known feature available on our TS 970, TS 971 and TS 981
control panels is a part open position set by either a
key switch or selector
The part open position is set
within the parameters of the TS control panel and can be
enabled using a number of access control devices. An
example of this is the easy to fit and very cost
effective key switch (as shown top-centre) or selector
switch (top-right in the above
if you require separate part or full open commands the
TS control panel will allow you to set this up through
various inputs. For further details on this please speak
to our technical team.
of using a part open facility with TS control
– with the part open position selected by the key
switch, access to the building is under a user’s
complete control, for example the user can ensure the
door is only opened fully for articulated lorries and
other tall vehicles when the keyholder is
friendly – the door is opened only to the extent
required for the traffic entering and exiting. Use of
the switch avoids full open (and resultant loss of
heat or cooling) when not
cycle counting – use of the part open position ensures
every cycle of the door is recorded, rather than opens
being recorded only when the door reaches the top
limit as would be the case if the door was part opened
by manually stopping the door at the required height
during the opening cycle.
is accurate cycling counting so
important? Recent feedback from a GfA
customer proves the value of the part open position. One
of our customers was called back to a site where a drive
had worn out on a large door. The cycle counter
suggested the door had completed just 1,500 cycles over
the three-year period in question. On observation
however it was noted the door was being used almost
constantly throughout the day as a security attendant
was stopping the door part way up as cars entered and
exited. The only recorded cycle however was when the
door opened fully once or twice per week for large goods
vehicles making deliveries.
more details on the features of the TS Control
Panels or to purchase a key or selector switch
contact the sales team on 01926 452 452 or email
to the GfA move
the end of June 2019 GfA UK will be relocating to a
purpose-built factory and office space near to the M40
Monday 24th June 2019
Fields Business Park, Agincourt Rd, Warwick, CV34
assured there will be no disruption in service to
customers as we are planning the move over two weekends.
Here’s a sneak preview of the new site.
Getting ready to welcome visitors to Agincourt Rd.
substantial increase in warehouse space means stock
holding has already increased.
As a result of the
success of our training programme a decision has been
made to expand the training facilities available at the
new site. As well as a fully equipped
presentation/training room a permanent product training
area will allow delegates to see GfA drives and controls
in action and watch practical demonstrations of product
preparations underway in the new GfA training room.
Once we are firmly ensconced in our new home
customers are welcome to pay us a visit.
– dates for your diary
technical training designed for those responsible for
selecting, specifying and fitting door drives and
controls will take place on:
– 4 spaces available 9 October
– 7 spaces available
Content These full-day training sessions
include an introduction to GfA and working safe.
Attendees will be guided through product selection
considerations and get an insight into the core GfA
product range of drives and controls including controls,
control accessories and popular drives – SI Safedrive®
and SE Ranger, including the high speed Fi
versions. To book a space on one of these
courses contact Sue Doolan on 01926 452 452 option 1, or
training In addition to these public
training sessions bespoke in-house training at your
premises is available on request. Please contact Sue
Doolan on 01926 452 452 option 1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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