L. A. Ornamental & Rack Corp
3708 NW 82nd Street
Miami, Florida 33147
Office: 305-696-0419
Fax: 305-696-0419
Custom Decorative Ornamental Wrought Iron and Aluminum Driveway Gates
Custom Decorative Ornamental Estate Metal Driveway Gates
Great Selection of Aluminum Driveway Gates, Modern designs all welded construction powder coat Oven Baked
We Custom make all of our driveway gates to your specs all installation hardware is included
Privacy Gates,Privacy Driveway Gates,Metal Backing,Wood Insert,Privay Panels
Garden Gates, Walk Thru Gates, Garden Walk Through Gates, Wrought Iron or Aluminum Iron Garden Walk Gates
All our Garden gates are custom made to match driveway gates and fencing complementing your home exterior design
Metal, Plexiglas, Krinkglas, Wood are use as Privacy panels backing with an array of color to choose from
Aluminum Picket Fence, Pool Fence, Security Pool Fence
Custom Fence Wrought Iron Fence Fencing Metal Design Steel Ornamental
Deck Railings, Iron Railings,Porch Railings,Balcony Railings,Hand Rails, Aluminum or Wrought Iron Metal Railings
We make Custom modern railings for Balconies,front porch,Decks, pool area all welded Aluminum
Gate Openers-Gate Operators, Top Brands,Power Master,Eagle,Elite,RamSet,DoorKing,OSCO,SEA
Ramset Gate Openers and Operators Swing Slide Residential Commercial and Industrial
We are pround to carry the FAAC Gate Opener line including parts and customer service 2nd to none
Apollo Gate openers the best Solar operators in the market, available in residential, commercial and industrial models, single swing,dual and slide
BFT all UL/CSA approved electromechanical and hydraulic operators, rack & pinion,kits, great openers at agreat price
Complete Power Master gate openers, operators available on line
Liftmaster gate opener,operators and barriers designed to meet your access control and security needs
Elite Gate Operators the leading provider of gate operators
Doorking also known as “DKS” manufacturers of telephone entry systems, vehicular gate operators, parking control products and access control systems in the US
OSCO Linear Gate Operators swing Slide Barriers Variable Speed Residential Commercial Industrial
Allstar Gate Openers part of Linear corp
Full line of Viking gate openers, operators and barriers, all Viking openers are equip with battery back up
Eagle Gate Openers Operators Residential Commercial swing slide
SEA an Italian line of gate openers, Rack & Pinion,chain,swing
Hysecurity when only the best will do, Hysecurity is the line of openers that you want
Control Boards, Main Circuit Boards, MotherBoards, Main Control Circuit Boards for Gate Operators
Remote Controls Multi-Code Linear Liftmaster Chamberlain Clicker Mini Transmitter Heddolf Skylink
Multi code remote controls available in visor style and key chain style, 1,2 and 4 buttons in 300 and 310 mhz
Transmitter Solution Gate Remote Control Garage Door Clicker
Linear Remote Controls, Delta 3,Mega Code,Block Code,310MHZ,318Mhz
Liftmaster Remote Controls we carry older models as well like 61lm,62lm,63lm,64lm,971lm,972lm,973lm,974lm and new item as well
Doorking remote control MicroClick,MicroPlus Block codes
Keystone Heddolf has one of the largest selection of frequency in the market including extended range remotes
BFT FAAC SEA are all italian brand with a European frequency 433Mhz and 418Mhz
Long Range Remote controls and receivers from several brands
Receivers from Linear, DoorKing, Multi-Code, Liftaster, Heddolf, Extended Range
Multi Code Linear Extensive line of Receiver for any access remote needs including long range
Doorking Receiver Microplus Microclick RF Control Access Control 8054 Series 8057 Series 8055 Series 8053-080 8056-080 8059-080 8060-061
Liftmaster Receiver 312HM 412HM 635LM 365LM Star450 Passport CPWR3 423LM TCR TCG
Keystone Heddolf Receiver 318Mhz 300Mhz Long Range ER294 M294 P294
Long Range Remote and Receivers from several brands
Phone entry system, Doorking, American access System, Linear, Elite, Select Engineered,Sentex
SES - Select Engineering System for your telephone access control residential or commercial application
AAS - American Access System telephone entry keypads card readers
Doorking Telephone Entry residential commercial keypad intercom for all you access control needs
Liftmaster TAC1 telephone entry and keypad WKP5LM  WKP250LM
Sentex Infinity L, Infinity S, Infinity M, Infinity B
Elite gate entry system EL25 EL2000 Dial Code Icon 26
Linear TelephoneEntry System AE100,AE500,AE1000,AE2000,RE1,RE2
IP Telephone entry Voice over internet anolog GSM Gate way Cell phone remote IP Video Gate Intercom Door phone entry
Keypads Wire Keypad Wireless Keypad Liftmaster American Access System AAS Doorking DK Multi-Code Hedolff
Loop Detectors, PhotoCell, Exit Devices, Emergency Entry Equipment
Safety loop EMX, BD Loop, Doorking, Preform, saw cut, pave over
Loop Detector Reno AE Loop Detector Diablo EDI EMX
Safety Photo Cell Infrared Reflector Vehicle Detector Safety Photo Beam
Gate Accessories - Roller Guides, Wheels, Hinges, Latches
Cantilever Gate wheels Gate Rollers Heavy Duty Gate Wheels Rolling Gate Wheels
Inverted V track gate wheels guide rollers Groove Wheels Slide Gate Hardware Galvanized Aluminum Track
J-Bolt Adjustible gate hinges spring pool hinges Heavy Duty driveway gate hinges
Gate Latch Pool gate latch double dead bolt lock lever passage lock pool safety lock
Gate Openers or Operators Parts - Replacement Parts

Vehicle Detection Using Inductive Loops

Inductive loop vehicle detection is still the most reliable and cost-effective method of vehicle detection in today's traffic and parking applications. The electronic circuitry in the
Diablo Controls vehicle detectors is very reliable and we control our production and testing very tightly. This assures the customer of getting the most reliable electronic package
available. But this is only part of the story. The proper installation of the loop system is something for which the installer must take responsibility, and indeed, is the key to reliable
vehicle detection. It has been the experience of most agencies and installers that a properly installed loop system should last the life of the roadbed. The loop "system" includes
the loop wire in the street and all of the feeder cable back to the detector unit located at the gate operator or traffic controller cabinet.

We would like to offer a few tips and guidelines to follow for the proper installation of vehicle detectors and street loops.

First, if there are old loops present, remove all of the existing street loop(s). An old loop in the pavement can act as a shorted turn and can cause a low sensitivity situation.

The loop wire to be installed in saw-cuts, should be #18 AWG or larger, stranded and tinned copper wire. We recommend the use of at least #16 wire for mechanical strength.
Good wire is typically inexpensive compared to the re-work expense if a failure occurs. Cross-link polyethylene (XLPE) insulation with a voltage rating of 600V is the wire to use if
a cold sealant is used. If a hot tar sealant is used then a cross-link polyethylene with an additional polyester jacket should be used, also with the 600 volt rating. Cross-link
polyethylene wire is recommended over PVC insulated wire or nylon jacketed wire such as THHN or TFFN.

The Lead-in wire should also be two conductor twisted, #16 AWG or larger stranded wire . It is recommended that this wire also have a high density polyethylene insulation.

One of the most important parts of the loop installation process is the saw cut. The pavement is typically cut to a depth of
approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches using a 1/4 inch wide blade. The slot is then cleaned with water and then blown out with
compressed air. This will assure that all sharp particles are removed from the slot. The corners of all square or rectangular
loops should have 45 degree cuts to prevent sharp corners from puncturing the loop wire. Start the 45 degree cuts about 8 to
12 inches from the corners of the loop. The turns of wire are then installed in the bottom of the slot and held into place with
foam backer rod (See figure 2 ). This will assure that the wire is held in place when the sealant is added to the slot. Loop
wires should be twisted at least 6 turns per foot from the point where they leave the loop and start toward the side of the
roadway - down the lead-in slot. The sealant used in the loop and lead-in slot should be pliable and should "give" with
temperature changes in the pavement.

The roadway loop shown here, on the right, is a typical configuration for a street or roadway installation. The loop
shown is cut with a street saw with straight slots. The corners are cut with 45 degree cuts to prevent sharp corners. The
two wires leave the rectangular loop and are placed in another slot to exit the roadway. The wires used in the main loop and
the exit slot must be one continuous piece. No splices can be made in any part of the installation. The two wires are twisted
around each other at least 6 times per foot and placed in the saw cut leaving the

Apply sealant to this sawcut as well as the main loop. The wires are then spliced to the lead-in cable at the concrete pull box.
All splices must be soldered!

Do Not Use wire nuts or crimp type connectors! Tinned copper crimped connections can be used to hold the wires together
as long as they are then soldered!

Most parking and access control applications use unshielded, twisted lead-in cable. Many times the lead-in cable used, is
the same loop wire twisted with a drill to produce at least the 6 turns per foot twist in the wire. All lead-in wires must be
twisted to avoid cross-talk between two or more detectors! Twisting all detector lead-in wires for each loop will minimize
other problems such as street loops that have intermittent shorts to ground and/or radio frequency interference from other
devices not related to traffic control devices. Using lead-in wire that is twisted is even more important if lead in-wire from
different loops are routed back to the detectors in the same conduit.

The detail below, shows a cross section of the wire slot with 4 turns of wire installed. Notice the backer rod holding the loop wires in the slot. The sealant should completely fill the
slot up to the surface of the roadway. The top of the backer rod should be at least 1 inch below the level of the pavement.

Some years ago when detectors had limited sensitivity, people began experimenting with different loop configurations. Today we have a variety of loop shapes in use: rectangular,
square, round, triangular and combinations of these. In addition, agencies have tried connecting multiple loops electrically in various series and parallel configurations. Several
things must be considered when designing street loops for vehicle detection.

The length of the lead-in cable will affect the overall sensitivity of the detection area. This is a consideration only for extremely long lead-in cables (from 500 to 1000 feet, or more).
If the lead-in cable of a loop is only a few hundred feet, as is the case of most installations, then the sensitivity will not be adversely affected. Many of our detectors have a range of
sensitivity settings which will compensate for even the longest lead-in lengths.

The biggest inductance change that a detector will "see" is when the loop area is entirely covered by a vehicle. For traffic applications where the detection zone must cover a
large area, the vehicle detector sensitivity adjustment may have to be increased slightly for loops which cover an area larger than the area of the vehicle. For example, in traffic
applications, a loop which is 6 feet wide but 50 feet in length will be somewhat less sensitive to the presence of a small motorcycle than a smaller 4 ft. by 4 ft. loop. The detector
sensitivity may have to be raised one or two levels for the motorcycle to be adequately detected by this large loop.

The number of turns of wire used in the loop is determined largely by the size of the loop. Refer to the table below:


Multiple loops are often connected to the same detector to provide a larger detection area. This practice can lead to sensitivity problems if the loop area is quite large. The same
large area of detection can be obtained by connecting the loops to separate detectors or connecting a fewer number of loops to each detector. If multiple detectors, and multiple
loops, are to be used for one detection area, it will be necessary to parallel the relay (or solid state) outputs together.

Many of the Diablo Controls Inc. vehicle detectors are covered with United States Patent number: US 7,132,959 B2 - "Non-Interfering Vehicle Detection". This feature minimizes the
effect of crosstalk between street loops. Cross talk is the result of two or more loops or feeder cables affecting each other. Detectors experiencing crosstalk will usually
intermittently pick up a false "detect" or worse, drop a "detect" when a car is indeed present. To minimize crosstalk possibility, the street loops should be placed as far apart as
possible. A good rule is to place loops at least 4 feet apart. The lead-in wires from each detector must also be a twisted pair.

Loops installed in the vicinity of swinging or sliding gates, need special consideration. The gate should not come closer that 4 feet from the loop at any time while it is closing or

For any specific application information, problems, or additional details , contact Diablo Controls, Inc. and we will be glad to help!

Click here to download a .PDF of the instructions.
Illustration of Loop wire Placement
Illustration of Cut Pavement and positioning of Loop wire
Loop wire table determining the correct size of loop and amount of turns
Diablo Loop Detectors
EDI Loop Detectors
Reno Loop Detectors
EMX Loop Detectors
Preform Loops
EMX Saw Cut Loop direct burial Loops Exit Devices
Doorking Preformed Loops and Wire
National Loops Preformed Loops Saw Cut and Burial Loops
Reno Loop Detectors
BD Preformed loops Saw Cut and Direct Burials
EDI Loop Detectors
Diablo Lop Detectors
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