Category Archives: Technical

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 [...]

Risk Assessment for Swing Gates

Before you go ahead with Gate Automation there are a few factors you need to consider before making your purchase. Check that the gate structure is suitable for automation by the following: Referring to the documentation of the gate manufacturer Structural tests or calculations, if you click on our Risk Assessment For Swing Gates you will [...]

Proteco Spare Parts on Gate Motors

At Gate Motors we aim to supply the best motors at the widest range possible. We are the main distributor of Proteco in the UK and we want to supply the best and most efficient equipment possible. As we stock the full range of Protecto we can provide any spare parts that you need and [...]

Proteco Gate Motor Spare Parts

We have a full range of Proteco spares for all types of Proteco gate motors. Maybe you’ve inherited a gate system with your property or you just want to get a replacement Proteco part. We stock the full range of Proteco gate automations, including majority of Proteco spare parts but not all. Any specific parts [...]

Keyfobs / Transmitters programming

The Key Fob is a three channel remote control. Each channel can operate an independent system. For example, a property may have two gates; one entrance gate, one exit gate each operated with their own key fob remote. Instead of carrying around 2 key fobs in your pocket, you can operate both off the one [...]