Friday, March 07, 2014 @ 9:38am
What Do I Need to Automate a Single-Occupant Restroom Door?
Automatic doors significantly improve access for people with
disabilities or who need some extra assistance, such as mothers with small
children. The necessity to automate restrooms to provide accessibility is
apparent and the number of installations of automatic operators on restroom doors
is one of the fastest growing segments of our industry.
New technologies, specifically designed to serve the
requirements of automating washroom doors, are replacing the old practice of
using the same components for restrooms as are used for entrance/egress
Depending on the specific needs of your restroom
application, you may require a different combination of products. For example,
some restrooms might require a "push for assistance" switch, while others would
components are required to properly automate a restroom door?
The washroom control relay is the interface between the
actuating switches, the electric strike, the door operator, and signage.
CX-33 Advanced Logic
Control is Recommended: CX-33 is a new product, designed specifically for
single occupant washroom applications. It features a dedicated output for
illuminated signage, and 13 easy-to-program operating modes. Click here to learn more
Relay is Recommended: This multi-function relay is used as the door
operator controller in applications with two doors entering the restroom, when
the "Assistance Required" switch and indicator are needed, or when an automatic
15 minute time-out safety feature is needed to unlock the door.
It features a dedicated 12/5V LED output for an illuminated
"Occupied" sign, a 3-mode selector switch, and 5 adjustable timers. Click here to learn
more about EMF-2.
Pushbutton switches are used within the restroom to activate
the door-locking function, or as the "Assistance Required" activator.
CM-400 Series Mushroom
Pushbuttons are Recommended: CM-400 series are versatile mushroom
pushbuttons with stainless steel faceplates for durability. They are available
in a variety of button sizes and colours, activations types, and contact
here to learn about CM-400 series.
- CM-400/8 is the recommended "Push-to-lock" switch.
- CM-400/12 is the recommended switch to activate
an "Assistance Required" signal appliance (visual or auditory). It is wired
directly to the EMF-2 which in turn unlocks the door, can optionally open it,
and energizes the "Assistance Required" output relay.
Push plate switches are used to open the restroom door, from
inside and/or outside.
CM Series Round Push
Plate Switches are Recommended: CM-40, CM-41, and CM-60 series round push
plate switches are reliable, ADA-compliant switches with stainless steel faceplates.
They require minimal actuation force, and are available in a large variety of
here to learn about CM-40, CM-41, and CM-60 series.
Illuminated Push Plate and Sign is Recommended: CM-45GRSE1 illuminated push
plate and sign is designed specifically for restroom applications. The colour
of the illumination changes based on the door status (with options for
green/red or blue/red illumination). The sign indicates which colour signifies
occupancy and which signifies availability (or if used inside the washroom -
Locked or Unlocked). Click here to
learn more about illuminating CM-45 switches.
12VDC and 24VDC electric strikes electrically lock the
CX-EU2018 are Recommended: These electric strike models are BHMA Grade 2,
reversible for RH/LH doors, and rated for continuous DC operation. CX-EU2015
operates at 12V; CX-EU2018 operates at 24V. Click here to
learn more about CX-EU electric strikes.
LED Annunciator offers illuminated messages to indicate when
the washroom is occupied.
CM-AF500 Single Gang
LED Annunciator is Recommended: CM-AF500 provides text that is invisible
when not illuminated and highly visible when activated. The product features 4
text insert labels (English, French, and bilingual), super bright LEDs, and a
heavy-duty stainless steel faceplate. Click here to learn
more about CM-AF500 series.
Offers Restroom Control Kits
Entrex offers CX-WC restroom
control kits from Camden Door Controls. These packages were made specifically
for controlling automatic doors in washroom applications. Different packages
provide different sets of components, depending on the needs of the application
at hand. See
our CX-WC restroom control kits options.
>> Entrex has
the products you need for your next automatic door installation project,
anywhere in Canada. Contact us today for assistance or to order
Series LED Annunciator for Washroom Applications
Practical Guide: Code Compliant Restroom Applications
Advanced Logic Relay
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