For our commercial customer in the Newcastle area we attended a site to investigate a faulty gate and observed that there were insufficient gate safety devices covering the entry system.
After discussions with the compliance manager we decided to install FAAC XGuard 10’s on the 8.5 metre wide sliding gates as well as addressing the other issues which we highlighted in our report.
Correctly set up, these XGuard laser based safety devices eliminate the need for safety edge cushions which are susceptible to failure and punctured cushions during cold snaps. Furthermore, the devices have a detection range which covers the entire opening of the gate like a safety mesh, detecting obstacles as small as a few millimeters in size.
The changes we made to this entry system has brought the gate up to standard and now fully meets the Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE.