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Electric Gate Openers: An electric gate opener is the mechanized arm that helps your automatic gate open and close.

There isn't much difference between an electric gate opener and a garage door opener. When you click hand-held transmitter, a radio signal is sent to a receiver. The receiver carries the message to the control box that activates a circuit which initiates movement in the gate opener arm. The arm will physically swing or slide the gate open. The gate can be set to then close by pressing the transmitter button again or to close automatically.




What To Look For In An automatic Gate Opener:

  • The type of gate - Swing, Sliding or Tilt-Up
  • The weight of the gate
  • The length of the gate
  • Frequency of use and traffic through the gate
  • Warranty from Manufacurer

Will An Electric Gate Opener Work With My Gate?

  • Is it plumb and level?
  • Does it swing freely on its hinges?
  • Can it move without dragging on the ground?
  • Are the posts strong enough and secured with concrete to minimize flex or twist?
  • Does the gate have a horizontal cross member to provide stability?

Electric Gate Openers:

  • Automatically open or close your gate
  • Are available for swing gates,  sliding gates or tilt-up gates
  • Require a power supply that could be electric or solar power
  • Must fit the size of the gate to work properly
  • Require Safety Features be added for Safety


Swing gate equipment can be electro-mechanical or electro-hydraulic in nature. Electro-mechanical equipment is generally designed for the domestic user and has a duty cycle that suits family residences and driveways that are not busy throughout the day. Electro-hydraulic equipment is generally designed for a higher duty cycle and is suitable for busy entrances and prestige gates. Post-mounted operators (Mechanical or Hydraulic) are fixed to the gatepost and a sturdy cross member on the gate


Sliding gates offer a number of advantages over swing gates. A sliding gate requires less space, which allows the full length of the driveway to be usable for parking vehicles. It also offers higher security due to the stronger resistance to being pushed open than swing gates. Sliding gates will also work on an upward sloping driveway where a pair of swing gates would not be able to open inward.

If a gate is already installed, it is important to make sure that it will work with an electric gate opener. They will work with most well-made gates however you should check that your gate is in good operating condition. Check your gate for the following:Please remember that every electric gate and its usage is unique, therefore it is imperative to obtain professional advice about suitable openers from qualified electric gate installers. They must comply with the latest safety guidelines



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