We offer a wide variety of sliding and leaf gate automation, as well
as automated barriers and garage doors. They are all fitted with an
extensive range of safety features that allow our installations to
meet, and often exceed, EU standards.
A range of our products can be found below:
• Automations for sliding gates
• Underground automations for swing gates
• Above ground automations for swing gates
• Automations for garage doors
Basic routine checks should be carried out on all mechanical parts and lubricants used to help your equipment perform efficiently. Should a problem be identified you will be advised accordingly. A service record is issued for you to keep with your annual force testing results. The force test should be carried out annually. Our engineers have been trained to the highest standard to carry out force testing to all types of gates, automatic doors, roller shutters and barriers. From the SpeedForce equipment used, we produce detailed test report and then we can identify if work needs to be undertaken to bring the installation up to the HSE requirements. The whole process takes around 2 hours to perform and you will be issued with the results which you must retain as evidence for your insurers and the HSE. We are also obliged to keep these test results for a minimum of 10 years. Where a gate cannot be made complaint to force testing, it can usually be made to comply by adding other presence detection measures and issued with a new risk assesment. Where an individual has decided not to comply with the regulations, we have to record that contact has been made and issue them with a non compliance document.
Automatic gates have to conform to the machinery directive legislation.
This legislation states that manufacturers of machinery must assess
the risks presented to users of their equipment and take all practical
steps to mitigate these risks. The state-of-the-art for automatic
gates is defined in the British standard BS-EN13241-1.
This is an umbrella standard which refers to various other British/EN
• EN12453: Defines hazard points of automatic gate systems and the maximum forces allowed on impact with an object or person.
• EN12445: Defines how the impact forces should be tested on an automatic electric gate is installation.
• EN1760-2: Defines the operating characteristics of pressure sensitive safety ribs.
• EN12978: Defines the operating characteristics of various safety equipment, ensuring that these devices fail in safe manner.
The first step in beginning a new installation of bringing an existing installation of safety standards is the risk assessment. The installation needs to be examined and any possible causes of injury recorded. It is then possible to begin choosing the methods that will be taken to remove or mitigate these risks. These methods can be simple such as a physical guard to stop children from reaching a sliding gate motor or sophisticated such as a radar system that shuts down the equipment when anybody enters the danger area.