Category Archives: Gate Automation Systems

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 [...]

Why should I buy Gate Automation? Is it worth it?

At the back of some peoples minds there may be a thought lurking, ‘Do I really need this‘? Here at Gate Motors we have tried to supply you with as much relevant information as we can to help you decide whether Gate Automation is the right move for you. With many pictures and diagrams showing [...]

Benefits and Drawbacks of Hydraulic/Worm-drive Motors

Here at Gate Motors we only supply worm-driven motors. There are a number of reasons for this and here are the benefits and drawbacks of Hydraulic/Worm-drive Motors: Benefits of Hydraulic gate systems Hydraulics in general are more powerful than gear driven openers Hydraulics require less maintenance, all that is needed is to check the fluid [...]

Nice, Came and other brands now listed

Over the past few weeks, we have had a chance to list many new and exciting products to our website, to benefit you as our customers. These mainly include the brands Nice and Came Automation. Our Came Above Ground Motors for example provide excellent swing automation from a reliable and trusted company to us. There are [...]

Gate Automation for Sloping Driveways

If a driveway surface rises into the property, swing gates will need to be installed higher off the ground. This is so they do not go into the ground as they open. Unfortunately this comes with consequences such as an unsightly gap under the gate, and the centre stop would also need to be taller [...]

Underground Gate Motors

One of the most popular kinds of gate automation is the underground motor. Once correctly installed, there will be no apparent sign of the motor other than the lid of the foundation box, and the shoe that attaches to the bottom of the gate. This can help to increase the overall asthetics of your gates and [...]

New & Improved Control Boards Now Replacing Old

Recently at Gate Motors we have had an increasing amount of customer inquiries about the Q36 and Q37 A / S Control Boards. Due to the fact these boards are not being manufactured anymore, customers looking for replacements are being left slightly puzzled. To solve this issue we have listed those Control Panels that are [...]

Cantilever Gate Systems for Sliding Gates

Cantilever Gate Systems are a sliding gate hardware made for metal gates which are designed for situations where the consumer needs a sliding gate but installing a ground track is not possible or desirable. Our Cantilever 9000 Series has its benefits in a number of ways: Ideal for security, traffic control or any other place [...]

Pedestrian gate opener

The WalkyKit from Nice Automation is great for using in tight spaces and the practical articulated arm enables installation in specific conditions, such as in the prescence of small walls or obstacles adjacent to the post. The WalkyKit comes in either a single gate option or a Double gate option. Another big plus for this [...]

What safety features are included in the Gate Kits?

Every GateMotors gate automation kit comes with a set of  Safety Photocells as standard. This consists of a transmitter and a receiver.  Safety Photocells are designed to improve the safety of your gates, an infra red beam is transmitted between them and if this beam is broken the gates will not operate in case they [...]