Gate Automation Systems We Install From FAAC

Below are a selection of products from FAAC that we typically install. All above ground systems we install utilise the latest FAAC 36vdc technology which is 30% faster than standard 24vdc systems, whilst still providing integrated obstacle detection & enhanced longevity.
For underground systems on solid residential gates we still recommend using a slightly slower 230vac system with encoders, provided the usage is not to high, as statistically they have the longest life span & the least issues. (Motors typically last 10 to 20+ years depending on ground conditions & servicing). 
 

All swing gate systems we supply & fit are provided with either the advanced FAAC E124 (36vdc) or E145 (230vac) control boards. Both control boards have two programmable outputs, so we can activate auxiliary systems. For example a doorbell can activate once, when the gate threshold is crossed, or the gate can activate a lighting / CCTV system on activation, & a period after.

As of 2019 we are also fitting external RFI mains filters on all systems we install as standard, to provide additional protection for the electronics from power surges / lightning strikes & poor quality mains power. 

We will typically recommend a system type during our site survey, depending on the requirements of the site & operation.
To book a site survey please contact us.
 

HomeLink®: We can add support for homelink to our systems if required. To do so we must add an additional receiver & remote that is compatible. (Standard FAAC remotes are not supported by homelink due to their advanced security features).

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FAAC E124 & E145 Control Boards:
Standard on all systems we install

  • Independent motor control, Speed, Time & Force.
     

  • Custom programmable operating logic, with 5 inputs & 2 outputs. Any type of operation is possible. 
     

  • Programmable Remote Logic: One button can open the gate normally & the other locks it in the open position until pressed again. An LED will stay lit on control box to indicate lock is active. 
     

  • Built in 7 day timer function to disable inputs / activate outputs at certain times / days.
     

  • Obstacle detection. 
     

  • Advanced debug log. Keeps a log file of the last 30 operations accessed via a laptop, so any intermittent errors can be identified.
     

  • Advanced power save features to reduce power consumption when not in use. E124 also has a battery backup option to permit use during a power failure / solar installation.
     

  • Reliable: we have been installing these control panels since 2008 without issue. (New features have been added thanks to firmware updates).
     

 
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FAAC Genius Euro BAT 424 (Manufactured by FAAC)

  • Discrete & rugged design. 
    Cast aluminium housing & stainless steel.
    Many of the Euro BAT systems we have installed are still working 20 years later. (Design has not changed since 1995).

     

  • Typically installed on farm style gates. (5 bar).
     

  • Can handle gates up to 4m long. 
     

  • Obstacle detection. (36v current sensing).
     

  • Fast Action
     

  • Manual release uses a security allen key.
     

  • FAAC E124 Control board & directional photocells
     

  • Thanks to our long relationship with FAAC we can provide this system with the improved FAAC control board & photocells.
    This is a fundamentally different system to that you can find online. (which uses the older control equipment). 

 

FAAC S418

  • Sturdy Aluminium design from FAAC that has inbuilt opening & closing stops, negating the requirement for external stops in the ground.
     

  • Typically installed on wrought iron gates, or solid timber gates if they are sheltered from the wind.
     

  • Obstacle detection. (36v current sensing). 
     

  • Fast Action 
     

  • E124 Control board.

FAAC S418

FAAC 390 36v

  • Electromechanical operator with an arm. The motor & gearbox are positioned on a stone pillar & linked to the gate via the arm. Ideal for use on existing wrought iron gates.
     

  • Super fast operation. One of the fastest operating times on the market. 11 seconds to 90 degrees. (Typical).
     

  • Rated for High intensity commercial use. 
     

  • Obstacle detection. (36v current sensing). 
     

  • Capable of handling gate leaves of up to 3m with an electric lock.
     

  • Built in limit switches control where the gate / door opens too, preventing damage to the gate / door from over opening.
     

  • Can be used on a garage door, opens doors up to 170 degrees. 
     

  • E124 Control board.

 
 
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FAAC 770N 230v / 24v With encoder (Electro Mechanical)

  • Discrete Underground electromechanical operator with built in open & close stops. Fast operation with a secure manual release system.
     

  • Typically installed on low usage solid timber gates in a semi sheltered location. If the gate is wrought iron we will specify the faster 24v version.
     

  • Obstacle detection, via encoder.
     

  • Long life low maintenance system with optional Stainless steel foundation box.
     

  • Durable cast aluminium motor construction.
     

  • 180 degree operation option.
     

  • Keyed manual release.
     

  • E124 / E145 Control System

 

FAAC S800 SBW 230v or 24v (Hydraulic)

  • The most advanced Underground Hydraulic operator from FAAC. Twice the power of the FAAC 770N, with a faster smoother operation on heavy gates. (Rolls Royce of automation).
     

  • We fit the NON Locking version: These motors cannot be damaged by anything forcing the gate open at low speed: A secondary magnetic locking system keeps the gate in the closed position.  
     

  • Typically installed on solid timber gates in windy locations, or very heavy steel gates / high use gates.
     

  • Obstacle detection. (36v current sensing & encoder). 
     

  • Fast Action 30% faster than the FAAC 770N
     

  • Extreme durability, Stainless steel & aluminium construction.

  • 180 degree operation option.
     

  • Manual release: Motor is disengaged when unpowered: A separate electromechanical locking system is required. (subject to site requirements).
     

  • If the gate is forced open the motor can signal the control system & set off an alarm. Coupled with the Telgaurd E1K intercom you can receive a warning SMS message should someone attempt to break in.
     

  • Rated for commercial gates (High usage, rated for continuous operation all day).
     

  • E124 / E145 Control board.

 

Powered Pedestrian Gate BFT E5N

  • Design is ideal for powered pedestrian gates. The operator is linked to the gate via an arm, & exerts a constant force to open & close the gate. This force can be easily be overpowered by a human should the gate get in the way with no damage to the system, or person. 
     

  • Magnetic locking system releases in the event of a power cut.
     

  • After system power loss the gate can be slowly pushed open. without damage (With a force a just over lifting 2-5kg weight).
     

  • A Maglock holds the gate closed when the operator is not in operation.
     

  • E145 Control board.

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FAAC C721 Sliding Gate 
 

  • Nearly twice as fast as 230v systems. 18m/s vs 9m/s
     

  • 800kg Weight limit, for heavy gates.
     

  • Keyed manual release. 
     

  • Obstacle detection (24v Current sensing)
     

  • Can be used for intensive applications.

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Additional information

Given there are just two of us, we usually only fit the automation & intercom systems. For the gates we recommend contacting a fencer / steel fabricator, to install the gate posts & gate. We will provide some technical information on the hinge position & advice on the type of gate that would be suitable for your location. I have listed two contractors we normally work with below.
 

If you wish to have a chat Monday is the best time as we are in the office all day. (Admin day).
 

New wooden gates:

Here are the contact details for Markus Boon: (Fences Gates & posts)
You can reach him via email at marcus.boon@btinternet.com
Or phone: 07890526555

He installs gates & posts from forest products, the catalogue is available online : http://www.forest-products.co.uk/gates/single-gates/
 

New Steel Gates:

If you are after a bespoke fabricated steel gate, we recommend Stokes Welding in Prestbury info@stokeswelding.co.uk  01242 528044 or      07766 257115 ask for Wayne. They can fabricate and install any steel gate to your specification.
 

Should Stokes Welding be unable to sort things out in a timely manner, I would also recommend Clive Lewis from C Lewis Fabrications. 
His number is 07966 425841 or 01452 715111 he is based in Staverton Gloucestershire. Email: clivelewis@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Automation system:

This depends on what gate you wish to install & the aesthetic that is desired. Underground operators such as the FAAC 770N are the most discreet but do cost more due to the labour involved. Whilst the FAAC S418 & Genius BAT 324 are our most common preference for above ground installations.

We typically recommend a site visit or some photos if it is a general enquiry, to work out the following questions:
 

If you wish to get in touch please give us a call, or if we are on site please fill out the contact form & I will get back to you as soon as I can. (Mondays at the very latest, typically if I have time I will try to get back to you in the evening when I get back from site).
 

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