Viking X-9 Specifications

Installation Instructions and Safety Information
Vehicular Gate Operator
UL 325 and UL991 Listed
Class I, Class II, Class III and Class IV
Rev. A.1
March 2005
PARTS
PARTS DIAGRAM
DIAGRAM
WARNING - For Installation
By Qualified Personnel Only.
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Description
Cover, Plastic
Motor/Gear Unit
Chassis, Motor/Gear
Strain Relief
Arm Assembly, Articulated
Holder, Limit Switch
Limit Switch (2)
Cam, Limit Switch
Terminal Block
Key Release
Part No.
VAX9PC
VAX9
VAX9CH
VAX9ST
VAX9AA
1
6
7
9
8
10
VAX9LS
VAX9LCS
VAX9TB
VAX9KR
Weight
2
40 lb.
3
4
5
Overall Dimensions
14.724"
4.33"
4.33"
7.874"
.985"
5.12"
"
975
13.
19.6
85"
Gear/Motor Unit
Can Be Mounted
Left or Right
1.50"
5.90"
.394"
2.36"
i
2.36"
2.36"
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TABLE
TABLE OF
OF CONTENTS
CONTENTS
Parts Diagram/Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i
Important Safety Information
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Important Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Maintenance/General Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Photo Beam (non-contact sensor) Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Edge Sensor (contact sensor) Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Manual Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Audible Alarm Reset Switch Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Warning Placard Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Important Installation Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Plan of Installation – Open Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Plan of Installation – Open Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Gate Operator Installation
Step 1 through 7 – Operator Installation . . . . . . . . .
Step 8 through 9 – Limit Switch Setup . . . . . . . . . .
Opening/Closing Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reference Wiring Diagram; Limit Switch Connections
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Control Box Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Electrical Installation
Electrical Installation (120/220 VAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Single Unit Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Master/Slave Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Vehicular Loop Detector Installation
Loop Layout Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Installation Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Accessory Connections
Open Commands; Safety Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Radio Receiver; Hold Open Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Magnetic Lock; Solenoid; Guard Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Special Features
Intelligent Obstruction Sensor (Primary Entrapment Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Gate Overlap Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29
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IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
INFORMATION
WARNING - Not following these instructions may cause severe injury or death to persons.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – To reduce the risk of severe injury or death:
1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2. Never let children operate or play with gate controls. Keep the remote control away from children.
3. Always keep people and objects away from the gate. NO ONE SHOULD CROSS THE PATH OF
THE MOVING GATE.
4. Test the gate operator monthly. The gate MUST reverse on contact with a rigid object or when
an object activates the non-contact sensors. After adjusting the force or the limit of travel,
retest the gate operator. Failure to adjust and retest the gate operator properly can increase the
risk of injury or death.
5. Use the manual release only when the gate is not moving.
6. KEEP GATES PROPERLY MAINTAINED. Read the owner’s manual. Have a qualified service person make repairs to gate hardware.
7. The entrance is for vehicles only. Pedestrians must use separate entrance.
8. Every gate operator installation MUST have secondary protection devices against entrapment,
such as edge sensors and photo beams more in particularly in places where the risk of entrapment is more likely to occur.
9. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Install the gate operator only when:
a) The operator is appropriate for the construction of the gate and the usage Class of the gate
(refer to page 5),
b) All openings of a horizontal slide gate are guarded or screened from the bottom of the gate
to a minimum of 4 feet (1.22 m) above the ground to prevent a 2-1/4 inch (57.2 mm)
diameter sphere from passing through the openings anywhere in the gate, and in that
portion of the adjacent fence that the gate covers in the open position,
c) ALL EXPOSED PINCH POINTS ARE ELIMINATED OR GUARDED, AND
d) GUARDING IS SUPPLIED FOR EXPOSED ROLLERS.
2. The operator is intended for installation only on gates used for vehicles. Pedestrians must be
supplied with a separate access opening.
3. The gate must be installed in a location so that enough clearance is supplied between the gate
and adjacent structures when opening and closing to reduce the risk of entrapment. Swinging
gates shall not open into public access areas.
4. The gate must be properly installed and work freely in both directions prior to the installation
of the gate operator. Do not over-tighten the operator clutch or pressure relief valve to compensate for a damaged gate.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
INFORMATION
WARNING - Not following these instructions may cause severe injury or death to persons.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Continued
5. The gate operator controls must be placed so that the user has full view of the gate area when
the gate is moving AND AWAY FROM THE GATE PATH PERIMETER,
6. Controls must be far enough from the gate so that the user is prevented from coming in contact
with the gate while operating the controls. Controls intended to be used to reset an operator
after 2 sequential activations of the entrapment protection device or devices must be located in
the line-of-sight of the gate. Outdoor or easily accessible controls shall have a security feature
to prevent unauthorized use.
7. All warning signs and placards must be installed where visible in the area of the gate. A minimum
of two placards shall be installed. A placard is to be installed in the area of each side of the
gate and be visible to persons located on the side of the gate on which the placard is installed.
8. For gate operators utilizing a non-contact sensor (Photo beam or like) in accordance with section
31.1.1 of the UL325 standard:
a) See instructions on the placement of non-contact sensors for each Type of application (refer
to page 6),
b) Care shall be exercised to reduce the risk of nuisance tripping, such as when a vehicle, trips
the sensor while the gate is still moving, and
c) One or more non-contact sensors shall be located where the risk of entrapment or obstruction exists, such as the perimeter reachable by a moving gate or barrier (refer to page 6).
9. For a gate operator utilizing a contact sensor (Edge sensor or like) in accordance with section
31.1.1 of the UL325 standard:
a) One or more contact sensors shall be located where the risk of entrapment or obstruction
exists, such as at the leading edge, trailing edge, and post mounted both inside and outside
of a vehicular horizontal slide gate (refer to page 7).
b) One or more contact sensors shall be located at the bottom edge of a vehicular vertical lift gate.
c) One or more contact sensors shall be located at the pinch point of a vehicular vertical pivot gate.
d) A hardwired contact sensor shall be located and its wiring arranged so that the communication
between the sensor and the gate operator is not subjected to mechanical damage.
e) A wireless contact sensor such as one that transmits radio frequency (RF) signals to the gate
operator for entrapment protection functions shall be located where the transmission of the
signals are not obstructed or impeded by building structures, natural landscaping or similar
obstruction. A wireless contact sensor shall function under the intended end-use conditions.
f) One or more contact sensors shall be located on the inside and outside leading edge of a
swing gate. Additionally, if the bottom edge of a swing gate is greater than 6 inches (152
mm) above the ground at any point in its arc of travel, one or more contact sensors shall be
located on the bottom edge (refer to page 7).
g) One or more contact sensors shall be located at the bottom edge of a vertical barrier (arm).
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IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
INFORMATION
WARNING - Not following these instructions may cause severe injury or death to persons.
MAINTENANCE
Remove the Power Harness from the Control Board (refer to page 17)
• Clean and lubricate the turning pins and gate hinges using the recommended lubricant.
• Check that all mounting hardware of the gate operator is properly tighten.
• Ensure that the gate moves freely.
• Check for corroded parts and replace if necessary.
• Check the battery for the following:
Battery connections must be free of corrosion.
Battery voltage must be 26 VDC (fully charged battery).
Reconnect the Power Harness for the Control Board (refer to page 17)
• Check and confirm the proper operation of all safety devices (photoelectric eye, edge sensors or like).
• Check and confirm the operation of all installed accessories.
• Check and confirm the operation of all special features such as the Intelligent Obstruction Sensor, Hold
Open Timer (refer to page 20 to 27)
• Check and confirm the operation of the manual release (refer to page 7)
• Verify battery backup functionally by turning off the power source (120 VAC and 220 VAC). DO NOT
FORGET TO TURN ON THE POWER SOURCE AFTER VERIFICATION.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The following precautions are an integral and essential part of the product and must be supplied to the user.
Read them carefully as they contain important indications for the safe installation, use and maintenance.
• These instruction must be kept and forwarded to all possible future users of the system.
• This product must be used only for that which it has been expressly designed.
• Any other use is to be considered improper and therefore dangerous.
• The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for possible damage caused by improper, erroneous or
unreasonable use.
• Avoid operating in the proximity of the hinges or moving mechanical parts.
• Do not enter the path of the moving gate while in motion.
• Do not obstruct the motion of the gate as this may cause a situation of danger.
• Do not allow children to play or stay within the the path of the moving gate.
• Keep remote control or any other control devices out of the reach of children, in order to avoid possible
involuntary activation of the gate operator.
• In case of break down or malfunctioning of the product, disconnect from the main power source. Do not
attempt to repair or intervene directly, contact only qualified personnel for repair.
• Failure to comply with the above may create a situation of danger.
• All cleaning, maintenance or repair work must be carried out by qualified personnel.
• In order to guarantee that the system works efficiently and correctly it is important to have the manufacturer’s
instructions on maintenance of the gate and operator carried out by qualified personnel.
• In particular, regular checks are recommended in order to verify that the safety devices are operating correctly.
All installation, maintenance and repair work must be documented and made available to the user.
Installer:
_____________________________________________________
____________
Signature
Date
Contact:
_________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________
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TERMINOLOGY
TERMINOLOGY
UL325 Gate Operator Classification
GLOSSARY
RESIDENTIAL VEHICULAR GATE OPERATOR
CLASS I – A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use
in a home of one-to four single family dwelling, or a garage or
parking area associated therewith.
COMMERCIAL/GENERAL ACCESS VEHICULAR GATE OPERATOR
CLASS II – A vehicular gate operator (or system) intended for use
in a commercial location or building such as a multi-family housing unit (five or more single family units), hotel, garages, retail
store, or other building servicing the general public.
INDUSTRIAL/LIMITED ACCESS VEHICULAR GATE OPERATOR
CLASS III – A 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 service the
general public.
RESTRICTED ACCESS VEHICULAR GATE OPERATOR
CLASS IV – A 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.
Install the gate operator only when:
The operator is appropriate for the construction of the gate and the Usage
Class of the gate.
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IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
INFORMATION
WARNING - Not following these instructions may cause severe injury or death to persons.
Photo Beam (non-contact sensor) Installation
Photo beams or like must be installed to reduce the risk of entrapment.
Use only UL325 compliance devices like:
Omron E3K-R10
Ensure that any device installed is UL325 compliant and low voltage device (24 VDC).
N
Turn Switch to
'Light On' Position
+28v
Radio
Gnd
+28v
Radio Sta
Gnd
UL
Gnd
Safety
Safety Connector
Gnd
Gnd
Exit
Gnd
ands
Center
Ma
Read the device manual for proper installation, and proper connection (especially
the polarity of the device).
1
(C1)
3
(NC1)
24VDC
Omron Model
E3K-R10
Shown
Connection '1' (C1)
Connection '3' (NC1)
24 VDC Power Connections
24 VDC Power Connections
Photo Beam Unit
Gate in Open Position
Potential Entrapment
Area (Shaded)
One or more non-contact sensors shall be located where
the risk of entrapment or obstruction exists, such as the
perimeter reachable by a moving gate or barrier.
Consult the installation manual for the UL325 device
(photo beam or like) for detail information about the
usage, installation and maintenance
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Reflector
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
INFORMATION
WARNING - Not following these instructions may cause severe injury or death to persons.
Edge Sensor (contact sensor) Installation
Gnd
+28v
Ra
Gnd
UL
Gnd
Safety
Safety Connector
Gnd
Gnd
Exit
s
Center
3-Sided Edge Sensor
3-Sided Edge Sensor
Edge sensor or like must be installed to reduce the risk of entrapment.
Use only UL325 compliance devices like:Use only UL325 compliance devices like:
Miller Edge 3-sided activation for an added measure of protection MGR20 or MGS20
If you install another device:
a) Ensure its compliance with UL325,
b) Use the recommended supply voltage,
c) Follow the installation guidelines of the device.
One or more contact sensors shall be located on the inside and outside leading edge
of a swing gate. Additionally, if the bottom edge of a swing gate is greater than 6
inches (152 mm) above the ground at any point in its arc of travel, one or more
contact sensors shall be located on the bottom edge.
Consult the installation manual for the UL325 device (photo beam or like) for detail
information about the usage, installation and maintenance.
Manual Release
When manual operation is required:
Remove the cover, locate the chained key and
turn the key to push the locking-pin down.
At end of operations, lock the geared motor again
by releasing locking-pin.
Attention: Lock and release operations MUST
be performed with motor NOT RUNNING.
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IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT SAFETY
SAFETY INFORMATION
INFORMATION
WARNING - Not following these instructions may cause severe injury or death to persons.
Audible Alarm Reset Switch Installation
Reset for the Audible Alarm
UL325 standard requires an audible alarm to go off after two consecutive events
detected by the primary entrapment protection of the gate operator (obstruction sensor).
The audible alarm will continue to sound for 5 minutes or until a stop command
gets actuated.
The Stop command can be actuated in two different forms
1. Using the built in stop switch in the control board or
2. Using an external stop button within the sight of the gate, away from moving
parts of the gate and out of reach of children.
5'
Minimum
N.O.
Manual Stop
Button
COM
Warning Placard Installation
All warning signs and placards must be installed where
visible in the area of the gate. A minimum of two
placards shall be installed. A placard is to be installed
in the area of each side of the gate and be visible.
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STO
Gnd
Strike
Gnd
Gnd
Fire
Open Command
Open
Stop
Close
Guard Station
GND
Stop
Open
/Slave
STOP
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION INFORMATION
INFORMATION
CAUTION - FOR USE WITH GATES OF A MAXIMUM OF 12 FT IN LENGTH AND 500 LBS. IN WEIGHT.
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH TO PERSONS:
This is NOT a pedestrian gate operator
Do NOT Install the gate operator to lift gates
12'-0"
OPEN
STOP
CLOSE
12’ maximum gate length
Locate Control Buttons:
1. Within sight of the gate,
500 lb.
MAX.
500 pounds maximum gate weight
2. At a minimum height of 5 feet so
small children are not able to
reach it, and
3. Away from all moving parts of
the gate.
Specifications
Maximum Gate Length:
Maximum Gate Weight:
Maximum Aperture Angle:
Power Requirements:
12 feet
500 lbs.
130 deg.
120 VAC Single Phase at 2 Amps
Or
220 VAC Single Phase at 1 Amp
Maximum Operating Temperature: 70°C (158°F)
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PLAN
PLAN OF
OF INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION -- OPEN
OPEN INSIDE
INSIDE
The gate must be installed in a location so that enough clearance is supplied
between the gate and adjacent structures when opening and closing to reduce the
risk of entrapment.
Swinging gates shall not open into public access areas.
C:
23-1/2"
Outside
Gate in Closed Position
G:
4.33"
Ref.
H:
2.55"
Ref.
A: 15-3/4" Max.
90°
F:
14-1/2"
Min.
B:
4-3/4"
Min.
Inside
Gate in Open Position
Figure A
Outside
7-1/4"
Max.
C:
19-1/2"
G:
4.33"
Ref.
B:
4-3/4"
Min.
H:
2.55"
Ref.
Gate in Closed Position
F:
14-1/2"
Min.
Inside
Gate in Open Position
Figure B
Open Inside Plans of Installation
Note: Varying from the dimensions shown
may severely affect the speed and
performance of the gate operator.
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PLAN
PLAN OF
OF INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION –– OPEN
OPEN OUTSIDE
OUTSIDE
The gate must be installed in a location so that enough clearance is supplied
between the gate and adjacent structures when opening and closing to reduce the
risk of entrapment.
Swinging gates shall not open into public access areas.
Outside
Gate in Open
Position
90°
C:
19-1/2"
Gate in Closed Position
A:
11-3/4"
Max.
G: 4.33"
Ref.
H:
2.55"
Ref.
Inside
Figure C
Open Outside Plan of Installation
Note: Varying from the dimensions shown
may severely affect the speed and
performance of the gate operator.
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GATE
GATE OPERATOR
OPERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
CAUTION - If mounting bar is not welded to
a frame member that runs the full length
of the gate, the gate operator may
damage the gate. Do not weld the bar or
backing plate to a few pickets.
STEP 1
14.173"
Check the integrity of the gate structure and
sufficiently sturdy such as pivot points are
properly lubricated and surfaces are free of
rust.
5.90"
5.90"
1.181"
3.937"
a) Remove the Motor/Gear Assembly from its
package. NOTE - The cover is not secured.
Motor/Gear Chassis
b) Disassemble the geared motor from the
mounting chassis.
STEP 2
1-1/2"
Position the pivot bracket in accordance with
figure A, B or C on page 10 or 11 and the
drawing at the right.
Tack weld the bracket in place. For non-ferrous
gates the bracket can be bolted in place.
STEP 3
Chassis Installation:
Chassis can be welded to the gatepost. In the
case of a non-ferrous post, anchoring the
chassis may require an additional embedded
bracket or special anchoring hardware to
ensure the longevity of the installation.
Note: Depending on type of anchor used, it
may be required to enlarge the holes in
the mounting chassis.
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GATE
GATE OPERATOR
OPERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
STEP 4
Remount the geared motor on the chassis
accordingly.
STEP 5
Attach the articulated arms to the pivot
bracket and the Motor/Gear Assembly.
NOTE - With the arms at their most
extended position, make sure the two arms
do not go past the straight position.
Additional holes are provided in the pivot
bracket to assist with proper installation
STEP 6
With the cover off, perform the Manual
Release procedure as shown at the bottom of
page 7. The gate can now be moved
manually.
Ensure that the gate and gate operator move
freely.
Check Operation
Through Entire
Range of
Movment
Once it is determined the operator will work
properly, remove the operator and complete
the welding process.
STEP 7
Remount the gate operator. Lubricate the
moving parts (the bushings on the
articulated arm) and tighten the self-locking
nuts in such a way as to not block arm
movement. Leave the cover off until the
limit switches have been adjusted.
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GATE
GATE OPERATOR
OPERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
Limit Switch Setup
STEP 8
Loosen the screws on the limit switch cams
and position the cams to the desired
locations. There are additional holes
provided in case of a wide or tight angle of
opening or closing.
Move the gate manually and ensure that the
limit switch gets actuated at the desired
open and closed position. The limit switch
will click when engaged by the limit cam.
Limit Switch
Holder
Position Cam
to Suit
Tighten Clamping
Screw Securely
Before Adjusting
Cams
Retighten the screws on the limit switch holders
once the proper position has been determined.
CAUTION – DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN SCREWS!
Note: Leave cover off until after the installation
of the control box and the electrical
installation. Verify that the operator opens
and closes to the desired position under
power. Make any adjustments as necessary.
STEP 9
Replace the cover and secure it with screws
provided after finishing final adjustments.
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GATE
GATE OPERATOR
OPERATOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
Opening/Closing Setup:
To have the gate operator slow down prior to reaching its limits use the following steps:
1. Setup the limit switches manually at the desired open and close position.
2. Allow the gate operator to run a full open and close cycle (from limit to limit)
without interruption.
Note: During the first full open and close cycle: The gate operator doesn’t slow
down prior to reaching its limits. During subsequent cycles: The gate operator will
slow down prior to reaching its limits.
3. Verify that the gate opens and closes to the desired position.
To change the open or close limit position(s) the following steps MUST BE taken:
Slow
A. Reset the gate operator by performing one of the following steps:
i. Disconnect the power harness or
Fast
ii. Disconnect the motor harness or
iii.Actuate both limits at the same time
Slow
B. Repeat steps 1,2 and 3.
Reference Wiring Diagram
Note: Use this wiring
diagram as a guide to
connect the wires to the
motor unit.
Connect the lead wires as shown
Wire Lead
From Control Box
To Limit
Switches
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Br
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B la
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ck
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Ye
Bl
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Ora n
To Motor
Re
Limit Switch Connections
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C
N
0
C
N
M
O
C
Yellow
Orange
C
O
M
The Limit Switches are wired as shown
Brown
Red
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CONTROL
CONTROL BOX
BOX INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
WARNING - If the control box is not mounted properly it may fall, causing damage
and/or injury. The control box weight is approximately 40 lbs. Be sure that the
substrate being mounted to and the fasteners being used are appropriate to
support the weight of the control box.
1. Remove the control board mounting plate.
The plate is held in the box by four
screws.
2. Position the control box in the desired
place and mark the mounting holes.
Prepare the holes to receive the
anchors/fasteners.
3. Position the control box and secure it to
the mounting surface using the sealed
washers provided (place the rubber side
of the washers against the inside of the
control box).
Note: Depending on type of anchor used, it
may be necessary to enlarge the
mounting holes in the control box.
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ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
Caution – Do not connect the power harness to the board
until the installation is ready for verification.
The G-5 Gate Operator requires a single phase
AC line to operate and charge the batteries.
1. Turn off the main switch or breaker for
the power line being used.
2. Move the selector switch on the Incoming
Voltage Selector to the proper position
(115 for 110 to 120VAC, 230 for 200 to 240VAC).
3. Connect the incoming power wires to the
terminals as shown in the illustration.
4. Turn on the main switch or breaker once
the installation is ready for performance
check and adjustments.
Power Harness
To
Transformer
Tips for proper ground installation
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Ear
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Gro
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P ow er G r o u n d
Hot
The following will provide a guideline for
proper grounding:
1. Use a ground rod to provide a ground
reference.
2. Consult your city code and be aware of
under-ground services in the site of the
gate operator to prevent inconveniences.
3. Use always a single bonding point for
grounding.
4. All ground wires must be as short and as
thick as possible.
5. Prevent unnecessary turns or loops in all
ground wires.
Neutral
A good ground in a gate operator
installation will minimize or prevent damage
to the operator cause by natural events such
as lightning strikes.
Earth Ground
Ground Rod
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ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION –– SINGLE
SINGLE UNIT
UNIT
Single Unit Connections
Connect the wires from the motor unit to
the terminal block mounted next to the
control board. Match wire colors to the
terminal block.
OPEN LEFT
Connect the wire harness to the “OPEN
RIGHT” connector if the gate opens towards
the right side. Connect the wire harness to
the “OPEN LEFT” connector if the gate opens
towards the left side.
OPEN RIGHT
Match
Colors
OPEN RIGHT
Charger
Radio
OPEN LEFT
UL
UL
18
Radio
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Charger
ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION –– MASTER/SLAVE
MASTER/SLAVE
Master/Slave Connections
A Master/Slave control board is available,
when required, to run two gate operators in
synchronous mode.
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w Battery
il Safe/Secure
Using the connectors provided insert the
wires from the motor units as shown in the
diagram below. Insert the connectors in the
proper receptacles (Master or Slave, Open
Inside or Outside).
Master
rake
Master Open
Inside
Outside
Slave Open
Inside
Outside
Slave
Blue
Black
Free
Yellow
Brown
Red
Orange
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VEHICULAR
VEHICULAR LOOP
LOOP DETECTOR
DETECTOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
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Ex
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Lo
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In
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Sa
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Dimension A – 5’ for Single Gate Operator
6’ for Master/Slave Gate Operator
A
Outside
Safety
Loop
5'
A
5'
Inside
Safety
Loop
Center
Loop
5'
Make Even
with Open Gate
Gate in Open Position
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Exit
Loop
Inside
Outside
5'
VEHICULAR
VEHICULAR LOOP
LOOP DETECTOR
DETECTOR INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
WARNING – Consult the installation instructions from the loop detector manufacturer. The following
statements are provided as a guide but different requirements may be required by the
vehicular loop detector manufacturer.
Guidelines for Vehicular Loop Detector Installation
1. Prevent sharp corners in the geometry of the loop sensor.
2. Install the appropriate number of turns for your loop geometry based on the loop perimeter. Use
Table C (below) as a guide.
3. Use XLP (cross-linked-polyethylene) type of wire. This wire reduces the effects of moisture and
other environmental events in altering the functionality of the vehicular loop detector.
4. Twist the lead wire at least 6 turns per foot.
5. Use BACKER-ROD to minimize damage to the loop detector wire prior to using the sealant.
6. Place the loop detector wire and adjust the sensitivity of the vehicular loop detector unit in a
way to minimize the effects of the gate over the loop detector wire.
IMPORTANT – Some of the following parameters may affect the proper functionality of the
vehicular loop detector (consult the installation manual and the manufacturer of the
vehicular loop detector).
• Gate size,
• Number of turns in the loop sensor wire;
• Distance from the loop sensor wire to the gate either at the open or close position.
Saw Cut
1" Min.
Sealant
Backer-Rod
Vehicular Loop
Detector Wire
(3 Turns Shown)
Table C – Recommended Number of Turns
Perimeter in Feet
Number of Turns
10
5
20
4
30-40
3
50-100
2
Provide Additional Saw Cuts
to Eliminate Sharp Corners
1/8" to 1/4" Saw Slot
Continuously Wind Wire
in Loop Slot for the
Required Number of Loops
(2 Loops Shown)
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Twist Wire Outside the
Loop 6 Twists/Foot
Until Its Connection
to the Loop Detector
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ACCESSORY
ACCESSORY CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
Open Commands
2
Center
Gnd
Exit
Gnd
Strike
Gnd
Fire
Gnd
Stop
1
Open Commands
Open
d Station
off
Saf
Gnd
60sec
1
Vehicle loop detectors must be installed to
decrease the possibility of vehicle
entrapment on the gate (see page 20).
FIR
E
Exit
Loop
Detector
Keypad
Safety Connections
off
+28v
Gnd
UL
Gnd
Safety Connector
Safety
Gnd
Gnd
Exit
mands
The edge sensor and/or the photoelectric
beam must be UL325 compliant devices.
Gnd
0sec
Center
The SECONDARY ENTRAPMENT PROTECTION
like the edge sensor and the photoelectric
beam MUST BE PART OF EVERY SINGLE
INSTALLATION to prevent pedestrian or
animal entrapment (see pages 6 and 7).
Fire
Override
Gnd
Connection Locations
(Single Unit Board shown)
2
Center
Loop
Detector
22
Safety
Loop
Detector
Edge Sensor
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Photo
Beam
ACCESSORY
ACCESSORY CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
Radio Receiver
Mag. Lock
When connecting the Radio Receiver carefully verify the proper connections.
The maximum voltage that the control board provides for external accessories is the
maximum voltage of the battery, which is about 28 volts.
In the event of an electrical short the board will protect itself by shutting down and
will remain shut down until the short is corrected.
The control board provides two modes of
operation that a radio receiver can control
the gate:
COM
N.O.
+28v
Gnd
+28v
Radio
Gnd
+28v
Radio Station
Gnd
UL
Gnd
onnector
N.C.
1
COM
NO
External
Accessories
Gnd
+24VDC
Open-Stop-Close
1. By having the radio receiver connected as
illustrated and with the Hold Open Timer
OFF (see below):
Every command of the radio transmitter
will control the gate as follow:
a) First command opens the gate,
b) Second command stops the gate and
c) Third command closes the gate
d) Any subsequent commands will continue
in the same order to control the gate.
This type of configuration is not
recommended for a commercial
installations.
Open Only
2. By having the radio receiver connected as
illustrated and with the Hold Open Timer
ON (see below):
Each command of the radio transmitter is
ALWAYS AN OPEN COMMAND to the gate.
1
2
Connection Locations
(Single Unit Board shown)
Hold Open Timer
Limit
p
Hold Open
Timer
Open
2
30sec
60sec
1sec
off
The Hold Open Timer function holds the gate at
the open position for a predetermined amount
of time, prior to closing automatically.
Set the Timer to the desired time, from 1 to
60 seconds.
If this feature is not needed, turn the Trim
Pot clockwise to the “off” position.
Note: The Hold Open Timer affects the “radio
receiver command” and the sequence of
operation for the gate (see page 23).
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ACCESSORY
ACCESSORY CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS
Magnetic Lock
External supply for the magnetic lock must
be provided. This will prevent rapid drainage
of the battery in the event of power failure.
2
1
Relay Contact 10A-250VAC
1
Mag.
Lock
Mag. Lock
Connection Locations
(Single Unit Board shown)
N.C.
COM
N.O.
Solenoid Connection
1
d
Mag.
Lock
Mag. Lock
External supply for the solenoid connection
must be provided. This will prevent rapid
drainage of the battery in the event of
power failure.
Relay Contact 10A-250VAC
8v
8v
dio
d
Radio Station
N.C.
COM
N.O.
d
8v
8v
dio
d
Radio Station
Guard Station
60sec
Gnd
Strike
Gnd
Gnd
Fire
Open Command
Open
Stop
Close
Guard Station
GND
Open
Stop
Slave
2
N.O.
N.O.
N.O.
The guard station provides control of the
gate operator to open, stop and close the
gate.
All three switches must be Normally Open
type of switch, and can share the same
common (ground).
Place the control switch box within sight of
the gate, away from moving parts of the
gate and out of reach of children.
OPEN
STOP
CLOSE
COM
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SPECIAL
SPECIAL FEATURES
FEATURES
Intelligent Obstruction Sensor (Primary Entrapment Protection)
erlap Delay
Obstruction
Sensor
Sensor
1.5
Center
Loop
Trim Pot Location
(Single Unit Board shown)
0
3
Turning the Trim Pot clockwise
increases the sensitivity.
Turning the Trim Pot counterclockwise decreases the sensitivity.
min.
MAX
The Obstruction Sensor detects obstructions
in the path of the traveling gate. The Trim
Pot for the Obstruction Sensor adjusts the
sensitivity level that triggers the Sensor.
When the Obstruction Sensor detects an
obstruction it will:
1. Stop the gate’s movement and reverse it
momentarily.
2. Bring the gate to a resting position.
3. Disable the Hold Open Timer feature until the
Gate Operator receives a new command.
If another obstruction is detected before the
gate reaches either limit it will:
1. Stop the gate’s movement.
2. Bring the gate to a resting position.
3. Disable the Gate Operator.
UL325 standard requires an audio alarm to
go off after two consecutive entrapment
events sensed by the Inherent Entrapment
Protection of the Gate Operator.
The audio alarm will sound for a period of 5
minutes or until the “Stop” Button is
pressed (see page 8 for remote installation
of a “Stop” Button).
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SPECIAL
SPECIAL FEATURES
FEATURES
Gate Overlap Setting
Setting the Overlap Delay Pot to “0” will cause the master and the slave units to
open and close at the same time
A Master/Slave control board is required to
operate two gates with a single controller.
Overlap Delay
Obstruct
Sensor
1.5
3
Trim Pot Location
(Master/Slave Unit Board shown)
mit
0
Hold Open
Timer
Setting the Overlap Delay Pot to any value
other than zero will cause the master unit to
delay in opening.
The time delay can be set for up to 3 seconds.
Outside
Master Unit
Opens First
Slave Unit
Inside
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Gate does not run – Motor Sensor indicator comes ON
Check all motor connections to
be fully engaged. Refer to page
18 and 19.
Ensure that the motor
connections are:
a) Properly connected,
b) Thigh enough and
c) Color coded
Refer to page 15.
Check that all motor cable
connections, junctions and
extensions are properly
connected and color-coded.
Refer to page 15.
Check the 15 Amp fuse in the
control board
Gate does not run – Motor Sensor indicator is OFF
Check all motor connections to
be fully engaged. Refer to 15.
Check that limit switches are
connected to the common and
the normally close position
refer to page 15.
Check that the stop command
is not active. Refer to page 8
and 24
Check that the UL command
(photo beam and/or edge
sensor) is not active. Refer to
page 6, 7 and 22.
Check that the vehicular loop
detectors are working properly.
Refer to page 20, 21 and 22.
Check that the radio command
is not active. Refer to page 23.
Ensure that you external accessories are working properly.
Check the 4 Amps fuse in the
control board
Ensure that you power cables are
adequate in voltage and properly
connected. Refer to page 17.
Gate does not run – Power failure
Check the 15 Amp battery fuse.
Refer to page 16
Check the battery connections
and cables.
Check the voltage of the
battery.
Gate does not run – Obstruction sensor ON and audio alarm is SOUNDING
Ensure that the gate path is
clear of obstructions.
Note: To stop the audio alarm,
use the stop command. Refer
to page 8 and 24.
Gate runs, stops and reverse momentarily – Obstruction sensor ON and audio alarm OFF
Ensure that the gate path is
clear of obstructions.
Check for proper functionality
and lubrication of the gate and
hardware (hinges and the like).
Adjust the trim pot of the
obstruction sensor. Refer to
page 25.
Gate ignores the limit switches
Check that the open limit
switch and close limit switch
are in the corresponding place.
Refer to page 15.
Check that all motor cable
connections, junctions and
extensions are properly
connected and color-coded.
Refer to 15.
Ensure that the motor cable is
away from sources of electrical
interference, such as
a) Electric motors
b) Electric fences
c) Power lines
Note: To minimize effects
cause by electrical interference
use twisted pairs of cables with
the shield grounded.
Check that the limit switch is
not faulty
Check that wires to the limit
switch are not shorted.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Gate does not open or close
Check all motor connections to
be fully engaged. Refer to page
15.
Check that limit switches are
connected to the common and
the normally close position
refer to page 15.
Check that the stop command
is not active. Refer to page 8
and 24.
Check that the UL command
(photo beam and/or edge
sensor) is not active. Refer to
page 6, 7 and 22.
Check that the vehicular loop
detectors are working properly.
Refer to page 20, 21 and 22.
Check that the radio command
is not active. Refer to page 23.
Ensure that you external
accessories are working
properly
Automatic close does not function
Check that the trim pot of the
hold open timer is set to the
proper time delay. Refer to
page 26.
Note: Hold open timer closes
the gate automatically once the
gate reaches the limit open.
The time delay to close is set
by the trim pot.
To turn this system off turn the
trim pot all the way clockwise
Gate opens in the opposite desired direction
Verify your motor cable is
connected to the proper
connector. Refer to page 18
and 19.
Check that all motor cable
connections, junctions and
extensions are properly
connected and color-coded.
Refer to 15.
Gate does not open but after few seconds
Set the overlap delay trim pot
to 0. Refer to page 27.
Note: Overlap trim pot is
normally recommended to use
in overlapping gates. Refer to
page 27.
Gate opens. Closes or stops on its own
Check that your external
devices are working properly
Check that your wires from
your accessories are:
a) Not shorting together
b) Not shorting a power line
c) Not shorting to metal or
earth ground.
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DISTINCTIVE
DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
FEATURES
UL325 and UL991 Listed by Underwriter Laboratories (UL)
Accessible Manual Release
• Key operated mechanism
Available in Aluminum Chassis
Easy Solution for Complex Installations
Elegant Design, appealing to any architectural project
High Impact and UV Protected Plastic Cover
Opening up to 130°
Speed: 10 to 13 Seconds per 90°
100% Duty Cycle Under Very Wide Temperature Range
Very Low Power Consumption
• 800 cycles of operation on backup battery (500 lb. gate and 12’ length).
Intelligent Speed Control
• Smooth start and stop, self-adjust system.
Modulated Speed Regulator
• Prevents exceeding operating speed that may reduce the service life of the gate
operator and/or installation.
Intelligent Obstruction Detection
• Adjustable Sensitivity for the Obstruction Sensor.
Overlap Delay
• Holds one gate momentarily by an adjustable time while the other gate is
operating (Master/Slave installation with overlap gates)
Built-in protection against lightning strikes or similar electrical surges
Inherent Overload Protection in the regulated power supply for external
accessories with multiple devices of protection.
Modular connectors for easy installation.
LED indicators for verification of operation.
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