In the field of automation, where speed, reliability and connectivity are crucial, installing a radio bridge is sometimes essential. In this article, we’ll look at what exactly this device is and how to install it, to ensure safety in homes, communities or even in the industrial sector.
What is a radio bridge?
First of all, you need to know that radio bridges can be used in a variety of fields: in electricity, IT or as an automation accessory. In our case, we are interested in automated systems.
The radio bridge is defined as an additional safety device. It is highly recommended for automatic gates, industrial accesses and other automated systems. Its use is particularly appropriate in situations where the use of cables between the safety profiles and the automation cabinet is costly in terms of maintenance.
5 reasons to install a radio bridge in an industrial or public sector environment
- Elimination of exposed cables: the installation of a radio bridge eliminates the need to use physical cables for communication between the components of an automated system. This reduces the risk of obstructions, damage or dangerous situations associated with exposed cables, ensuring a safer environment.
- Fast, reliable communication: radio waves enable fast, reliable communication between the central control panel and the automatic door or gate mechanisms. This communication takes place via a transmitter and a receiver. The responsiveness offered by this type of device is crucial in work or living areas where safety is a priority.
- Obstacle detection: radio bridges make it easy to set up advanced obstacle detection systems. By rapidly detecting the presence of obstacles in the path of an automatic door (a person or a vehicle, for example), these systems enable an immediate reaction, minimising the risk of collision and potential damage.
- Adaptability and flexibility: this automated system offers an adaptable and flexible solution for a variety of configurations in public, industrial and even private environments.
To sum up, installing automated systems such as radio bridges is vital for guaranteeing safety in areas (indoors and/or outdoors) where people and/or vehicles need to move around.
How do you install it?
The installation of a radio bridge, an essential automated device in the industrial and public sectors, requires careful planning and an understanding of specific needs.
Installing a radio bridge
As a first step, the strategic determination of locations based on range and potential obstacles will need to be studied. The choice of equipment (transmitters and receivers) will have to take into account compatibility and environmental characteristics.
Note that the fixing of the radio bridge is also important: the position of the antennae must allow for interference-free communication. In addition, a stable power supply should be used, with the possibility of integrating back-up sources to ensure system reliability.
Set up and test
Next, you need to configure the radio bridge parameters precisely, such as the frequency and the number of transmitters stored in the receiver.
Of course, as with any installation of automated systems, a series of tests must be carried out to assess the quality of the signal and the correct operation of the radio bridge.
And that’s not all! In the field of automation, a great deal of attention is paid to compliance with safety and conformity standards. That’s why installing a radio bridge requires regular maintenance, to ensure that the system operates reliably over time.
Choose Prastel, manufacturer of electronic automation systems
Prastel is a renowned manufacturer of electronic systems for automation.
With over 30 years’ experience in the field, our company offers a wide range of high-quality products to meet the needs of professionals and private customers, such as radio bridges. To discover some of the products in the range, we particularly recommend the TCO7KIT, used mainly on sliding gates, and the TCOG-KIT for sectional or up-and-over doors.
The advantages of working with Prastel
One of Prastel’s distinctive advantages lies in our ability to innovate and constantly offer new technologies. The company continually invests in research and development to improve existing products and create new ones adapted to market developments. This enables users to benefit from the latest advances in automation technology.
The company also places particular emphasis on manufacturing quality, rigorously carrying out the necessary tests to ensure that its products meet the most stringent safety and reliability standards. Our after-sales service is also a big plus: thanks to our competent technical support, we can answer your questions or solve any problems you may encounter when using our products.
To find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us!