Last month I wrote a blog “Turnkey Includes Trenching and Electrical Conduit in Chicago”. The electrical work and trenching were part of an installation we recently completed for the Anthony Marano Co., Inc. on Chicago’s South Ashland Avenue.
This was actually an unusual installation for ECI. Instead of using barrier gates to prevent routine entry into this large facility, these gates were installed at the exit lanes. The goal was to keep traffic from entering the premises in the wrong direction.
Pictured above, and looking into the facility, are two 20′ automatic barrier gates provided by Magnetic which span the double exit lanes. To the left is a picture of the lanes looking out to the street prior to the installation of the barrier gates.
These lanes are both free egress (exit) lanes. When a vehicle approaches the barrier gate, a vehicle detector loop senses its presence and relays the barrier gate to open.
As the vehicle exits the lot it passes through, and ‘breaks’, the photo-electric beams. Once through the lane, the beams are again secured and the barrier gate lowers into place until the next vehicle leaves. The vehicle detector loops were cut into the concrete which was then sealed.
A close up of the gate operator is shown to the right. Two photo-electric beams are installed on a pole supplied by ECI. We also provided and installed the yellow bollards to protect the barrier gate operator and beams from accidental damage from a slow moving vehicle.
We offered a turnkey installation which included the electrical work, trenching and backfill, as well as the concrete pad work.
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