How Your Automatic Driveway Gate’s Closed Loop System Works
Automatic driveway gates are highly beneficial for controlling access into a property. One of the primary benefits of an automatic driveway gate is that it allows you to open/close it without getting out of your vehicle. You can control the gate remotely from the convenience of your vehicle. Furthermore, automatic gates are also equipped with a dedicated feedback loop system that allows them to control the operation to prevent any collision in case an object is the gate’s closing path.
The Loop System of an Automatic Driveway Gate
As mentioned above, automatic gates have a feedback loop system that helps prevent collision by controlling the gate’s operation according to different situations. Loops are a part of an output signal that is mainly used to attain the stability and consistency of the automatic gate system. Usually, automatic gates either use an open loop system or a closed loop system.
Closed Loop System
A closed loop system is commonly used in barrier operator applications. Generally, it is placed under the arm of the operator. The arm automatically lowers when the vehicle clears the loop. A closed loop system uses feedback where a part of the output signal is fed back to the input to improve stability and reduce errors.
How an Automatic Driveway Gate’s Closed Loop System Works?
A closed loop control system of an automatic driveway gate uses the concept of an open loop system. However, it has more than one feedback loops or paths as compared to an open loop system. Closed loop system is designed to automatically achieve and then maintain a condition by comparing the desired output with the actual condition. The system achieves this by generating an error signal that differentiates between the reference input and the output.
In simple terms, a closed loop system is a fully automatic control system of your automatic driveway gate in which its control actions depend on the output in a certain way.
The vehicle/object detection sensor on your automatic driveway gate monitors for objects in the gates path and compares them with the input reference. If there is an object in the path of the gate, then the controller stops the gate from being automatically closed. Similarly, if the gate is closed and you send the command from your remote control to open it, the sensor will detect the object in the gate’s path and report it to the closed loop feedback system, which will prevent the gate from opening.
Since your automatic driveway gate’s closed loop system has some knowledge of the output condition due to the object detection sensor, it is better equipped to handle the gate’s operation in any conditions.
The term closed loop implies the use of a feedback control action that reduces the chances of any errors within the system. The feedback of the closed loop system distinguishes the main differences between a closed loop system and an open loop system. The accuracy of the operation of an automatic driveway gate’s closed loop system depends on the feedback path, which is generally made very accurate.
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