Gate Repair, Servicing And Automation Examples
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In this project, large, ugly wooden swing gates that had to opened and closed by hand were replaced. The new electric gate was a single sliding gate made from individual wooden panels mounted inside a steel frame. A black theme for the gate frame, gate supports and cabinet for the control systems completed the look the owners wanted. As with all our electric gate installations, we designed and built a neat system perfect for the available space.
Our work on automating gates often includes the installation of underground gate operators. These discrete gate motors are hidden inside foundation boxes that are installed in shallow pits below the base of the gate hinges. As they are below the surface, each foundation box must be provided with sufficient drainage to ensure that the motors never sit in rain water for any period of time.
When we work on electric gate installations, safety is one of our primary considerations. In this example of our recent work, you can see finger guards mounted between the end of the gate and the gate pillar. These prevent fingers being caught as the gate closes.
Sometimes we need to install electric gates on deep pillars or brick piers. In these cases, the most suitable motor is often an articulated arm gate opener. The jointed arm allows the body of the gate motor to be mounted further back from the gates than rams and liner screw gate openers.