Month: January 2012

Gate motors Pretoria

Gate motors Pretoria

If you want to buy an electric or electronic gate motor, and save some money in the process it is important to ask the right questions. Make sure the installer you are intending to use are accredited by the manufacturer or supplier. Here is a list of 10 questions to ask a technician about the proposed new installation:

  • Will the proposed motor be able to pull and push this gate easily?
  • How many times a day can I open and close the gate (know as duty cycle)?
  • What extra options do I have on this motor (for example, courtesy lights, safety beams, etc)?
  • Does this model have battery back-up? (still operating automatically when the power fails)?
  • How will a power disruption be indicated by the motor and how many times can I open the gate with power off, only using the battery?
  • Is there a warrantee on the motor and the workmanship?
  • Are you accredited to install this motor to specification?
  • Is that the best motor I can get for… your budgeted amount…?
  • What is the service interval and will you contact me, or should I contact you?
  • How much does one remote cost( always take extra remotes, and store them in the safe),

 

 

A gate is the best way of keeping an intruder out of your house, or business. Gates are manufactured in different shapes (swing, sliding and folding) and sizes to suit the need. Motor prices differ according to the brand and the intended use specification. Automatic gates are utilized to make the use of the gate safer and easier. There are many compaies that install gate motors in pretoria and Gauteng. Gate automation gives the user the advantage of time and the safety of not having to get out and be exposed to criminals hiding around the entrance. Gate motors are manufactured by different companies; the top 4 are listed below (most common), and a brief overview of their products on offer.

 

 

Centurion

 

  • R3/R5

300Kg swing gate, with battery back-up, available in double and single (R3)

500Kg swing gate, with battery back-up, available in double and single (R5)

  • Vector 400/500

400Kg swing gate, with battery back-up, available in double and single (V400)

500Kg swing gate, with battery back-up, available in double and single (V500)

  • D3/D5

300Kg sliding gate, with battery back-up (D3)

500Kg sliding gate, with battery back-up (D5)

  • D10/A10

1000Kg sliding gate, with battery back-up (D10)

1000Kg sliding gate, without battery back-up (A10)

 

For a certified technician click here.

 

Gemini

 

  • Gemini AC slider

400Kg sliding gate without battery back-up (150)

1200Kg sliding gate without battery back-up (160)

  • Gemini DC Slider

300Kg sliding gate with battery back-up (120)

600Kg sliding gate with battery back-up (130)

1200Kg sliding gate with battery back-up (140)

  • Gemini AC Swing

2.5m swing gate, without battery back-up (220)

Available in double and single

  • Gemini DC Swing

3m swing gate, with battery back-up (200)

Available in double and single

 

For a qualified technician click here.

 

Hansa,

 

  • Speedo 24v

400Kg sliding gate with battery back-up

  • Delux1 & 2

500Kg sliding gate with battery back-up

  • Standard swing

400Kg swing gate without battery back-up

  • Elite swing

500Kg swing gate with battery back-up

 

For a technician with years of experience click here.

 

ET,

 

  • Et 300

300Kg sliding gate, with battery back-up,

  • Et 500

500Kg sliding gate, with battery back-up,

 

For a quality installer click here.

 

DTS

 

  • DTS 300

300Kg sliding gate, with battery back-up,

  • DTS 500

500Kg sliding gate, with battery back-up,

 

For the best installations in Pretoria click here.

 

 

 

Maintenance on automated systems are very important to the correct functioning thereof. Most users  only call a technician when the gate stops running but the truth is at that point the fault have already caused some type of damage to the components, this can be prevented by doing preventative maintenance check-up’s. As seen above there are mainly two types of gate motors electric that uses ac(alternating current like an appliance inside your house) and an electronic gate motor that uses dc(direct current from a battery or set of batteries much like a torch does) be aware that a dc motor still requires 220v ac to charge the internal battery/s.