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.
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.
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.
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 platform screen doors separate the platform from the tracks to ensure safer, faster and more user- friendly operation of the public transport system concerned.
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.
Full- and half-height platform screen doors (PSD) ensure safe separation of passengers from the danger of falling on to the railtrack.
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:
Platform screen doors are thus absolutely essential in order to safeguard the security and comfort of the passengers.
The 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.
The 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:
All the door sets on the entire platform length can be equipped with their own MétroMEDIA system, benefitting from the following advantages:
For 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.
The 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:
The product GapCLOSER is available as an integrated component of the PSD-H or also as a "stand-alone" version.
Gilgen 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.
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:
Highly available and reliable train doors are thus indispensable in order to guarantee an efficient operation of the railway systems.
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.
Within 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).