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UL325 SAFETY CERTIFIED GATE INSTALLATIONS

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Was your gate installed with UL325 Safety Compliance?

Our main priority during gate maintenance or installation is safety; plain and simple. UL325 is a set of safety regulations put into effect January 2016 in hopes of decreasing the amount of injuries and fatalities due to operated gate systems. With incidents having been reported since the 1970's, it's about time set safety measures came into effect. Whether you have an existing gate that's needs to be updated or you're thinking of having one installed, we want to help you get it done correctly. 

3 out of 4 gates and operators lack or need replacements of necessary safety features. However, with suppliers like LiftMaster and HySecurity, safety and security are made easy with quality products, built to last. Let's start with the basics of any gate. You'll need 2 independent safety devices at each entrapment zone. These are the areas in which someone can be injured if near the gate during operation (ref. gray are…

AUTOMATED CANTILEVER GATE INSTALLATION | CASE STUDY

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Secured Facility - Cantilever Gates Haldimand County, Ontario



Our recent project was to provide a solution to secure this site conveniently. Since it was a closed facility and no longer in use, security was key to prevent public access. However, truck drivers had to stop at the gates, get out of their truck and unlock the gate for access to the facility. When they were finished, the drivers would then have to stop on the way out and lock the gates.




Issue: Since the drivers didn't close the gates right after entering the site, it was left unsecured while they were inside working. Occasionally, the drivers would forget to stop and close the gates and Even when they did close the gate, they were left to wrestle with large, heavy gates just to shut them. 
Solution: A radio-controlled Automated Sliding Cantilever Gatewas installed where the drivers could open the gate via transmitter.
If the driver doesn't close the gate right after entering, it will close automatically after about a mi…

CUSTOM HIGH-SPEED OVERSIZE SECTIONAL DOORS, OAKVILLE | CASE STUDY

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This installation required a hi-lift to provide enough space for dump trucks to unload inside the facility. We supplied and installed sixteen (16) sectional doors using counterweight-balanced hardware. 13 with NEMA 4 operators and 4X control panels.
Two doors were 20' x 20' with 14 ft. hi-lift and high-cycles. Auxiliary head shafts were also required to spring for hi-lift. Two other doors were 20' x 30' with 20ft. high cycles.



Do you have large doors similar to these? Do you use them often or only a couple times a day? Let us know how they're working for your facility. We'd love to hear from you!

FOAM FRAME SHELTER INSTALLATION, MISSISSAUGA | CASE STUDY

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Recently, we installed Foam Frame Shelters in a Mississauga warehouse loading dock that was in an open area where high winds and debris are common. Aside from it's location, our client needed a solution that would accommodate 5 tonne and regular transport trucks.





Why install Foam Frame Shelters as opposed to regular Dock Seals? The trailer is able to pass through the side and top curtains, allowing full access during loading and unloading. For this particular installation, we needed to seal the gap between the shelter and the wall to prevent rain, wind or any debris from coming through due to the ridges on the building.

Think of how much more dry and warm the loading dock area will be especially in the winter; both for the driver and the warehouse staff. Even the products will be safe from any water damage.

What if the truck driver backs in off-centre, impacting the dock seals? These vertical pads can resist damage and return to their original form. Pretty neat, right? Another great …