The BISON35OTIL, our largest single-phase sliding gate motor

The BISON35OTIL with its three-phase electromechanical geared motor can be connected to a 230 Vac single-phase network. A unique factor, as commonly we see larger capacity gate motors demand a higher voltage supply. The fact the BISON35OTIL can be powered by a single-phase supply makes it much more accessible for a range of environments.

Capable of powering gates with a hefty weight of up to 3,500kg, the BISON35OTIL is ideal for intensive use and industrial applications. With its sleek and stylish design, the outer casing has a protective treatment and paint to ensure it withstands the test of time.

If you take a look under the casing, the solid metal mechanics and oil lubrication ensure maximum performance and excellent efficiency even at low temperatures. The built-in encoder device ensures precision throughout the gate moving phases, whilst the inverter technology allows for more precise adjustment of the gate moving phases, and increased crush prevention security.

 

Key Features:

  • Control unit with built-in receiver, magnetic encoder and receiver.
  • Oil lubricated gearing to ensure maximum durability. The type of oil used is also particularly effective and ensures maximum efficiency even at low temperatures.
  • MOD6 pinion
  • 8K2 safety edge input
  • Four photocell inputs providing optimal safety coverage

If you would like to find out more detail about this powerful motor, you can download the BISON35OTIL datasheet and motor instructions below:

You can download the BISON35OTIL DATASHEET here.

You can download the BISON35OTIL MOTORSHEET here.

Alternatively, please do get in touch with us on 01488 658 276 and our friendly team will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Get to know our commercial sliding gate motors

Since it arrived in the UK, the BISON motor has generated an impressive reputation as a genuine heavy-duty commercial sliding gate motor with proven reliability in the field. When a motor has a reputation for performance and reliability, you know you have a good thing!

The BISON was our first motor to offer inverter technology with accurate control of the motor frequency and therefore its movement and position. It was also our first real commercial motor to be housed under a steel lid and not just have an impressive spec, but to look the part too.

So what were its flaws?………..well none of course, but our products always evolve to our customer’s needs and many of our customers made the decision to fit nothing other than the BISON. This was great… but on smaller domestic gates or even a very lightweight commercial job, the BISON was the adult at the kid’s tea party, so we looked at something else we could offer.

We introduce the YAK, even by the name you’ll find the internet explanation that the YAK is generally a smaller version of a BISON animal and related more to cattle where the BISON remains the big boy in this gene pool.

The YAK25OTI 230v Inverter 2500KG sliding gate motor is exactly that, it’s a BISON25OTI that has had some further modernisation as well as short back and sides to fit into a marketplace where you want a BISON but maybe you don’t need a BISON.

Now we will explain the key features of the YAK and the differences between the YAK25OTI and the BISON 25OTI. Don’t get confused that it’s physically a smaller motor, the capacity is the same, up to 2500Kg with inverter technology and the motor dimensions are also much the same, there are however some unique differences.

 

 

The BISON was originally designed using many of the BULL sliding gate motor features, including the BULL motor housing. The YAK has maintained this design but got closer to the BULL with a standard BULL-style manual release mechanism that replaces the double mechanism on the BISON. The YAK lid has also lost the photocell integration that the BISON had so both changes have reduced production cost with almost zero effect on performance. This is how we can offer an almost identical spec motor, slightly cheaper to the market, providing the perfect go-between for your domestic to commercial motor.

The most significant difference is the inverter technology and how the panel works with this technology. The BISON has a separate inverter product situated underneath the control panel alongside the motor. The YAK has a more modern built-in inverter into the control panel, saving space within the motor housing.

Using the analogy of a golfer, with the YAK and the BISON you have two big drivers in the bag, two clubs that will hit the same distance, and you’re as good with both of them. The YAK, your latest driver to the bag, cost you roughly 12% less and had some more modern features but you keep the BISON, the original big boy who you’ve grown to love and cherish.

For full product details:

Please download the BISON DATASHEET here.

Please download the YAK DATASHEET here.

The success of the BULL Turbo range.

Since its introduction to the UK market in 2018, the Turbo range of sliding gate operators has proved to be a very valuable asset in the armoury of Beninca UK’s automation products. With opening speeds of up to double that of the existing BULL range, motors bearing the ‘turbo’ symbol have opened up a whole new market of customers requiring sliding gate motors that are quick, reliable, and most of all safe. Over the past three years, it really has been a product that has sold itself for us and much like some of our larger sliding gate operators, its reputation precedes itself.

The BULL624 and BULL1224 turbo not only boast new high-speed 24v motors but benefit from a new redesigned horizontal panel making installation and servicing far more accessible for the installer. With this new chassis comes a neatly thought out housing designed for battery up if required. If you choose to not use the battery backup, then you have gained a good amount of space for housing any additional accessories you might need – everyone knows what a premium space is under the lid of a sliding gate motor! The control panel comes with all the usual inputs as found on the rest of our low voltage BULL range but has the addition of being able to integrate into home automation systems using the KNX protocol, as well as a new innovative master and slave input with the addition of the SIS accessories.

As with any fast-moving motor, people will always question the safety element. “How can you get a motor moving that quick to comply with current regulations?” With thanks to the control panels ‘virtual’ encoder, the motors amperometric sensing, and pairing that with an 8K2 input you have all the tools at your disposal to meet modern safety requirements.

The TURBO motors have been a revelation for the sliding gate range at Beninca UK and they show no sign of slowing down yet.

If you would like to learn more or have any questions regarding our turbo range, please do get in contact and our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you, just call on 01488 658 276.

Understanding our ‘Turbo’ Symbol

Following on from our recent blog post where we explained our ‘STC System’ symbol, this week we will be covering the ‘Turbo’ symbol. Much like the name would suggest, Turbo stands for high speed.

 

 

This unique symbol is only ever associated with products with an opening speed much higher than standard values. You can therefore be certain that if you are choosing a Benincà motor with the turbo symbol, it will be fast!

As it stands, within our sliding gate operator range, we currently have two products proudly bearing the turbo symbol, being the BULL 624 TURBO and BULL 1224 TURBO.

 

Get to know these two sliding gate operators in more detail below:

BULL 624 TURBO Sliding Gate Motor

  • FAST with a 24 VDC geared motor
  • Capable of sliding gates up to a weight of 600KG.
  • Maximum performance and speed (25.5 m/min with 600 kg)
  • Equipped with a virtual encoder, which allows proper management of the slowing-down phases, movement tracking (STC system), and torque management in relation to the position of the gate, guaranteeing maximum safety.
  • Anti-crushing system with amperometric obstacle detection.
  • Manual release mechanism fitted, with a motor cut out and safety sensor for optimum safety during maintenance.
  • Ideal for intensive use.

You can download the BULL 624 TURBO data sheet here.

BULL 1224 TURBO Sliding Gate Motor

  • FAST with a 24 VDC geared motor
  • Capable of sliding gates up to a weight of 1200KG.
  • Maximum performance and speed (24 m/min with 1200 kg) 
  • Equipped with a virtual encoder, which allows proper management of the slowing-down phases, movement tracking (STC system), and torque management in relation to the position of the gate, guaranteeing maximum safety.
  • Anti-crushing system with amperometric obstacle detection.
  • Manual release mechanism fitted, with a motor cut out and safety sensor for optimum safety during maintenance.
  • Ideal for intensive use.

You can download the BULL 1224 TURBO data sheet here.

If you would like to find out more about our TURBO range of sliding gate operators, please do get in touch with us on 01488 658276 or you can email us at sales@beninca.co.uk

BULL TURBO: The perfect combination of speed and safety.

Did You Know? Our BULL TURBO can store up to 512 transmitters within the onboard receiver instead of the standard 64 available on most onboard receivers. This avoids the need of adding any additional receivers on large housing developments or commercial units and means you can utilise the additional functions that come with an onboard receiver.  

Our turbo range of operators are fast with a 24 VDC geared motor, making them ideal for intensive use. We have two models available, including the BULL 624 turbo and BULL 1224 turbo. 

 

BULL 624 TURBO Sliding Gate Motor

  • Capable of sliding gates up to a weight of 600KG. 
  • Maximum performance and speed (25.5 m/min with 600 kg) 
  • The main control unit is located on the top part of the motor, making the cables easily accessible for more comfortable wiring and programming. 
  • Equipped with a virtual encoder, which allows proper management of the slowing-down phases, movement tracking (STC system), and torque management in relation to the position of the gate, guaranteeing maximum safety. 
  • Anti-crushing system with amperometric obstacle detection. 
  • With a convenient compartment within the motor housing for 2x additional 12v batteries (2.1Ah DABT2) for battery backup. 
  • Manual release mechanism fitted, with a motor cut out and safety sensor for optimum safety during maintenance. 

You can download the BULL 624 TURBO data sheet below.

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BULL 1224 TURBO Sliding Gate Motor

  • Capable of sliding gates up to a weight of 1200KG. 
  • Maximum performance and speed (24 m/min with 1200 kg) 
  • The main control unit is located on the top part of the motor, making the cables easily accessible for more comfortable wiring and programming. 
  • Equipped with a virtual encoder, which allows proper management of the slowing-down phases, movement tracking (STC system), and torque management in relation to the position of the gate, guaranteeing maximum safety. 
  • Anti-crushing system with amperometric obstacle detection. 
  • With a convenient compartment within the motor housing for 2x additional 12v batteries (2.1Ah DABT2) for battery backup. 
  • Manual release mechanism fitted, with a motor cut out and safety sensor for optimum safety during maintenance. 

You can download the BULL 1224 TURBO data sheet below.

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Please get in touch if you would like to find out any more information about our TURBO range of sliding gate operators. You can reach our friendly team via the telephone on 01488 658276 or you can email us at sales@beninca.co.uk 

Meeting the Market’s Needs

Meeting the needs of the customer is key to our continued success, by Jamie Berry

History tells us that sliding gate motors have been at the forefront of all things Benincà. Just over forty years ago, Aldo and Luigi Beninca, two brothers designed and manufactured their first product. Whilst working at the family farm, the creation of a rack and pinion motor to move a sliding gate was the beginning of Automatismi Beninca Spa. 

In 2020 we now produce 30 different variations of sliding gate motors to suit the needs of installing customers all around the world from small domestic gates to very large heavy-duty commercial products, with the power to move sliding gates with a weight up to 4500Kg. 

Since we opened our doors here in the UK in 2010, we have experienced year on year growth in every one of those ten years, and whilst a lot of hard work and commitment has gone into the cause, having the best product for the job has been the key contributor. 

I refer to products such as the BISON25OTI which we launched into the market in 2013, offering a combination of high quality and high performance in a truly commercial sliding gate motor. With the introduction and innovation of inverter technology, the BISON very quickly built a reputation all over the UK bringing us new customers and helping to grow our business ever since. 

Now, more so than ever, it is important that we continue to meet the needs of the installer in providing new products that repeat the core focus of high quality and high performance. The latest product to proudly bear the family surname is the Beninca BULL17OMI for industrial use for gates that weigh up to 1700Kg. 

Such was the success of certain features of the BISON25OTI motor, the BULL17OMI has been designed using the same base plate and footprint as the larger BULL motors such as 10M, 15M and 20HE, but this time, a brand new control panel boasts an integrated inverter. The inverter technology gives the installer complete flexibility in the control of the motor frequency up to 120Hz. This results in, not only digital control of motor speeds but also the acceleration and deceleration resulting in the perfect platform for a smooth and safe gate.  

Whilst the inverter becomes a functional tool for achieving gate safety compliance, the accurate speed regulation ultimately reduces the mechanical stress on the motor, thus increasing the life span of the actuator. In addition, the BULL17OMI also has oil lubricated gears and a virtual encoder which constantly measures the offset between currents. All the above represents the ideal solution in contexts characterised by an intensive use. 

Meeting the needs of the installer in this way, not only with detailed product features but also fantastic value for money, this new motor adds even more strength to the full portfolio of products sold by Beninca UK. 

With our BULL170OMI based down in our demonstration and testing area, why not book a visit and come and see for yourself. Our team would be more than happy to run you through all the features as touched upon above and we promise you won’t be disappointed. 

Get in contact today via – Telephone: 01488 658 276 or Email: sales@beninca.co.uk 

Author – Jamie Berry