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flo-motion®
Sliding mechanism

FLO-MOTION® - THE LOW FRICTION MANUAL SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM THAT CAN BE OPERATED BY FINGERTIP CONTROL

Flo-motion telescopic doors at Alder Hey Childrens hospital Liverpool

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

SLIDING MECHANISM

The Recirculating Ball slides contain precision balls which move in a loop within the cassettes. This means that a high number of balls are continuously in contact with the bearing surfaces, not just a single roller, increasing the contact area which increases the slide load rate capability and decreases the movement force.

Flo-Motion Hospital doors sliding mechanismDoor Bracket

Flo-Motion Hospital doors damper mechanism
Damper Mechanism

The cassettes operating in conjunction with our standard sliding door leaf weighing 135kg have completed a 1 million cycle test (1.2 metres in each direction = 2.4 million metres). The original force test produced an average opening and closing force of 9.9N and was re-measured after 1 million cycles producing an average opening and closing force of 8.6N.
Axis - Door opening force
Weight limits and cassettes required per door leaf
Number of cassettes with steel ball bearings Kg
2 290
3 360
Number of cassettes with Delrin ball bearings Kg
2 180
3 240
 

The single sliding door shown in the video formed part of a 7500mm glazed screen. When tested with a digital force gauge, an average opening and closing force of 5.4N was recorded, probably the best that we have achieved for a door weighing 130kg.

Once installed, all Flo-Motion doors are force tested and a certificate is issued.

Force graph

To view the door parameters, specification and drawings of the doorsets, please download the brochure

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