It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the Winter 2015 issue of our Journal, the 63rd since its humble beginnings back in the spring of 1995.
As you will soon notice, this is our biggest issue to date extending to 128 pages of news and information from the door, hardware and gate industries.
Our lead story on page six, also featured on the front cover, explains the duties installation companies have to carry out, in order to comply with both CE marking requirements under the Machinery Directive and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) when installing powered garage doors.
The subject of our lead story was also the key reason for the one day Garage Door Expo, held at the NEC in Birmingham, which saw Hörmann, Garador, Novoferm, SWS UK, Teckentrup and Garage Door Systems come together for the first time to offer their expertise on these important EU directives. The full story about the event can be found on page 68.
Some other interesting pieces worth reading are:
Two further articles relating to CE marking compliance can be found on pages 58 and 60, one from Sommer and the other from Alutech’s distributor JD (UK).
A story involving a roller shutter installation at Ely Cathedral’s stained glass museum carried out by Priory Shutters – see page 14.
An energy saving drive entitled the “Close the Door Campaign” sponsored by Geze UK aimed at persuading retailers to reverse their open door policies which waste so much energy – see page 78.
A warning from Applied Measurements about the need to make sure gate impact force testers remain compliant with EN 12445 by undertaking regular calibration – see page 114.
The launch of a new Bluetooth + RFiD/NFC powered keyless padlock that operates from an Android or iOS smartphone – see page 106.
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We trust our latest issue will provide you with an interesting and informative read, so until our next issue in late March 2016, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
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