Turnstiles

Turnstiles

Description
Description

Turnstiles are mechanical gates or barriers that allow one person at a time to pass through in a particular direction, usually used for crowd control or access control. They are commonly found in public transport systems, amusement parks, stadiums, and other crowded venues. Turnstiles can be either waist-high or full-height and are typically operated by a token, ticket, or electronic card reader. They help prevent unauthorized access, reduce ticket fraud, and ensure the safety and security of the public. Turnstiles can also be used to count the number of people entering or exiting an area, providing valuable data for crowd management and planning.

History
History

The origins of turnstiles can be traced back to ancient times when they were used as a simple means of restricting access to certain areas. The modern turnstile, as we know it today, was invented in the mid-19th century and quickly became popular in public transport systems such as subways and trains. In the early 20th century, turnstiles became more advanced with the introduction of mechanical coin-operated models. As technology has advanced, electronic turnstiles with card readers and biometric scanners have become more common in everyday use.

Future
Future

Turnstiles are adapting to our fast-paced world. Modern versions, especially in transportation hubs, are incorporating contactless payment systems, like tapping a card or phone. Biometric features, such as facial recognition, are being tested in some places to speed up access without sacrificing security. For venues like stadiums, turnstiles now sync with ticketing apps, ensuring smoother entries. As our world prioritizes efficiency and safety, turnstiles will play a key role in managing crowd flow and enhancing user experience.

Common Questions
Common Questions
How many people can pass through a turnstile per hour?

In general, a standard turnstile with a single lane and no additional features can handle around 20 to 30 people per minute, which translates to 1,200 to 1,800 people per hour. However, turnstiles with wider lanes, multiple lanes, or advanced features such as electronic ticketing or biometric scanning can handle significantly more people per hour.

Are turnstiles accessible?

Turnstiles can present challenges for people with mobility impairments, especially those who use wheelchairs, crutches, or walkers. However, there are accessible turnstile options such as wider gates or gates that swing open, and many venues are required by law to provide accessible entrances. In addition, staff members are often available to assist individuals who need extra help getting through turnstiles.

Why do people sometimes jump turnstiles?

People may jump turnstiles to avoid paying for access to a venue or transportation system, especially if they cannot afford the fee or if they believe the fee is unjustified. Additionally, some individuals may jump turnstiles as a form of protest against the system or as an act of civil disobedience.

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39.4” | 100 cm
40.9” | 104 cm
11.8” | 30 cm
Turnstile - Flag Gate
100.000
104.000
30.000
5
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Turnstile - Flag GateView of a Flag Gate Turnstile in 3D available for downloadView of a Flag Gate Turnstile in 3D available for download
39.4” | 100 cm
40.2” | 102 cm
7.9” | 20 cm
Turnstile - Flag Gate, Glass
100.000
102.000
20.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/HCIvO
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3D
Turnstile - Flag Gate, GlassPerspective view of a 3D model of a Glass Flag Gate TurnstilePerspective view of a 3D model of a Glass Flag Gate Turnstile
90.6” | 230 cm
59.1” | 150 cm
55.1” | 140 cm
Turnstile - Full-Height, One-Way
230.000
150.000
140.000
1650
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3D
Turnstile - Full-Height, One-Way3D model of a One-Way Full-Height Turnstile viewed in perspective3D model of a One-Way Full-Height Turnstile viewed in perspective
90.6” | 230 cm
88.6” | 225 cm
55.1” | 140 cm
Turnstile - Full-Height, Two-Way
230.000
225.000
140.000
1650
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3D
Turnstile - Full-Height, Two-WayView of a Two-Way Full-Height Turnstile in 3D available for downloadView of a Two-Way Full-Height Turnstile in 3D available for download
39.4” | 100 cm
44.5”, 58.3” | 113, 148 cm
39.4” | 100 cm
Turnstile - Retractable, Flap
100.000
148.000
100.000
100
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Turnstile - Retractable, FlapPerspective view of a 3D model of a Retractable Flap TurnstilePerspective view of a 3D model of a Retractable Flap Turnstile
70.9” | 180 cm (Overall)
42.5”, 84.25” | 108, 214 cm
39.4” | 100 cm
Turnstile - Retractable, Tall
180.000
214.000
100.000
100
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Turnstile - Retractable, Tall3D model of a Retractable Tall Turnstile viewed in perspective3D model of a Retractable Tall Turnstile viewed in perspective
39.8” | 101 cm
37.4”, 51.2” | 95, 130 cm
51.6” | 131 cm
Turnstile - Swing Gate, Double
101.000
130.000
131.000
450
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3D
Turnstile - Swing Gate, DoubleView of a Double Swing Gate Turnstile in 3D available for downloadView of a Double Swing Gate Turnstile in 3D available for download
70.9” | 180 cm (Overall)
36.6”, 50.4” | 93, 128 cm
56.3” | 143 cm
Turnstile - Swing Gate, Double, Full-Height
180.000
128.000
143.000
450
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3D
Turnstile - Swing Gate, Double, Full-HeightPerspective view of a 3D model of a Double Full-Height Swing Gate TurnstilePerspective view of a 3D model of a Double Full-Height Swing Gate Turnstile
37.4” | 95 cm
41.7” | 106 cm
82.7” | 210 cm
Turnstile - Swing Gate, Double, Linear
95.000
106.000
210.000
450
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3D
Turnstile - Swing Gate, Double, Linear3D model of a Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile viewed in perspective3D model of a Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile viewed in perspective
39.4” | 100 cm
32.7” | 83 cm
63” | 160 cm
Turnstile - Swing Gate, Single
100.000
83.000
160.000
450
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3D
Turnstile - Swing Gate, SingleView of a Single Swing Gate Turnstile in 3D available for downloadView of a Single Swing Gate Turnstile in 3D available for download
38.6” | 98 cm
29.5” | 75 cm
43.3” | 110 cm
Turnstile - Tripod
98.000
75.000
110.000
2200
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Turnstile - TripodPerspective view of a 3D model of a Tripod TurnstilePerspective view of a 3D model of a Tripod Turnstile
43.3” | 110 cm
35.4” | 90 cm
30.3” | 77 cm
Turnstile - Tripod, Compact
110.000
90.000
77.000
2200
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Turnstile - Tripod, Compact3D model of a Compact Tripod Turnstile viewed in perspective3D model of a Compact Tripod Turnstile viewed in perspective
Turnstile - Retractable, Tall
Comparison drawing of the Retractable Tall Turnstile compared to similar designs and a person

A retractable tall turnstile is an entry control system commonly used in environments that require high-level security. The turnstile consists of a tall, narrow passageway with retractable metal arms on either side that block access until a valid entry credential, such as a keycard or biometric scan, is presented.

The turnstile's arms retract once a valid entry credential is detected, allowing authorized users to pass through. The retractable tall turnstile is often used in places with high-security requirements, such as military bases, prisons, and government facilities. It provides a highly secure means of controlling access while ensuring a streamlined entry process for authorized individuals.

The Retractable Tall Turnstile has an overall height of 70.9” (180 cm), widths of 42.5”, 84.25” (108, 214 cm), and total depth of 39.4” (100 cm). The opening widths are 21.7”, 35.4” (55, 90 cm) with a gate height of 62.6” (159 cm).

Scaled set of measured drawings of the Retractable Tall Turnstile in front, side and top views
A retractable tall turnstile is an entry control system commonly used in environments that require high-level security. The turnstile consists of a tall, narrow passageway with retractable metal arms on either side that block access until a valid entry credential is presented.

The Retractable Tall Turnstile has an overall height of 70.9” (180 cm), widths of 42.5”, 84.25” (108, 214 cm), and total depth of 39.4” (100 cm). The opening widths are 21.7”, 35.4” (55, 90 cm) with a gate height of 62.6” (159 cm).

Scaled set of measured drawings of the Retractable Tall Turnstile in front, side and top views
Turnstile - Retractable, Tall
Height:
70.9” | 180 cm (Overall)
Width:
42.5”, 84.25” | 108, 214 cm
Length:
Depth:
39.4” | 100 cm
Weight:
Area:

Opening Width: 21.7”, 35.4” | 55, 90 cm

Gate Height: 62.6” | 159 cm

Materials
Stainless steel; tempered glass

Drawings include:

Retractable Tall Turnstile front elevation, side, plan views

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Turnstile - Flag Gate, Glass
Style and size comparison drawing of the Glass Flag Gate Turnstile compared to other types and a human

A glass flag gate turnstile is a type of entry control system that incorporates a transparent glass barrier in addition to the rotating flag or arm. The glass barrier serves as an additional security measure, preventing unauthorized access and reducing the risk of physical altercations. The turnstile is typically made of durable, high-quality glass that is difficult to break, ensuring the safety of users.

Like other flag gate turnstiles, a valid ticket or token must be presented to the gate before the rotating arm and glass barrier will unlock and allow entry. Glass flag gate turnstiles are commonly used in high-security areas, such as airports, government buildings, and corporate offices.

The Glass Flag Gate Turnstile has an overall height of 39.4” (100 cm), width of 40.2” (102 cm), and total depth of 7.9” (20 cm). The opening width is 39.4” (100 cm) with a gate height of 31.5” (80 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Glass Flag Gate Turnstile viewed from the front, plan, and side
A glass flag gate turnstile is a type of entry control system that incorporates a transparent glass barrier in addition to the rotating flag or arm. The glass barrier serves as an additional security measure, preventing unauthorized access and reducing the risk of physical altercations.

The Glass Flag Gate Turnstile has an overall height of 39.4” (100 cm), width of 40.2” (102 cm), and total depth of 7.9” (20 cm). The opening width is 39.4” (100 cm) with a gate height of 31.5” (80 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Glass Flag Gate Turnstile viewed from the front, plan, and side
Turnstile - Flag Gate, Glass
Height:
39.4” | 100 cm
Width:
40.2” | 102 cm
Length:
Depth:
7.9” | 20 cm
Weight:
Area:

Opening Width: 39.4” | 100 cm

Gate Height: 31.5” | 80 cm

Materials
Stainless steel; tempered glass

Drawings include:

Glass Flag Gate Turnstile front elevation, side, plan views

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Turnstile - Tripod, Compact
Comparison drawing of the Compact Tripod Turnstile compared to similar designs and a person

A compact tripod turnstile is an entry control system that features a three-arm barrier designed for limited space applications. The turnstile consists of a smaller frame with three arms that are evenly spaced apart, forming a compact triangular shape. The arms rotate in one direction and are controlled by an entry credential, such as a keycard or biometric scan.

Once the credential is verified, the arms rotate, allowing authorized individuals to pass through the turnstile. Compact tripod turnstiles are commonly used in areas with limited space, such as small offices, schools, and retail stores. They provide a cost-effective means of controlling access while ensuring security and preventing unauthorized entry in smaller settings.

The Compact Tripod Turnstile has an overall height of 43.3” (110 cm), width of 35.4” (90 cm), and total depth of 30.3” (77 cm). The opening width is 23.6” (60 cm) with a gate height of 18.9” (48 cm).

Scaled set of measured drawings of the Compact Tripod Turnstile in front, side and top views
A compact tripod turnstile is an entry control system that features a three-arm barrier designed for limited space applications. The turnstile consists of a smaller frame with three arms that are evenly spaced apart, forming a compact triangular shape. The arms rotate in one direction.

The Compact Tripod Turnstile has an overall height of 43.3” (110 cm), width of 35.4” (90 cm), and total depth of 30.3” (77 cm). The opening width is 23.6” (60 cm) with a gate height of 18.9” (48 cm).

Scaled set of measured drawings of the Compact Tripod Turnstile in front, side and top views
Turnstile - Tripod, Compact
Height:
43.3” | 110 cm
Width:
35.4” | 90 cm
Length:
Depth:
30.3” | 77 cm
Weight:
Area:

Opening Width: 23.6” | 60 cm

Gate Height: 18.9” | 48 cm

Materials
Stainless steel

Drawings include:

Compact Tripod Turnstile front elevation, side, plan views

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Turnstile - Retractable, Flap
Style and size comparison drawing of the Retractable Flap Turnstile compared to other types and a human

A retractable flap turnstile is an entry control system commonly used in environments that require medium-level security. The turnstile consists of a narrow passageway with retractable flaps on either side that block access until a valid entry credential, such as a keycard, is presented. The turnstile's flaps retract once a valid entry credential is detected, allowing authorized users to pass through.

The retractable flap turnstile is often used in places with high pedestrian traffic, such as office buildings, train stations, and museums. It is an effective solution for controlling access while providing a streamlined entry process, as it allows for quick and efficient passage through the turnstile.

The Retractable Flap Turnstile has an overall height of 39.4” (100 cm), widths of 44.5”, 58.3” (113, 148 cm), and total depth of 39.4” (100 cm). The opening widths are 21.7”, 35.4” (55, 90 cm) with a gate height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Retractable Flap Turnstile viewed from the front, plan, and side
A retractable flap turnstile is an entry control system commonly used in environments that require medium-level security. The turnstile consists of a narrow passageway with retractable flaps on either side that block access until a valid entry credential, such as a keycard, is presented.

The Retractable Flap Turnstile has an overall height of 39.4” (100 cm), widths of 44.5”, 58.3” (113, 148 cm), and total depth of 39.4” (100 cm). The opening widths are 21.7”, 35.4” (55, 90 cm) with a gate height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Retractable Flap Turnstile viewed from the front, plan, and side
Turnstile - Retractable, Flap
Height:
39.4” | 100 cm
Width:
44.5”, 58.3” | 113, 148 cm
Length:
Depth:
39.4” | 100 cm
Weight:
Area:

Opening Width: 21.7”, 35.4” | 55, 90 cm

Gate Height: 29.5” | 75 cm

Materials
Stainless steel; tempered glass

Drawings include:

Retractable Flap Turnstile front elevation, side, plan views

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Turnstile - Swing Gate, Double, Linear
Comparison drawing of the Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile compared to similar designs and a person

A linear modern double swing gate turnstile is an entry control system that features a sleek and contemporary design. The turnstile consists of a linear frame with two swinging gates that allow for entry and exit in opposite directions. The gates are made of modern materials such as glass or brushed metal, providing a modern aesthetic that complements modern architectural styles.

The gates are controlled by an entry credential, such as a keycard or biometric scan, and swing open once the credential is verified, allowing authorized individuals to pass through. The linear modern double swing gate turnstile is commonly used in modern buildings and public areas that require a high level of security and a modern aesthetic.

The Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile has an overall height of 37.4” (95 cm), width of 41.7” (106 cm), and total depth of 82.7” (210 cm). The opening width is 31.5” (80 cm) with a gate height of 26” (66 cm).

Scaled set of measured drawings of the Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile in front, side and top views
A linear modern double swing gate turnstile is an entry control system that features a sleek and contemporary design. The turnstile consists of a linear frame with two swinging gates that allow for entry and exit in opposite directions. The gates are made of modern materials such as glass and metal.

The Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile has an overall height of 37.4” (95 cm), width of 41.7” (106 cm), and total depth of 82.7” (210 cm). The opening width is 31.5” (80 cm) with a gate height of 26” (66 cm).

Scaled set of measured drawings of the Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile in front, side and top views
Turnstile - Swing Gate, Double, Linear
Height:
37.4” | 95 cm
Width:
41.7” | 106 cm
Length:
Depth:
82.7” | 210 cm
Weight:
Area:

Opening Width: 31.5” | 80 cm

Gate Height: 26” | 66 cm

Materials
Stainless steel; tempered glass

Drawings include:

Double Linear Swing Gate Turnstile front elevation, side, plan views

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