We can offer you:
- A free site survey to assess your requirements by one of our experienced engineers, who have vast knowledge of solving security problems and are able to relate this product to your needs. The engineer may feel a more suitable and cost effective product would better suit your project, and would discuss the options available with you.
- We can also advise you on civils/groundworks, provide drawings, and talk through the installation process with you.
- We can supply drawings and diagrams along with all the technical information and cabling details for the equipment you choose.
- We can discuss the methods of operation of the equipment and provide a specification of the products required to help with your tender or design.
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Listed below is more in depth information about our sliding gate systems and equipment. If you have any questions at all, we would be only too pleased to speak to you, so give us a call to help you and your business solve security problems and improve your safety, efficiency and profitability.
Auto Mate Systems Ltd manufactures supplies and installs automatic sliding gates which provide high security from both vehicular and pedestrian intrusion 24 hours a day when operated in conjunction with an access control system, swipe cards, intercoms or radio transmitters. They are also the most common device to secure a site by remote monitored surveillance cameras, where the gates can be opened by some-one in a CCTV monitoring station in another part of the country. Sliding gates are inherently secure by design as the gate is like a section of fencing, which moves to allow vehicle access. A sliding gate does not have a natural fulcrum (as the hinges on a swing gate do), so it cannot be rammed or forced open from a frontal attack.
A sliding gate is operated by drive racking (steel bar with nylon or steel teeth carved or fitted to the bar), which is driven by a motor with a matching geared cog compatible to the teeth on the drive racking. It is imperative to choose a suitably powered motor to the weight of the gate and the number of operations that the sliding gate is expected to carry out in an hour. Remember that sliding gates are not fast moving devices, so if you have peak traffic at shift start and end times, then it is worth considering holding the gate open for short periods to coincide, and have it either on a timer or by an access control system. The selection of the motor determines the choice of racking used in the sliding gate manufacture. Nylon racking which is nylon teeth fitted to a steel angle is mainly used on domestic type gates for silent running. Mod4 steel racking is used on gate motors capable of moving a gate of up to 2600Kg, and Mod6 steel racking on gates over that weight and up to 6000Kg. Auto Mate systems Ltd can advise you on the most suitable motor size and racking required and holds stocks of all sizes.
Sliding gates can be activated from many types of access control equipment, such as digital keypad, push button, radio fobs, proximity or card swipe systems, number plate recognition, biometric reader, photocell or induction loop, and even by mobile phone connection.
When thinking about the design of a gate it is essential that consideration is given to safety implications. At Auto Mate Systems Ltd, we can fully advise, on all aspects, on the best type of gate to fulfil your requirements.
Tracked sliding gates run on a track laid into the road. The gate is fabricated with a strong beam at the bottom of the gate into which are set two bearing wheels. These are mounted onto the rail which allows very heavy gate to roll backwards and forwards smoothly. This provides the opportunity for the gate design to be stronger and heavier, allowing the gate spans to be up 40 metres, and heights in excess of 6 metres. This, when linked to the strong support frame or portals, provides a very high and secure sliding gate system. The area of clearance for a tracked sliding gate is somewhat less than that required for a cantilevered sliding gate, as the area for mounting the motor and frame may not need to exceed 1 metre. This would give a total run back area of the gate opening, plus the metre for the gate support and motor. It would be essential that the running track be flat and level. Any incline would not only cause the motor to work harder than it may have been designed for, but also the potential safety risks, should it be necessary to operate the gate manually
Cantilever sliding gates are constructed from an aluminium or high quality steel beam and may have a pressed steel channel at the bottom of the gate. The channel or beam is set on bearing rollers which are engineered to a high standard, and which, in turn are bolted down to a large concrete pad. The gate is then created by being fabricated onto the beam, or cantilever gate channel. The Gate is then mounted on the bearing rollers, which allows the gate to glide smoothly some 50 to 80mm above the height of its concrete base. The base needs to be set at a height that is low enough to maximise security, but high enough so that the gate glides freely over any obstacle in the opening, such as manhole covers, railway lines, or objects that would normally prevent the laying of a track for a tracked sliding gate. It may even be that the incline in the road dictates the type of gate required. Sliding gates are more conducive to being of a cantilever type, as opposed to a tracked type.
The support frame or portals, of a sliding gate, increases the distance of the roller bearings which support the cantilever, such that up to half the opening width again is needed to support the gate and provide the counter balance for the gate. This is so that it will be capable of rolling smoothly when opening or closing. For example, for a gate with a 6 metre opening, the support area would be 3 metres, giving a total run back area behind the gate of 9 metres.