A coin operated turnstile is a mechanical device that is commonly used to control access to a restricted area, such as a subway station, stadium, public toilet or amusement park.
Here is how coin operated turnstile works:
A person approaches the turnstile and inserts a coin into a slot or a device that can read the coin.
Once the coin is accepted, the turnstile unlocks and allows the person to pass through the gate or barrier.
As the person passes through, the turnstile rotates and registers the passage.
After the person has passed through, the turnstile locks again, preventing others from entering without paying.
If the person tries to pass through without paying, the turnstile will not unlock, and an alarm or indicator may sound to alert security personnel.
Overall, a coin operated turnstile or token operated turnstile is a simple and effective way to control access to a restricted area and ensure that only paying customers or authorized personnel are allowed in.
Coin Operated Turnstile security gate is used when access control is desired but full height security is not required. These turnstiles tend to look more inviting than full height turnstiles, so they are often used in customer service environments and at hotels, office buildings, museums, stadiums, clubs, subways, stations, terminals, tourist attractions. Also, the coin tripod turnstile is very common to use public toilets in Europe like UK, Germany, France, also in Asian countries like Thailand.
Tripod Turnstile Main Features:
High flow rate: 35 people per minute
For internal or external use
Single or double walkways
Choice of manual, semi-automatic or motorized automatic core
Emergency setting to allow for safe evacuation
Stainless steel construction with choice of finishes
Easy integration of any third-party access control system via relay input.
Bi-directional (Entering/Exiting) lane
LED indicates the entrance/exit and passing status.
Fire alarm passing: when the fire alarm is triggered, the arm will be dropped automatically for emergency evacuation.
Valid passing duration settings: System will cancel the passing permission if a person does not pass through the lane within the valid passing duration
With key buttons to configure turnstile’s functions and parameters offline.
|Coin Operated Turnstile
|One / Bi-direction
|Cabinet end style
|Stainless steel #304
|Stainless steel #304
|Arms drop down during emergency
|Fire alarm connection
|Connecting port for fire alarm system
|Indoor & outdoor
|on top cover (red / green)
|Drive unit type
|Semi-automatic by solenoid (Default)
Automatic by DC brushless motor (Optional)
|Integrates to access control and fire safety systems
through dry contact
|Electric key switch remote locking or unlocking
|RS485 port for secondary development interface
|Face recognition, IC/ID/HID/RFID/NFC card, QR code scanner, fingerprint, coin collector, ticket collector
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Edited on March 29th, 2023