large gate

Maintenance Gate on Athletic Field at the UA in Tucson

 

small gate

UA gate. 18' wide, 20' high. 1900 lbs., moves with only 12 pounds of force.
Project Architect: Swaim

General Contractor: TBR Construction & Engineering
Gate & MagneGlide Installation: Antech

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Storm Shielding

magneglide-stormshieldingMany regions are subject to severe storms. Coastal areas are vulnerable to ocean storms such as hurricanes, and tornadoes are a widespread problem in many locales. Wind-born debris is a major contributor to damage from such events. In areas experiencing severe storms, movable shields can protect vulnerable building elements such as doors and windows from wind related dmage. Such shielding needs to be sufficiently robust to be effective, and this may entail components of considerable weight, difficult to move with conventional means. MagneGlide can facilitate their ease of positioning before and after storm events.

MagneGlide technology is versatile and secure. Climate severity is projected to increase in teh future. This will put additional demands on building for effective protection from the environment. The MagneGlide magnetic support technology can help to enable innovative and increasingly effective solutions to be developed and put forth to address this need. Modern Transport Systems Corp. works with architects, designers and manufacturers to provided a MagneGlide magnetic support system tailored to meet the needs of their clients and customers.

Modern Transport System Corp. (MTSC) is pleased to introduce the next step in the evolution of magnetic levitation: the magnetic support technology we have developed and call "MagneGlide®" - practical, useful and currently in service. It requires no energy input for the levitation action; permanent magnets provide the forces necessary for levitation. It is inherently simple, requiring no control system; it automatically adjusts to the load applied to it. With MagneGlide®, all the weight of an object is supported by magnetic forces, making it much easier to move than if it were supported with conventional wheels or rollers.