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W crowd control turnstile

W Turnstile

A turnstile for compact spaces

The W is a three-arm turnstile that is an excellent choice for installations where space is at a premium. The W turnstile takes up less space than our 4-arm crowd control turnstiles yet still provides a comfortable width for patron passage. The turnstile rotates in one direction in either the clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.


Durable construction with a compact footprint

Built for the demands of today’s retail environment

The W crowd control turnstile is built to withstand the demands of today’s retail environment. Alvarado turnstiles are made from solid steel materials with long lasting internal components. It is not uncommon for our turnstiles to see in excess of 20 years of field operation.

Other W turnstile features

The turnstile’s three arm rotating section moves smoothly and silently and requires very minimal hand pressure to move. The turnstile rotates in one direction only, and can be ordered in left hand or right hand operation.

The W turnstile comes in a bright chrome finish and includes all components shown in the adjacent image.


Use our gates, turnstiles and railing to control access and improve your bottom line

Alvarado turnstiles, pedestrian gates and modular posts and railing provide an inexpensive and effective method of controlling pedestrian and shopping cart traffic flow patterns. Using Alvarado’s directional control products at entry points, and requiring patrons to exit through check stands or similar monitored areas, will reduce shoplifting and shrinkage in retail and grocery stores.

W Turnstile Benefits:

  • Compact footprint allows installation in confined spaces
  • One way operation controls unwanted entry or exit
  • Controls and directs patron traffic
  • Deters shoplifters and reduces theft
  • Very easy for patrons to push and move through
  • Integrates with Alvarado gates, posts and railing
  • With Alvarado gates, can be used in layouts that meet most public accessibility requirements

Create patron traffic flow patterns that channel entering patrons toward specific areas, and exiting patrons toward check stands and other monitored areas.


Pedestrian flow control applications

The W turnstile is often used as part of a store front entry design layout where available installation space is limited. Commonly installed in conjunction with Alvarado’s pedestrian gates and modular post and railing, the turnstile controls the flow of patrons into supermarkets, drug stores, discount stores and other retail establishments. Other locations where W turnstiles are used include cafeterias, amusement parks and health clubs or anywhere crowd control, pedestrian access control or pedestrian flow control is required.

Retail Stores

Food Service


Health Clubs

Convenience Stores

Crowd Control

General Public Access

Use our modular products in creative ways

Whether your goals are to direct pedestrian traffic, provide delivery access, block or segment areas of your facility – or all of the above – our pedestrian gates, turnstiles and modular posts and railing are inexpensive and flexible tools to help you achieve your objectives. Just a few examples of how our products can be used are shown below.

Need assistance? We can help. Our experienced sales and customer service personnel have dozens of years of real world experience and are available to assist with ideas, options, layouts and answers to your questions.

Alvarado always recommends that local code requirements be checked before ordering and installing products used for public entry/exit access purposes.

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Additional Information

The W turnstile can be ordered with factory attached rail outlets for integration with Alvarado’s modular posts and railing. Loose outlets can also be ordered for field installation.

Design Assistance

Our experienced sales and customer service personnel can assist with your design layout or questions.

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