Which type of opener?

 

Hydraulic Underground Swing Gate Openers
Designed to be concealed underground below the gate hinge, and as such, virtually invisible. Popular on decorative wrought iron gates.


The hydraulic operator has a built in hydraulic pump eliminating unsightly pump units mounted above ground. Hydraulic drives have fewer moving parts than mechanical equivalents, giving extended life.

Mechanical Underground Swing Gate Openers
The mechanical arm opener offers a lower cost option than the hydraulic opener. Various models are available to suit gate leaves of up to four metres wide opening up to 180 degrees. Maximum leaf weight is 800 kgs.

 

Gate Mounted Swing Gate Openers
Available with Hydraulic or Mechanical Pistons these openers generally offer a more economical gate automation system than the underground system. Electro-Hydraulic or mechanical pistons are unobrusively mounted on the back of each gate leaf.

This form of automation is particularly popular on wooden five bar farm type gates, although it is equally suited to most timber & wrought iron gale designs. It should be noted that on certain installations, it may he necessary to remove a small section of the gate post to allow the motor to be mounted correctly. Models are available to suit gate leaves up to four metres wide.

 

Articulated Arm Swing Gate Openers
Introduced as an economical and adaptable solution to the automation of gates. Designed to overcome most installation problems which previously prevented automation of gates, particularly those with large gateposts.

Electro-mechanical motors fitted with an articulated arm allow flexible positioning of the motor unit away from the gate hinges. Opens gates up to 125" wide and subject to a maximum of 200kg per gate leaf at 2500mm wide and 250kg per gate leaf at 2000mm wide.

Rack & Pinion Sliding Gate Openers
A range of models, to cope with both large and small domestic automatic sliding gates. The motor units are secure and space saving. The system has a lockable release mechanism in the event of a power failure. The range can operate any gate weighing up to 2000kgs.

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