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Sliding Gate Automation
Sliding gate automation kits are usually made up of asliding gate motor with control (usually fitted inside the motor casing), apair of safety photocells and remote control gate transmitters.
The gate-mounted rack and floor-mounted track are not included. These arenormally specified separately for sliding gate automation as the amount andtype required is dependent on the length and weight of the gate.
Additional requirements are the same as for any gateautomation kit and could include a hardwired intercom access control system. Wireless access control systems can use radio for communication with visitorsfrom inside the property. Alternatively, WiFi and GSM access control systems can be used from anywhere in the world where the appropriate infrastructure exists.
As with any gate automation system it is essential that a suitable riskassessment is carried out. This may identify the need for more safetydevices such as photocells or sensitive safety edges. The aim with all of this is to design and produce automatic sliding gates that ensure safe operation.
Sliding gate automation kits are normally powered a by 240V supply (normallymax 6A) and the motors themselves can be 24Vdc, 230Vac. or even 3 phase poweredvia an on-board inverter. Some very large slider motors still require a 3 phase400V supply.
An automated sliding gate needs to slide open into a space that is usuallyat least 500mm larger than the length of the gate. Sliding gate systems on wheels should not bedesigned to open or close uphill. This confuses the on-board safetysystems and creates a potentially dangerous sliding gate automation installation. An option in these circumstances is a cantilever gate system which carries the gate clear ofthe ground.