Automatic sliding gates


The modern market offers a huge number of gate designs. Now you don’t often see the usual swing gates, which for a long time were the only option for the gate structure in the vastness of our country. Garage swing gates have been replaced by modern and much more convenient ones:

  • sectional doors,
  • rolling gates,
  • lifting gates.

More advanced models of entrance gates have also appeared, and, of course, sliding gates are a popular option.

Automation has made the gate even more convenient to use, more durable and reliable. Automatic sliding gates is a modern and convenient solution for fencing private plots, parking lots, industrial areas, etc.

Initially, sliding gates were installed exclusively in industrial areas. However, later the design of the gate was significantly improved, and the gate gradually began to be used in private areas, gaining more and more popularity. And this is not surprising, because the reliable designs of sliding gates are well known not only to specialists. According to the statistics of gate repair companies, sliding gates with an auto mechanism are the least frequently repaired.

Two types of sliding gate design

The first type of sliding gates is equipped with a lower guide rail, which is placed on a special foundation, and serves to move the gate. This design has a significant drawback — in winter, to open the gate, it will be necessary to clean the rail from snow and dirt.

Today, most of the companies involved in the production of sliding gates work with the second type of construction — such gates are equipped with an upper guide rail. The guide rail is located at a height of about 100 mm from the ground, so that snow or leaves do not interfere with the opening of the gate.

The main structural element, which largely determines the performance and quality of the construction of sliding gates as a whole, is the guide rail. Its technical characteristics must correspond to the expected mode of operation of the gate, their size and weight. It is in accordance with the guide rail that the complete set of sliding gates is formed.

The next requirement for cantilever sliding gates is the high rigidity of the leaf, which allows the leaf to withstand strong wind loads, as well as its own weight. Automatic sliding gates are equipped with a powerful electric drive, which ensures smooth and silent movement of the door leaf along the rails. Depending on the purpose and intensity of operation of the gate, the owner can choose the required type of electric drive.

The main advantage of sliding gates, and their main difference from swing gates, is that they do not require absolutely any free space in front of or behind the driveway — the gate leaf slides to the side along the fence. This allows the car to drive directly to the gate. In addition, cantilever-type automatic sliding gates do not require clearing the driveway from snow or fallen leaves, which is especially important in the harsh conditions of the Russian climate.

The undoubted advantage of automatic sliding gates is that the passage is not limited by height. Automatic sliding gates have many other benefits. In inclement weather, the driver does not need to get out of the car to open the gate.

Special sensors will stop the gate operation if an obstacle appears in the opening — this ensures a high level of security. Automatic sliding gates can be controlled from a remote control point (which is very convenient in case of industrial use), as well as using a radio key fob.

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Post published: 15.02

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