How to make a turnstile 2021

Scenic Turnstile Gate Security Solutions - Mairsturnstile

Last updated on: May 9th, 2021 19:32 pm

How to make a turnstile, before understanding this problem, we need to first introduce the main components of a security turnstile gate. And then we will briefly introduce the process of customizing a gate from Mairsturnstile.

Main Components of a security turnstile gate

The turnstile gate is mainly composed of the internal structure and external structure. The outside mainly includes the chassis, wing gate, swipe cardboard, face recognition machine, scanning area and so on. The internal structure mainly includes the machine core, circuit board and other large and small components. Below let’s understand what’s the main components of a turnstile gate.

The security turnstile gate is mainly divided into the mechanical parts and control parts. The mechanical part is divided into structural frame and movement. The structure frame is used as the carrier, and the movement is mainly composed of motor, optocoupler small board (single or double), transmission shaft, electromagnet, etc.; the gate control part is composed of the industrial main control board, transformer, storage battery, relay, air switch, etc.


The chassis is to protect the internal components such as the mechanism, control module and so on. Can also play a supporting, aesthetic role. The main material is usually 304 or 316 stainless steel, the auxiliary material includes plexiglass, toughened glass, resin, stone or wood, etc. Material selection generally needs to consider strong, beautiful, not easy to deform, anti-scratch, anti-scratch, anti-rust, anti-corrosion, easy to process fixed.


It is composed of all kinds of mechanical components (including driving motor, reducer, etc.), which is called the mechanism of the machine, and uses the mechanical principle to control the opening and closing action of the blocking body.

The key factors affecting the performance and service life of the machine include the processing technology and material of the mechanical parts, as well as the important driving motor and the matching reducer.

Drive motor usually uses DC brushless motor or DC brushless motor. The cost of DC brush motor is low and the control technology is relatively simple, so it is widely used by domestic turnstile gate manufacturers, but the carbon brush belongs to the consumable parts and needs to be maintained and replaced regularly.

turnstile mechanism design

DC brushless motor without carbon brush, there is no loss, service life is also longer. If we want to improve the performance and service life of the machine, it is a good choice to adopt a DC brushless motor with better performance and longer service life, especially the first-line brand DC brushless motor in Europe. Its reliability and durability are not achieved by ordinary motors, but the cost is very high and the control technology is very complex.

Block Rod

When pedestrians are not allowed to pass, they will open and release. Generally in the form of a door or bar.

Material selection generally needs to consider strong, can withstand a certain impact force, but its own impact force can not hurt people, weight as small as possible, beautiful, rust-proof and corrosion-proof, easy to process fixed, damage after no injury.

Control module

The microprocessor technology is used to control various electrical components and drive motors.

In short, it is the motherboard module that controls the gate switch, normally open, normally closed and so on.

Microprocessors generally use single-chip computers, but if the control system is more complex, or need to be integrated with many other systems (including ticketing system, access control system, etc.), and the response time is very high, it needs to use an ARM processor or even cortex processor with higher performance.

turnstile mechanism from Mairsturnstile

The simple control circuit is generally realized by the main control board, the motor control board and the auxiliary control board, and the complex control circuit (such as the subway ticket checking machine) needs to be equipped with a special industrial control computer to realize it.

LED instruction module:

Usually composed of LED lattice or LED display screen, it is used to indicate the traffic state and direction of the turnstile gate, and some also contain prompt information such as text or pattern and welcome information.

Auxiliary modules

Including LED indication module, counting module, pedestrian detection module, alarm module, permission input module, voice prompt module, etc., can be selected according to the requirements of users.

Counting module:

For recording the number of people, can be displayed tube or display screen, can clear and set the upper limit of count.

Alarm module:

The turnstile gate triggers an alarm in various abnormal use conditions, which are used to prompt or warn pedestrians, managers and maintainers. These conditions include illegal traffic, abnormal gate, self-examination of power on, etc. The alarm methods include buzzing (more common), lighting, voice, etc. (can be used synthetically).

Voice Prompt Module:

The voice prompt here is different from the voice alarm in the previous alarm module, which is mainly used to assist in the information related to the pedestrian, such as the type of the ticket, the welcome information and so on. This module is not commonly used and needs to be customized by users.

Permissions Input Module:

Pedestrians need to let the turnstile gate “know” whether they have the right to pass legally before passing, that means,” input “permission to let the turnstile gate judge whether it can be released. There are many kinds of input methods, such as contactless IC card swipe mode, biometric identification, password input, coin input and so on. There is also a simple way to press a direct button to pass. The module is generally combined with an access control system or ticketing system.

Integration modules:

The Common turnstile gate is integrated with the access control system, using the access control controller of the access control system as the control module of the passage machine. It is used with the card reader (IC card, second generation card, fingerprint, finger vein, face, iris, etc.), which can greatly expand the application scene of the channel gate and meet the relevant needs of customers.

Process of customizing turnstile gate:

OK, after introducing the main components of a security turnstile gate, let’s briefly introduce the process of customizing a security turnstile gate from Mairsturnstile.

Understanding the specific requirements of customer

Mairsturnstile can customize all kinds of security turnstile gate according to the customer’s requirements, The functions and dimensions of the turnstile gate can be adjusted according to the field conditions to meet all customer requirements as far as possible. Salesman will carefully understand the specific requirements of customers, and then communicate to our structural designers and appearance designers, who will design reasonable application solutions from their professional perspective according to customer requirements.

Designers will use professional design software, according to the 1:1 ratio, simulation of the scene modeling, to ensure the implementation and beauty of the solution. On the one hand, it can ensure the integrity of the turnstile gate structure, on the other hand, it can be convenient for customers to see the actual effect of the turnstile gate in the scene.

Designers will build a good model, using professional drawing software to produce scene effects, customers can intuitively see the product in the actual site appearance.

CAD the installation drawing accurately marks the position of each installation hole position, it is convenient for the site construction personnel to arrange the site in advance and install the position of each security turnstile gate accurately.

turnstile gate Chassis

Production process starts

After confirming all the customer’s customization requirements and receiving the advance payment, the supply and production process starts.

Quality inspection of parts and semi-finished products

Equipment production

Equipment production, assembly, commissioning, testing process completed.

Confirm and track the transportation time

The size and appearance of all types of turnstile gates produced by the Mairsturnstile can be customized. According to the requirements of the construction project, the pre-sale communication will give the installation effect picture of the turnstile gate for the customer’s reference, and after repeated confirmation by the customer, offer the suitable solution according to the actual situation. Mairsturnstile will do our best to provide customers with perfect solutions and customized turnstile gates.