BFT PE Beam Compacta A20-180 Includes

1x BFT PE Beam Compacta A20-180 (Pair)
Wiring / Mounting hardware not included


BFT Compacta A20-180 Photocell Gate PE Safety Beams


SKU: Compacta A20-180 Categories: ,

BFT PE Beam Compacta A20-180 Specifications

Beam Dimensions 11 x 3.3 x 3.2 (cm)
Beam Weight 43 / 47 g
Manufacturer BFT Gate Automation
Model Number Compacta A20-180
Batteries Included No – Wired
Battery Type N/A – Wired
Warranty 1 Year


BFT PE Beam Compacta A20-180 Compatibility

This BFT Compacta A20-180 will suit the entire Deimos / Ares / Virgo / Kustos / Phobos Range.


BFT PE Beam Compacta A20-180 Features

The BFT A15 Thea Photocell PE Beams are an essential safety feature for any automated gate or garage door system. Mounted on either side of the opening, these beams transmit an infrared signal, directly interfacing with the gate or garage door motor to ensure safe operation. The system smartly responds to the movement of the door or gate:

  1. During Closure: If the beam is interrupted, the motor instantly stops and reverses direction, preventing potential accidents. For gates, this means stopping and reopening automatically.
  2. During Opening: The motor continues without interruption if the beam is broken, ensuring smooth operation.
  3. When Idle: If the beam is broken while the motor is not in motion, it prevents the door or gate from operating, avoiding accidental closures on objects or individuals.

Photocell PE Beams are not just safety enhancements; they are a legal requirement in many countries for the operation of garage doors and gate openers. Particularly in Australia, PE Beams are strongly recommended for all gates and are mandatory for the operation of smartphone-controlled gate systems. The BFT Compacta, therefore, offers not only enhanced safety for your family and property but also ensures compliance with safety regulations.

Designed for diverse application scenarios, the Compacta operates on a broad power input range of 12-33Vac 50/60Hz and 15-35Vdc. This versatility makes it compatible with a wide array of installations. It also seamlessly integrates with all BFT control boards equipped with a test feature. The BFT Compacta revolutionizes installation convenience. Its infrared head is uniquely adjustable up to 90° both to the left and right, summing up to a comprehensive 180° range. This feature is invaluable for installations on misaligned walls or posts, ensuring a smooth and aesthetically pleasing setup. Vertical alignment is straightforward, with the unit’s design accommodating slight misalignments of up to +/- 5°. Additionally, securing the correct optical angle is made effortless with a simple ‘click’ mechanism that locks the cover to the base.


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