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Safety Systems

Gate Automation Systems believes it is vitally important to complete a certified automation system by ensuring all safety measures are in place.  This is true for both the installer who carries out the job as well for the client who wants to know the gate is safe to use for all.  Gate Automation Systems meets these needs with many specifically designed systems, all of which comply and are tested according to strict company standards that place safety at the top of the list when installing your gate systems. These systems will be installed and connected to the gate in professional manner to ensure long lasting service.

Trigger/Safety Devices – Induction Loops

Induction loops or safety loops as they are commonly known are an embedded cable loop laid and sealed into the concrete or asphalt surface of a roadway. This ‘loop’ is connected to an electronic device known simply as the detector, this monitors the changes in the magnetic field of the loop to a pre set calibration and changes the state of an electrical relay, which in turn is used by the controlling device of the gate motor.

Should high bed vehicles such as semi trailers pass through the gates, dual safety loops must be used. This consists of one safety loop on the outside and inside of the gate.

It should be noted that induction loops, do not detect pedestrian personnel, they can only detect metal. It is common practice where pedestrians may use roadway gates as a thoroughfare to install one or more photo electric beams directly across the gate opening.

With swing gates, the complete arc must be covered by two sets of Photo Electric beams.

Photo Electric Beams

Photo electric beams are an essential safety measure for gate installations, as they ensure the safety of pedestrians & also minimise damage. PE Beams have a transmitter & receiver to operate them, the transmitter constantly sends a signal for the receiver, and if this signal is broken the gate will immediately stop until the obstruction is cleared. Once the obstruction is cleared the gate will resume its normal operation.

The new CAME cordless photocell, a revolutionary idea to install protections even when the system is not set up to do so. This lets you do away with expensive digging and masonry work. It lets you provide perimeter coverage on all types of automations, thus elevating the level of safety to maximum levels.
The new CAME, synchronised, infrared beam photocell, which is important in terms of making systems compliant with European Standards. Yielding remarkable savings in terms of time and cables, they can be placed freely, even in systems fitted with a host of apparatuses, such as found in industrial settings.

Safety Sensitive Edges

The installation of a safety edge is another safety measure which will give additional protection for pedestrians & also minimise damage. Safety edges are manufactured from a soft cushioning material that has a special mechanism inside & when activated the gate will immediately stop until the obstruction is cleared. Once the obstruction is cleared the gate will resume its normal operation.

One of Came’s exclusive patents built in compliance with current European Safety Standards. The DF sensitive edges safeguard you from the danger of impact and crushing during gate movement. They are entirely deformable and free of any rigid parts, so as to guarantee maximum effectiveness when protecting you.

Examples

PE Beam Protection of Gates

 

Boom Gate Safety with Photo Electric Beams

Example of perimeter coverage on a Boom gate with wireless photocells.

  1. PE Beams Receiver.
  2. PE Beams Transmitter.
  3. Additional PE Beam Repeater.
  4. Additional PE Beam Repeater.

 

Swing Gate Safety with Photo Electric Beams

Example of perimeter coverage on a swing gate with wireless photocells.

  1. PE Beams Receiver.
  2. PE Beams Transmitter.
  3. Additional PE Beam Repeater.
  4. Additional PE Beam Repeater.

 

Sliding Gate Safety with Photo Electric Beams and Safety Edge

Example of perimeter coverage on a sliding gate.

  1. PE Beams Transmitter.
  2. PE Beams Receiver.
  3. Additional PE Beam Transmitter.
  4. Safety Sensitive Edge.

Sliding Gate Safety with Photo Electric Beams

Example of perimeter coverage on a sliding gate.

  1. PE Beams Transmitter.
  2. PE Beams Receiver.
  3. Additional PE Beam Transmitter.
  4. Safety Sensitive Edge.