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Kumba Iron Ore HQ – 2014

Half height glass turnstiles and special needs gates provide controlled access at Kumba Iron Ore Headquarters

Kumba Iron Ore Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, extraction, beneficiation, marketing, sale, and shipping of iron ore in South Africa. The company is the fourth largest iron ore producer in the world and the largest in Africa and operates various mines, including Sishen mine in the Northern Cape; Thabazimbi mine in the Limpopo; and Kolomela mine in Northern Cape. It also exports its iron ore to steelmakers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

This mining giant is headquartered within modern, sprawling facilities at Centurion in Gauteng. The ingress and egress of both visitors and employees is constant and therefore required an access control system that would provide maximised security at minimised levels of inconvenience. The inclusion of two Turnstar Systems Triton half height single turnstiles, two special needs gates and two card drop boxes, has resulted in smooth and seamless pedestrian traffic flow.

It is important to match the risk requirements with both the user friendliness and aesthetic components on each project. With 20 years of experience in designing, engineering and customising access control products for a large and varied market, Turnstar Systems is able to provide the ideal solution for each application.

glass turnstilesThe Triton half height glass turnstile is designed for high-speed ultra-quiet operation and is suited to high-profile areas where pedestrian traffic volumes are high and medium security levels are required. Because it is able to integrate with all commonly manufactured and developed time & attendance and access control systems, the Triton half height glass turnstile can be used wherever aesthetics and security are important.

Designed by a team of experienced engineers and manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities, the Triton half height turnstile is driven by Turnstar’s patented Rotalok rotation locking mechanism. This system, which allows for bi-directional operation, is characterised by durability and reliability.

The semi-automatic 180° special needs gate provides controlled access and unassisted closing for wheelchairs, trolleys and pushchairs and is available in framed and frameless options. Safety forms an integral element in all Turnstar products and the special needs gate is no exception.

Kumba’s recruitment policy underlines its attitude towards creating a positive, nurturing and welcoming environment conducive to the growth, development and retention of its employees irrespective of race, gender, nationality or disability status. The incorporation of the special needs gates will be of benefit to both the organisation’s employees as well as its visitors.

The addition of Turnstar’s Triton half height glass turnstiles, special needs gates and card drop box units is in line with the Kumba Iron Ore’s philosophy of providing a safe and secure working environment for its employees and visitors.


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