CENTURION Mini Product Catalogue

Thursday 25 April 2013

What's New?: FLUX Gets Even More Sensitive

When a vehicle loop detector is billed as “ultra-sensitive”, you just know it’s going to be one sensitive loop detector. And if scores of romantic comedies starring the likes of Aaron Eckhart and Catherine Zeta Jones have taught us anything, it’s that sensitivity is a good thing (also, that scorned lovers will forgive all if the offending party just executes a well-times and dramatic speech, preferably at an airport).
Since, let’s face it, FLUX is an absolutely revolutionary vehicular access product, it has grown considerably in popularity since its release last year and is being used on more and more industrial sites - sites on which huge trucks with trailers of behemoth-like proportions constitute a large percentage of the daily traffic.  
So, being quite sensitive ourselves, we decided we didn’t even want to risk a boom going “boom” on top of any of these trailers as a result of them not being detected. And thus, the new FLUX firmware effectively doubles the detection sensitivity levels of previous versions, making for a markedly reliable detection product that will register metal objects at a level well above the ground. All newly manufactured units will come out of the box with the sensitivity level set to one setting below maximum (hint: that’s still high!).
To recap: The FLUX11 and FLUX OB loop detectors’ settings – easily configurable via a series of dipswitches – go from Low (or a “I’ll cry during The Notebook but nothing else” level of sensitivity) all the way to Super High (or a “I occasionally weep while watching wrestling on TV” level of sensitivity). The FLUX SA standalone loop detector can be set from Low to High.
The new firmware version numbers are as follows for the different models, and be downloaded from our website and bootloaded:
·         FLUX 11: v1.0.3
·         FLUX OB: v1.0.3
·         FLUX SA: v1.1.3
CENTURION FLUX range of inductive vehicle loop detectors

Monday 22 April 2013

New Head Office Demo Area

Oh! We have such sights to show you! Such marvels, such wondrous innovations!

And they are all on display in our brand new demo area at CENTURION’s Head Office in Kya Sands, Johannesburg.
As many of you who have visited these premises will know, we boast quite an impressive sales area featuring a wide variety of our access automation products, many of them working models. After all, who buys a car without first test driving it?
But it wasn’t enough, and an innovation from our service department came to expand the demo area into the repairs section where customers waiting to have their gate motors tested can occupy themselves getting to know the devices better, especially the mechanical features.
For example you may have heard us referring to the revolutionary planetary design of the VECTOR2 gearbox, or the novel centrifugal brake found in the same operator, but how many of you have actually seen it?
Well, now you can! The new demo area features a static “cutaway” model of the VECTOR2 linear swing gate operator, affording you a rare glimpse into the groundbreaking mechanical design of this product.

Also on display is a working XTrac garage door operator paired with a fully functional SMARTGUARDair wireless keypad, and static models of the D5-Evo, D2 Turbo and D10 sliding gate operators.
But, as the popular saying goes, a picture does paint a thousand words and with that in mind I leave you to feast your eyes upon the following snapshots of the new demo area at head office.