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Entry level Safedrive®, ideal for smaller doors and shutters

For smaller doors and shutters where budget is a big consideration there’s a Safedrive® that comes with all the features and safety benefits you would expect.

The GfA Safedrive® SI 10.15 comes with digital limits, a 100Nm output torque with an output speed of 15 rpm.

The 100Nm Safedrive® is at a price that makes the Safedrive® competitive for small shutters, but retains all the functionality and quality customers have come to expect:
  • High precision worm drive gear box to ensure smooth operation and a long life
  • Horizontal or vertical mounting to optimise installation space
  • Built-in anti-fallback device cuts manufacturing and installation time, saving you money
  • Digital limits as standard. Limits can be set from the floor level control panel with no need for access equipment
  • Plug and play system.
Download the datasheet on the Safedrive® SI 10.15 or call 01926 452452 for more information on the right drive for your needs.

GfA Control Solutions for Dock Levellers

Approached by a customer who wanted to use a dock leveller in conjunction with a TS control and GfA digital limit drive our technical team came up with a solution that works with both single valve hinged lip and two valve telescopic lip dock levellers.

The combined dock leveller uses the GfA dock leveller control (LB 700) with a TS control panel and these are interlocked in such a way so that the dock leveller cannot be operated unless the door is in the fully open position. When the dock leveller is in use, the interlock inhibits the shutter from closing. This interlock is pre-wired, meaning setting just one parameter on the dock leveller and the door control panel when installing and commissioning.

The combined dock leveller solution incorporates any of the latest TS control panels but was designed specifically to be used in combination with the following:
  • TS 971, allowing automatic closing with a wireless safety edge. This comes with mimic red/green traffic lights mounted in the enclosure.
  • TS 959, dead-man control with an added option for mimic traffic lights. 
Features and functions include:
  • Safety functions for releasing and locking the dock leveller include door contact, vehicle detection, wheel block sensor and position sensor
  • Digital status and information display
  • Control of dock shelter, extractor and inspection lamp
  • Fault diagnostics with last two fault codes stored
  • Operational cycle counter
  • Programmable maintenance cycle counter/indicator
Request a copy of the full dock leveller data sheet here or talk to GfA about dock leveller drive and control solutions on 01926 452452.

R+T 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome those customers who weren’t snowbound to the GfA stand at R+T.

If you were planning to visit us on the stand but were unable to make it to the Stuttgart we’d like to extend an invitation to come and meet the team in Warwick and learn more about the GfA Portal, our training programmes and plans for future product development.

Prize Winners

Our German colleagues were in celebratory mood as one ofnine prize-winning companies chosen from around 110 entries. Winning in the category of ‘Drive and control systems for door/gates’ the UKS 12-20 chain tensioner was noted for having very low product and installation costs and offering unique flexibility. We’ll be keeping in touch with the development team in Germany to bring this product to UK markets as soon as it is launched.

Dates for your Diary

Our next Open Training Sessions for Technicians are being held in Warwick on:

Wednesday 12th September 2018
Wednesday 14th November 2018

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