Vapor Ricon, leading provider of vehicular access equipment, has been chosen by WH Bence Ltd to provide double automatic doors for a range of NHS mobile chemotherapy units owned by the charity Hope for Tomorrow.

The state-of-the-art units offer valuable support to NHS Trusts around the country in the provision of chemotherapy to patients closer to home.

Lucas Klimonczyk, design engineer for WH Bence commented: “We have designed and built the new Hope for Tomorrow mobile units from scratch.  Our brief was to provide a comfortable setting that incorporated state-of-the-art facilities to ensure patients using the service were relaxed whilst their treatment was administered.

“Access into the unit was a key consideration to the operation and overall aesthetics of the units.  We chose Vapor Ricon to provide the doors because of a number of reasons.  Namely their specification – quality and size, also their availability which was essential to our build schedule and lastly price, they were very competitive.”

The doors provided by Vapor Ricon are from their Electric Swing Plug Series which benefit from advanced technology and have inbuilt qualities such as; two independent door actuators that are timed to allow rear panel closure first to enable correct sealing in addition, the actuators have a mechanism that automatically locks when the vehicle is in motion to prevent the door opening.  The door system also benefits from entrapment detection and, in an emergency, the system has mechanical release controls both internally and externally which disengages drive when required.

Vapor Ricon automatic door systems have been utilised in the North American Bus and Coach industry for a number of years and the company has recently introduced them into the UK. Complete automatic door systems can be purchased similar to those used by WH Bence or separate components including door controls, door panels, seals and door accessories. Control options range from simple electro-mechanical systems to more complex micro-processor based systems.

Mike Dickinson, sales manager for Vapor Ricon said: “We are delighted our doors were perfect for this project and thrilled it was a variety of things that prompted WH Bence to choose our products.

“We are extremely experienced in providing access solutions for a range of vehicles and proud Vapor Ricon doors were incorporated into this particular worthwhile project.”

Vapor Ricon is pleased to offer a wide range of domestic and commercial products to aid vehicular access.  In addition to its new door range is the renowned S and K Series of lifts, ramps, rotating seats and secure restraint systems.  All of which provide a complete passenger access solution for the transport industry.