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Force testing an automatic gate

Force testing for automatic gates


For long-lasting durability and low maintenance


Complying to safety & security regulatory standards


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Meeting safety standards with force testing

At CM Barriers & Gates, we're all about safety first! We understand the importance of making sure your gates are not just convenient but also safe for everyone around. That's why we offer force testing, a method to determine how your gates react under different loads like tension or compression.

We're here to work with you every step of the way. Whether it's ensuring your gates meet safety guidelines or providing the right documentation for insurance purposes, we've got you covered.

Force testing focuses on making sure the forces in the crush zones of your gate are limited. If adjustments are needed for compliance, don't worry! Our expert installers can add extra safety features until everything is up to scratch.

And it doesn't stop there! We also offer assistance with installing safety sensors and edging on your automatic gates. Because when it comes to safety, there's no such thing as being too cautious. Let's work together to keep your gates safe and secure!


Why force testing matters?

Regular force testing of electric gates is essential for safety. If force readings are too high, a compliant company like CM Gates & Barriers will take action to ensure safety, even if it means temporarily switching off the gates. This isn't just about inconvenience; it's about protecting both you and us from potential risks.

Failed force tests can happen due to:

  • Incorrect control panel settings, which may need adjustment.

  • Defective safety features like safety edges, which may need replacing or repairing.

  • Wear and tear on components, leading to increased friction and slower response times.

  • Swing gates without a center stop can flex during closure, potentially causing a failed force test.


Force testing expert for automatic gates

It's crucial to ensure that automatic gates exert forces within allowed levels. Using a calibrated and compliant force test gauge, measurements should be taken at various points where the gate could create a crushing point. For swing gates, this includes the closing point against a gate post or another gate. For sliding gates, measurements are needed at the closing gate and points where trapping hazards may occur during the opening cycle.

With over 10 years of experience, CM Gates & Barriers are industry leaders in automatic gate installation and safety. As approved Gate Safe Aware installers, we're here to help. Contact us to discuss force testing today!

Safe contractor certification of CM Gates & Barriers in Scotland
Gate safe membership of CM Gates & Barriers in Scotland
Constructionline gold membership of CM Gates & Barriers in Scotland
DDHF Compliance of CM Gates & Barriers in Scotland

Our commitment to your safety & emergency support

We are Gate Safe Aware installers and only operate to the highest level of regulatory compliance - as such our priority for every installation and repair project is to deliver on quality and attention to detail. Automated gates in particular require professional handling and care, where this can significantly reduce the risk of unexpected malfunctions.
Our repair services are available 24/7. We understand the importance of round the clock support, where we help you to gain access to your property in case of a malfunction or emergency. Our team can also work with electric gates and access systems installed by alternate companies - simply get in touch to find out more!

Contact us for force testing in Scotland, Northern England & Midlands

CM Gates & Barriers is based in Livingston, between Edinburgh and Glasgow and covering Scotland, Northern England & Midlands.

Unit 2 & 4 Polbeth Ind Est
West Calder
EH55 8TJ

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