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What is an induction loop on a gate?

What is an induction loop on a gate?

A vehicle induction loop is linked to cable that is set into the driveway and senses when a vehicle approaches which in turn automatically triggers the gates or barrier to open allowing the vehicle to pass through.

What is a gate loop?

INTRODUCTION. A loop detection system is a method of sensing vehicles and is typically used in automated gate applications to prevent a gate from automatically closing on a vehicle or to automatically open the gate when a vehicle is exiting a property.

How do you install an inductive loop?


  1. Cutting a slot.
  2. Cleaning and drying the slot.
  3. Laying in the inductive-loop detector wire.
  4. Sealing the sawcut.
  5. Connecting the wire to the lead-in cable.
  6. Connecting the cable to the terminal strip in the cabinet.
  7. Ensuring the harness connects the terminal strip to the electronics unit.

Where are induction loops used?

Induction loops are used for transmission and reception of communication signals, or for detection of metal objects in metal detectors or vehicle presence indicators. A common modern use for induction loops is to provide hearing assistance to hearing-aid users.

How do gate loop detectors work?

Exactly how does it work? The loop detector plugs into the gate operator’s main circuit board. The loop, a continuous length of wire, resonates at a regular frequency. But when something big and metal rolls over the loop, the frequency increases.

How does a gate exit loop work?

Exit Loops automatically open the gate when a vehicle drives over them, they also will hold a gate open and reverse a closing gate which means they can used in place of an inside reverse loop. If a gate is fully closed and a vehicle drives over a reverse loop nothing will happen, the gate will not open.

How does a gate ground loop work?

The detector powers the loop causing a magnetic field in the loop area. The loop resonates at a constant frequency that the detector monitors. The relay will remain triggered until the vehicle leaves the loop and the frequency returns to the base level. The relay triggers the gate to open or to prevent it from closing.

Can electric gates be opened manually?

If you’re stuck without electricity, simply enter the key provided and open the little door on the motor. This will allow you to operate your electric gate manually.

How does a vehicle induction loop work?

Inductive Loops Vehicles passing over the loop causes a change in the magnetic field that is induced in the loop for the time taken for the vehicle to pass over the loop. These work by detecting vehicles waiting on the loops and hence generating a constant change in the magnetic field in the loop.

How do vehicle induction loops work?

Induction loops are coils of wire that have been embedded in the surface of the road to detect changes in inductance, then conveying them to the sensor circuitry in order to produce signals. The loop is usually fed with a given frequency from a generator, resulting in an induced magnetic field.