08 Jun BEA Flatscan Sensor
LZR- Flatscan SW
BEA has launched a sensor for the swing door market that is compact, easy to install and allows full protection of door leaf. The Flatscan SW safety sensor for swing doors uses laser technology to measure 170 measurement points across the door leaf given complete protection for the door users.
Using laser technology the uncovered zone at the foot of the door can be precisely adjusted to 100mm from the floor. It can be used with any type of floor covering. There are no issues with absorbent or reflective surfaces. The leading edge of the door is protected with the coverage extending beyond the door edge when it is open.
The Flatscan SW has in built protection of the hinge area. We recommend fitting a mechanical finger guard as a fail safe means of protecting this highly sensitive area. In some instances the installation of finger guard may cause a hygiene issue, i.e. hospitals. The hinge area can also be protected when this is a problem. Flatscan SW has 100 measurement points over 16 degrees in the pinch zone so this area can still be covered and be cleaned easily.
The sensor is a compact size and is available in 3 different colours – black, white and grey. With these options then the visual impact the sensor makes to an architectural entrance can be minimised.
As this sensor uses lasers the installation is easier than the traditional infra red modules. Once set they do not get affected by changes in the reflectance of the floor covering. This has the potential to reduce maintenance callouts.
The only down side with these sensors is the cost. They are more expensive than the infra red type. We have used these sensors on a few projects. Mainly where the risk assessment of the door has required a greater protected area than the infra sensors can give. If you have to add modules to the infra red sensor to get a wider protection zone then the Flatscan SW becomes a cost option.
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