The difference between speed gates and swing turnstile


The difference between speed gates and swing turnstile

We usually recommend the speed gates to the customers when they want the traffic speed to be fast? But the price of the speed gates is much higher than that of the ordinary turnstile gate. What’s the difference between the speed gates and the ordinary turnstile gate? Customers often ask me this question: what’s the difference between intelligent speed gates and swing turnstile? What’s the difference between speed gates and swing gates? Many people think that the speed gates and swing turnstile gates are the same. In fact, we can feel the difference between them from their appearance. Of course, the speed gates are high-end atmospheric grade.


The appearance of the speed gates is relatively slender, and the movement structure is small. The clutch and encoder are used together. The chassis is about 100-180mm in widthThe swing of the gate is basically plexiglass or tempered glass. From the outside appearance, the manufacturing process and overall appearance are high-end and atmospheric.

The swing turnstile gate is wide and thick in appearance, and the movement itself is large. It adopts the common movement, four-wheel, and four-slot structure principle. The chassis is about 280-330mm in width. Most of the swing gates are made of 304 stainless steel. The whole appearance of the swing gate looks heavy.

The appearance of the speed gates is like a person’s facial features. It needs a coordinated proportion so that it looks high-end and grand.

Control part

The speed gates open very fast, 0.3-0.8 seconds/time, passing 30-45 people/minute, can swipe the card continuously and open the gate continuously. The speed gates have a memory function and fire linkage. The speed can be adjusted, which is 2 times the ordinary swing turnstile gate, so it is convenient for pedestrians to pass quickly.

The speed of swing turnstile gate opening is relatively slow, passing 20-25 people/min, and the power-off gate is recovered, which meets the requirements of fire protection. There is no fire linkage function. Ordinary swing turnstile gate passing and luggage can only rely on the middle anti-pinch to deal with whether it has passed or not. Only one person can pass one card in rush hour, and can not swipe the card continuously, and there is no memory to open the gate.

The control part, like the human brain, is fast, flexible, and stable.

Driving mode

The mechanism of swing turnstile, 4-wheel drive, and 4-Slot brake belongs to sliding friction. The motor of the speed gates is directly driven, clutch brake, without any friction. 

The clutch and encoder are used together in the mechanism of the speed gates, so the motor transmission efficiency is high, that is, the transmission coefficient is large, and the effective power of the motor is transmitted to the door swing to the maximum extent. The motor adopts DC brushless or a servo motor, or brush motor.

When the door swing suddenly acts on the external force, the door swing deviates from the zero position, and the solenoid valve immediately locks to eliminate the external force, The encoder functions to command the door swing to return to the zero position, forming an automatic reset. In case of illegal breaking, the clutch will immediately lock the brake, and there is an “illegal breaking” voice alarm.

The mechanism of swing turnstile adopts the principle of sliding friction, four wheels and four grooves, Wheel and groove 90°location, so the transmission efficiency is low. When the door swing encounters external force without an anti-collision device, it will directly damage the mechanism or the door swing. If the door swing deviates from the middle zero position, the two sides are out of alignment and out of synchronization. If the door swing is bent, the motor with brush can only give an alarm, The brake cannot be locked. Ordinary swing brake must pay attention to the impact will hurt or be fatal. The movement of the gate is like the heart of a person, which plays a vital role.

Limit mode

The swing turnstile gate generally adopts a proximity switch or optocoupler signal, with a large contact area and inaccurate limit. The speed gates adopt an encoder limit, which can be accurate to 1°, So the swing turnstile and speed gates can’t be at the same level. Many companies in the market have reduced the swing brake movement to act as a quick pass door, and the quality and performance are not up to the standard of a quick pass door. So when you buy, don’t be blinded by the appearance, don’t be greedy for cheap, to really understand the product.

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