Last updated on: December 16th, 2022 17:52 pm
What is tripod turnstile?
Tripod turnstile is the most basic type of pedestrian turnstile gate, which is composed of the chassis, mechanism, and three blocking rods which stop or release by rotating 120° each time. Its components include chassis, mechanism, drive control board, motor, limit, direction indicator board, access control part, optional counter, etc. The metal rod (rod length standard 50cm) forms a spatial triangle as the blocking body (brake rod). It is made of 304 or 316 stainless steel, which is durable and not easy to deform. The blocking and releasing are achieved by rotation.
The counting device can be added to the tripod type turnstile to form a simple turnstile counting system, there are counting devices in each entrance channel and in each control direction.
The tripod barrier turnstile can be combined with a smart card, fingerprint, bar code, and other identification system equipment to form an intelligent access control system; It is combined with a computer, access control, attendance, charge management, ticket system, and other software to form an intelligent access control management system, which can realize the functions of access control, attendance, consumption, ticket sales, current restriction and so on.
Mairs tripod turnstiles have ultra-high cost performance and provide high-quality services, so our tripod turnstiles are very popular in many countries and can be seen in many cities around the world, such as Germany, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Moldova, UK, Italy, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, USA.
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Tripod turnstile mechanism:
The mechanical mechanism means that the blocking rod needs to be released manually after the control is released; After release, the other rod stays in the horizontal position after passing through the hydraulic damping device of the mechanism. It can be released only after the control is released again. The pushrod only needs 0.5kg thrust.
The electric turnstile mechanism is equipped with a motor in the tripod barrier turnstile. After the tripod turnstile gate is released from control, the blocking rod will move forward by an angle. When the pedestrian contacts the trigeminal blocking rod again, the motor will actively rotate the blocking rod until the other rod returns to the horizontal position and complete the whole release action.
Types of tripod turnstile
The tripod type turnstile is divided into mechanical type, semi-automatic type, and full-automatic type from the mechanism control mode. From the form, it is divided into a vertical tripod turnstile and a bridge tripod turnstile. The vertical tripod turnstile gate has a small volume and is relatively easy to install; The bridge tripod turnstile gate has a longer channel and higher security.
Automatic tripod turnstile:
Automatic tripod turnstile is a kind of tripod barrier turnstile gate equipped with a fully automatic tripod turnstile mechanism, which all operations of the turnstile machine are completed by the brushless motor. The automatic tripod turnstile gate can be self-check automatically when powered on. In aging test mode, it will open and close automatically also. In card mode, once there is an open signal, it will open at 15 degrees and push slightly the arm, and the gates will fully open automatically.
At present, most of the tripod barrier turnstile gates in the market are semi-automatic. If you need fully automatic tripod turnstile gates, please contact us. We can also customize the fully automatic tripod turnstile according to your actual needs. The following is a video of our custom-made fully automatic tripod turnstile. Please check it
Also known as an electric tripod turnstile gate, it is equipped with a motor. All the operation of the turnstile gate is driven by the motor. At the same time, the motor drives the blocking rod to rotate during power on, so as to realize automatic power on, which is very convenient to use.
Semi-automatic tripod turnstile gate:
One motor or two electromagnets are configured to control the locking and unlocking in and out directions. After the passage is authorized, the electromagnet drives the unlocking arm to unlock. The release-blocking rod can rotate in one direction, and the user can gently push the blocking rod through the passage. The semi-automatic tripod turnstile gate is designed with an anti-reverse function, which can effectively prevent pedestrians from retrograding.
Manual tripod turnstile gate:
Pure machinery is not equipped with any electrical equipment. Users can pass through the channel by gently pushing the blocking rod without swiping the card. The automatic positioning and reset system can control the free passage in one direction, and the other direction is locked and prohibited.
Application site of tripod turnstile:
The tripod barrier turnstile gate is modern control equipment for the smooth flow of people. It is used where the entry and exit of personnel need to be controlled, provides an orderly and civilized way of passage for the person entering and leaving, and eliminates illegal entry and exit. Such as intelligent community, convention and exhibition, meeting hall, canteen, hotel, museum, gymnasium, club, subway, station, wharf, tourist attractions, convention and Exhibition Center, swimming pool, and other places.
The development of science and technology has improved people’s quality of life and made people’s lives more convenient. More and more people use the turnstile gate in their life. Now let’s briefly introduce what convenience the tripod barrier turnstile gate has brought to our life.
Railway tripod turnstile gate: it is widely used in some transportation hubs with a large flow of people, such as subway, light rail, high-speed rail, and so on. These places are often in and out of chaos and difficult to manage. The intelligent tripod barrier turnstile gate can well solve the traffic problem.
Supermarket tripod turnstile gate: it is generally used for the import and export of supermarkets. It mainly plays a role in preventing congestion and traffic diversion, ensuring smooth passage of pedestrians. At the same time, the passage is spacious and people who can pass can also pass.
Community tripod turnstile gate: in order to ensure the safe management of residential areas, locks have been installed in many residential areas, residents’ lives have become more stable, theft cases have been reduced, and some violators and salesmen have been prevented from entering residential areas to a certain extent.
Office building tripod turnstile gate: now many companies have also installed intelligent tripod barrier turnstile gates to facilitate employees’ attendance, which is used to count and monitor commuting time.
College library tripod turnstile gate: it is mainly used in the import and export of university libraries. It enters the library for learning and reading by swiping a card or face. At the same time, it also establishes the management image of the library, standardizes the internal management system, and improves the level.
Structure of tripod turnstile:
The mechanical structure of the tripod barrier turnstile is divided into two parts: Chassis and mechanism. For these 2 parts.
The tripod turnstile gate chassis is equipped with a direction indicator, read-write installation, infrared sensor, etc; The tripod barrier turnstile gate mechanism is mainly composed of a motor, frame, transmission shaft, and gate as the carrier.
The tripod barrier turnstile gate system is mainly composed of a card reader, main control board, infrared sensor, direction indicator, alarm, limit switch, transformer, etc.
Dimensions of tripod turnstile:
Tripod turnstile gate is a common access control management equipment for pedestrian passage. It has the advantages of a single person passing at a time, that is, only one person can pass at a time, and has high safety and reliability. Moreover, compared with other pedestrian turnstile gate equipment, it has low installation cost, strong waterproof and dustproof ability, and strong adaptability to the environment. It is suitable for both the outdoor environment and indoor environment.
Understanding the size of the tripod barrier turnstile gate is helpful to select the appropriate tripod turnstile gate and putting forward corresponding turnstile security solutions for specific applications. The size here includes the outer chassis size and channel size of the tripod turnstile gate. Here, take the Mairs waist height turnstile MT126 as an example to explain the specific size of the tripod barrier turnstile.
The channel width is generally 0.55M. According to the specific project requirements, the channel width can be customized to other wider widths, so the size of the tripod barrier turnstile chassis may change accordingly. For example, if the width of the entrance and exit of a scenic spot is 1 m, and it is required to install a bridge tripod turnstile gate, you can choose waist height turnstile MT126.
Because the width of the chassis is 0.28M and the width of the channel is 0.55M, the whole tripod barrier turnstile needs a position of 0.83 m, and the installation position is 1 m. Then a tripod turnstile gate is installed, and there is a gap of 0.17 m. In this way, stainless steel or glass enclosure can be used to fill this gap, If it is required to be perfect, the tripod barrier turnstile with wider channel width can also be customized. For example, the channel width should be 0.65M, and the width of the whole chassis will change accordingly.
Therefore, the size of the tripod turnstile gate is not fixed, but puts forward appropriate solutions according to the site requirements to change accordingly, rather than invariable.
Traffic mode of tripod turnstile:
1. Controlled access: controlled access is the default standby mode of the tripod turnstile gate. When a legal door opening signal is given, the tripod barrier turnstile opens to allow pedestrians to pass. Its legal door opening signal is a dry contact door opening signal and communication protocol door opening command.
2. Free passage: pedestrians can pass freely.
3. No passage: when a legal door opening signal is given, the tripod barrier turnstile gate does not open the door, and pedestrians are not allowed to pass
Characteristics of tripod turnstile:
1. Alloy aluminum or stainless steel rainproof chassis, compared with the same function of flap barrier, swing turnstile, and other channel equipment, the tripod barrier turnstile gate is more high-quality and cheap.
2. Personalized installation interface, Installation is simple and convenient.
3. The mechanism of the tripod barrier turnstile is equipped with an automatically adjustable hydraulic shock absorber. It has no impact during operation, and the blocking rod automatically decelerates without noise. The surface of the mechanism is plated with yellow dichromate.
4. One or two direction control (set by the user).
5. Flexibility: the system can flexibly set the access control personnel authority, time period control, cardholder effectiveness, blacklist loss reporting, card addition, and other functions.
6. Versatility: through authorization, the user card can be used for “one card” management such as parking, attendance, access control, patrol, and consumption, so as to easily realize the multi-purpose of one card.
7. Simplicity: easy installation, simple wiring, full English interface, and convenient operation.
8. Convenient capacity expansion: the computer and intelligent management system adopt wireless communication mode, and the number of channels can be expanded at will. That is after the corresponding control system is installed if it is necessary to increase the number of intelligent access gates and elevator control equipment, the hardware only needs to increase the corresponding intelligent access gates, and the software can set the new equipment.
Functions of tripod turnstile:
1. It has an automatic reset function. When the blocking rod is unlocked, it can rotate 120 degrees, that is, automatic reset, that is, locking. Or when there is no passage within the specified time, the system will automatically cancel the user’s permission to pass this time and close automatically. The delay is adjustable in 5S, 10s, and 20s.
2. Anti scour function: when the opening signal is not received, the blocking rod will be locked automatically;
3. Automatic pole dropping function after power failure to meet the requirements of fire management; It can be connected with a variety of card reading equipment to receive relay switch signals;
4. One way and two-way traffic function, which can control personnel access in one way or two ways;
5. The optical working principle is adopted, and there is no delay requirement for the input control signal, so as to avoid the phenomenon of several people swiping a card;
6. The external button can realize the left and right normally open functions; It can also realize the function of continuous electric rod dropping;
7. Remote control and management can be realized directly through the management computer;
8. The control board can be externally connected with the counting function to record the number of people present and realize the forward plus and reverse minus functions (customized).
9. The tripod barrier turnstile gate also has the functions of fault self-inspection and alarm prompt, which can facilitate user maintenance and use; It can also be connected with an external switch button or remote control to realize one-way or two-way traffic control.
Advantages of tripod turnstile:
As the most commonly used intelligent turnstile gate, the tripod turnstile gate is often seen in the talent market, scenic spots, construction sites, and large supermarkets. The reason why the tripod type turnstile gate can be favored by customers and widely used is mainly due to its advantages:
1. The tripod barrier turnstile is convenient and fast to use: just place the smart card in the smart electronic sensing area and shake it gently to realize personnel access management. The equipment response time is less than 0.1 seconds, which is very convenient and fast to use;
2. Versatility of tripod turnstile gate: the tripod barrier turnstile management system adopts a non-contact intelligent IC card, which successfully realizes the functions of IC card, such as multi-purpose, confidentiality, no wear, and easy operation, greatly improving the practicability of the system and can authorize one card for many times, which can be used for application management in other aspects: attendance, consumption, parking management, patrol, and personnel management;
3. Safety of tripod turnstile gate: it adopts an internationally recognized wireless transmission channel, which has no radiation damage to the human body and can be used safely; It can effectively realize single person traffic, that is, only one person can pass at a time, with high safety and reliability.
4. Advanced technology: the most popular wireless network management system.
5. The tripod turnstile gate expansion is convenient and practical: the computer and intelligent management system adopt wireless communication mode, and the number of channels can be expanded at will. That is after the corresponding control system is installed if it is necessary to increase the number of intelligent access gates and elevator control equipment, the hardware only needs to increase the corresponding intelligent access gates, and the software can set the new equipment;
6. Off-line operation of tripod turnstile gate: the intelligent turnstile gate adopts the wireless transmission mode of the Telecom base station and operates completely off-line. The transmission distance can reach several kilometers according to the requirements, and the fastest data transmission can reach 100M / s, which is several times or even dozens of times the transmission quality of an industrial serial port;
7. Data transmission security: the transmission mode supports a two-way handshake protocol to ensure safe and stable data transmission. Encrypted information can be set freely during transmission to maximize your data security;
8. The tripod turnstile gate is easy to maintain, economical and practical: it does not need wiring, supports 24-hour real-time monitoring, and greatly reduces your expenses;
9. Management flexibility: you can freely set the access authority of personnel through the software, report the loss, log off and increase the authority;
10. The tripod turnstile gate is simple and easy to use: the existing access control management personnel can work only after simple training, and the maintenance personnel can find the fault through a few simple steps, which can be eliminated quickly and conveniently, and the maintenance is simple and convenient;
11. It has strong dust and water resistance and strong adaptability to the environment. It can adapt to various harsh environments(indoors and outdoors).
Disadvantages of tripod turnstile:
1. The channel width (the width that allows pedestrians to pass) is relatively small, generally about 510mm.
2. The traffic speed is relatively slow.
3. Restricted by the shape of the blocking body, it is not suitable for people carrying luggage to pass.
4. The plasticity of appearance is not strong, and the aesthetics of most styles are insufficient.
5. It is easy to climb and cannot be detected intelligently.
Why use tripod turnstile:
The pedestrian turnstile gate is the product of the development of a new era. It is a popular access control management product in recent years. Among them, the tripod turnstile gate is a common pedestrian turnstile gate product, which is widely used in the import and export of stations, docks, tourist attractions, exhibitions, natatoriums, and other channels. So why use the tripod turnstile gate?
1. Diversified identification methods
The tripod turnstile gate can integrate IC cards, ID cards, fingerprint identification, QR code, face recognition, and other functions. Only a simple card reader needs to be installed to realize personnel access management. The equipment response time is less than 0.1s and the passing rate is very high; It can also combine QR code scanning technology with RF technology. The tripod turnstile gate can realize arbitrary control, loss reporting and cancellation of personnel, control traffic time, traffic statistics, increase authority, etc. by adding software;
2. Good water resistance
In the open-air ticket checking place, the tripod barrier turnstile must be waterproof. There are some electronic components inside the gate. Once water enters, the internal components will be short-circuited and burned, thus affecting the normal operation of the whole system. The tripod barrier turnstile is spliced by seamless welding splicing technology, and another drainage ditch is designed inside the chassis, so that water can be discharged from the drainage ditch even if there is water inside, so as to avoid the risk of water immersion of internal components. The waterproof ability of the tripod turnstile is better than others.
3. Anti tailing Technology
The tripod turnstile gate has a practical anti-tailing function. Compared with other turnstile gates, the structural design of the tripod turnstile gate has paid attention to the anti tailing design; There is no need to add other auxiliary components;
The reason why it is called a tripod turnstile gate is that its three roll design structure reflects its tail prevention characteristics, truly realizes one person and one rod, and eliminates the phenomenon of “trailing”.
4. Easy to use
Simple use, modular design, and simple structure. The access control administrator can work only after simple training; The maintenance personnel only need a few simple steps to find out the fault and solve the problem. The maintenance is simple and convenient. Visitors only need to place the smart card in the smart electronic sensing area and shake it gently to realize personnel access management. The response time of the equipment is less than 0.1 seconds, which is very convenient and fast to use.
The shape design of the tripod barrier turnstile is easy to guide the application of users. Because of its high popularity and simple structure, ordinary first-time users can be directly applied without learning.
5. High safety
The tripod turnstile gate not only has a fully automatic intelligent motor automatic driving mode, automatic deceleration, ruggedness, and durability but also has an internationally recognized wireless transmission channel, which has no radiation hazard to all kinds of organisms and is safe to use. The used safety is also high. Except for the connected 220V power supply, all internal lines are weak links and have no safety impact on the human body;
The cost of a tripod turnstile gate is lower than that of other types of turnstile gates, and the purchase intention of customers is preferred; The wiring and installation cost of a tripod barrier turnstile is low, which can greatly reduce personnel construction and expenditure;
As an intelligent access control management equipment. Due to the location requirements of many scenic spots for the turnstile gate, the turnstile gate is located in an outdoor or semi-outdoor environment. Therefore, when selecting the turnstile gate, we must consider whether it can adapt to outdoor harsh environments such as strong light, darkness, rain, ultra-high temperature, ultra-low temperature, the large temperature difference between day and night, etc.
Difference between tripod turnstile & flap barrier:
With the development of science and technology, pedestrian turnstile gates are more and more widely used in life. Among them, flap barrier gate and tripod turnstile are widely used at present. What are the differences between tripod barrier turnstile gate and flap barrier turnstile?
To understand the difference between the tripod barrier turnstile and the flap barrier gate, we must first understand the purpose and main use places of the tripod turnstile gate and the flap barrier gate. The tripod turnstile gate and the flap barrier gate are equipment for controlling the smooth flow of people.
As long as they are used to control the entry and exit of personnel, the tripod turnstile gate or the flap barrier gate will be used, which is equivalent to providing an orderly and civilized way for the entry and exit personnel, tripod turnstile gate, and flap barrier gate are generally used in a convention hall, hotel, club, gymnasium, wharf, subway, museum, station and other places.
Difference between tripod turnstile gate and flap barrier:
1. In terms of channel function, the channel of the flap barrier gate is very convenient for the towing of luggage, while the tripod turnstile gate is inconvenient for the towing of luggage.
2. In terms of working mode, the flap barrier gate is driven by a motor, while most tripod turnstile gates work by the combination of metal limit + mechanical reset + manual propulsion.
3. In terms of opening time, due to the different working mechanisms of the tripod turnstile gate and flap barrier gate, the opening speed is also different. The opening and closing time of the flap barrier is about 0.2 seconds, and the opening and closing time of the tripod turnstile gate is about 1 second.
4. In terms of passage time, because the shapes of the tripod turnstile gate and the flap barrier gate are different, the passage time of the tripod turnstile gate and the flap barrier is different. The fastest passage speed of the flap barrier gate can reach about 55 people per minute, while the maximum passage speed of the tripod turnstile gate is about 25 people per minute according to the actual calculation.
5. In terms of cost, the tripod turnstile gate is an entry-level channel product, which can only be used for civil level channels, while the flap barrier gate is an intermediate product, which can support high flow place relations such as civil level and rail transit.
6. In terms of performance, the tripod turnstile gate is primary dissuasion equipment, which only plays a guiding role and does not have safety. The flap barrier gate has the functions of an anti-climbing alarm, anti-trailing alarm, anti-pinch electronic eye, and so on. It is a product with a relatively high safety level.
Maintenance of tripod turnstile:
1. Maintenance of external equipment:
Most tripod turnstile gates are made of su304 stainless steel. The surface is cleaned every week to remove rust spots. The surface of the main box is cleaned with a thin cloth and coated with an anti-rust agent. The newly coated anti-rust agent cannot be wiped by hand. Of course, it can be touched by hand after air drying for 3-5 hours, otherwise, the actual effect of surface anti-rust treatment will be damaged. If the surface is painted, wipe the dust on the lower surface, and if there are exposed scratches, repair them with paint of the same color.
2. Maintenance of movement:
The mechanism is the heart of the equipment and must be well maintained. It is usually repaired once a month. Open the top cover, cut off the switching power supply, clean the dust on it, clean part of the transmission system first, and then add butter or high concentration automobile oil. Check whether the standard parts are loose, tighten each standard part, and check whether the parts are damaged.
There is a distance of more than 3mm between the precise positioning arm and the positioning plate. If there is a gap between the left and right, it shall be removed and replaced immediately. All normal gaps (1-1.5mm) and the relay valve core shall be properly filled with butter or automobile oil to make the relay move up and down to reduce friction resistance and get moistened. Do not add too much, Be appropriate.
3. Partial maintenance of power supply line:
According to the previous application, check whether there is a problem with the motor control part. If there is no problem, check whether the switching power supply is wrapped at the exposed part, whether the cable is brittle, and whether the cable is removed and replaced. Refer to the operating instructions of the tripod turnstile gate to check the main parameters everywhere. If it’s not good, we should strip the cocoon, find out the root of the problem, and replace some electronic components.
Tripod Turnstile Installation:
The installation of a tripod turnstile gate is an important issue that many customers will consider before purchasing, which also directly affects the use of tripod turnstile equipment in the later stage. The installation of a tripod turnstile is a very important link in the whole purchase process. Therefore, we also have a short video on the installation of a tripod turnstile, which introduces the various installation processes. We also have an article describing the installation details of the tripod turnstile in detail. Please check our other article: tripod turnstile installation