As with all other applications, you need to select the safety edge that is most appropriate for your application and then the wireless switching unit that meets the criteria of your risk assessment. RF Gate, the wireless range from Bircher, are available as safety category 2 or 3 as well as having single and dual channel options. The dual channel versions are designed for use with automatic swing or sliding gates providing the installer with two separately monitored channels for the opening and closing phases of the gate.
The transmitters monitor the status of the 8k2 resistor in the safety edge and reports this back to the receiver. You can have more than one safety edge per transmitter and several transmitter monitored by the same receiver. With sliding gates the safety edges on the fixed post are also connected to the control system via additional transmitters or they could be connected with a RS Gate our wired switching solution for gates.
Once you have completed your risk assessment, you will need to decide what safety category is required for the project, typically Category 2 or Category 3. This determines the type of wireless system you should use RF Gate 2 (Cat 2) or RF Gate 3 (Cat 3), you will need to consider how many transmitters are required and who they should be configured for the system. Both RF Gate 2 and RF Gate 3 have kits designed for gate applications with the required number of transmitters and receivers in the kit.
For example, RF Gate 2 - Category 2 solutions available are:
- 250948 - containing one transmitter and one 1-channel receiver.
- 306920 - containing two transmitters and one 2-channel receiver.
- 340870 - additional transmitter.
Bircher's RF Gate - 3 Category 3 solutions are the highest level available on the market, options available are:
- 367667 - containing one transmitter and one 1-channel receiver.
- 367668 - containing two transmitters and one 2-channel receiver.
- 367664 - additional transmitter.
- 368033 - wicket door switch transmitter.
The safety edges that can be used with these wireless solutions are any of the Bircher range with an integrated 8k2 resistor for the transmitter to monitor. To find the safety edges and switching units, please use the related product links below. This will take you to our complete range of safety edges as well as both the RF Gate 2 and RF Gate 3 pages.
While we hope that the information above helps you with your selection, but if you need some assistance with your selection, then either call us on 01495 360022 or use our contact us page to send an enquiry through.