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USAutomatic gate operators are certified to UL325 Vehicular Class I, II, III and IV swing gate standards. UL325 identifies four different classes of gate operators these classes are listed below:
 

Class I: Residential vehicular gate operator - vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in a home of one to four single family dwellings or a garage or parking area associated therewith.

Class II:Commercial/General access vehicular gate operator - vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in a commercial location or building such as multi-family housing unit (five or more single family units), hotel garages, retail, or other buildings servicing the general public.

Class III: Industrial/Limited access vehicular gate operator
- vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in an industrial location or building such as a factory or loading dock area or other locations not intended to serve the general public.

Class IV: Restricted Access vehicular gate operator - vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use in a guarded industrial location or building such as an airport security area or other restricted access locations not servicing the general public, in which unauthorized access is prevented via supervision by security personnel.

All safety features required by UL 325 are incorporated in the capabilities of all USAutomatic Control boards and should be utilized, including but not limited to, safety edges, photo electric eyes, reverse sensing.

WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH:
 
  • READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
  • Never let children operate or play with gate controls or any other activation device. Keep remote control away from children.
  • Do not allow children to play in the area of the gate.
  • Do not allow anyone to ride on the gate.
  • Always keep people and objects away from the gate.
  • NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF A MOVING GATE.
  • Test gate operator monthly. The gate must stop and reverse directions upon contacting a rigid object or when the secondary entrapment device is activated.
  • After all adjustments have been made to the sensitivity (current sense) circuit, secondary entrapment devices and all other external devices installed the safety devices must be checked again. Failure to adjust and retest the gate operator can increase the risk of injury or death.
  • Verify that the emergency release (manual release) pin can be easily removed.
  • KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Tighten all bolts and grease hinges and pivot points.
  • THE ENTRANCE IS TO BE USED BY VEHICLES ONLY. Pedestrians must use a separate entrance.
    All safety features required by UL 325 are incorporated in the capabilities of all USAutomatic Control boards and should be utilized, including but not limited to, safety edges, photo electric eyes, reverse sensing.
  • Do not attempt to enter the gate area while the gate is moving. Wait until the gate comes to a complete stop.
  • Operate the gate only when it is fully visible, free of persons or obstructions, and properly adjusted.
  • Do not attempt to “beat the gate” while the gate is opening or closing. This is extremely dangerous.
  • Test the current sense feature and all safety devices regularly to insure correct operation.
  • Study this entire Safety Section paying particularly close attention to the entrapment zones and be aware of these areas not only during use but also during any adjustments to the unit.
  • The USAutomatic battery charger is designed to operate with a recommended +12 VDC, sealed maintenance free type Group U-1 battery. 33 amp hour minimum.
  • All control stations should be located at least 6 feet from any moving part of the gate or operator.
  • Do not ever install any control device where a user will be tempted to reach through the gate or fence to activate a gate.
  • Do not attempt to completely seal the control box. Battery needs some air flow.
  • SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!!

INSTALLATION
Install the gate operator when:
 
  • Operator is appropriate for the construction of the gate and usage class is correct for the installation.
  • All exposed pinch points are eliminated or guarded.
  • Only install on vehicle gates, pedestrians must be supplied with a separate access opening.
  • The gate is installed in a location where enough space is supplied between adjacent structures and the gate that when opening or closing the chance of entrapment is reduced.
  • Swing gates shall not open into public access areas.
  • The gate is properly installed and swings freely in both directions. Do not over adjust the sensitivity adjustment to compensate for an improper gate installation.
  • Locate all controls at least six feet away from the gate to eliminate the chance of the person operating the gate from coming in contact with the moving gate. Do not install external buttons, which can be used to operate the gate within the reach of children.
  • All placards must be installed one on each side of the gate visible in the gate area.
  • Contact sensors used for secondary entrapment safety devices and their wiring must be installed in a manner which protects them from mechanical damage.
  • Non-Contact sensors used for secondary entrapment safety devices must be located so that the signal from the transmitter to the receiver is not interfered with by adjacent structures. All exposed wiring must also be protected from mechanical damage.
SECONDARY ENTRAPMENT DEVICES
  USAutomatic designs all control boards with secondary entrapment inputs. USAutomatic recommends that UL325 listed secondary safety devices be installed with all installations.
USAutomatic recommends that these devices be connected after proper gate installation and operation has been verified. Then connect one device at a time to verify proper operation before installing the next device. Ensure that power is disconnected from the control board prior to wiring
any accessory.
     
 
 
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