Automatic sliding gates for a safe passage

Parking lots and business parks are often secured with fences, automatic sliding gates and cameras. It is important to provide a smooth passage for passing cars and trucks. In the case of sliding gates and barriers, detection loops are often used, which are installed in the ground and are connected to a loop detector.

Loop detector and detection loop

Loop detectors analyze induction loops installed in the ground and recognize an approaching vehicle in time. Safety switch strips are mounted at the closing edges of a sliding gate. This guarantees safety for people and vehicles. BBC Bircher Smart Access offers activation and safety units that ensure a trouble-free operation of your site fence. Read more about loop detectors and induction loops.


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Loop detectors - Automatic sliding gates

ProLoop 2

The ProLoop 2 loop detectors analyze induction loops installed in the ground. The loop detector detects metal vehicles of all shapes and sizes, whether they are bicycles or heavy trucks.

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ProLoop Lite

The ProLoop Lite monitors and analyses the installed induction loop detects all kind of metal vehicles and ensures that the sliding gate can engage immediately. The ProLoop Lite makes use of ProLoop's standard functionalities.

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Different sliding gates and fences - Application example

Modular switch edge for door and gate applications

Switching edges are used for securing bottlenecks in machines, automatic sliding gates, doors and access systems. Switching lists are also called bumpers or bumpers.

ExpertSystem XL safety edges

The ExpertSystem XL series of switch frames from BBC Bircher Smart Access is a modular switch system for door and gate applications. The safety switch strips are designed to react quickly with a slight deformation and to follow a maximum trajectory, thanks to the innocative profile cross-section. Thanks to the innovative system structure, mounting the ExpertSystem XL safety profiles takes hardly any time. Read more about switch lists and safety lists.


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Wireless transmission system for doors and gates

For safety reasons, doors and gates must always open and close quickly. This places high demands on the safety equipment of the gate or gate and therefore also on signal transmission through tactile sensor technology.

RFGate 3

The RFGate 3 with safety category 3 is self-monitoring and therefore makes the connection of a test output unnecessary. A big advantage for installers, because commissioning is a lot easier and there is less chance of errors. Due to the shift of the safety function from the control to the transfer system, RFGate 3 meets the highest safety level PLd. Read more about the RFGate 3 from BBC Bircher Smart Access.


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Signal transmission - Automatic sliding gates

RFGate 2 

The RFGate 2 systems transmit the status of the pressure-sensitive safety switch strips - safely and wirelessly - that are affixed to the mobile section of the gate. This information is transmitted radiographically to the switching device. Programming, assembly, connecting - done!

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The inductive signal transmission system InTra6 indicates the status of pressure-sensitive safety switch strips safely and wirelessly on the mobile part of the sliding gate with the help of inductive signal transmission.

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Basic light barriers for detecting people, objects and vehicles
The LBGate can be used in a wide variety of applications and offers reliable protection up to a range of 30 m. The compact thru-beam light barrier system LBGate TB18 stands out with repeatable switching points and high operating reserves. The reflection light barriers LBGate R18 and LBGate R25 operate with polarised reflectors, which means only one device requires electrical connection and installation. All these principles also detect shiny and reflective objects.

Compact design
The small sensors can easily be integrated into door frames and are easy to install.

Integrated electronics save space and complexity
The electronics are completely integrated into the light barrier. No external booster electronics are required.


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Signal analysis

Switching devices

The BBC Bircher Smart Access switching devices monitor the connected contact mats and safety switch strips for activation and interruption. Moreover, they are monitored for changes in quiescent current levels. The easy-to-read LEDs and the LCD screen indicate the status of the connected signal providers in the twinkling of an eye. You can rely on being able to install and operate your switching device quickly, thanks to the user-friendly settings.

EsGate 2 / EsGate 3
EsGate 2 and EsGate 3 are switching devices that can be programmed in numerous ways and are well suited to a wide range of applications in combination with contact mats or safety switch strips. These switching devices are also monitored on quiescent current and safely analyze the impulses emitted by signal providers. EsGate 3 is equipped with two fully-fledged channels and self-security and complies with Performance Level e, Safety category 3 according to EN ISO 13849-1. View EsGate 2 & 3 and read more specifications.

EsMatix 3
EsMatix 3 comes equipped with two signal inputs. EsMatix 3, together with the switching device safety mats or strips, is part of a certified system that complies with the requirements of PLe with category 3 according to EN ISO 13849-1, that guarantees the safety of sites, robots and automated workspaces.

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Brochure switching devices - EsGate - EsMatix - BBC Bircher Smart Access
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Your application

BBC Bircher Smart Access products are well suited to various sliding gate applications, for both private and industrial use.

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BBC Bircher Smart Access products are suitable for many different applications, both for private use and for industry applications. Read more about the different products for access technology by BBC Bircher Smart Access. 


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Application examples

Read more application examples for the application of switch frames, radar systems, sensors and detection loops.

► Activation and securing of automatic sliding doors

► Parking systems

► Safely opening and closing industrial doors


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