Gate automation: legislation regarding safety
When you want to automate a gate, it is good practice to contact a qualified installer: since 2005, new European directives EN 12445/12453 have come into effect, which govern the operation and safety standards of gate automation. Since that date, gates and their automation systems have been considered, to all effects, machines. Therefore, they are subject to all standards as if they were a single mechanical block. End users are often not aware of the fact that if these machines are installed incorrectly, they can cause serious harm as a result of crushing, trapping and much more.