What is Subway Turnstile?

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Last updated on: February 24th, 2023 18:51 pm

What is subway turnstile?

Subway turnstile is a kind of pedestrian access control management turnstile gate equipment, which is used at the entrance and exit of subway station to control passengers in and out in combination with subway ticket checking system. Generally, the flap barrier turnstile is selected for the subway turnstile, because the subway station is a place with close personnel, the passenger flow is relatively large, and the traffic speed of the flap barrier turnstile is also relatively fast. Of course, swing turnstile gate and tripod turnstile gate are also used in some cases, which depends on the flow of people and the needs of specific occasions.

Material of subway turnstile

The chassis of the subway turnstile is made of a 304 stainless steel plate, and the internal components are made of stainless steel or treated with anti-rust and anti-corrosion treatment, which is durable, anti-rust, and has strong damage resistance. In a low-temperature environment, the constant temperature system can be customized and installed inside the equipment according to customer requirements.

Metro turnstile gate provides free control software and development package protocol for man-machine interface interaction, which is convenient for control and debugging and has strong expansibility. If the system is abnormal or passes illegally, the brake rod does not return to the blocking zero position. After the specified time is exceeded, the system will automatically restore the brake rod to the blocking zero position. The automatic pole drop after a power failure can choose the pole drop after a power failure or free passage mode, which is convenient for evacuating the crowd and meets the fire protection requirements.

Characteristics of subway turnstile

The subway turnstile is characterized by fast, multi-function, and fashion, with trapezoidal inclined bridge shape and fan-shaped gate wings; The width of the chassis is small, saving space, beautiful, comfortable, and harmonious. Subway turnstile is generally driven by DC brushless motor of an international first-line brand, with good synchronization, stable operation, low noise, and fast traffic speed.

The shell frame is made of high-quality stainless steel, and all internal components are treated with rust and corrosion prevention, which is durable. Through more than 10 pairs of military-grade high-performance infrared detectors, the functions of anti-tailing, detection of illegal traffic, anti-pinch, anti-collision, and direction discrimination can be accurately realized. Multiple anti-pinch designs to maximize the personal safety of pedestrians.

Where to buy subway turnstile?

If you want to buy a subway turnstile, please choose the appropriate style from our flap barrier gate page, If you don’t know which one you should buy, you can contact us, directly click the online chat button on the lower-left corner or scan the QR code on the right to add my what’s app. We are always pleased to solve your problems. Our sales experts will provide you with the perfect subway turnstile security solution.

Our flap barrier gate styles include the most popular and fashionable appearance. Of course, if these styles still can not meet your needs, we can also customize the flap barrier gate according to your special needs. Many of our customers need to customize special products to achieve special functions and adapt to special environments.

Why does the subway turnstile pass faster?

Why does the subway turnstile pass faster, because the sensor usually used by the subway turnstile is an opposite photoelectric sensor, which can more accurately sense the human body? A subway turnstile gate is equipped with multiple groups of radiation sensors to realize the in and out sensing of people. It is mainly at the gate entrance, the gate middle, and the gate exit. For accurate sensing, some subway turnstile gates install sensors at different heights of each part.

Dimensions of subway turnstile

The subway turnstile generally adopts a flap barrier gate. The subway flap barrier gate is usually a single-core flap barrier gate and a double-core flap barrier gate. The general size of the main passage is 550mm. The size of the flap barrier gate is generally not fixed and can be customized according to the actual needs. Here is an example to illustrate the size of the subway turnstile gate:

turnstile gate dimensions MT243

The length of the subway turnstile gate chassis is 1.4 meters, the height is 0.99 meters, and the width of the chassis is 0.3 meters. Of course, the above dimensions are only a reference for one model. MairsTurnstile can design subway turnstiles with different sizes for different subway passages.

flap barrier turnstile gate dimensions MT244

Functions of Subway turnstile

Replace manual ticket checking, improve traffic efficiency, and effectively eliminate invalid tickets, ticket evasion, and other behaviors.

There are automatic ticket gates at the entrance of subway stations to automatically check whether passengers’ tickets are valid. They are divided into inbound gates and outbound gates. The electronic identification system automatically identifies whether the relevant information in the tickets is consistent with the current information.

When the tickets are damaged or expired, which is inconsistent with the relevant information used by the current passengers, The gate automatically intercepts passengers and cannot enter or leave the station. When the electronic identification system finds that the ticket information is inconsistent, it will automatically drop the gate immediately. Its function and purpose are to effectively prevent passengers from escaping tickets.

The subway turnstile machine can identify passenger information. After successful identification, the gate machine will automatically drop the gate so that the passengers can pass through smoothly, which can reduce a large number of human resources, conduct efficient ticket checks, and greatly avoid the problem of ticket evasion and leakage.

The metro turnstile gate has the functions of fault self-test and alarm prompt, which is convenient for users to maintain and use. Through the built-in small press plate on the main control board, the operation state of programmable equipment, mechanical structure, and induction double anti-pinch function, it will automatically stop or stop the motor within the default time in case of resistance during the reset of the telescopic arm and reset again after the default delay, and the force is very small, It has an automatic reset function.

After opening the gate, if the passing personnel fail to pass within the specified time, the system will automatically cancel the user’s access authority. Generally, it will be reset automatically 5 seconds after the door is opened.

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Why flap barrier gate?

Generally, the flap barrier gate is selected for the subway turnstile, Why is the flap barrier more widely used in subway stations? because the subway station is a place with close personnel, the passenger flow is relatively large, and the traffic speed of the wing gate is also relatively fast.

The subway flap barrier gate adopts brushless motor technology, which has a longer service life; Arms control technology is adopted, which has a stronger function and better expansibility; The speed is faster, and the switching speed can be ≤ 5S; Less sound, up to ≤ 20 dB; The operation is more stable, that is, no shaking, no shaking, and no echo. At the same time, the flap barrier gate is also better managed for subway staff.

Subway is an essential public facility for many urban people to go out, which facilitates the travel of pedestrians. In addition, a subway is also a place with a large flow of people. Due to the high mobility, the traffic personnel is too complex. Therefore, this is also the place where hidden dangers are most likely to occur. Therefore, the subway cannot be managed by security personnel alone.

At present, the tripod turnstile gate, flap barrier gate, and swing turnstile gate are more popular in the subway access control turnstile gate. But the flap barrier gate is the most used one. Why? Let’s make a simple explanation! If you want to know more about flap barrier turnstile, please check our other article: What is flap barrier

In addition, the following advantages of flap barrier gate are also the reason why flap barrier is widely used in Metro stations.

1. It has the functions of automatic inspection and logical judgment in case of problems, which is more convenient for users to debug functions;

2. The sensitive dialing setting device has dozens of high performance;

3. Mechanical and infrared have two layers of anti-pinch performance. When the retaining arm is blocked during reset, it will actively stop or rebound and send an alarm signal together;

4. Various forms of alarm functions, including illegal intrusion, reverse direction tracking, single-use timeout alarm, etc;

5. Anti impact function: when the door opening signal is not received, the stop arm actively locks;

6. Reverse intrusion closes the alarm function. After swiping the card forward, when someone enters from the opposite direction, the wing will close quickly and give an alarm;

7. Sensitive traffic indication performance, high brightness indicator light, and more humanized prompt function make the channel more characteristic;

8. Normally open and normally closed forms are adjustable, which can be easily controlled by dialing code or external manual buttons;

9. Active detection and reset function. After opening the door, if no object is detected within the specified time (adjustable), the system will actively cancel the permission of this channel;

10. In case of power failure, take the initiative to normally open and meet the fire protection requirements.

It is precisely because of these functions of the wing gate that the wing gate is widely used in the subway.

Principle of Metro turnstile gate:

The sensor installed at the gate entrance is used to sense whether people invade the gate. Swipe the card outside the yellow line, there is no object at the gate entrance, the sensor signal is normal, and the turnstile door will open; If the person walks into the yellow line, the sensor signal at the gate entrance changes, and even if you swipe the card, the turnstile door will not open. The purpose of this design is to prevent the opening and closing of the turnstile gate when swiping the card at a short distance from causing potential safety hazards and to prevent ticket evasion.

After the turnstile door is opened, the human body will pass through the sensor at the second part of the door. When a person stands at the door, the sensor senses the person, and the door will always be open to prevent injury.

After the person passes through the door, go to the gate exit sensor in the third part. At this time, the sensor senses the person through the reflected signal, and the signal will be fed back to the door, and the door will be closed. If two people forcibly cross the gate and the first person goes out first, it will cause pinch injury.

The technology of subway turnstile sensor, together with the counting system, can be used for the statistics of the number of people passing through the subway entrance. This application is a very important technological breakthrough. Therefore, the metro turnstile gate has very high requirements for the stability and reliability of the sensor.

Why need a subway turnstile?

The subway access control subsystem has the characteristics of long-running distance, large access control scale, and high requirements for the stability, redundancy, fault tolerance, and real-time of the system. According to the principle of centralized management and decentralized control, the integrated management system and security access control system from Mairs follows the humanized working mode and adopts three levels of topology: management, control, and operation, which overcomes the communication bottleneck of the large-scale system and improves the response speed and product stability.

Functionally, it also enables the person to enter the specified area at the permitted time, in accordance with The specified path, make intelligent real-time control and feedback and can realize the integration and management with the third party system such as integrated monitoring, integrated security, disaster prevention, and alarm system, automatic ticket sale system and so on. Achieve high stability, high safety, high-risk protection requirements in the field of rail transit, and bring customers a good user experience.

Urban Rail transit includes subway, city railway, high-speed railway, ordinary railway, and so on. Train stations have a large flow of people, and the rail transit turnstile gate (speed gates turnstile) is prone to malfunction, slow running speed, and slow ticket checking under high-frequency use. These conditions greatly reduce the traffic efficiency and bring many inconveniences to managers and users. This is one of the problems which subway turnstile security solutions need to solve.

The subway turnstile security solution provided by Mairs can solve the above problems and meet the requirements of high-frequency use, long-term stable work, high traffic efficiency, seamless docking and checking system, and ensuring pedestrian safety.

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Different Types of Subway turnstile:

The train turnstile security solution provided by Mairs covers different channels such as ticket-selling passages, ticket-checking passages, VIP hall passages, staff passages, peripheral protection, and so on. Each occasion can choose the type of security turnstiles gate according to the actual situation, taking into account the situation of carrying large luggage, stroller, and wheelchair.

Subway turnstile security solutions from Mairs mainly include subway station turnstile gates, station turnstile gates, and all kinds of ticket-checking turnstile gates, etc.

Vertical Tripod Turnstile:

It is suitable for the manual ticket hall with a large flow of ticket buyers. There are many ticketing windows in the manual ticket office, the flow of ticket buyers is large, the queue of passengers is longer, it is easy to cause confusion and there are hidden dangers of safety. A vertical semi-automatic tripod turnstile gate can be used as a current limiting facility to maintain the order of passenger purchases. Of course, train turnstile security solutions also solve other problems. So if you need any turnstile security solutions for your project, please feel free to contact us, our sales will provide you the professional subway turnstile security solutions.

Vertical semi-automatic tripod turnstile gate covers a small area; it is flexible and simple to use, and can realize the function of only one person at a time; the cost is low and the cost ratio is very high. Vertical semi-automatic tripod turnstile gate in power off, fire, and other states of emergency will automatically drop rods, convenient to evacuate people. High-end industrial CANBUS technology, each functional module mounted on the bus independently to facilitate customization, expansion, installation, and maintenance.

If you want more details about the tripod turnstile, please check the high-quality tripod turnstile from Mairs, The basic parameters of the tripod turnstile gate are listed below.

Structure: Frame / Stainless Steel Shell

Material: 304 stainless steel

Top cover thickness: 1.5 mm

Box thickness: mm 1.2

Production technology: Production of CNC laser cutting machine

Product size :(L420mm * W330mm * H980 mm);

Weight :(gross weight 40 Kg)

Brake rod length: 510(mm)

Outside chassis maximum bearing capacity: 80 Kg

Brake rod working driving force :3 Kg

Brake rod transmission mode: digital mode

Brake rod steering: one-way, two-way (optional); With a variety of working modes, You can read two-way cards, Can also read the card, the other direction prohibited, reading the card, the free passage in the other direction:

Automatic reset function: after opening the gate, the system will be locked automatically within the specified time, the passage time is adjustable;

Light indication: traffic direction indication

No delay requirement for input control signal

Working environment: indoor, outdoor (shade shed)

Temperature: -15℃~60℃

Relative humidity: 90%, Free

Induction card reading bayonet size: with standard mounting bracket Or customized

Opening time: 0.2 seconds

Speed :30 people / minute

Communication interface: TCP/IP communication

Input interface: dry contact signal or 12 V level signal or pulse width of 100 ms of the DC12V pulse signal, Drive current ≥10 mA;

Use occasions: subway, high-speed rail, train station, bus station, passenger station, etc., install ticket checking turnstile gate to improve traffic efficiency.

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Ticket Checking Turnstile:

Ticket entrance is the core area of rail transit, and the requirement of turnstile(fast lane speed turnstile) is very high. The specific performance is as follows:

Security Turnstiles (fast lane speed turnstile) frequent start and stop —— Mairs ticket checking turnstile gate adopts self-developed non-destructive core based on a German technology with high-quality DC brushless motor, service life is very long. This is core technology with turnstile security solutions.

There are many ways to check the ticket, and the requirements for speed and accuracy are very high —— The compatibility of security turnstiles gate from Mairs is very strong. It can integrate the latest RFID and NFC technology and connect seamlessly with the ticket checking system. The main equipment from train turnstile security solutions is a swing turnstiles gate and a flap barrier gate.

Mairs ticket checking turnstile gate can connect seamlessly with face recognition system -ID card verification system and ticket checking system. Passengers enter the face recognition area to brush their ID cards and tickets. The system compares the scanned faces and photos of ID cards, compares the information of ID cardholders and ticket riders, and opens the gate to allow passengers to pass. A variety of advanced biometric technologies can be integrated into the gate of the ticket-checking channel, which presents fingerprint recognition, palmprint recognition, vein recognition, face recognition, gait recognition, iris recognition Retinal recognition, QR code recognition, ID card recognition, and other recognition methods.

It is necessary to take into account all kinds of passengers with various body shapes and passengers carrying all kinds of luggage. It is necessary to effectively prevent trailing and illegal intrusion and avoid the loss of the operator. Using matrix photoelectric stereo detection technology, the security turnstiles gate from Mairs can effectively identify the traffic object, and sensitively detect the illegal intrusion, trailing, and other behaviors that threaten the safety of the channel. This is another problem we need to solve with turnstile security solutions.

Pay special attention to the personal safety of passengers —— Mairsturnstile ticket checking turnstile gate adopts matrix photoelectric stereoscopic detection technology+unique current detection technology+high Performance DC brushless motor+multiple clamping mode to ensure that passengers will not be hit or clamped by the gate. It’s a very important part of subway station turnstile security solutions.

Advantages of subway turnstile:

Maintenance workload of metro turnstile gate is very large, operating costs are very high —— MairsTurnstile ticket checking turnstile adopts high-end industrial general CANBUS technology, turnstile(fast lane speed turnstile)’s functional modules independently mounted on the bus, convenient customization, expansion, installation, and maintenance, effectively reduce maintenance costs.

Can set up barrier-free turnstile gate passage and large baggage passage, convenient for passengers in need.

Ticket checking turnstile gate can be set in the ticket area or waiting for the hall entrance.

Usually used in long-distance rail transit. Applicable to VIP passengers into the subway, high-speed rail, and other VIP waiting rooms, reduce manual intervention, improve passenger satisfaction. Equipped with an industrial bar code scanner and LCD screen, can quickly and accurately read and display the VIP passenger’s customer identity and ticket information.

Unique passenger positioning function: for effective VIP passengers, the distribution of radiofrequency cards with positioning function, can automatically confirm the location of passengers and remind passengers to ride. Matrix photoelectric stereo detection technology, effective tail-proof, to ensure safety and order.

The Matrix Photoelectric Stereo Detection Technology is a Unique High-Performance Current Detection Technology DC brushless motor, fast opening speed, and smooth operation, multiple anti-clamp means to improve the comfort of passengers.

Security turnstiles can integrate a variety of advanced biometric technologies to ensure accurate identification of the passengers: fingerprint recognition, palmprint recognition, vein recognition, face recognition, gait recognition, iris recognition, retina recognition, QR code recognition.

High-end industrial general CANBUS technology, turnstile(fast lane speed turnstile)’s functional modules mounted on the bus independently, convenient customization, expansion, installation, and maintenance.

Suitable for station staff to enter the office area while improving security performance, so that staff passage is more orderly, efficient, convenient, enhance the image of the office area. Beautiful gate (speed door) chassis design, unique customization, so that the gate better into the surrounding office environment.

Matrix photoelectric stereo detection technology, effective tail-proof, to ensure safety and order. Matrix photoelectric stereo detection technology high-performance DC brushless motor, fast opening speed, stable operation, multiple anti-clamp means, improve the comfort of employees. Integrated with the existing access control system, it can quickly and accurately identify people Avoid entering the office area. This is a very important technology in turnstile security solutions.

Usually used in the station peripheral area is relatively large, the surrounding environment is complex occasions. Many rail transit has the function of freight transportation, and there is usually a vast area around the freight area and the specific functional area, which needs to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering, which belongs to the safe and sensitive connection zone. We recommend the use of a powerful, durable, very high-security level, and suitable for outdoor weather conditions of industrial turnstile gates. This is a basic part of train turnstile security solutions.

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Basic parameters of subway turnstile:

Mairs offers a durable, high-security level swing turnstile gate and flap barrier for the train turnstile security solutions. If you want more details about the swing turnstile, please check the high-quality swing turnstile gate From Mairs, below is a list of the basic parameters of the subway turnstile gate.

Case material: standard (304) stainless steel

Case size: 1200 X300X980(mm)

Telescopic arm length: 260 mm

Maximum channel width: ≤550) weight: gross weight 65 Kg

Power supply voltage: AC220mm,50HZ

Drive motor: DC brush motor (24 V)

Input interface: Relay switch signal or 12 V level signal or 12 pulse signal with 100 ms pulse width, Drive current >10 mA

Communication interface: TC P/IP communication

Speed: 30-40 person/min

Gate opening and closing time: 0.6 seconds after power-on into the state of passage time :3 seconds

Automatic reset time after failure: 10 seconds working environment: indoor, outdoor (shade shed)

Temperature: -15℃-60℃ relative humidity :90%, No dew.

The advantages of subway turnstile security solutions:

Automatic ticket checking and access control;

Highly reflect the quality of service and management level;

Can make ticketing, accounting system management become more rapid and accurate, to eliminate manual ticket inspection and the occurrence of omissions;

Combining the ticket checking machine with the AFC system, we can realize the joint operation and management of ticket checking and service;

Can achieve timely passenger flow statistics, revenue at a glance, scheduling the best services more convenient;

The ticket reading unit adopts a high-speed transmission mechanism, which has high reliability and error correction, and the speed of ticket delivery can reach 3 sheets per second;

System modular design, easy maintenance, and installation;

VFD high-grayscale Chinese and English display;

Intelligent transfer rod with emergency release function;

Standard communication network interface;

An industrial power supply provides safety and reliability assurance.

Subway turnstile solutions:

Subway Turnstile Security Solutions? How many and which kind of turnstiles do I need for my project? As a professional subway turnstile gate manufacturer, Mairs will solve your issues with all kinds of turnstile security solutions.

For a security access control project, turnstile security solutions are very important just like a basic architecture for a building, and good turnstile security solutions will better achieve the requirements and functions of the project. So Mairs provides all kinds of Turnstile security solutions for your projects.

With the rapid development of rail transit, the application of the turnstile gate at the entrance and exit is more and more extensive. At present, many large domestic companies take this as an important development direction and have established a good sense of service, the application prospect is very broad.

Automatic ticket checking machines can provide automatic ticket checking for stations, wharves, subways, tourist attractions, and other places where passenger flow is large and needs to carry out rapid ticket management at the entrance and exit, which is a fast, simple, safe, and reliable methods. The automatic ticket checking machine can be divided into import and export ticket checking machines according to their function. This is an only brief summary of subway turnstile security solutions.

Video of metro turnstile gate:

At the end of the article, please check out our video on the metro turnstile gate.

Above is all the content of the subway turnstile, if you have any questions about the subway turnstile security solutions, please contact us to discuss. Mairs provides a high-quality turnstile gate for sale at an affordable price. We can also customize the turnstile gate according to your requirements. Our aim is to provide high-quality products and the best service. All of our products get 2 years warranty. If there is an exception or technical support during the use of the turnstile gate, We will offer you the most satisfactory reply and provide the best service.

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