You don’t want your electric gate to let you down
Wrought Iron, Five Bar Gates, Solid Tongue and Groove, Hardwood or Softwood – the choice is yours, we can do it any size, any shape, hung on brick or timber, and we can automate your existing gate too.
Our range of automatic gate equipment is compatible with a variety of safety devices, meeting with ease UK and European safety standards.
Automatic gates are not toys and a thorough risk assessment is essential for any project.
Here are just a few features of our automatic gate systems:-
- Current sending on all 24v operators
- Rotation sensing using the safety gate device
- Multiple photocell options
- Loop detector support
- Slip clutches
- Pressure adjustment on hydraulic operators
- Mechanical safety edges
With any automation system, safety is of paramount importance. We offer a wide selection of automatic gate safety devices. All electric automatic gates must comply with modern safety standards so a combination of devices will be required.
These are the most common type of device used to provide ‘hold open’ safety. Photocells work by emitting an infrared beam across the driveway. The infrared beam is constantly monitored by the photocell receiver unit; if the beam is interrupted (broken) the receiver unit sends a signal to the electronic control unit. Normally, photocells are used to prevent the gates from closing but they are sometimes used to signal the gates to open. We use standard plastic long range, slim line and battery systems, also offering solid aluminium anti-vandal units if required.
Vehicle Induction Loop Detector
Induction loops can be used for vehicle safety to provide ‘hold open safety’ or ‘start’ inputs to open the gate systems. They consist of a coil of cable (loop) set just below the drives’ surface. The tails of this loop are wired back to the ‘electronic detector unit’. When a vehicle passes over the loop, the metalwork of the passing vehicle causes the detector unit to change state and signal the automatic gate system to perform its programmed action.
Contact strips with integral trigger wire and switch, these items are commonly used to provide safety on sliding gate systems. Safety edges react on contact with and obstruction and will stop and reverse the gate they are often combined with battery powered photocells or radio transmitters to protect the leading edge of sliding gates. Recommended for all gate danger areas which have been identified during risk assessment. EN12453 compliant.
A light with a blue or amber lens that provides warning of a gate’s impending or actual movement. Long life LED versions available.