What challenges do revised standards pose to manufacturers of doors and gates? What really matters with CE labelling of doors and gates? How can barriers be safely operated? How will Industry 4.0 affect the door/gate industry? These will only be a few of the topics in the Doors/Gates Forum during R+T 2018. In short talks and discussions experts from the National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers (BVT), the Federal Association for Drives and Control Systems. Doors (BAS.T) and ift Rosenheim will examine current challenges and developments in the industry.
Overview of door/gate standards
The revision and reorganization of door/gate standards under the Machinery Directive and the Building Products Ordinance have not yet been completed. However, some initial developments can already be seen. Experts from the Standardisation Committees will provide an overview of what the industry must prepare for. Amendment of the standards is also leading to a change in the requirements relating to the functional safety of door/gate systems. Experts will describe impacts on the development process, documentation and inspection of the safety functions of doors/gates.
Roller and sectional doors and gates are not the only products which fall within the scope of door/gate standardisation. The Door/Gate Product Standard and the Supporting Standards must also be used for outdoor barriers and sliding doors and gates. The Doors/Gates Forum will demonstrate what really matters here.
Safe handling of higher environmental requirements
The door/gate industry is also faced with higher environmental requirements. Environmental product declarations and energy labels show how the industry can cope with these challenges in future. Safe handling of CE labelling and solutions for barrier-free access will be other topics in the extensive programme of the Doors/Gates Forum.
Series of talks by the Technical Association for Door Automation (FTA)
The Technical Association for Door Automation (FTA) will present itself for the first time to visitors during R+T 2018. In a compact series of talks during the Doors/Gates Forum, the FTA will demonstrate ways to network automatic door systems, will provide information on increased convenience through barrier-free passageways and will ask what requirements building information modelling (BIM) will place on automatic door systems when planning buildings in future. Experts will deal with the exchange of opinions and the questions of the audience during a podium discussion.
Programme Doors/Gates Forum
The programme can be downloaded here.