Swing gates from Rotech Group Pty Ltd were selected for installation at
the Puzzling World, a popular amusement park in New Zealand. Puzzling World
chose the high quality swing gates for their fast opening speed and cushion
Puzzling World is a unique attraction that has been entertaining
visitors of all ages for over 40 years with their intriguing and unconventional
puzzle centre, illusion rooms, 3D maze and more. Attracting over 180,000 visitors
each year, the amusement park sought an access control solution that offered
safety and ease of use while controlling the movement of visitors and ensuring
The Sentinel F90 swing gate from Rotech was selected for this particular
application as it has cushion soft safety and an anti-bump feature. In the
event of any resistance during operation, the gate stops for a pre-set time
period. This safety feature is particularly relevant since a majority of the
visitors are little children; as the swing gate is easily stopped even by children,
disabled, and elderly people, the risk of gate accidents is eliminated.
The fast opening speed of 1.5 seconds of the F90 is definitely an
advantage, considering the high number of footfalls at the amusement park,
especially during vacations. The PLC controls enable easy connection to any
access control system, ensuring optimum security.
Two F90 swing gates have been placed at the entrance of the 7-acre amusement
park and integrated with a barcode reader. The entrance tickets purchased by
the visitors include a specific barcode, which would be read by the barcode
reader when swiped, and approved before the swing gates are unlocked to provide
access into the park.
One swing gate has also been placed at the exit of the amusement park
and is operated by an infrared beam across the walkway, which is broken once
people walk past to automatically open the gate and allow free exit.
During an emergency or power failure, these gates will freewheel
allowing rapid exit for everyone inside. Featuring a stainless steel
construction, Rotech’s F90 swing gates are extremely strong and durable,
providing the perfect solution for pedestrian and wheelchair access, complete
with high safety and security, and minimal maintenance costs.