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IN BRIEF – October 2019

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Fire Shutter Drive to Meet the New Standard

From the 1st November 2019 a new, DLA Fire Shutter Drive will be available from GfA UK. This product was launched at our Open Day on 22nd October where it received a great deal of interest.

GfA has been supplying tried and tested fire door drives for over 20 years. Due to a change in the standard, from 1st November 2019, we have undertaken some fundamental changes to upgrade our drive, which we believe now meets the criteria of the new standard.

The main change initiated by EN16034 is Ability to Release and Durability of the Ability to Release which our new design addresses head on.

A solenoid system is energised to release using a 24Vdc alarm signal. Our new Actuator release mechanism is energised to hold, therefore if the power is lost, the actuator will release.

Features of the GfA DLA fire shutter drive include:
  • close in the event of power being lost
  • an energised-to-hold actuator releases the mechanism and triggers a controlled gravity descent.
  • the actuator has a permanent 24Vdc supply which when interrupted by the fire alarm, initiates the controlled descent.
All assembled drives are factory tested to ensure fire alarm controlled descent, as required by the standard.

The DLA fire shutter is available on GfA 150, 250, 600, 800 and 1,000 drives.
For more details contact sales team on 01926 452452, option 1 or email

GfA Open Day Review

On 22nd October 2019 GfA UK hosted over 60 customers and suppliers at our first ever Open Day. The feedback has been excellent. For those who couldn’t make it here’s a flavour of what was covered.
Watch the new GfA Company video here

New Compact, High-speed Sectional Door Drive in Action

Daniel Pahal from the sales team demonstrated the new SE 8.60 Fi door drive, in action on our warehouse door. Competitively priced the new drive is a great addition to the sectional Fi range.

With 80Nm of torque and able to run up to 60rpm the SE 8.60 Fi is light and compact, weighing just 9kg. 
The newly developed XES single-plug connection system simplifies electrical installation on the drive side. There is no need to loosen screws and remove covers thereby reducing installation time.
The SE 8.60 Fi features our next-generation of invertor providing variable speed which assists in the longevity of springs and prevents cable stretch.

You can find a catalogue sheet, installation drawing and installation instructions on our website – here.

2020 Training Programme

Open Day visitors were given a demonstration of how the GfA Bluetooth stick can be used for diagnostics on site as well as a briefing on the hands-on Product and Application training provided free of charge by GfA. Our training courses are designed to familiarise you with the latest GfA products and possible applications. 

2020 Training Dates are listed below:
12th February 2020
11th March 2020
15th April 2020
13th May 2020
10th June 2020
16th September 2020
14th October 2020
11th November 2020

For more details, or to book places for yourself or members of your team please email

Electrical Department and Testing and Repairs in Action

Electrical Apprentice Jack Brookes explained how the team in our electrical department work on bespoke control panels whilst Customer Services Manager, Joanne Dance, talked through the role of customer services from order processing to progress chasing and problem solving. The team also demonstrated how items are tested and faults diagnosed.
GfA address 
Post is still being directed to our old address. Could we ask that you update your systems to use our new address as follows:

GfA UK Ltd
Tournament Fields Business Park
Agincourt Road
CV34 6XZ
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