Have you ever thought of the risks that you run by ignoring the control of the proper functioning of your gate? Not only does the periodic maintenance of the gate lengthen the life of the automation, which can get to work effectively much longer than a neglected system, but it is also required by law to ensure maximum safety of things and people.
The Machinery Directive 2006/42 / EC considers the automatic gate as an industrial machine, such as a press or a lathe, and includes automatic gates, car garage doors and electrical barriers within the scope of the legislation itself.
In particular, the European directive introduced mandatory maintenance and the compilation of a maintenance booklet for automatic gates installed in both public and private locations. The owner, site manager or the administrator is obliged to complete, in agreement with the installer, the maintenance booklet showing the regular periodicity of the checks carried out by specialised personnel to keep the safety and the automation structure in full efficiency.
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Prevention is better than cure!
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Find out below the 6 periodic checks recommended by Gate & Barrier manufacturer CAME to lengthen the life of your system, improve its efficiency, ensure more safety to things and people, keep away small or large unexpected events.
The 6 Controls That Extend The Life Of Your Gate:
1.Control of the automation unlocking system
It is the verification of the correct unlocking of the gate to guarantee the full efficiency of the manual opening in the absence of energy and in all other cases of non-functioning
2. Control of mechanical movement forces
This is a technical check to be done with the engine both locked and unlocked, which allows you to highlight any mechanical anomalies (deformations, debris) that can obstruct the free movement of the gate. If neglected, anomalies of this type can reduce the life of automation.
3. Check the correct operation of the limit switches
It is necessary to verify that the limit switches intervene by stopping the leaf according to the correct spaces. Uncontrolled limit switches can create door jamming and therefore create malfunctions and a further increase in engine operation.
4. Check the cleaning of moving mechanical parts
It is important to check the optimal sliding of hinges-joints-worm-roller-bearings of the gate. If neglected, non-cleaning is one of the most common causes of duration under the average standards of an automatic system.
5. Control of operation of the control systems
It is the verification of the efficient operation of transmitters, key selectors and command buttons, which is carried out by controlling the range of the remote control, the contacts and the cleaning of the control selector. Failure to verify this can result in false commands or even sudden shutdown of the system.
6. Control of the functionality of the safety devices
These are two separate technical interventions: at first the functionality of photocells and safety profiles is tested to verify their efficient operation; then we proceed to the control of quality standards, fundamental for the prevention of damage to property and people.