Breezemount and M&S Bangor
Breezemount have been carrying out reactive maintenance to the electric gates at M&S in Bangor, Northern Ireland for many years. Having been installed since the store opened in the early 90's, the system had being showing signs of wear. With parts no longer available to repair the system, Breezemount were tasked with supplying a new electric gate system which was fit for purpose and most importantly complied with the HSE requirements for automatic gates. The client wanted a one stop shop for the project, the scope of works was to include any civil and electrical works required. Breezemount have a carefully selected list of qualified sub-contractors which can be called upon to offer the one stop shop which some clients require.
Following a site survey and risk assessment, Breezemount specified a heavy duty hydraulic automation system to replace the existing chain driven drive system. A number of Category 3 safety edges were required to ensure the sytem complied with the European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC), especially the Directive's Essential Health and Safety Requirements.
Breezemount removed the existing chain driven system, made good the road surface and installed new ducting required for the hydraulic system. The chain driven system was a 3 phase system and the new hydraulic system only required a single phase supply. Breezemount employed a NICEIC approved electrical contractor to carry out this element of the project. Once all civil and electrical works were completed the new hydraulic system was fitted, complete with six safety edges and safety photcells. The system was commissioned, force tested and handover to the client. The new electric gate system is 100% duty rated and CE, giving the client the peace of mind that their loading bay is secure and most importantly compliant with the machinery directive.