BEA lasers are back in stock!

You’re in luck!

The sold-out BEA LZR-i100 / LZR-i110 laser safety sensors are now back in stock. It was no surprise when we were inundated with orders after shortly announcing we were an official BEA distributor. Their unique laser safety scanners are the ideal non-contact sensing solution and are going down a storm in the world of automation.

The BEA LZR-i100 / LZR-i110 safety sensors are designed to be installed alongside an electric gate or barrier, and work to detect all types of vehicles or pedestrians offering pulse and presence safety. Capable of covering a detection field of either 5m x 5m (LZR – i110) or 9.9m x 9.9 (LZR – i100), they are easy to adjust and install, thanks to 3 visible laser beams. The LZR-i100 / i110 delivers a precise, non-contact safety solution for your installation.

If you would like to find out more information regarding the new BEA laser sensors, we stock please click here. You will be able to learn about the unique product features, view the products in action, and download the individual datasheets.

Alternatively, if you are keen to place an order, you can reach our sales team on 01488 658 276 or you can email them at sales@beninca.co.uk 

Official BEA Laser Scanner Distributor

We are excited to announce we are now an official BEA distributor, adding their unique laser safety scanners to our portfolio. 

We proudly stock the LZR-i100, i110, and H100 laser scanners, which are ideal non-contact sensing solutions in vertical and horizontal positions.

The BEA LZR-i100 / LZR-i110 safety sensors:

Designed to be installed alongside an electric gate or barrier, they work to detect all types of vehicles or pedestrians offering pulse and presence safety. Capable of covering a detection field of either 5m x 5m (LZR – i110) or 9.9m x 9.9 (LZR – i100), they are easy to adjust and install, thanks to 3 visible laser beams. The LZR-i100 / i110 delivers a precise, non-contact safety solution for your installation.

The BEA LZR-H100 safety sensor:

An impressive alternative to traditional induction loops. With fast installation and no groundworks required, it offers great flexibility. Designed for use with rising barriers, the LZR-H100 incorporates laser sensors to detect all types of vehicles and are used to open, secure and/or detect a presence. The width and depth of the detection field can be set very flexibly (max. Detection field of 9.9 m x 9.9 m).

 

If you would like to find out more information regarding the new BEA laser sensors we stock please click here. You will be able to learn about the unique product features, view the products in action, and download the individual datasheets.

Alternatively, if you have any questions you can reach our sales team on 01488 658 276 or you can email them at sales@beninca.co.uk

Understand your compliance responsibilities as an installer or owner of an electric gate.

Quite often we receive calls from the end-user regarding their electric gates, as the product bears the Beninca logo and not that of the installer. We always confirm that Benincà UK do not sell directly to the end-user, as our products are designed specifically for professional gate and security installers. We only sell directly to trade customers, who are backed with product knowledge and have sufficient training.  

We always recommend individuals get in touch with the original installer, or if they do not have those details, we can alternatively recommend an installer local to their area. 

Recently the DHF have issued a document detailing the ‘Compliance responsibilities for powered doors, gates and traffic barriers’ and we found this very beneficial in covering where the responsibilities lie and wanted to summarise the key points: 

 

Benincà UK’s responsibilities as the component supplier: 

  • All drive units and control panels must be CE/UKCA marked, sold with a Declaration of Incorporation (DOI) and installation manual. 
  • All safety components must meet the requirements of the Machinery Directive and be CE/UKCA marked against the machinery safety legislation. 
  • Benincà UK are not responsible for the compliance of the finished system. 

 

Installers responsibilities as the manufacturer of the system: 

  • They must ensure that the components they fabricate are suitable for the application and capable of forming a compliant system. 
  • Ensure the complete system is safe and compliant. 
  • They must follow the instructions manuals supplied by the manufacturer (Benincà UK), to assemble and install a compliant system. 
  • Issue a Declaration of Conformity (DOC), operation and maintenance manual and CE/UKCA mark the finished system. 
  • Installers bear complete responsibility for the safety and compliance of the finished system. 

 

Maintenance company’s responsibilities when servicing: 

  • Assess the system and identify any risks, existing defects and diagnostic work necessary to make a full safety assessment. 
  • Complete all work as requested by the end-user. 
  • Leave the system with safety-critical defects in a safe condition. 
  • Provide the end-user with a complete overview and cover the steps taken to leave the system in a safe condition. 
  • Issue a formal unsafe system notice to the client where there are safety defects. 
  • Maintenance companies are legally responsible and must leave the system in a safe condition. 

 

Enduser responsibilities as the owner: 

  • Must ensure the manual or powered industrial doors and garage doors they purchase are compliant by requesting a Declaration of Performance (DOP), operation & maintenance manual (O&E), and that the system is CE/UKCA marked. 
  • Must ensure that powered doors, gates and barriers they are purchasing are compliant by requesting a Declaration of Conformity (DOC), operation & maintenance manual (O&E), and that the system is CE/UKCA marked. 
  • Must ensure the system is maintained in accordance with the operation and maintenance manual. – If no O&E exists for the existing system, the owner should either contact the original installer to request one or work with a specialist to design a suitable manual. 
  • Must understand that maintenance companies cannot leave a system in service in a safetycritical condition, regardless of age or date of installation. 
  • Owners are legally responsible for the safety of the systems in use. 

 

All the above information has been taken from the ‘Compliance responsibilities for powered doors, gates and traffic barriers’ dhf document, which you can download below:

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Life after Brexit: where do we stand? 

As we all know, Brexit has been the main topic of conversation over the past 4 years (with a little break due to COVID)and on the 31st December 2020 at 11pm the United Kingdom left the European Union. 

There is still a lot of uncertainty, especially for businesses trying to quickly and efficiently implement the new changes, however, we wanted to reassure our customers that Benincà UK have been working hard behind the scenes to minimise the impacts. 

Increased Stock Volumes 

Back in the summer of 2020, we adjusted our forecasting and significantly increased our order volumes, so we now hold a much larger volume of stock. All made possible by our recent warehouse expansionWe are therefore confident we have sufficient stock, even across our most popular lines. 

Regarding future imports from Italy, we already meet a number of the import requirements, but to help counteract any potential issues, we have recently assigned a customs agentOur newly appointed customs agent will work alongside us to ensure all imports moving forward from Italy will be as smooth and quick as possible. 

Gate Safety Legislation 

We have been asked lots of questions in relation to gate safety laws and changes within the legislation for compliant gate systems post Brexit. Companies that place new systems on the market have legal responsibilities under a range of product safety criminal legislation. The gate industry is very aware of safety legislation that has its origins in European CE marking legislation. Post-Brexit (1st January 2021), the emphasis in Great Britain will not be on the European Machinery Directive but on the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (SMSR), a UK regulation. The SMSR was enacted to implement the EU directives and regulations so the effect and meaning of the two different regulations are the same, just slightly different wording.

We are anticipating further revisions to guides to gate safety following the pending publication of a new version of EN 12453. As soon as we learn more on this, we will be sure to pass on the information.

There are various exclusions or allowances within the legislation changes, for example, goods installed in Northern Ireland or brought into Great Britain from Northern Ireland due to the Northern Ireland protocol around the Brexit trade and cooperation agreements, NI remain tied with CE marking and EU regulations.

For a more detailed guide to recent legislation changes, please view the DHF TS011 & 012:2019 Supplement dated December 2020

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UKCA Certification 

We would also like to draw your attention to the new UKCA marking requirements. Many of you will be familiar with the CE mark, this is no longer valid and has been replaced by the new UKCA mark. For installers, this means every new gate installed must now have a UKCA mark applied upon completion. This became law as of the 1st January 2021 and if you would like more detail around this, please read our recent blog. (UKCA FAQ’s) 

As weas a company sell components of machinery, Benincà have a grace period to transition products fully across from the current CE mark to the new UKCA mark by January 2022. We are working with HQ currently to make changes to our products and literature and anticipate completing this well before the deadline, so there will be no impact to our customers.  

 

If you do have any questions regarding the above, please do contact us via telephone on 01488 658 276 or email us at info@beninca.co.uk 

dhf training success!

We were very happy to see our new training room officially in use on Thursday 14th November, with the first-ever DHF training course in full swing and being held within our brand new premises. Guests were welcomed on the day into our stylish training room and undertook the 1-day Level 2 Award in Automated Gate & Traffic Barrier Safety.

The 1-day course covered several modules and at the end of the course, candidates left with a thorough understanding of standards applying to automated gate and barrier systems, along with the ability to accurately conduct and document a risk assessment with a clear overview of the latest legislation.

Congratulations to all the candidates who visited us here at Beninca UK and completed the training course, offered by DHF.

The 1-day Automated Gate Safety Certificate course is now even better than ever. Re-designed in a way that is easier to digest and accredited to offer a formal qualification.  The course is ideal for installers and maintenance engineers of automated gates and traffic barriers, but may also be useful to salespeople who wish to expand their knowledge.

Here at Beninca UK, we strive to ensure gate safety is a vital part of today’s gate automation industry and are proud members of the DHF Automated Gate Group. As a member, we stand by DHF and its commitment to raising standards by offering the best training possible. We therefore highly recommend all automated gate and barrier installers look to undertake a DHF training course.

If you wish to enquire regarding any future training dates being held at Beninca – please call us now on 01488 658 276 or email us on info@beninca.co.uk

Alternatively, if you wish to review the full DHF training offering,  please click here.

Book Now: DHF training at Beninca

Don’t miss out! There are still spaces left on the DHF Automated Gates Safety Certificate course being run completely by DHF but hosted by Beninca UK this November.

The one day course will be held on Thursday 14th November, 9am5pm in our new state of the art training room at our premises in Newbury, Berkshire.

For more information about the training course, including pricing and how to book – click here

*Please note the course is strictly first come first serve with limited spaces available.

 

 

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