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IN BRIEF – June 2018

Getting the Best from GfA Light Curtains

As a non-contact device light curtains are perfect for doors and shutters that cannot afford to make even the lightest contact with any obstruction. They are perfect for car showrooms, car parks and any door providing pedestrian access and ideal for high speed and high frequency doors.

For door manufacturers the key to getting the best from this particular safety device is to design your door with the light curtain in mind, that way you minimise cost whilst also maximising performance and safety.

Light Curtain Solution for NCP Car Park
GfA recently worked with one customer on an NCP car park with a large number of parking bays where the door was required to open/close fully each time a vehicle entered or exited. In such high frequency applications, the spiral cables on a Safety Edge can become twisted whilst the Wireless alternative could require frequent battery changes. Light curtains were the perfect solution.

Choosing a Light Curtain
GfA light curtains are compatible with our TS range of control panels and can be used on doors from 1.2m – 12.0m wide and from 1.9m in height. Our new Light Curtain Selection Table will help you decide the best solution for your doors. For a copy of the Selection Table email Jack Brookes.

Members of the GfA Technical Team will be happy to talk you through the options in more detail.  Call 01926 452452 and select Option 2.

After-Sales Support from GfA

Rachel Collett Customer Service ManagerA slight reshuffling of personnel under the watchful eye of Customer Service Manager, Rachel Collett, means that all After-Sales enquiries are now dealt with by a single team. This will mean quicker and smoother handling of your queries. Whether you have questions about a delivery, are returning a product or need site support to diagnose product faults the Customer Service team can help.

To reach Customer Service and Dispatch for all After-Sales enquiries call GfA on 01926 452452
and select option 3.

Jasbir Flora and Lee Kelsey (far left and far right): returned product testing and site visits
Diane Heritage and Maria Giddens (2nd left and 2nd right): delivery, dispatch queries and product returns
Rachel Collett (centre): returns management and customer liaison

Impact of Brexit on door standards, CE marking and more

The eagle eyed may already have spotted a DHF update on this topic however I thought it important to reiterate the main points made and answer questions we’ve started to receive from some customers. Whilst concern is understandable in all the Brexit uncertainty it is important to realise that responsibilities, standards and CE marking are not due to change once the UK exits the European Union.

The BSI standards will remain in place and will not be replaced, and CE marking is likely to remain in force until 31st December 2020. Although testing bodies might change I think the important point is that there will still be testing bodies and it will continue to be the responsibility of door manufacturers and installers to make sure that products are tested and compliant.

I think the good news therefore is that it’s business as usual, we don’t need to familiarise ourselves with new standards. Of course, for any companies not already compliant the pressure is on to meet existing requirements.

GfA CE marking certificates are available in the Resources Section of the GfA website.

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