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6500 Series Control Head

6500 Series Control Head technical drawing

Controlled Access is proud to present the perfect solution to your security requirements – the 6500 Series Control Head. Certified as an ETL recognized component, the 6500 is our highly customizable, modular control system. No matter what your security issues are, this is your solution.

Mechanical Overview

  • Auto indexing to home position (self-centering)
  • Adjustable hydraulic shock suppression
  • Permanently lubricated sealed bearings
  • Oil impregnated bronze bushings
  • Hardened steel locking bars, cams and rollers
  • Stainless steel pistons
  • Cast aluminum housing
  • Modular design – removable as an assembly for easy maintenance

Configuration Choices:

  • Manual (free passage) in both directions
  • Manual (free passage) in one direction, locked in the other direction

Electrical Overview

  • Bidirectional access control inputs
  • Integrated fire alarm inputs
  • Fail lock or fail open configurations (direction independent)
  • Adjustable re-lock timers for swipes with no passage
  • Adjustable swipe queue for quicker traffic flow
  • Integrated “one-shot” inputs for simplified access control integration
  • Additional outputs for options integration
  • Auto-selecting 100-240 VAC voltage input for easy international installation
  • Text based user interface with on-board testing buttons
  • Over-voltage/over-current protection adds resistance to electrical issues
  • Expandable PLC allowing for solutions to customized applications

Configuration Choices:

  • Electronically controlled in one direction, manual (free passage) in the other direction
  • Electronically controlled in one direction, locked in the other direction
  • Electronically controlled in both directions

Power Failure Choices (Direction Independent):

  • Fail lock (also known as fail secure)
  • Fail open (also known as fail safe)

Electrical Specifications

Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Input Current: 1.3-.55 A
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Storage Temperature: -40°-158° F
Operating Temperature: -4°-131° F
(Cold weather package available)
Operating Voltage: 24 VDC
Operating Current: 1.2 A (typical)

Directional Inputs

Normally open contact closure
(Form C relay, 1 second pulse)

Fire Alarm Input

Normally open contact closure
(Form C relay, closed for duration)

Technical Documents

The following technical documents are available as downloadable PDF documents. If you have any issues with them or need additional information, please contact us.

Data Sheet & Installation Guide:

Wiring Diagram / Legend:

Options & Add-Ons

  • Bidirectional key overrides
  • Direction status indicator lights (daylight visible or LED graphic array)
  • 8 digit key resettable digital counter with 7-year lithium battery
  • Cold weather upgrade: insulated mainframe with thermostat-controlled heater
  • Contactless proximity sensor upgrade (replaces limit switches to re-lock unit)
  • Home position switch for access control integration
  • 12 Ah battery system (2x 12VDC batteries with 2 amp 24VDC charger)

Additional options available upon request


Contact us today if you need any help choosing a configuration.

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