Powerful GEZE design: Powerturn F-IS/TS swing door drive system receives prestigious design award

Outstanding design recognised at one of the world's most lauded design awards: the Powerturn F-IS/TS swing door drive system has been announced the winner of the German Design Award 2018. This top prize is awarded by an international panel of experts of the German Design Council.

The German Design Award is all about design quality. The best design products per category are recognised as winners of the German Design Award. The Powerturn F-IS/TS swing door drive system, a powerful connection of automatic doors and door closer technology, was awarded the coveted prize in the 'Building and Elements' category.

Design highlight: one look for two technologies

This unique combination of swing door drive and door closer is an attractive variant for double-leaf doors where mainly the active leaf is moved, and automatic operation means improved convenience. One particular visual feature is the universal drive look across both door leaves. This duo is a welcome solution on asymmetrical doors.

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We've got it all covered

The active leaf is equipped with the Powerturn swing door drive. Its strengths are barrier-free convenience, a high range of functions, creative freedom and a subtle design. The Powerturn also opens large and heavy single and double-leaf doors easily and safely, on prestigious entrances or indoors. At a height of only 7 cm, the drive is suited for any installation situation, and moves door leaf weights of up to 600 kg.
The passive leaf is equipped with a door closer, e.g. from the TS 4000 or TS 5000 series, and is only opened when necessary. The drive housing also contains the closing sequence control requested for fire protection doors. It guarantees that both door leaves are correctly closed again in a controlled way after access, e.g. by fleeing persons in the case of danger. The Powerturn F/R-IS/TS swing door drive/door closer combination for hold-open systems unites innovative technology and design, as the smoke control unit is invisibly integrated into the cover.

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About the competition

The German Design Award aims to discover, highlight and award unique design trends such as the design of the GEZE Powerturn F-IS/TS swing door drive system. This prestigious prize is awarded by the German Design Council, one of the world's leading centres of excellence for design communication and brand leadership. All the awards are decided during a two-day sitting by a panel made up of top-ranking design experts from every different professional direction.