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Friday, July 30, 2010

BD Loops Groove Cleaning Air Wand

With the BD Loops Groove Cleaning Air Wand installers can blow debris out of the saw-cut groove and lessen the amount of time it takes a saw-cut groove to clean and dry.

BD Loops Groove Cleaning Air Wand allows you to properly prepare saw-cut grooves for loop sealant according to the sealant manufacturer’s standards. Sealant manufacturers never recommend applying sealant in a wet environment. Use the air wand to help dry and clean the saw-cut groove from the bottom up. This is because the tip will fit into a groove as small as 3/16” wide.

Completely drying the saw-cut groove will help prevent air pockets and bubbles from forming when sealant is applied. Water at the bottom of the groove can cause air bubbles to surface while the sealant is hardening making the seal look terrible and not fully encapsulating the wires.

Drying the saw-cut groove before installing a saw-cut loop can help prevent the need for early replacement. Air pockets allow space for water to enter the saw-cut groove and saturate the wire which can cause the loop to fail and require replacement. If water enters the saw-cut groove and freezes (which causes the water to expand) the loop can be pushed up and out of the groove.

The new BD Loops Air Wand combined with our preformed saw-cut loop, TB-Kit, and sealant tip will save installers even more time, money, and materials. Advantages include saving 15-20 minutes per loop in installation time.

BD Loops Air Wand will be packaged in every BD Loops TB-Kit manufactured after 8/1/10. See more about our complete saw-cut installation process at

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PDD Best of Business 2010

It's that time of year again! Voting for Professional Door Dealer's Best of Business 2010 has just begun. BD Loops is competing in the following categories:

Best Loop Detectors Manufacturer
BD Loops voted for:
#1 BD Loops
#2 EDI
#3 Blank

Best Safety Products manufacturer
#1 BD Loops
#2 Blank
#3 Blank

Best Website
#1 BD Loops
#2 Blank
#3 Blank

Visit the link below and vote for your favorite manufacturers! Two lucky voters will receive a prize worth up to $2,000.00.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Stand Off Distance Test on

We just put up our new Stand Off Distance test on the BD Loops Lab. Learn how to determine the proper stand off distance for your specific gate or door installations.

Click here to view the test (PDF form)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Loopalator V 1.9 now Available!

Looking for an easier way to calculate the size and layout of loops needed for your gate or door installation?

Just by knowing the width of your door or gate installation, and the type of door or gate, the Loopalator will calculate the sizes of loops needed and print a detailed diagram of the recommended layout to best insure your customer’s safety/protection for your specific installation.

Download the newest version for free off our website:
Or request a copy be sent to you by calling this number: 714-890-1604

Thursday, January 21, 2010

BD Loops Joins IPI!

BD Loops is proud to announce that we are now a member of IPI (International Parking Institute), We look forward to meeting new contacts and meeting new friends in the parking industry.
From IPI’s Website:

"The International Parking Institute (IPI) is the premier authority on parking and interrelated transportation components. Founded in 1962, IPI is a multifunctional association comprised of more than 1,300 parking professionals who come from various segments of the parking industry.
Parking professionals educate, lead and demonstrate expertise in:
  • Sophisticated intermodal transportation and land use practices;
  • Community design, development, safety and security in services, mobility and aesthetics;
  • Generating revenue to offset costs of providing facilities and services and function as a profit center;
  • Creating comprehensive solutions to complex mobility challenges for people; and
  • Creating and reinforcing efficient meaningful services and a higher quality of life for everyone."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

About Us

BD Loops is a manufacturer of preformed inductance loops, We have been in business for over 9 years, in that time we have grown tremendously and become a vendor for every major distributor in the gate and door industry. In our 9 years of business we have had only one loop failure, the quality of our loops is unheard of in the gate and door industry. BD loops is also a proud member of AFA (American Fence Association), IDA (International Door Association), NOMMA (National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association), IPI (International Parking Institute), and the IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association). We pride ourselves on showing great interest and support for the gate and door industry. We do our best to support endevors like the field training school that is put on by AFA, as well as make appearances and display at table top shows put on by our distributors.