6500 Electronic Control Head

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The powerful 6500 Series Control Head operates a wide variety of turnstiles. This flexible, easy-to-service modular control system allows for our units to be configured to meet your unique security needs.


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The powerful 6500 Series Control Head electronically operates a wide variety of turnstiles and gates.

Factory configurations include:

  • Electronically controlled in one direction, manual (free passage) in the other direction
  • Electronically controlled in one direction, locked in the other direction
  • Electronically controlled in both directions

In case of power failure, control heads may be configured to be fail-lock (secure), fail-open (safe), or any combination of the two for no additional charge.

A key-override option is also available to give you the ability to unlock your turnstile with a simple key turn.


Data Sheet – 6500 Control Head

Data Sheet – Logic Controller

Drawing – 6500 Control Head

Installation Manual – 6500 Control Head

Settings – Logic Controller

Home Position Switch Diagram – 6500 Control Head


  • Auto indexing to the home position (self-centering)
  • Adjustable hydraulic shock suppression
  • Permanently lubricated sealed bearings
  • Oil impregnated bronze bushings
  • Hardened steel locking bars, cams, and rollers
  • Stainless steel pistons
  • Cast aluminum housing
  • Modular design – removable as an assembly for easy maintenance


  • Bidirectional access control inputs
  • Integrated fire alarm inputs
  • Fail lock or fail open configurations (direction independent)
  • Adjustable re-lock timers for swipes with no passage
  • Adjustable swipe queue for quicker traffic flow
  • Integrated “one-shot” inputs for simplified access control integration
  • Additional outputs for options integration
  • Auto-selecting 100-240 VAC voltage input for easy international installation
  • Text-based user interface with onboard testing buttons
  • Over-voltage/over-current protection adds resistance to electrical issues
  • Expandable PLC allows for solutions to customized applications


Electrical Specifications

Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Input Current: 1.3-.55 A
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Storage Temperature: -40°-158° F
Operating Temperature: -4°-131° F
(Cold weather package available)
Operating Voltage: 24 VDC
Operating Current: 1.2 A (typical)

Directional Inputs

Normally open contact closure
(Form C relay, 1-second pulse)

Fire Alarm Input

Normally open contact closure
(Form C relay, closed for duration)



  • Bidirectional key overrides
  • Direction status indicator lights (daylight visible or LED graphic array)
  • 8 digit key resettable digital counter with 7-year lithium battery
  • Cold weather upgrade: insulated mainframe with thermostat-controlled heater
  • Contactless proximity sensor upgrade (replaces limit switches to re-lock unit)
  • Home position switch for access control integration
  • 12 Ah battery system (2x 12VDC batteries with 2 amp 24VDC charger)

Additional options available upon request


The 6500 Series Control Head is certified by Intertek to conform to the following standards:
UL 294, UL 325, UL Subject 2593, CAN/ULC S319 and CSA C22.2#247.


*Contact us for a freight quote.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in

Electronic One Way / Free Exit, Electronic One Way / No Exit, Electronic Both Ways