Automatic Systems Gates Receive ETL Certification to UL 325 Standard

UL 325 certification allows dealers and integrators to provide clients with vehicle gate solutions that comply with increasing safety regulations.

BROSSARD, Quebec, Canada — Automatic Systems, a manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle entrance control access systems, announces that two of its automatic gates — the BLG 76 and BLG 77 — have earned ETL listing to UL 325 standards.

The newly redesigned, full height automatic vertical lift gates are said to be recognized for their reliability and low cost of ownership, while providing long-term access control to a facility’s perimeter. Both BLG7 gates join other Automatic Systems products that are UL or ETL certified for user safety.

The ETL listing to UL 325 standards for the gates will allow installing dealers and integrators to provide end-user customers with solutions that comply with increasing safety regulations. The UL 325 standard seeks to protect people from accidents involving automated gates.

To help significantly reduce the risk of injury or death caused by automated gates, it’s important that installers and technicians adhere to the UL 325 standard on each and every gate installation, according to the announcement.

The Automatic Systems BLG 77 gate is a reinforced rising fenced barrier. Said to be one of the fastest full height automatic gates on the market, it is capable of opening a passage width of 20 feet in seven seconds, making it well-suited for high traffic applications that require strict entry control.

The BLG 76 rising fenced barrier, which can control a passage width of up to 16.5 feet wide, is equipped with aluminum fencing. Both models provide an alternative to sliding gates.

Automatic Systems redesigned the gates to implement the necessary entrapment protection needed to comply with the UL 325 standard. It requires that, after sensing an obstruction, reversing must begin within two seconds.

This requirement is intended to keep a person from being entrapped in a stationary position by the gate system. After the first contact, the gate must reverse and travel a minimum of two inches. If a second contact is detected by a Type A device (inherent sensor), the gate must stop only and not reverse.

If a second contact is detected by Type B1 or B2 device (photoelectric sensor or edge sensor), the gate must stop but may also reverse. The ETL Certified Automatic Systems gates also comply with the ASTMF 2200 standard.

“We proactively sought these ETL Certifications to deliver the highest level of security and safety to our installers and end users,” says David Enderle, vice president of sales, Automatic Systems. “The BLG7 gate family offers the fastest opening/closing speed with the smallest footprint in the industry.”


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