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IN BRIEF – November 2018

ATEX accolade for tech team member Tim

GfA Electrical Engineer Tim Drysch is the latest GfA employee to complete the ATEX Hazardous Area Principles training course.

Tim, alongside Robert Booth and Peter Reid, can now advise customers on door drive and control solutions for a wide range of environments from whiskey distilleries, to spray booths and sewage treatment plants, in fact any location where potentially flammable or explosive materials are present.

Any electrical equipment used where combustible fumes, vapour and/or dust are present must conform to the ATEX equipment directive by having no sources of ignition. Our team are trained to help you understand the levels of risk, and to select the correct ATEX drive and controls. They can also advise on the right questions to ask your customers about how areas will be used.

If your customer has hazardous materials on site, please call our technical sales team on 01926 452452, option 2. They’ll give you qualified advice on the right drives and controls to suit your needs.

Working with strategic suppliers to bring you top quality products

Over the last several years the team at GfA UK has worked tirelessly to source complimentary products for our range of GfA drives and controls. Through close partnerships with a small number of respected brands we can bring you top quality products, designed to comply with all relevant regulations requirements whilst also delivering first rate performance. Here’s a reminder of the range you can access through GfA UK.

BEA Motion Sensors
GfA is an official training partner of BEA, meaning not only can we supply a full range of BEA motion sensors but we can also train your staff to understand the full range of features, benefits and applications too.
Images show: Condor and Falcon motion sensors from BEA
Vitector Sensors
Our strategic partnership with VITECTOR provides access to a product portfolio which includes optical and pneumatic sensing edges, bumpers, and photo-eye sensors that meet international standards for safety devices. These include the OPTOEDGE.
Timmer Safety Brakes
As preferred UK supplier GfA hold stock of the full range of Timmer safety brakes. Delivery can normally be guaranteed for the next working day on orders placed by 12 noon, Monday to Friday. Call 01926 452452 to check stock levels.

Simu Tube Motors
GfA is the sole distributor of Simu tube motors for industrial door and roller shutter applications in the UK.

Talk to the sales team on 01926 452452 for more details about products from any of these suppliers.

Training Dates for 2019

GfA Technical Training for customers will be held on the following dates in 2019:

  • 6 February
  • 15 May
  • 11 September
  • 9 October
  • 13 November

Designed for those responsible for selecting, specifying and fitting door drives and controls the training sessions cover:

  • Working safe
  • Selecting the right drives for a given application
  • Product selection considerations
  • Diagnostics using the Bluetooth Stick
  • The skills and experience of the GfA team

These training sessions have proved very popular in 2018 with over 124 individuals from 22 companies taking the opportunity to attend.

To book members of your team onto one of these training sessions or request a bespoke training course for your staff contact Sue Doolan on 01926 452452 or email

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