International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2015

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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6 Access Control Location for Emergency Use. An exception has been added in the manufacturer's instructional requirements for the location of controls that operate the gate. The instructional requirements state that these controls must be at least 6' away from any moving part of the gate. In the new exception, "Emergency access controls only accessible by authorized personnel (e.g., fre, police, EMS) may be placed at any location in the line-of-sight of the gate." 7 Barrier-Arm Operator Exception. An exception has changed for barrier-arm gate operators requiring entrapment protection. The previous exception stated that a barrier-arm operator did not require entrapment protection if the arm did not move toward a rigid object closer than 2'. The distance has been reduced to 16" so it more closely aligns with the industry-defned entrapment protection provisions in ASTM F2200. 8 Gate Operator Class II and Class III Defnitions. The defnitions for installation classes for gate operators were modifed. Class II now includes commercial locations accessible to the general public. Class III was refned to specify industrial locations not accessible to the general public. These changes, while seemingly minor, may affect which gate operator is suitable for a particular installation location. Since 2000, gate operators have been required to have two independent entrapment protection devices for each area requiring entrapment protection. The changes listed here will affect manufacturers as well as installers. For example, manufacturers need to ensure that a gate operator can detect (1) that each external entrapment protection device is connected and functioning properly, (2) that a Type E audible alarm is not one of the required means of entrapment protection, and (3) that their instructions have been properly updated. Installers need to understand the new requirements and ensure that the products are installed in accordance with the instructions and local codes. This may include installing external devices that are new or different from ones used in the past. Since external entrapment protection devices must be monitored, installers need to ensure that the proper number and types of devices are installed. This will especially affect installers who have previously ignored the requirements to install two independent entrapment protection devices for each area requiring such protection. If you have questions, contact your gate operator manufacturer. Curl-Lok changes everything about the sheet door. I can fx damaged doors faster and at a lower cost. That keeps customers happy and grows my business. —Mark Jackson Southern Door Company, Owner The Curl-Lok ® door combines the cost-effciency of a standard sheet door with the versatility of a rolling steel door. It is the only sheet door that can be repaired instead of completely replaced when it's damaged. That means cost savings for the end customer and an additional revenue stream for door dealers. Change Is EAsY New WIND-RATED 3000 SERIES now available Curl-Lok.com Visit us online: 800-542-0501 Call us at: (continued from page 77) MANAGEMENT

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