Also online at: www.dijonline.co.uk 106 THE door industry journal winter 2017 automated gates and barriers JCM TECHNOLOGIES Innovative technology aligned with the new European standard EN 12453 A new version of EN 12453 comes into force in the coming months. This European safety standard for the use of motorised doors and gates will replace the current EN 12455 and EN 12453 standards which have been effective since 2000. As well as updating certain sections, the EN 12453 standard considers new technologies that have emerged over the last few years. For this reason, following its history of innovation in technological products, all new JCM products comply with the new regulations. Of the novel technologies implemented in the JCM’s laboratory, we highlight the capacitive solution, which represents an advance over existing safety systems by providing a plus in protection. Growing demand for automation of doors and gates and the need to comply with European safety regulations drives us to find overall solutions that cover protection for people, vehicles and also for the door itself. In the case of industrial sliding gates, collision with a heavy vehicle causes major damage to the gate and to its mechanisms. Should the gate tip over or simply come off its guides, this would involve a significant cost for the company. Until it is repaired, the entrance is unprotected, a situation which leads to a loss of security and consequences that are difficult to predict. So to prevent the gate from colliding with an obstacle, JCM has innovated again to present the market with the CAPTIVE (NO TOUCH) solution, a system with a safety edge incorporating contact-free obstacle detection. Security and safety are guaranteed by the RADIOBAND system, a safety solution with an edge, with NO-TOUCH capacitive technology being the ideal anticipating mechanism to avoid collisions. The CAPTIVE system is designed for sliding metal doors. By anticipating impacts across the entire edge area, the CAPTIVE solution is also ideal for enclosures with users who require vigilance (schools, old people’s homes, etc.). As well as preventing collisions and so avoiding injury to people, damage to vehicles and the gate itself, the CAPTIVE system provides a series of benefits that directly affect the installer: repair time and cost savings, the possibility of using higher door speed while continuing to meet the force regulations, reducing mechanical wear to the door by managing reversal. And as it functions via radio, it no longer requires cables, thereby avoiding all problems of their wear and tear. The CAPTIVE solution has been available since October. There will be practical demonstrations of its installation and operation at the Perimeter Protection (16-18 January 2018, Nuremberg) and R+T 2018 (27 February - 3 March 2018, Stuttgart) fairs.