Our 750 safety cable is made of galvanised steel and is a very simple, yet hugely effective safety device. Once fixed around the gate post and gate hinge area of a swing gate, the cable works to provide protection in the unfortunate event of hinge failure and will ultimately stop the gate from falling.
Following an update to legislation in 2018, the DHF code of practice: DHF TS 011:2019 clearly states that all swing and folding gates should include protection against hinge failure:
‘Swing and folding gate systems produced since 2018 (post publication of EN 12604:2017) should be protected against hinge failure such that if a hinge fails the gate will not drop nor move more than 300mm off its vertical axis. They should also be protected against being lifted more than 50% of their hinge pin length.’
By adding the 750 safety cable you are mitigating the risk of single point failure and adhering to the latest regulations. We always recommend the 750 safety cables are fitted around the gate hinges at both the top and bottom, to provide maximum protection.
All the 750 safety cables have a range of 800kg and are available in four different sizes including:
– 750.401 is 400 mm long
– 750.501 is 500 mm long
– 750.601 is 600 mm long
– 750.701 is 700 mm long
If you would like any more detail around the 750 safety cable or would like to place an order, please contact our team on – 01488 658276
All Benincà products are extensively tested, researched, and developed by our mechanical and electronics engineers. They are consistently looking to push the boundaries and design highly specialised products. When designing the BOB range, our engineers explored the possibilities of including FACE gearing within our swing gate operators.
For anyone that isn’t familiar with FACE gearing, it refers to the gear wheel with the cogs mortised into its face, usually in conjunction with a lantern pinion. Face gear enables the transmission of the drive through an angle and are commonly used in high power, high precision applications, particularly within the aviation sector.
Benincà have secured a patent for the use of FACE gears within the linear swing gate operator which is the BOB design. The patent concerns the 90 ° return of motion of the internal bevel gears. (highlighted in the picture below)
The inclusion of FACE gears within our BOB operator really sets them apart, as it is quite rare to find FACE gears in situations like ours, as touched on above, most commonly FACE gearing is used by manufacturers for helicopter tiltrotors.
The FACE gears within the BOB offer huge advantages in terms of weight and load distribution on the teeth, especially when used for multiple transmissions, compared to traditional bevel gears.
Key advantages the FACE gears bring to the BOB:
- Reduced sensitivity to misalignment and low transmission errors, making the motor very silent.
- The teeth geometry guarantees a better distribution of the stress, allowing a higher resistance to heavy loads, impacts and general wear and tear, delivering a smooth operation.
We often refer to ourselves as #automationspecialists, and the patent above is a prime example of where Benincà lead the way by producing innovative products, combined with state-of-the-art mechanics.