Falcon Sensor Focuses on Safety and Accuracy

Nov. 11, 2006
Pittsburgh, Pa. (August 8, 2006) – Automatic door sensors are important features in industrial settings where worker protection and precise door operation are key. The Falcon sensor by BEA ensures safety and accuracy at security checkpoints, in loading docks, and in other warehouse applications including high speed doors and places where the triggering of audible or visual warnings is necessary. The Falcon’s state-of-the-art microprocessor technology ensures an exact sensing field, which activates the door only when needed, eliminating unwarranted door openings. The unit can detect differences between pedestrian and vehicular traffic, as well as between approaching and departing motion in order to open when appropriate. By preventing unnecessary door openings, the Falcon promotes energy efficiency. The self-contained Falcon unit can be programmed for multiple functions and customized for uni-directional approach or bi-directional sensing and uni-directional depart, a unique feature that allows a door to open when traffic is moving away from the sensor. All key parameters are easily adjusted via remote control, avoiding the need for a ladder and unnecessary downtime to make adjustments. The Falcon is an excellent alternative to loop detectors, which cannot sense parallel traffic and often require costly facility modification for installation. It can be connected to a warning system and provides a relay to trigger an audio alarm or visual warning once detection has occurred. The unit mounts easily on either a wall or ceiling using a universal bracket with two models to accommodate various mounting heights. The sturdy unit is NEMA-4 rated and is unaffected by rain, snow, fog, dust and other environmental conditions. BEA, part of the multinational Halma group, is a global provider of automatic door sensing technology for the activation and safety of pedestrian and industrial doors. The company’s North American headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa., features state-of-the-art engineering, production and training facilities, which serve the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. The company’s world headquarters is located in Liege, Belgium, with additional offices in Japan and China. Description Specification Technology: Microwave and microprocessor Transmitter frequency: 24.125 GHz Transmitter radiated power: <20 dBm EIRP Transmitter power density: < 5 mW/cm² Mounting height: FALCON: from 11.5 to 23’ FALCON XL: from 6.5 to 11.5’ Tilt angle: 0° to 180° in elevation Detection zone (typical): Wide pattern (FALCON XL): 13’ (W) x 6.5’ (D) for a mounting height of 8.2’ Narrow pattern (FALCON): 13’ (W) x 16’ (D) for a mounting height of 16’ Detection mode: Movement Minimum detection speed: 2.2 in/s (measured in the sensor axis) Supply voltage: 12V to 24V AC +/- 10% 12V to 24V DC +30% / -10% Mains frequency: 50 to 60 Hz Power consumption: < 2W Output relay: Free of potential changeover contact Max contact voltage : 42V AC/ DC Max contact current: 1A (resistive) Max switching power: 30W (DC) / 60 VA (AC) Hold time: 0.5s to 9s (adjustable) Manual adjustment: • Orientation of sensing field (mechanically) • Multiple functions (by push buttons) Remote control adjustments: • Sensitivity • Hold time • Detection mode • Pedestrian and parallel traffic rejection mode • Relay configuration. Temperature range: -22°F to 122°F (-30°C to +60°C) Degree of protection: IP65 Product conformity: R&TTE 1999/5/EC EMC 89/336/EEC Dimensions: 5 in (D) x 4 in (W) x 3 ¾ (H) (127mm (D) x 102 mm (W) x 96mm (H)) Weight: 0.88 lbs (400 g) Housing Material: ABS and Polycarbonate Bracket Material: black anodized aluminum Cable length: 33 ft (10 m) Cable diameter: 1/8” (3 mm) (minimum) 1/4” (6.5 mm) (maximum)