Wind Load on Swing Gates

Wind is always a factor which needs to be taken seriously for anyone purchasing a swing gate kit. It is always advised that you buy a motor more powerful (if only slightly) so you take into consideration things like the weight of tracks, hinges or wind load.

A gate should not apply more than 400 newtons in crush or danger areas for swing and sliding gates. But outside the crush areas you can go up to 1400 newtons. The danger areas can be protected using our Gate Safety Edges. Using gate safety edges will allow you to use a higher force for your gate which is ideal if you are prone to windy conditions.

For more information about this topic do not hesitate to call our support line on: 01202717191.

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