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CASIT – Risk Areas of gates


The Machinery Directive (98/37 / CE and EN 12453 - EN 12445) referred to the openings automated reports and identifies several areas which are defined as mechanical hazards, due to the motion of the closure. These change according to the type of opening / closing.


Gate sliding or swing

Mechanical hazards:

  • impact
  • crushing
  • conveying and shearing
  • cutting
  • hooking
  • structural and wear



  • Check and audit of the strength of the supporting structure, of the fixing elements of the motor / actuator and  of the sliding elements
  • verification of the mechanical stops in opening and closing
  • the absence of thresholds or minimal reduction of the same (less than 5 mm)
  • adjust the closing force of the engine
  • installation photocells external and internal installation of a pneumatic point guard sensitive rack and pinion


Electrical hazards:

  • direct or indirect contact
  • electromagnetic compatibility



  • use of parts and accessories CE marked
  • execution of the connections / wiring in accordance with the Standards


Topic Index

  1. The danger of the systems, the Reference Standards, the installer and the technical booklet (enter »)
  2. The CE marking (enter »)
  3. Subjects and Responsibilities (enter »)
  4. Types of movements for openings with CASIT automated devices (enter »)
  5. The risk areas of the gates
  6. Type system for sliding gates or swing gates, garage doors and industrial doors to pack side

    folding, sliding or sectional, road barriers (enter »)



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