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IN BRIEF – April 2018

R+T 2018 – Full GfA Debrief

Now that the dust has settled on R+T 2018 this edition of In Brief provides a full review of all products, prototypes and service offerings featured in Stuttgart.

SG40 gearbox – a new drive concept

Having launched a prototype and clinched the innovation prize in 2015 with a radical new design of gearbox, GfA Germany is now going into production with drive units featuring the SG40 gearbox with integrated frequency inverter.
The new SE 8.65 Fi drive unit which uses GfA’s new SG40 gearbox, has been specifically designed for use with counter-balanced sectional doors.

Its extremely compact design, integrated frequency inverter and other unique functions mean customers here in the UK are already queuing up to trial it.

The drive has a light-weight, compact one-box design allowing for greater flexibility during installation.

The drive unit is fast, easy and safe to fit due to a completely new single plug connection system between the drive unit and the TS door control. This takes GfA’s existing plug and play installation to the next level.

The SE 8.65 Fi drive will be in full production in 2019 and we will be notifying customers when standard units are available. To express an interest or discuss applications contact a member of the GfA sales team on 01926 452452 or email

GfA drives and controls with UL approval

As we strive to meet the needs of your international customers we’re pleased to be able to offer a full range of drive solutions with UL approval for use in the North American and Middle Eastern markets.
All GfA drives already comply with CE marking requirements, making them suitable for European markets, but now also explicitly meet the requirements of ANSI/CAN/UL 325 (Standard for Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems).

A new door control system to meet UL requirements is currently being produced, with full UL approval planned for later in 2018.

If you sell doors into the North American or Middle Eastern markets talk to the GfA sales team about our UL approved drives and forthcoming control panel on 01926 452452 or email

GfA+ App and bluetooth stick just got better

Many customers have been reaping the benefits of fault diagnostics and troubleshooting using the GfA+ App and GfA-Stick for some time. At Stuttgart we launched an upgraded version of the App with an extension to the error guide making it even easier to read, understand and rectify faults.

The latest version of the App can be downloaded from Apple and Android App stores now.
Still wondering how your fitters and service engineers might use the Bluetooth Stick and GfA+ App?  Talk to a member of the Sales Team and let them explain. 
Call 01926 452452.

Sneak preview of prototype products

Our German colleagues introduced two prototypes at R+T, one of which won an award for innovation. Winning in the category of ‘Drive and control systems for door/gates’ the Universal chain tensioner 12-20 was noted for having very low product and installation costs and offering unique flexibility.
In addition, concepts were shown for Fireproof FS Drive Units. The prototype drive units are designed with combined worm/planetary gears to be used as direct mount drives. These drives will allow for narrower door design and provide access to the large range of GfA accessories for worm gears.

These are just prototypes at this stage but if sufficient interest is received GfA will undertake thorough testing before bringing the products to market. Feel free to register your interest as we will be keeping in touch with the development team in Germany to bring you further updates.
Training dates
As our Open Training Days are proving so popular we’ve added a new date
Wednesday 15th August 2018

There are also still places available on:
Wednesday 12th September 2018
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Open Training Sessions for Technicians are held at our premises in Warwick.

To book places for yourself or members of your team call Sue Doolan on 01926 452452 or email
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