|Entrance to the IceHotel’s luxurious Royal Deluxe Suite|
Every year in Jukkasjärvi, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, the IceHotel is erected from 1,000 tonnes of snow with each unique suite created by a different designer from around the world. Faced with internal temperatures of -8°C, the IceHotel’s most luxurious suite needed intelligent door technology that would not be impaired by the climate and could still perform in the harshest conditions.
Delivering smooth operation and closing reliability at extreme temperatures, the ED 100 electromechanical swing door operator from DORMA proved ideal.
In low temperatures, the viscosity of the hydraulic fluid used in traditional swing door operators will rise. This can cause resistance and a decrease in speed which means the door may not close properly. As the ED 100 doesn’t use a closed hydraulic system, instead equipped with a multi stage gear, the operator requires only a small amount of high performance grease to continue to function at the highest standard.