Gyro Tech(r) Develops Acuwave Touchless Door Sensor

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NABCO Entrances has introduced a new "touchless" sensor for automatic slide doors, that activates the door with a wave of the hand. The Acuwave can also be used on non-swing or non-fold side of swing and folding doors. The new sensor, the Acuwave, was developed for access areas with heavy cross-traffic like sidewalks and hallways, where the chance of unnecessary door activation is high. The Acuwave is also an excellent solution for restrooms, clean rooms, operating rooms or anywhere bacteria can be spread by manually opening the door.

NABCO Entrances has introduced a new "touchless" sensor for automatic slide doors, that activates the door with a wave of the hand. The Acuwave can also be used on non-swing or non-fold side of swing and folding doors. The new sensor, the Acuwave, was developed for access areas with heavy cross-traffic like sidewalks and hallways, where the chance of unnecessary door activation is high. The Acuwave is also an excellent solution for restrooms, clean rooms, operating rooms or anywhere bacteria can be spread by manually opening the door. The Acuwave's ability to prevent unnecessary door opening cycles helps keep conditioned air inside the facility saving energy.

According to Larry Grassmann, V.P. of Sales and Marketing, "We expect sales of the Acuwave to be strong in the healthcare market. This new technology is certain to increase safety and convenience for healthcare workers and patients. The energy-saving feature is an added bonus."
The Acuwave sensor is mounted to the header of the door and utilizes an active infrared beam to detect a hand approaching the "Wave Hand" sticker. In stand-by mode, the detection pattern is reduced to a small area in front of the sticker to prevent unnecessary door activation.

When a person waves his or her hand in front of the "Wave Hand" sticker, the door opens and the detection area increases to cover a full 84" x 59" (when mounted at the standard height of 84") and reverses door closing action if another pedestrian enters the detection area.
The Acuwave "touchless" sensor, like all Gyro Tech products, meets the latest ANSI and BHMA requirements. Other sensors in the line include the Acuvision Learning Sensor, the Acugard and Acugard 3 for swing doors, the Acumotion A advanced hybrid sensor, and the versatile Acusensor 1B.

Gyro Tech(r) is the brand name of automatic entrance systems offered by NABCO Entrances Inc. located in Muskego, Wisconsin. NABCO Entrances is the only automatic door company that manufactures its own line of advanced sensor systems in addition to high performance swing, sliding and folding doors, and door operators. For more information on the Gyro Tech Acuwave touchless sensor, visit http://www.nabcoentrances.com/pracuw.cfm.

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