Hörmann's safety award winning Light Grille, non-contact safety device, has now been developed for use with sectional doors. The new element can also be retrofitted into existing sectional door frames or alternatively, can be housed in STL post sets made of weather resistant, anodised aluminium.
One of a number of safety features and innovations pioneered by Hörmann, the Light Grille makes a significant contribution to the safe operation of high-speed doors.
It exceeds the requirements of BS EN 13241-1 and virtually eliminates the risk of harm to pedestrians from fast action doors. The design incorporate LEDs and sensors into the door frame, taking away the risk of safety being compromised by impact damage. The solid state equipment uses an array of light beams to constantly monitor the door opening to a height of 2.5 metres and will simply stop the door if any are broken. This offers a number of safety benefits. There is no need for a rigid or battery powered safety edge and the door can operate quicker and react faster to any potential impact. With no moving parts, only limited maintenance is needed to ensure a long reliable service life.
In addition to developing the Light Grille for sectional doors, the VL1 Leading edge safety device is now offered as a no cost option too.