Gilgen Door Systems

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Freiburgstrasse 34

CH-3150

Schwarzenburg

Postal address

Freiburgstrasse 34

Schwarzenburg , CH-3150

Switzerland

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Tel +41 31 734 41 11

Fax +41 31 734 43 79

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Company information

Gilgen Door Systems - Platform Screen Doors

Gilgen Door Systems develops, in close consultation with you, solutions designed to ensure added value for your organisation, allowing you to benefit from the expertise that we have acquired from several decades’ experience of projects, great and small, completed all over the world, in all sectors of commerce and industry.

Automatic door systems

Opening doors for your visitors. A welcoming entrance creates a friendly atmosphere and favourable first impressions. Whether users come loaded with luggage or shopping, or trying to keep children in order, automatic doors ensure unobstructed, trouble-free access.

Automatic gate systems

Whether they slide, tip, fold, turn, lift or lower, our gates and industrial doors facilitate all sorts of access in and around buildings. Wherever there is a pressing need for correct levels of security, organisational efficiency and convenience, automatic drive mechanisms provided by Gilgen Door Systems supply the right solution.

Automatic sliding-wall systems

Whether they are angled, curved or straight, our sliding wall systems – with their wide range of folding/stacking configurations and concealed automatic drive systems – blend seamlessly into any overall architectural design.

Automatic doors for use on public transport

Automatic platform screen doors separate the platform from the tracks to ensure safer, faster and more user- friendly operation of the public transport system concerned.

Custom-made solutions

In an age where planners and architects seek specially configured solutions for door and gate operating systems, Gilgen’s Custom-Made Solutions Department comes into its own.
Whatever your requirements are, we can supply the right solution.

Company information

Headquarters location Freiburgstrasse 34
CH-3150 Schwarzenburg
Switzerland
Office locations
Block No. 28, Unit A Suchun Industrial Square, Xinglong Street 428
CN-215125 Suzhou
People's Republic of China
Crow Hous, Crow Arch Lane
BH24 1PD Ringwood
United Kingdom
Unit 14 Earn Avenue, Righead Trading Estate
ML4 3LW Bellshill
United Kingdom
Some facts
Founded in
1961
Founded by
Company Size
500-1000

Solutions

  • Accesibility
  • Components for Safety
  • Mass Transit Safety Systems

Product information

Automatic platform screen doors for public transport systems (Platform Screen Doors)

Full- and half-height platform screen doors (PSD) ensure safe separation of passengers from the danger of falling on to the railtrack.

Increased importance of public transport systems

Day in, day out, several hundreds of millions of people all over the world use public transport systems. Within a metropolis, this is usually the only cheap and efficient way to get from one place to another. Considering the rapidly escalating individual automobile traffic and congestion in big cities, public transport systems appear as an increasingly attractive alternative, and this trend poses a major challenge with regard to the existing infrastructures.

This evolution makes new demands on the rail-bound mass transit:

  • Growing metropolises require increased transport capacities
  • Fatal and serious accidents call for higher safety levels
  • The passengers expect enhanced safety and convenience
  • To increase the efficiency and reliability of their transport systems, metro operators switch to automatic and driverless train system requiring automated safety barriers.

Platform screen doors are thus absolutely essential in order to safeguard the security and comfort of the passengers.

Platform Screen Doors full-height (PSD-F)

Gilgen Door Systems - Platform Screen Doors Full HeightThe PSD full-height systems of Gilgen Door Systems AG come in two different versions. Depending on the customer’s requirements (for example in air-conditioned stations), his main focus may be on environmental consciousness and a judicial use of energy.

To cater to this need, we have designed the PSD full-height systems providing an air-tight screen in order to reduce the loss of energy in the air-conditioned passenger areas to an absolute minimum, but without compromising on the convenience and well-being of the passengers.
In northern areas where low temperatures are not uncommon, the heating aspect is of prime importance. As an option, the PSD systems can be equipped with heating elements in order to ensure a reliable functionality even when the temperatures are extremely low.

MetroMEDIA integrated in the PSD-H bijou®

Gilgen Door Systems - Metro MediaThe MétroMEDIA System designed by Gilgen Door Systems AG has been developed and patented in order to offer our customers a multi-media solution that is integrated in the PSD system.
Each passageway can be equipped with its own MétroMEDIA system.
Additional benefits for the operator and the passengers:

  • Increased attractiveness of the station
  • Communication possibilities with the passengers
  • Passenger information system in real time, such as announcements, timetables, safety instructions, etc.
  • Flexible and dynamic advertising
  • Data distribution from one centralized site
  • Self-financing of the PSD system by means of the advertising revenue
  • Pedestrian flow management

All the door sets on the entire platform length can be equipped with their own MétroMEDIA system, benefitting from the following advantages:

  • Individual configuration
  • Multi-channel communication; each screen can be programmed to replay individual contents.

MétroLIGHT concept

Gilgen Door Systems - MetrolightFor the convenience of their customers Gilgen Door Systems have devised the MétroLIGHT option, a particular lighting system that can be integrated into the PSD. The system is based on state-of-the-art technology and offers a modern, efficient and cost-optimized lighting solution for subway areas.

The main advantage of this system is the fact that, thanks to the use of the latest LED technology, an up-to-date and energy-efficient lighting of the subway station can be achieved without incurring any additional infrastructure expense.

Gap Closer- a convenient and safe access for all passengers

Gilgen Door Systems - Gap CloserThe GapCLOSER device designed by Gilgen Door Systems ensures that all the passengers can easily board and alight from the trains, even in curved stations where the situation must be considered as critical because there is a gap between the railway carriage and the platform nose.

People benefitting most from the gap closer are:

  • Passengers with limited mobility such as wheelchair users
  • Elderly people using walking aids
  • Families with strollers
  • Passengers carrying heavy luggage
  • etc.

The product GapCLOSER is available as an integrated component of the PSD-H or also as a "stand-alone" version.

Door systems for railway carriages

Gilgen Door Systems - Train Door SystemsGilgen has acquired an invaluable wealth of experience in the field of railway infrastructure, which has enabled them to continuously optimize their solutions in this sector in order to offer their customers highly available and reliable train door systems.

All the projects implemented to this date by Gilgen’s ADP department have been destined for railway applications, which means that these systems answer all the pertinent standards and regulations with regard to availability, reliability, maintainability and safety.

Increased importance of public transport systems

Day in, day out, several hundreds of millions of people all over the world use public transport systems. Within a metropolis, this is usually the only cheap and efficient way to get from one place to another. Considering the rapidly escalating individual motor car traffic and congestions in big cities, public transport systems appear as an increasingly attractive alternative, and this trend poses a major challenge with regard to the existing infrastructures.

This evolution makes new demands on the rail-bound mass transit:

  • Growing metropolises require increased transport capacities
  • To enhance the efficiency of these systems, the boarding and alighting times are optimized, which results in more stringent requirements to be fulfilled by the door systems.

Highly available and reliable train doors are thus indispensable in order to guarantee an efficient operation of the railway systems.

Characteristics

The requirements with regard to the mechanical design and the mechanical loads obviously vary from one project to another. For this reason, these components are always individually designed and tested for the particular project.

With respect to the functional sub-assemblies such as control modules and drive systems, Gilgen can draw upon many years of experience as well as on a large number of implemented and well-proven solutions. We are thus in a position to meet the highest requirements with regard to availability and reliability.

Train doors for fully automated subway systems

Gilgen Door Systems - Train Doors for Fully Automated Door SystemsWithin the scope of the VAL train door project, Gilgen has proved to be a reliable and competent partner, not only on a technical level but also where organizational skills are concerned.

From 1998 to 2001, Gilgen Door Systems developed and manufactured the doors for equipping 60 trains with 12 doors per railway wagon within the scope of the project "VAL 208 vehicles" for the customer "Siemens Transportation Systems France" in Lille (totaling 720 door systems).

From 2000 to 2002, additional door systems have been installed in other VAL 208 vehicles, virtually in parallel with the project in Rennes (16 trains) and in Toulouse (14 trains).

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