Suggested Safeties for Your Gate Application


New safety standards for the gate industry can be daunting and confusing. As you approach your next gate installation, you might be wondering which safety accessories are best to protect the site. Consider our guideline for suggestions on which safeties are best for swing gate, slide gate, and barrier gate applications.


Keep in mind that every gate application is different. Contact us if you have questions or require assistance.



Swing Gate Application

Photocell

Monitored thru-beam photocell installed as close to the gate opening as possible, on the opposite side of the swing path. For example, an outward swinging gate would have the photocell installed on the inside of the gate. If a person, vehicle, or object is in the gate opening and breaks the photocell path, the gate will not close.

Induction Loops

Two preformed loops with FAIL SAFE loop detectors. One preformed loop installed on the inside of the gate and one on the outside. The loops should be placed as close to the gate as possible, without interference. With this layout, the gate will not close on a moving or stopped vehicle while it is in the opening. A second loop can also be added on the inside of the gate for safety and free exit.

Weldable pivot hinges are ideal for heavier swing gate applications with steel posts.


Slide Gate Application


Photocell

Monitored thru-beam photocell installed as close to the gate opening as possible, on the inside and/or outside of the gate. If a person, vehicle, or object is in the gate opening and breaks the photocell path, the gate will not close.

Safety Edges

Monitored safety edges should be installed at all entrapment zones. An entrapment zone is an area where there is risk of injury if an object gets caught in it. The edges should be installed to protect all entrapment zones while the gate is closing and opening. This way, if an object is in the entrapment zone while the gate is moving, the gate will reverse on impact.

Induction Loops

Two preformed loops with FAIL SAFE loop detectors. One preformed loop installed on the inside of the gate and one on the outside. The loops should be placed as close to the gate as possible, without interference. With this layout, the gate will not close on a moving or stopped vehicle while it is in the opening. A second loop can also be added on the inside of the gate for safety and free exit.


Barrier Gate Application:

Induction Loops

One preformed loop with FAIL SAFE loop detector installed underneath the barrier arm. This prevents the arm from closing on moving or stopped vehicle. If you have an application where the installation of preformed loops is not possible (ie: underground parking with heated driveway), we recommend the BEA LZR-H100 Safety Sensor. The LZR-H100 has a 32' x 32' detection range and is able to reject pedestrian traffic.


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