We're pleased to announce our 6500 Series Control Head – the brain of our turnstiles – is now an ETL Recognized Component, certified by Intertek to conform to the following standards: UL 294, UL 325, UL Subject 2593, CAN/ULC S319 and CSA C22.2#247.
In addition, we've made several functional upgrades to the unit that continue its tradition of being the most flexible, high-performance, reliable control head available.
First is our new power supply, which can be used for domestic or international projects. It features built-in over-current/over-voltage protection to help eliminate field installation mishaps that damage the electronics. The power supply also functions on and auto-selects an input voltage of 100-240 VAC, making it universal to nearly every country in the world. There's even a built-in digital amp and voltage meter for troubleshooting purposes.
The next (and even bigger) change to the electronics is a new PLC-based control board. Overall, the range of new features and possibilities is very extensive:
Integrated One-Shot Timers
In the past, some access control systems with long signal output times would interfere with our control board, re-energizing the relay after a rotation. Our new board now has integrated one-shot timers, which automatically reduce any input signal to a tenth of a second and eliminate the problem altogether. Environments where someone might want to hold the contact closed and allow several people through the unit haven’t been forgotten, though, as this feature can be disabled in one or both directions.
Faster Flow of Traffic
A feature called multi-swipe allows for multiple people to swipe their credentials and pass through a turnstile without having to wait for the unit to relock and unlock again. The number of people allowed to swipe in a queue defaults at two, and can be adjusted down to one (for a more secure environment) or as high as three (to handle very heavy traffic flow).
Here's how it works: As the first person swipes and walks through, that swipe counts against the total number allowed. Once the maximum programmed amount is reached, new swipes are ignored. However, if one person walks through, his swipe is subtracted and a new swipe can be added to the queue. The multi-swipe value is independent for each direction, too.
Fire Alarm Integration
An input has been added for fire alarm integration, allowing fire alarms to unlock the turnstile in each controlled direction without the need to interrupt power to the turnstile or tie into card reader inputs.