The Sliding Door Closer DICTAMAT 50 Opens “Escape“ Door as if by an Invisible Hand
The TwistedRooms Hamburg/Germany offer a somewhat different leisure time experience: Small groups are locked in a room and have to open the door to freedom by solving puzzles and completing tasks. To ensure a successful experience, the applied technique has to be absolutely reliable. Therefore here the DICTAMAT 50 is a door opener which – according to the game – opens the double-leaf “escape door“ in a spookily silent and slow manner.
With some friends or acquaintances you are locked in an only dimly lit room with odd items. The only door leading to the outside is locked. You have 60 minutes to accomplish a “happy end”. “… But it is not going to be easy, because the entertainment worlds of TwistedRooms are full of surprises, mysteries and thrilling puzzles.”
The only chance to open the door is by successively solving the puzzles and tasks. The groups face an exciting, nerve wrecking time. And then suddenly the last stage of the Live Escape Game: the door to freedom opens slowly, noiselessly, as if by an invisible hand.
Technique of DICTATOR opens the door to freedom
From the outside the door gives an unspectacular impression. It is a double-leaf wooden sliding door normally being locked by bar magnets in the closed position. Only when the players have solved the puzzles of the Escape Room, the control system of TwistedRooms will release the door and the DICTAMAT 50 will open both leaves synchronously. Due to its modular structure, the DICTATOR sliding door closer can be used in a very flexible way and in this case serves as an automatic door opener.
Functional principle of the mechanical door opener
By means of a revolving toothed belt a small spring rope synchronously opens both door leafs of the sliding door.
An important precondition for the application in the TwistedRooms was an unvaryingly slow, adjustable opening speed to eliminate any risk of injury. This ensures the lamellar radial damper LD 50Z. The positive connection via the toothed belt provides a power transmission without any slip and ensures the continuous damping of the door during the whole opening. The second door leaf always moves synchronously, even when only one door leaf is pushed or later pulled for closing.
The complete mechanism is mounted above the door and hidden behind a blind.
The operating company of the TwistedRooms considers the DICTAMAT 50 the ideal solution: “This is a perfectly working opening system which thanks to its discreet noise emission optimally fits in the game ambience.“
The structure of the DICTAMAT 50 BK-Z as door opener
- Spring rope pulley 50 N
- Lamellar radial damper LD 50 Z
- Door actuator for the first door leaf (fitted to the upper part of the revolving toothed belt)
- Door actuator for the second door leaf (fitted to the lower part of the revolving toothed belt)
- Idler pulley for the toothed belt
The opening (or usually the closing) speed can continuously be adjusted on the lamellar radial damper and thus exactly be adapted to the requirements on site.
The DICTAMAT 50 BK (Baukastensystem = modular system) is extremely flexible as its single components can be fixed where there is sufficient space. For power transmission you also can use a rope or a special wire rope instead of the toothed belt.
Same as in the case of TwistedRooms, the technical customer service consultants of DICTATOR look forward to your inquiry and would be happy to propose the best solution for your application – of course free of charge.
And for all those who would like to see the door “live“: it is to be found in TwistedRooms, Hamburg, in the room 4 “Armageddon“ (http://www.twistedrooms.com/?location=hamburg&lang=de).