Bruker Biospin is the UK division of the worldwide Bruker Group of companies which manufacture advanced scientific instrumentation and provide solutions to analytical and process control problems.
Bsed in Coventry, Bruker Biospin specialise in supplying analytical magnetic resonance instruments including NMR, preclinical MRI and EPR to the professional scientific market.
The Brief :
As part of the refurbishment of its Coventry offices, Bruker Biospin needed to replace its existing manual timber doors. These were well worn and had suffered from heavy use and damage associated with the movement of large instrument machines around the building. The company wanted a complete automated system which not only provided ease of access but also served as a smoke screen to meet smoke transference requirements.
The Solution :
Dor-O-Matic automated swing doors with the latest anti-fingertrap stiles, were installed in all the internal corridors replacing the existing timber doors, which were unsutiable for automation.
Chosen for its ability to provide fast and efficient door opening and closing, the Dor-O-Matic swing system is a reliable and versatile solution featuring adjustable speed control, backcheck and latch position to suit all requirements. It is a particularly good solution when access is required for heavy pedestrian traffic and for applications where extra wide openings are nedded to facilitate the movement of large packages or machinery.
In addition to providing ease of access, the doors were also required to act as smoke screens to stop the flow of smoke within the building. By working closely with the Fire Safety Consultant, Ingersoll Rand were able to provide a practical and viable solution installing additional seats and brushes to close any gaps at the top and side, and where the doors meet.
As part of the complete package, toplights and sidescreens were also supplied allowing the header unit and automation gear to be concealed within the framework so no external operating arms were visible. In addition, the use of round-safety stiles meant that no rubber finger guards were needed.
The combination of the above not only provides a tight seal and prevents fingers from being trapped between the door and frame, but also creates an aesthetically appealing solution befitting such as prestigious and technologically advanced company.
Bruker Managing Director Roger Ladbury comments, "We were very impressed with Ingersoll Rand's approach to giving us what we wanted; a door that met our particular functional requirements yet at the same time satisfied our desire for an elegant design. They listened to us, took noteof the importance of visual presentation to our business and came up with a set of doors that fulfils the functional requirement, matches perfectly to our environment and to an acceptable budget."