Aug 2014 25

MADE IN IUAV is an interesting and exciting project which, since its beginnings in 2001, has focused on the design, development and production of items by pooling together the energy and know-how of students, designers and enterprise.

“Made in Iuav” is a testament to the genuine collaboration between the university and the numerous players involved in the local institutional, cultural, economic and production system, which, over the years, has been the backbone for developments in design in the North East of Italy.

Based in one of the most vital and advanced areas in Europe, this integration has engendered a unique cluster of creativity.

BENINCA took part in the project from 30 June to 4 July with the aim of defining a new line of accessories to be presented at the international R+T 2015 event scheduled for 24 to 28 February 2015.

The result was a complex process which gave the company a new approach to product and design, thanks in particular skilled staff including designer Bruce Fifield.

All delivered projects were in keeping with the design brief provided by the company and feature innovative forms, new functional ideas and a strong identity.

Numerous initiatives took place during the week of creativity. One of these was the conference with Virginio Briatore on Design Empathy, which spawned even more important new insights.

Jul 2014 22


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The RI.6E operator that since 2007 has represented one of the best–sellers products of Benincà range.

Today this important heredity is carried forward by BULL.8OM a motor in oil bath used for sliding gates up to 800Kg.

The oil lubrication allows to reduce the mechanical wear of the components ensuring a longer life of the motor and the regular functioning of it even at low temperatures thanks to the special type of oil used.

Always speaking of use in harsh weather conditions, it should be emphasized that the BULL8.OM is available in two versions, one provided with mechanical limit switches and one provided with magnetic limit switches particularly suitable for cold and snowy environments.

 As per all the products of Benincà range, also for BULL.8OM have been made specific choices in the use of materials and processes in order to ensure high performances.

To confirm this we can see, externally, the die-cast aluminum casing and the cover made of stabilized ABS material, against UV rays to provide a better resistance to aging.The fastening screws of the carter are made of stainless steel to prevent the rust.

Carrying on we can see the metal release which guarantees better performances in the cold weather.On the inside we can notice the processed cast iron gears which guarantee high quality and reliability.

The control panel has a double protection against external agents. The first protection is guaranteed by the motor cover and an additional protection is provided by the control unit box. These two protections prevent that the control panel is damaged because of the rain, or insects.

Furthermore the encoder guarantees the anti-crushing function and a greater precision during the gate operating phases. All this translates, as you can see, into an advanced slowdown management, both in opening and closing phase.

Getting into details we can see that the control panel is provided with a LCD screen and a built in radio receiver that allows the management of two different types of encoding (ARC and HCS).

As per all the other advanced Benincà control panels, CP.BULL8OM has the AUTOSET function which simplifies the installation phases.

Other features on which I would like to dwell are the two separated photocells inputs, one for the opening phase and the other one for the closing phase, the torque adjustment and the electronic braking.

Even the CP.BULL8OM is ADVANTOUCH ready, so it is possible to manage lists of transmitters, configure parameters and logic functions and also upgrade the control panel’s software in a direct and simple way.

It’s possible to get more details on these topics by visiting our web site


JIM the operator for sectional doors with STC and ESA SYSTEM
Jul 2014 16


JIM series consisting of 24 V dc motors which guarantee maximum safety thanks to the anti-crushing feature. Furthermore  the back-up batteries allow the system to work also in condition of power failure and the encoder device ensures maximum precision during the maneuver.

All the models can be provided with belt or chain profile for doors up to 4,5 m in height and a maximum size of 22 sqm.

The stroke is adjustable depending on the height of the door and the desired open position by means of mechanical stops in open and close position.

JIM3ESA is an operator for sectional door up to 11 sqm and provided with energy saving function ESA, a built in system that we can find even in other types of Benincà motors.

This system patented by Benincà is based on the concept of advanced standby, since it recognize the position of the door and it disconnects all the accessories and the transformer when the door is closed, reducing the current absorption.

All this translates in a energy and economic saving.

Created for a residential use, JIM is provided with a fast release system actuable from the inside which allows to operate the door  manually. It’s available also a series of accessories to make possible the manual release from the outside.

JIM has an accessory which allows to automate also overhead doors.

CP.J4ESA is one of the most advanced control panel for this kind of application because it is provided with a dynamic system for the control of the torque (STC system) which allows to acquire dynamic data.

Through the control of the power to be supplied, the STC feature allows to save energy and it also reduces the risk of fake amperometric interventions. Thus STC helps also to overcome to problems related to the aging of the system and it makes the installation easier, ensuring the respect of the European standards.

CP.J4ESA as most of Benincà control panels, is provided with a LCD screen and the AUTOSET function which makes the installation faster. The control panel has parameters and logic functions pre-set by default and once that the installation is done it is sufficient to carry out an AUTOSET procedure to make to work the system.

However it is always possible to change parameters and logic functions after the AUTOSET of the parameters, in order to adapt the system to any particular need.

Another important aspect is the possibility to set a number of cycles after which a maintenance request will appear and the  possibility to protect the programming menu by means of a password.

Even this control panel is ADVANTOUCH ready,  so it is possible to manage lists of transmitters, configure parameters and logic functions and also upgrade the control panel’s software in a direct and simple way.






ADVANTOUCH : new touch screen device
Jun 2014 27

ADVANTOUCH is a new touch screen device which facilitates the day-to-day operation and management of residential and industrial installations, even when they are very large or feature a large number of users or systems.

The system has numerous benefits over its predecessor, ADVANTAGE.

Its 4.3” touch screen offers an intuitive interface with full information on system status.

It is equipped with a brightness sensor for improved visibility in all conditions.

It can also be used in standalone mode, without the need for a PC connection, thanks to the programmer’s internal memory and option of USB expansions. (Figure)

This allows the user to exchange system data directly between the device and USB drive.

The USB drive connection can also be used to access the central menu, which contains the programmer’s most innovative functions.

The central menu allows you to

  • Read the memory of an integrated receiver:
  • Write a list to the memory of an integrated receiver
  • Configure the parameters and functional logic of a control box:
  • Update a control box’s software:

The software update function is particularly innovative, since it allows the installer to run quick software upgrades even on existing and outdated installations.

The dialogue between the programmer and connected systems enables the installer to file and manage his installations with ease, as well as access and edit their settings, logic and lists of transmitters at any time.

ADVANTOUCH also has the following exciting new functions:

  • Manage the memory of compatible radio receivers, and add/remove radio transmitters. The memories of the radio receivers can be saved to editable lists;
  • read and edit the codes of rolling-code transmitters;
  • read the codes of programmable transmitters (this function was not available with ADVANTAGE)
  • update the device’s software via USB;


Finally, the new programmer is equipped with a rechargeable battery.

The control panel BRAINY24 for swinging gates
Apr 2014 24

The control panel BRAINY24 of Benincà is studied to manage different type of opening : swing gates, sliding gates even opposed each other and industrial doors with no more than 2 leaves.

This 24 Vdc control panel can manage up to 2 motors, supplying a power of 120 W maximum for each motor.

Brainy24 is one of the most complete control panel of Benincà and it is characterized by :

-          Programming through built-in LCD screen
-          64 codes built-in radio receiver
-          Possibility to connect a 12 Vdc electric lock
-          2 photocell inputs
-          Possibility to connect a resistive or mechanical safety edge and select the type of edge by means of a jumper
-          2nd radio channel
-          Possibility to connect encoders
-          Possibility to carry out an  AUTOSET procedure
-          Possibility to see the effective number of operations made by the automation and pre-set a “maintenance” advice once reached a certain number of maneuvers
-          Possibility to set a photocells test before every maneuve

The possibility to carry out an AUTOSET it is an important benefit, since it simplify all the setups of the installation, providing the opportunity to make to work the automation without having to change logics and parameters but using the default values.

By accessing the AUTOSET feature the control panel makes you choose the type of operator installed which can be equipped with only encoder, with only limit switches or without both of them.

In case there was the need to modify all or some of the default parameters, it is possible to do that by accessing the  programming menu, which is composed, as per all  the other Benincà control panels with LCD screen, by the following entries:

  2. LOGICS log
  3. RADIO MENU rad

By accessing the PAR menu, it’s possible to increase or decrease the value of some parameters as the torque, the opening time and most important the motor speed which is possible only with complete and advanced control panels like BRAINY24.

By accessing LOG menu you can enable or disable specific features, like automatic closure, pre-blinking, phototest,and so on. It’s also possible to enable or disable programmable code transmitters.

By accessing the RAD menu it’s possible to store several transmitters in memory, associating each channel to the step by step function or to the second radio channel and it’s possible also to manage the receiver’s memory (deleting specific transmitters or doing a full reset).

For all Benincà control panels in the catalogue there is a dedicated page, in order to emphasize their specific pluses, but also to understand their features and applications.

The most important pluses of BRAINY24 are for sure the AUTOSET function, that we saw earlier, but also the encoder management, the possibility to set a number of cycles after which a maintenance advice will appear (indicated by the blinker fixed light) and the protection password to avoid  any possible change on the parameters of the control panel.

BRAINY24 is also ADVANTOUCH ready, so it is possible to manage lists of transmitters, configure parameters and logic functions and also upgrade the control panel’s software in a direct and simple way.

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