Category Archives: Technical

Gate Control Board Checks and Maintenance – Sealing Cable Glands

One very worthwhile check with electronics and gate automation is making sure cable glands for the wiring are properly sealed. If you have a look at the picture below you will see an example of one not properly sealed: By keeping it sealed you stop any slugs or insects crawling across the control board and [...]

GateMotors Gate Automation Instruction/Installation Guides

We try and make it easier for customers to find the right information they want by including all the relevant data sheets, instruction guides and installation guides on each product page. One of our most popular products is the Kit MyAster which you will find all the guides to on the right hand side of [...]

The importance of Electric Locks

Electric locks can be an essential accessory when installing gate automation. Electric locks are usually required for installation on gates that are over 3m in width, as recommended by all electric gate manufacturers. The purpose of an electric lock is to keep the gate firmly shut and locked in place, as with a long gate [...]

Maintaining your gate motors/automation during the winter

In periods of Cold weather, like a car, your motors may have trouble starting up from a stationary position. Below are some hints and general tips for promoting ongoing happy life of the automation:   1) Increase the torque level by at least 2 to 3 levels to what you see on the parameter – [...]

Gate Automation Obstacle Detection – Came Obstacle Detection

Came 24v automation systems use amperometric sensitivity. Definition: Amperometry in chemistry and biochemistry is detection of ions in a solution based on electric current or changes in electric current.   Amperometric sensitivity: the level of gearmotor sensitivity in the face of obstacles during operation.   The following information is relative to the ZLJ24 control board [...]

Reconditioned Gate Automation Kits / Motors

Looking for a cheap gate automation kit? We now have in stock some reconditioned kits. It is only the motors that are reconditioned so all other electrical items such as the control board, photocells, remotes are brand new. The motors still come with the usual 3 year warranty so if you don’t mind some minor [...]

BFT Gate Parts / Spares for Gate Automation

The BFT brand of automation have many different motors to suit swing gates and sliding gates. We can supply all sorts of replacement spare parts for existing BFT setups such as BFT Control Boards & Receivers, BFT Remote Key Fobs, BFT Swing and Sliding Gate Motors, BFT Photocells. If you can’t find what you’re after [...]

FAAC Replacement Parts – Spare FAAC Gate Parts

If you’re looking for certain FAAC spares then we are able to offer a wide range of FAAC products on our website, and if you can’t find what you’re after then we should still be able to get hold of it. If one of your existing parts has gone faulty then look no further. A [...]

Replacement Motors/Spare Parts for Proteco Kit Blank Underground Motor

From time to time we get customers call up needing spare components for either the Kit Blank, or its predecessor Kit Shark, our own branded underground automation systems by Proteco. There are actually two different versions of these which are the Old Style and the New Style. Both are not backward compatible so it is [...]

GSM Mobile Gate Opener to the Q60 Control Board Wiring Guide

Style Audio 1 way – Connection Colour Coded Here are GateMotors we have had customer inquiries about how to wire the GSM mobile gate opener to the Q60 control board. Because of this we have put together a wiring guide to try and avoid confusion when installing the GSM mobile gate opener.   Style Audio [...]