also automate external doors facing wind loads up to 50MPH. Due to its Swiss build quality and strength the FD 20 is ideally suited to tough applications such as hospitals, schools, garden centres and transport hubs.

Gilgen-2 - CopyThe versatile FD 20 is 50% more powerful than its predecessor and enables easy, contactless and hygienic access for a wide variety of commercial and public sector buildings. Lightweight doors, external doors up to 1600mm in width (EN7) and even fire rated doors can be automated with ease. A range of lintel and door leaf installations is available featuring Gilgen’s optional sliding rod mechanism which offers improved aesthetics over conventional push rod systems.

David Cerquella, Managing Director of Gilgen Door Systems in the UK, explains
“We have improved the functionality, power and versatility of our swing door operator to ensure fit for purpose operation, low running costs and effortless performance. The FD 20 is quieter, more controllable and more attractive than its predecessor and can be tailored to the needs of a greater range of applications”.

Gilgen-3 - CopyThe FD 20 features a powerful new electro-mechanical drive which is extremely quiet and smooth in operation. The master switch and illuminated program selector buttons are integrated into the side cover of the operator housing for intuitive operation. Additional control options include radar, motion sensor, contactless detection sensor, foot or hand operated switch or remote control through Gilgen Door Systems’ F9000 unit. Adjustable functions include push & go operation, safety monitoring and wind-load regulation for external doors.

An extensive range of configurations is possible for single and bi-parting doors, emergency exit, fire safety operation and bespoke solutions. Safety features are built in as standard and the drive is tested to EN16005 and BIN 18650. Optional safety sensors with ‘reverse’ and ‘stop’ functions offer additional protection for pinch points.

Gilgen 4 - CopyThe FD 20 unit is also characterised by its fast installation and start-up capability. Once the unit has been mounted, the user-friendly joystick and integrated LCD display inside the housing can be used to programme the operating parameters such as the opening and closing speed, safety monitoring and reinforced closure. The engineer can also adjust the power of the return spring to the corresponding weight and size of door.

The Gilgen FD 20 is a swing door operator for virtually any application providing effortless trouble-free access, safety and security. Its attractive appearance makes it compatible with any architectural design thereby enhancing the overall aesthetic approach.

For further information on Gilgen’s automatic door range call 0800 316 6994 or visit www.gilgendoorsystems.co.uk