Earlier this year ECI was called in to increase security at this Chicago location. Part of the extensive project was the installation of these two replacement swing barrier gates.
Byan Systems, Inc. supplied the continuous duty barrier gate operator. The operator opens and closes swing gates without the need to program physical stops to slow the movement down (instead of stopping abruptly). Instead, it automatically slows the speed down during the final five degrees of movement towards the final resting position.
This continuous duty operator can accommodate gates up to 24 feet long and weighing one and one-half tons. The factory set travel time is set at approximately 13 seconds. The speed can be adjusted during manufacturing.
There is a grey box mounted on a pole at the top of the swing gate’s left post. This is a Transcore SmartPass® 4 wireless radio frequency identification (RFID) reader. The reader can read both vehicle tags and Wiegand identification cards. The typical read range is 12 to 17 feet. Two input and two output relays are included. The reader can also be wall mounted.
One end of a photo-electric beam is shown mounted on the bricks below and to the left of the reader. The beam acts as an entrapment sensor to halt and reverse movement of the gates to the closed position if someone or something breaks the beam. This operates in the same fashion as the beam on a motorized residential garage door prevent it from closing on a child or a bike.
Note the light rectangular marks on the pavement. These are vehicle detector loops which sense a vehicle. They relay the access control equipment to open or close the swing gates.
ECI provided this turnkey installation which included the access control equipment and software, which I will discuss in a follow up article.
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