Swimming Pool Door

architectural_swimming_pool_door_image_1A prestigious hotel spa in the Cotswold underwent a major refurbishment and rebuild, at the heart of which is a new indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool. In order to reduce heat loss whilst allowing bathers to move between the indoor and outdoor sections, SmartDrive worked with the glazing manufacturer to provide a motorised door. With the public use of such an installation it was necessary to implement a safety critical approach; radar based person detection and a collision detection/back-off system were implemented to prevent the door from injuring bathers.

SmartDrive worked with the glazier, architects, site contractor and the end customer to design, install and commission an elegant solution. The system comprised a servo based control system, servo motor, right angled gearbox, DLS3 linear belt slide, custom mounting components and operator controls, with the drive electronics located 20 meters away from the moving door.

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