Boon Edam Inc., a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that as part of a continuous policy to certify products to North American standards, the Speedlane Swing and Open optical turnstiles have been tested and certified to conform with UL standards 325 and 2593, and CSA 22.2 for Canada.
UL Standards 325 and 2593, as well as CSA C22.2 (the harmonised standard in Canada) are the prevalent industry standards for ensuring the safe operation of doors, turnstiles, gates and access control equipment in the United States and Canada.
While all of Boon Edam’s products currently conform to CE (the European Union standard of safety and operation), the company continues to invest in UL certification for all door and turnstile products sold in the Americas to align with North American standards and ultimately streamline installation for its customers.We know field testing for UL is not always practical for our clients, so we continue to invest in UL certifications as new products are launched"
Mitigating risk with UL certifications
The Lifeline Swing and Open were launched initially in Europe in January 2015 and, after their launch in the Americas in March of the same year, quickly became a top seller due to their modern design, intuitive functionality and energy-saving operation.
The Speedlane Swing in particular is currently very popular because it features the slimmest cabinets in the industry (only four inches wide) for a sleek look in downtown lobbies where space is at a premium.
“Today’s business climate places a premium on risk mitigation and Boon Edam has always emphasised safety around the globe,” says Mark Borto, CEO of Boon Edam Inc.
“We know field testing for UL is not always practical for our clients, so we continue to invest in UL certifications as new products are launched, which is a lengthy and expensive process.”
Ensuring operational safety
“By getting our products certified, we can assure our North American customers that a 3rd-party has rigorously tested our products and confirmed that they operate in a safe and predictable manner at any location.”
The Lifeline turnstiles were tested by UL (United Laboratories), which was founded in 1894 and today helps companies demonstrate safety and confirm compliance.
Some of the services offered by UL include: inspection, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification.