Turnstiles for outdoor application or indoor, environmental ratings are of vital importance for every product including turnstiles from commercial to personal use. The application of the device for particular use recognises the environmental ratings. The ratings have an impact, whether to be used indoor or outdoor, cold or warm or fiercely hot outdoors. The ratings matter, geographical locations and environmental ratings have direct relation.
Let us consider using the installation of a tripod turnstile at the amusement park near the sea beach. The full sand, salty water, humid environment, huge wear and tear, sudden exposure to rainfall, a very strong possibility of rust on the metal body, jamming of motor etc are very much possibilities that can rise. Using a generic turnstile with normal metal housing is the best fit for location but we need to consider each and every point carefully to make it an everlasting installation.
The major issues to be taken into consideration while choosing the turnstile for outdoor application or any location are
Type of material used for housing
Ingress protection rating
Exposure to salty waters
Huge wear and tear due to public rush
Movement of machine from base due to vibrations
The housing used for the turnstiles is generally made of stainless steel of SUS 304 standard hence is rust free but sometimes on the basis of specific approach we can use SUS316 standard for much higher level of protection against environmental changes. To have much stronger resistance against rust we can use single or double galvanised steel. The special per fluorinated coatings are used for high adhesion power and help in protecting against salty waters. The protection against rust and corrosion is very important to be considered while choosing the housing of turnstile for outdoor application especially.
The ingress protection ratings play a vital role in choosing the unit. The IP rating can be IP 44 or IP 54 for general applications especially indoor while as for outdoor we use IP 65 or higher versions like IP 66, IP 67, IP 68 and if such housing is not available at the point of time, we can use the canopies to cover the units or weatherproof casing.
The stable and efficient motor ensures the stability of the product to resist any wear and tear in a very diligent way. So it is very important to consider certain specification while choosing the turnstiles for outdoor application or any varying environment.