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Automatic gates: what do you need to do if there is no power?

Accessories for electric gates For the life of a gate to be as long as possible, the gate must undergo periodic efficiency tests. An automatic gate includes some electronic and mechanical parts that, if not periodically checked, can malfunction and even create unpleasant situations. For this reason, it is necessary to...

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12 V gate motors: description and operation

What are 12V gate motors? 12 V dc motors can be considered as the normal evolution of 220 V ac motors. In fact, because of their proven safety and reliability, 12 V low voltage motors represent the future of the automations for electric gates. 12 V gate motors are the elements...

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A general overview of accessories for automatic gates

What accessories are available for automatic gates?

Accessories for automatic gates are tools used to perfect or complement the features of the gate. Electric control units are an essential component that allows correct gate operation. Opening devices are handy for opening a gate in a quick and easy way, using a key or a remote control. Safety devices also guarantee quality and ensure the utmost peace of mind in all circumstances. Finally, cutting-edge accessories such as photovoltaic panels are also available: the ideal solution for those who want to exploit the renewable energy of the sun.

Electric motors for automatic doors: innovation and quality

What are electric motors for automatic doors?

Electric motors for automatic doors are a practical and functional solution to use in public buildings and commercial facilities. This type of motor has an incorporated control unit that allows you to quickly and easily open and close a door. The versatile and user-friendly electric motor is ideal for all places frequented by a large number of people, from offices to shopping centres, public transport and cinemas.

Declaration of gate automation: some details

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.

Underground motors for swing gates: aesthetic appeal and functionality

What are underground motors for swing gates?

Underground motors are compact systems that enable swing gates to operate correctly. This type of motor allows a gate to be automated without altering its aesthetic look, since it is installed below ground level. Underground motors ensure quick motion and intuitive use, thus complementing gates with gate leaves weighing up to 400 kg. The low-voltage version is also ideal for intensive and repeated use.

The technical service offered by Tau in the sector of Vicenza gate automation

The growing demand for automatic gates

The demand for automatic gates, remote control gates and other automated systems to open and close accesses is increasing constantly all over Italy. This is due not only to obvious security and practicality reasons (nobody likes getting out of the car to open a heavy gate manually under the beating rain or in below zero temperatures), but also to municipal regulations. In fact, an automated, either sliding or hinged, gate is required increasingly more often to build a new driveway with access to the public road.

Pop-up automatic bollards: elegant and safe

Urban furniture or private entrance: the solution is automatic pop-up bollards

Automatic pop-up bollards allow managing the access of vehicles to a public or private road. They are automated systems consisting of a column, usually cylindrical and made of steel, preventing access to private or public places. Controlled remotely by a device, code or contactless card, thanks to an automatic hydraulic movement, the column can quickly lower leaving the access free. Elegant, understated and positively very practical, pop-up bollards are an ideal solution for those who love to match aesthetics with functionality.