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How a Manual Sliding Gate Works

A manual sliding gate is a simple, cost effective option that can be used to control access to your property. It’s easy to operate and is an excellent choice for locations with limited space as it doesn’t need to extend across the whole entrance width.

Typically, the gate is hung on rails above ground level. The rails are attached to 2 x metal receiving posts which will need to be set in the ground and have pre-fabricated gate catches fitted on (2 per post).

The gate motor is hung on the receiver rail and connected by an output gear that is triggered to turn in response to commands from controlling devices such as remote controls, vehicle detectors or intercom systems and then move the gate open or close. Most residential models are rated for 100,000 open and close cycles, whilst heavy-duty gate motors for commercial or industrial settings can run up to 250,000.

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As with any automatic gating system, a good maintenance regime is essential to maintain performance and prolong the life of the gates. Generally, low usage gates should be checked every 12 months, medium usage every six months, and high usage every three months.

It’s always worth completing a risk assessment, particularly if there are any young children or vulnerable people who will use the gate. Also, have a professional inspect the gate on a regular basis to ensure that it is in working order and there are no potential safety hazards.

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