Door & Gate Safety
Operators of power-operated doors and gates are required to prove that the closing forces comply with the applicable specifications.
Gates & Doors
Force Measurement According to Standards
The operation and testing of power-operated doors and gates are specified in various sets of regulations. These include the requirements for the measuring devices, details of the measuring process, such as placement of the measuring devices, selection of the test positions, but also the definition of the permissible threshold values for static and dynamic forces. GTE Industrieelektronik has developed its force gauges in accordance with the relevant standards.
Safety by Force Limitation
The impact forces occurring on doors, gates and barriers must not exceed the values specified in the standards. Depending on the type and opening width of the door or gate, permissible maximum values are prescribed in accordance with the standards. Various test positions are prescribed in the relevant standards for the measurements.
These Regulations Ensure Safety
Simple and Standard-Compliant Measurement
The force measuring device KMG-2000 was developed by GTE Industrieelektronik GmbH in cooperation with the former German ‘Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitsschutz’ (BIA, today IFA, Institut für Arbeitsschutz), which is an institute for occupational safety of the German Statutory Accident Insurance (DGUV, Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung). Especially for uncomplicated maintenance testing, GTE Industrieelektronik has developed a measuring device for quick on-site use, the KMG-Lite, in cooperation with BVT – Verband für Tore (Association for Gates).