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Loop Phasing IntroductionExplaining Loop Systems to Your Customers
With these simple explanations it will be easy to convey what loops do and how they work to your customers. Read more...

Loop Phasing IntroductionDon't get caught short in your Reverse Loop Design!
Are your loops protecting the full gate path? Prevent closure on vehicles by following these layout recommendations. Read more...

Loop Phasing IntroductionBD Loops Debunks Industry Myth - Loop Wire Gauge
You may have heard that wire gauge doesn't matter for inductance loops, but is that really true? Read more...

Loop Phasing IntroductionBD Loops Debunks Industry Myth - Solid vs. Stranded Wire
Learn which type of wire makes a loop perform better and why. Read more...

Loop Phasing IntroductionBD Loops Debunks Industry Myth - High Voltage Lines and Loops.
What happens when high voltage lines are installed near loops? Don't let industry myths make your job harder! Read more...

Loop Phasing IntroductionBD Loops Debunks Industry Myth - Electrical Lines & Snow Melt Systems Near Loops.
Are myths about electrical line standoff distances making your job harder than it needs to be? Read more...

Loop Phasing IntroductionTop 10 Saw-Cut Loop Tips & Tricks
We've complied our top ten tips that can save you time and money when installing Saw-Cut Loops. Read more...

Replacing Old Loops? Read This!
Did you know an old loop in the ground can cause false detections even if it isn't recieving any power? Learn how to protect your systems when replacing old loops. Read more...

Loop Phasing IntroductionAn Introduction to Inductance Loops and Loop Phasing
This article is an introduction to how inductance loops work and loop phasing - a trick you can use to help you put loops in limited space applications & save you the cost of a detector. Read more...

Loop Phasing AdvancedLoops and the effect of Parallel, Series, and Phasing
This is a more advanced article that goes into how to take advantage of loop phasing in more detail.
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Loops - Proper Placement and SizeLoops: How to Insure Proper Placement and Size
Learn how many loops need to be placed in the different gate, door, and parking systems and where. Read more...

Air Pockets and Phantom DetectionsMyths and Facts about Saw-Cut Loops
Taking a closer look at loop related myths in our industry. Read more...

Air Pockets and Phantom DetectionsLoops: Understanding and Preventing Phantom Detections and Air Pockets
False or "phantom detections" is one of the leading reasons why installers must do a repeat service call on brand new loop systems. Read more...

Air Pockets and Phantom DetectionsThe Importance of Running the Lead-in Through Conduit
Is running the lead-in through conduit really worth it? Learn how much protection conduit can give to a loop. Read more...

Loop Myths: Wire Twists and MagnetismTraining: Loops, Magnetism, and Twisted Lead-Ins
Do loop lead-in wires have to be twisted? This article dives into some of the most pervasive myths related to inductance loops. Read more...

Sawblades and LoopsChoosing the Right Size Blade for Saw-Cut Loops
Blade width is surprisingly important when installing saw-cut loops, Improper blade width can compromise your loop systems and contribute to loop failure. Read more...

Saw-Cut Loops Tips and TricksSaw-Cut Loop Tips and Tricks
Save Time and Money with these industry tricks. Make your next saw-cut installation easier!
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Twisted wire (in the loop itself) testLoops and Power Lines
Do power lines really cause interference with loops?
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Twisted wire (in the loop itself) testLoops and Snow-Melt Systems
Can loops be installed with Snow-Melt Systems?
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Twisted wire (in the loop itself) testPolyethylene Pipe Insulation Test
Can using pipe insulation in a concrete pour help protect the loop wire from damage?
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Twisted wire (in the loop itself) testTwisted Wire (In the Loop Itself) Test
Observations of a loop’s detection performance while the loop wire itself is twisted vs. untwisted.
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Twisted wire (in the loop itself) testShovel Test - Running Lead-in through Conduit
How much protection does conduit really add to the lead-in?
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inductance loop phasing testPhasing Test
Observations of the effect phasing has on loop detection when two loops are hooked in series on each side of a slide gate or overhead door. Read more...

tffn/thhn wire testTFFN / THHN Wire Test
Wrapping your own loops with TFFN or THHN Wire? Is TFFN wire rated for saw-cut applications? Learn what issues arise when TFFN / THHN wire is installed in asphalt. Read more...

Groove Test1/8" Groove Test
Air pockets and false detections cause many frustrating repeat service calls, could your problem be the loops? Learn why you should never install a saw-cut loop in a 1/8" saw-cut groove. Read more...

Watch the blade widthWatch The Width
A literature sheet that explains why it is necessary to use a 3/16" blade for saw-cut applications. Read more...

Stand off distance testStand Off Distance
Observations of a loop’s detection range both perpendicular and parallel. Read more...

Air pocket testAir Pocket Test
Can air pockets really cause false detections? Observations of a loops preformance with an air pocket. You can watch a video of this test below. Read more...

Direct Burial Loop Installation InstructionsDirect Burial Preformed Loop Installation Instructions - This will open a .pdf version of our Direct Burial Loop Installation instructions. Read more...

Saw-Cut Loop Installation InstructionsSaw-Cut Preformed Loop Installation Instructions - This will open a .pdf version of our Saw-Cut Loop Installation Instructions. Read more...

Size ChartInstalling Loops Under Pavers
Follow these simple instructions to install loops under pavers. Read more...

Size ChartLoop Size Chart
Use this handy size chart to quickly determine what size loops you need for your application. Read more...

How to properly meg a loopHow to Properly Meg a Loop
Did you know that a Megohmmeter is the best tool you can use to determine if a loop is faulty? Learn how to properly meg a loop with this easy to follow guide! Read more...

How to make a preformed saw-cut loop fit everytimeHow to Make a Preformed
Saw-Cut Loop Fit Every Time

We highlight 2 simple tricks you can use to get your preformed saw-cut loops to fit every time.

How to make a preformed saw-cut loop fit everytimeLoop Sealant Tips and Tricks
Maximize your sealant game with these handy tricks that will save you time, money, and sealant!

How to make a preformed saw-cut loop fit everytimeFully Seal the Saw-Cut Loop Yoke - Installation Trick
Add an additional water barrier to your saw-cut loop installations with this simple trick.

How to make a preformed saw-cut loop fit everytimeModify a Saw-Cut Loop to a Direct Burial Loop.
This modification allows a saw-cut loop to withstand the crushing pressures of a direct burial application.

Exit Loop FormulaAutomatic Open (Free Exit) Loop Formula
Determine how far an exit loop should be from the gate to make it so that the gate is open by the time the customer reaches it. Read more...

BD Loops Sand TrickInstalling Loops in Asphalt
Pouring new asphalt? Learn the best way to install loops in a new asphalt pour. Read more...

BD Loops Sand TrickBD Loops Sand Trick
Make your saw-cut applications more professional looking with the sand trick. Open up the lane quicker and mask unsightly saw-cut "tattoos". Read more...

Saw-Cut Loop Tips and TricksSaw-Cut Loop Tips and Tricks
Save Time and Money with these industry tricks. Make your next saw-cut installation easier! Read more...

How to make a preformed saw-cut loop fit everytime Repair Saw-Cut Loop Yoke - Troubleshooting Trick
Add an additional water barrier to your saw-cut loop installations with this simple trick.

Inductance Loop Warning SignInductance Loop Warning Sign - PDF
Warn other workers that they need to use caution when working around exposed loops. (We reccomend printing this sign out on brightly colored paper.) Read more...

Inductance Loop Sign Off FormLoop Sign Off Form - PDF
Protect yourself - A sign off form that can be used If you are unable to see a loop installation through to the end. Read more...

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