EDS offer bespoke engineered Bi-Folding gate systems suitable in a range of scenarios. Both residential and commercial environments can benefit from these space saving designs. Our range offer smooth, accurate action, capable of supporting demanding, "high volume" scenarios whilst allowing us to offer, quality aesthetic taylored designs.
Manual or automatic operation, Bi-Fold gates are suitable where space is an issue. Bifolding gate systems can be installed as fast acting or standard operation, with 100% duty cycle - rated for continuous use.
Louvered BiFolding Gates.in Action
Suitble for use in underground car parks, high security applications or areas of limited space use.
We offer a range of bifolding and speed gates with a a number of structural and drive solutions ranging from top or bottom track mounted or trackless versions to meet all types of applications. Each gate is designed to operate continuously, with options for high speed operation where fast access through the gates is required, i.e in high traffic environments.
The hanging posts are constructed from steel hollow sections with a welded steel top plate. The mounting brackets for the drive units are bolted to the top of the hanging posts. Control equipment is either mouted in the hanging posts or in a Separate weatherproof lockable cabinet (subject to client requirements). The outer and inner adjustable hinges are specially designed for heavy use. The gate leaves can be guided by special rollers with stainless steel axles running in either a the flush ground track, top track or trackless system.
With opening and closing speeds of around one metre per second the make the gates ideal for integration with other forms of parking systems or access control systems, making the Speed Gate a serious alternative to conventional hinged or sliding gates in terms of cost and more importantly, in terms of operational security, efficiency and reliability.
The Bi fold gate is available in single or double leaf operation and is designed to offer a swift and secure form of entrance control.
Bifolding gates may also be provided with the following alternative infills; welded mesh, pales to match palisade fencing, flat, profiled or louvred sheet steel, aluminium or wood with close boarded or hit and miss style finishes, round bar, diagonal bar, or the gate frame can be prepared to accept the customers own material.
The bifolding gate drive units have either single or three phase motors and worm drive gearboxes. The drive is transmitted to the bifolding gate leaf by an articulated arm, with a quick release facility to disengage the gates and operate manually in the event of a power failure.
The system has a built-in 'soft start/stop' functions, together with speed control. The control panel has a built in auto close delay function, and plug in cards are available for inductive ground loops, traffic light/status indication, and electro-magnetic lock control. The gate is locked by the drive system. The fully programmable control panel will interface with all types of access control systems; eg. card readers, barcode systems, RFID radio transmitters, biometric etc.
Safety devices for the gates are built-in as standard and is self activating, consisting of rubber buffers located on the gate leaf leading edges and on the horizontal bottom gate beams. Electronic detectors ensure that accidental contact will immediately stop and reverse the gate. Flashing warning lights & signals can also be added to the top of the drive posts to indicate when the gates are in motion. Twin photo-cell beams are also provided for low/high vehicle protection. The bifolding gates fully comply with current European safety regulations.
Location sensors are employed to identify the location of the gates over its trave, for open and close positions. These are adjustable to obtain precise movement to the gates and associated gearbox.
For long term weather resistance the gates can be be shot blasted, hot zinc sprayed, galvanised and powdercoated to a range of colours specified by the customer.
A recent installation of bifolding gates for Her Majestys Courts Service (Prisons), 6mtrs wide x 4mtrs high, close board steel plates, with rising fins, all designed as per architects concept.
A recent installation of bifolding gates for a high secuirty establishment that required a bifolding gate to provide a very high gate to match the walls and operate quickly, all manufactureed, installed and integrated into the sites Access Control System.
A very large heavy duty bifolding gate measuring 5mtrs high 4.1mtrs wide, close board steel plates, all galvanised and powder coated.
Service, Maintenance & Repairs to Existing BiFolding Gate Systems
EDS can maintain any type of existing system, providing on-site and workshop repairs to any make of systems. With a large stockholding of spare parts we can turn around repairs rapidly.
Regular maintenance is fundamental to ensure your systems operate as effectively as when they were first installed, we are able to provide competitive quotation for maintenance of new and any type of existing system.