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About the project

2016

The challenge was to design a heavy and robust gate, wide enough to fit big rig trucks, but also, make it fit in a narrow passage between 2 given walls. The gate had to provide some privacy and prevent both cars and pedestrians from entry. While it was required to have quick opening and closing cycles it was also within  a very limited space for it to operate. Therefore a unique design had to be devised: the "Rolling Fan" was born.        

The gate opens and closes gracefully in a similar way to  a hand-fan. Its pleasant design and slick operation makes it a relevant option for residential and commercial sites. it has a great appearance and an obvious advantage at narrow spaces. Not only the gate was fully designed and modeled from scratch, but also many of its features, such as a custom emergency stop device and the entire safety and automation systems.        

hand fan