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IN BRIEF – February 2018

New CE marking. Certificates now available

With HSE making arbitrary inspections of door companies it is essential that doors comply with all requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and are CE marked under the Construction Products Regulation.

A technical file must be compiled and maintained containing evidence to support the CE mark. That means your technical file should contain Declarations of Incorporation and Declarations of Conformity for all elements of the doors you manufacture and fit.

GfA products are all fully tested and compliant and new declarations are available for all GfA drives and controls. To obtain a copy of the relevant declaration email Rebecca.hampton@gfa-elektromaten.co.uk with details of your requirements.

Door safety option – the OPTOEDGE now with indication LED

GfA now offers the popular Opto-Electronic Safety Edge (OPTOEDGE) sensing edge system for automatic doors and gates with optional LED.

The OPTOEDGE has been a popular solution for door safety for many years. Now with an indication LED that displays the operational status of the system it's even easier to fit and provides a visual status indicator, making it ideal for companies who require visual diagnostics or are not using the a GfA TS 971 Control Panel with its built-in diagnostics.

The OPTOEDGE system is used on a wide range of industrial doors and gates and provides a reliable way of avoiding harmful collisions between these doors and people or objects in their path.


Features of the OPTOEDGE:

  • Self-adjusting sensor sensitivity
  • Protection class IP67 (IP68 for status LED)
  • High reliability
  • Assembly without adhesives or special tools
  • Suitable for door edges up to 10 m wide
  • Resistant against environmental influences vibrations and chemicals
Features and benefits of the new OPTOEDGE with Status LED include:
  • indicator LED makes it easier for technicians to install and for door owners to determine whether everything is working properly.
  • Condition indicator LED advanced electronics in the components minimize energy requirements and adjust the intensity of the IR light source to match local requirement 01926 452452.
    For more details about the Vitector OPTOEDGE and the OPTOEDGE with status LED contact GfA UK Ltd on 01926 452452.

    Meet Technical Apprentice, Jack Brookes

    As part of our commitment to delivering excellent technical support to customers GfA continues to expand its technical department. The latest edition is Trainee Electrical Engineer Jack.

    Name: Jack Brookes

    Age: 20 years old

    Background: Started in the trade in 2014 at an electrical engineering company specialising in control systems for the water industry working up and down the country.

    Qualifications: EAL level 1 NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations (2014)
    Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical installation (2014-2016)

    Currently undertaking 4-year Apprenticeship: Maintaining Electrical Equipment and systems NVQ Level 3

    Role at GfA: Trainee Electrical Engineer currently training on:                                            
    • Technical support
    • Electrical assembly
    • Customer service
    You can reach Jack and other members of the technical team on 01926 452452, select option 2.
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