What is Flap Barrier

what is flap barrier

Last updated on: January 5th, 2022 16:04 pm

What is flap barrier?

The flap barrier is also called a blocking gate, flap barrier gate, flap barrier turnstile, which is one of the access control management turnstile equipment and is mainly used for pedestrian access control management; It is a kind of access control turnstile device for pedestrians management. It is generally used in combination with biometric device access control. including swipe card access control, fingerprint access control, face recognition access control, etc., which is convenient and fast. You can check the following video, which shows the production process and internal details of the flap barrier from Mairs.

Where to buy flap barrier turnstile?

If you want to buy a flap barrier, flap barrier gate, flap barrier 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, scan the QR code on the right to add my what’s app, or directly click the online chat button on the lower-left corner. We are always pleased to solve your problems. Our sales experts will provide you with the perfect flap barrier security solution. Flap barrier manufacturers – Mairs offer the best flap barrier price.

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.

Advantages of flap barrier turnstile:

After knowing what is flap barrier? We also need to know the advantages of the flap barrier turnstile as follow: Fast opening speed, barrier-free, safe use, low noise, easy maintenance, convenient management, and other characteristics, suitable for high-end residential areas, office buildings, scenic spots, and other places with high pedestrian access frequency.

Composition of flap barrier turnstile:

The flap barrier turnstile is composed of chassis, movement, control system, infrared sensor, control equipment, etc. the material is imported or domestic su304, 1.5mm, and the movement has mechanical anti-pinch. Even if the electronic anti-pinch is broken, the mechanical anti-pinch has the same effect and will not hurt people, which greatly improves safety. The electronic control industrial chip has good stability, does not crash, and has a fast recovery, The infrared sensor can detect the signal. So far, we have a deeper understanding of what is flap barrier.

Working principle of flap barrier turnstile:

To really understand what is flap barrier, we still need to be clear about the working principle of the flap barrier turnstile.

A fast retractable door is embedded in each wing of the channel. When the device detects the opening signal, the two doors will retract synchronously and quickly, making the current channel in an obstacle-free state. The main control board of the machine has a pulse signal command, the control system commands the mechanical system to work, and the gate is opened.

When the pedestrian passes the sensing point, the machine control board informs the movement motor to turn off. There are electronic anti-pinch and mechanical anti-pinch when breaking into the machine illegally. The gate is opened and closed in place to form a dead center mechanism, and the pedestrian can not be opened, so as to improve the traffic reliability.

Application of flap barrier turnstile:

It really is suitable for one-way or two-way control over men and women flow. Stations, docks, tourist attractions import and export channels; Exhibition, swimming pool, etc, Import and export attendance, access control and consumption management of residential areas, factories, enterprises, and institutions;

How to choose a proper flap barrier turnstile?

Most customers don’t know how to choose the proper flap barrier, don’t know how many flap barrier turnstiles do they need? Mairs will show a brief introduction about this and hope can help you and solve your problem.

For security turnstile gate users, a good access control turnstile gate is of great help to the efficiency of the whole company or enterprise. After all, good access control turnstile gate, for personnel management, personnel identification is a great help. And at present, how to choose the appropriate model from all kinds of turnstile gates, is an entangled problem. Today, let’s see how to choose the right model from the types of turnstile gates. I hope Mairsturnstile can give you some help.

Flap turnstile gate is commonly used in some residential areas, office buildings, factories, leisure clubs, tourist attractions, and other open places, it has a good control effect on the passage of personnel, flap turnstile gate is also extremely convenient to use. According to all kinds of requirements, the flap barrier gate selects various identification equipment, control equipment, and software to realize the intelligent control and management of the channel.

Flap barrier turnstile is widely used in entrance and exit control because of its beauty, easy maintenance advantages, and so on, so we can feel its popularity when we take the subway. So, how does to choose and buy a flap barrier turnstile? What are the principles? How to use the flap barrier gate properly? Let’s study it together, so what should we pay attention to in the flap barrier selection?

What factors affect the purchase of flap barrier:


The infrared photoelectric detection of flap turnstile gates solves the phenomenon of gate clamping and has good protection measures for the human body. At the same time, different circuit control systems are selected according to different usage situations and personnel needs, such as in some kindergartens, Primary schools, and so on need to have anti-clamp infrared switch function, good protection for children.

Service life

The service life of the flap barrier gate will also have an inevitable relationship with the maintenance, but the selection depends on its core structure and circuit control design.


In the choice of flap barrier gate, the appearance is often also a large factor. According to different occasions need to match the appearance, gate color, materials, and so on.


Generally used in the market are SUS304 stainless steel materials, but there are also some illegal businesses in order to save costs to use 201 materials to produce, in the choice must determine whether to use 304 materials, in addition, the thickness of materials must also be concerned.


The utility of the security turnstile gate is mainly formed by various components of the gate, and it will be more convenient and safe to choose the high-quality high-performance turnstile gate

Identification Methods

There are different ways of identification in different situations, such as IC card, ID card, fingerprint, iris, and so on. In addition, according to the environment on the spot, we should also see what kind of controller to choose, some need network to see the entry and exit records, some do not need a network, and inconvenient wiring can be achieved by IC card writing. Be sure to choose your own way before choosing.

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Selection and Purchase Principle

Applicability: in the purchase of flap turnstile gate entrance guard, as long as according to their own conditions to select, the true and appropriate is the best, It is not that the more expensive the more suitable, the environmental and management requirements determine the choice. I bought a flap barrier turnstile gate which price is high but not suitable, that is not a big loss? The loss outweighs the gain.

Cost performance: applicable to the installation of the channel, but also beautiful and affordable, is not better? Material and core performance are two important factors that determine the flap turnstile gate.

Installation environment: flap barrier gates have many styles used on specific occasions, such as prison flap barrier gates. According to the customer’s installation situation, such as some enterprises and institutions or supermarket park import, considering that some workers may have to pass the bicycle tram (swing barrier gate), the flap turnstile gate needs to be customized (or consider the use of wide channel swing barrier gate entrance guard).

Style: there are many types of flap barrier gate access control, there are diagonal flap barrier gates, round flap barrier gates, sharp flap barrier gates, of course, can also be customized flap barrier gates, and so on. There are also some special styles, such as full-height flap barrier gate, rail transit active ticket machine, prison flap barrier gate, and so on. All kinds of flap barrier gates are dazzling, and then, the most important thing is to consider the cost-performance and applicability of these two aspects.

Aesthetics: like some hotels, government agencies, and other occasions to compare advanced places, we need to take into account the beauty of the flap barrier gate, this is not only an appearance problem but also bring people psychological feelings, so aesthetics can not be ignored.

The flap barrier gate is used more and more in real life. When the channel of the flap barrier gate is used, the noise and impact problems in the working process of the flap barrier gate are reduced. Improve the service life, better play the advantages of the flap barrier gate, it is best to follow the following flap barrier gate use methods:

Flap barrier gate in the process of use, The cardholder swipes the card outside the yellow line. Don’t swipe the card at the infrared alarm of the wing brake. Only when the gate of the wing brake is opened to a certain degree and there is an indication arrow, and then you can enter. It is better not to stay in it. It is convenient to improve the fluency of the passage.

Cardholders do not fold, alter, or put cards and magnetic items together to avoid card failure, when the card is lost must contact the management to register from scratch, to avoid information leakage.

In the process of passage, do not follow into the flap barrier gate passage. Do not force the wing gate to dress up, avoid the gate clip injury, the front personnel has now passed the center point, the back personnel can swipe the card, swipe the card users will have the arrow at the same time gate swing open, so can pass quickly, Don’t pass by with alarm or voice prompt. Machine problems immediately notify the management to check, professional engineers to maintain.

Cardholder swipe card in the induction area, do not be too high, avoid induction, do not post this induction area swipe card, accurate is the right-hand card, parallel to induction area,20-30 mm from induction area is the best, hear “Di” sound card to achieve credit card success.

what is flap barrier

A flap barrier turnstile is also often required to maintain. Don’t think it’s omnipotent. Regular clear the internal and external dust of the chassis. (Refer to the maintenance and treatment method of swing barrier gate) to ensure the normal operation of the equipment.

A few points of the purchase of flap barrier:

Customer selection to consider a few points as follow:

  1. Width of application occasion
  2. Decoration environment of application occasion
  3. Functional requirements
  4. Other Requirements to be achieved

Mairs reasonable compatibility of intelligent flap turnstile gate is more suitable for the expansion of its function. It can be compatible with an access control card swipe system, fingerprint recognition system, face recognition system, visual intercom system, one-card management system, anti-static channel system, and so on.

How to choose the appropriate type of flap barrier, in addition to considering the above-mentioned points, but also depends on the actual situation, Of course, the functions and principles of different flap barrier gate systems are different, so you must choose according to your actual situation. In order to choose a flap barrier gate that is cost-effective, more functional to meet the demands.

How to install flap barrier turnstile

The installation of a flap barrier turnstile is also important for customers. About this section, please check our another article: flap barrier installation

what is flap barrier

Above is all the content of what is flap barrier, if you have any questions during the process of choosing a flap barrier turnstile, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Mairs provides all kinds of high-quality flap barrier gates 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 with the most professional 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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