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Force Testing for doors and gates


Ellard can assist you in all your force testing needs, in addition to selling force testers we can also provide training for force testing doors and gates.

The Importance of Force Tests for Gates and Doors

It is not only automated gates that must be force tested, industrial doors, barriers and automatic garage doors must all be subjected to the same regulations and force limitations. Force Testing for doors and gates is subjected to a number of regulations and failure to sufficiently test on site or show evidence of EC approved testing can lead to severe consequences for fitters and employers.

Ellard Advice: Force Tests for Gates and Doors

The above video demonstrates how to use the KMG-Lite Force Tester correctly to ensure that your doors, gates and barriers are subjected to the correct force tests. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Testing is required to prove legal compliance, force testing is only part of he many check that must take place.

Moving parts must be tested include:

Measuring over-travel for hold to run
Measuring forces for limitation of force
Testing light grid or laser scanner coverage and response
Testing electrical circuits
Measuring guard and enclosure apertures and safety clearances