Still working on water
A pair of FAAC 400 swing gate operators are still operating perfectly with minimal
maintenance, 15 years after they were installed to automate a set of wooden gates
on a boathouse on the River Thames.
Premier Gate Automation Ltd was asked to automate the boathouse gates so that
they opened outwards onto the river. The FAAC 400SB long stroke hydraulic
operator was specified to handle the reverse geometry and has the power to operate
against water. An electro-magnetic lock holds the doors closed and a radio control
transmitter is used by the owner to open the gates as the boat approaches.
“This was one of our more unusual installations and posed some unique challenges.
The main one being that we were working over water so we had to be very careful
not to drop anything! The fact that the FAAC operators are still going strong after 15
years is testimony to their reliability and endurance”, said Rob Warren, Company
Director at Premier Gate Automation Ltd.
Ideal for large residential and industrial applications, the FAAC 400 range offers eight
different types of operator to suit a variety of installations and can move gates up to 7
metres in length. The units have anti-crushing protection and are available with or
without internal hydraulic locking systems.
With more than 40 years’ experience, FAAC is a world leader in gate and door
automation. The company has manufacturing and development facilities in Italy and
Ireland and distributes its products in more than 90 countries. Within the UK, FAAC
(UK) based in Basingstoke is the market leader in both residential and commercial
markets, which it serves through a national network of 800 approved installers, all
trained to FAAC’s high standards.
For further information, please contact:
Rebecca Johnston, FAAC (UK) Ltd, 6 Hamilton Close, Houndsmill Estate, Basingstoke, RG21
6YT Tel: 01256 318100 Fax: 01256 318101 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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