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Nice Big-Fab Kit 1 - Double Underground Gate Automation Kit

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Nice Big-FabKit 1 Gate Openers

£1,728.00 inc.vat

Kit Contents

2 x Motors
2 x Foundation boxes
2 x Wired Safety Photocells
1 x Control Board
1 x Receiver
2 x Remotes
1 x Release Mechanism
1 x Instruction Manual

For swing gates with leafs up to 5 m, underground installation.

Irreversible electromechanical 24v gate motor (BM5024) with magnetic encoder and mechanical stop.

Big-Fab foundation boxes with mechanical stop on opening:

in stainless steel (BMBOXI), ideal for use in extreme conditions,
with cataphoresis paint finish (BMBOX), highly resistant to corrosion.

Cataphoresis is a surface treatment coating that can give high resistant to corrosion at the steel products and is characterized by an additional coating of a uniform epoxy or acrylic resin on the surface of the item, ensuring long outstanding protection against weather attacks, also allowing better adhesion of paint finish. The acrylic resin is different from the epoxy because it can remain in direct contact with bad weather conditions while maintaining the technical characteristics.

This treatment ensures a durable rust protection.

Maximum freedom of choice: release from inside or outside, two key or lever operated models, freely combinable and easy to operate with just one hand.

Simple to use: mechanical stop system on closure. Standard opening to 110°, or optional 360°.

24 Vdc version with magnetic encoder:-
Ideal for intensive use, compatible with the control unit Moonclever MC824H

  • simple programming via a single key
  • self-learning of travel limits on opening and closing
  • self-diagnostics of faults
  • programming of pause time
  • pass door
  • deceleration on opening and closing
  • dual technology obstacle detection
  • operation in the event of a power failure with optional rechargeable batteries (PS324)
  • provision for connection of latest generation sensitive edges
  • can be used in dual configuration with BMA2 adaptors to allow 2 motors to move a single gate leaf, offering more power can gate moving capacity.
Max leaf gate upto 5 m
Input Power 230Vac
Motor Voltage 24Vac
Type of Motor Underground installation
IP rating 67
Solar Power Option Yes
Speed 0.8 Rpm
Work Cycle (cycles/hour) 45


Installation Hint:

When fitting the gate brackets to a wooden gate, we recommend that you insert stainless steel tubing (just large enough to sleeve the mounting bolt threads, and 1mm shorter than the thickness of the wood) through the gate mounting holes.

This will prevent over-tightening of the mounting bolts, and also avoid the repetitive push-pull on the mounting bolts from damaging the wood.

For gates wider than 3m we also suggest using an electro-lock to ensure that there is not play in the gates when closed.


Remember if fitting underground drivers to wooden gates, it will be necessary to clad the gate bottom edge with metal to spread the load and to give something to attach the motor shoe. If you don't, the push-pull from the high torque will eventually split the wood.


All underground motors will operate underwater when new, but if left submerged, it is likely that water will eventually enter the motor and / or cable insulation will become porous. It is better to correctly drain the foundation cases from day one to protect your investment! Some additional fabrication/welding may be necessary to connect the drive shoe to your gates.

 Optional upgrades and accessories include:

    * underground exit loop (detects the presence of a vehicle and automatically opens the gate)
    * extra photocells
    * additional key fobs
    * intercom kit


Products bought with Nice Big-Fab Kit 1 - Double Underground Gate Automation Kit

Kit Contents

2 x Motors
2 x Foundation boxes
2 x Wired Safety Photocells
1 x Control Board
1 x Receiver
2 x Remotes
1 x Release Mechanism
1 x Instruction Manual

Gate Automation

Please select what type of automation you require for your gate/s. Double & Single Swing refer to motors which attach to the gate and pillar of a swing motion gate. Double & Single Underground refer to motors which lay beneath the ground which attach to the hinge end of swing motion gates. Choose Sliding if you require lateral moving gate automation and Wheeled if you require a motor which utilises a wheeled motor to drive your gate/s.

Motor Voltage

There are two types of power outputs to consider - 24v & 230v. If you need a higher number of operations (opened/closed more than 5-6 times in an hour) during peak periods such as the morning and evening, then you may wish to consider a 24v system.

24v systems are more suitable for higher operation levels as they tend to run cooler than 230v gate motors. However, they do cost more in relative terms, so if you only need to open or close the gate 1-5 times an hour then a 230v system might prove more cost-efficient.

24v motors tend to be used on commercial premises, whereas 230v tend to be used on standard domestic properties. The exception to this rule is sliding gate motors where the reverse is true - 24v sliding gate automation systems tend to be for domestic use, 230v for more intense use (commercial/communal).

24v systems can draw power from battery backup systems meaning they can still operate during any mains power cut (a 230v or 3 phase system would need to be opened with a manual release key).

24v systems can also utilise solar power units as a means of charging batteries, allowing you to site gate automation in rural and remote locations where mains power is unavailable.

Specifications can be found for each product from their datasheet. Each datasheet is downloadable from each product page on this website.

Weight of Gate

All electric gate motors operate up to a maximum weight. This is so the gate will operate in a reliable and safe manner. It is essential to know the weight of each gate leaf in order to choose the correct motor for you installation. If you do not know the weight of your gate/s, send us a photo along with the gate/s dimensions and we can advise.

Gate Width

As with weight, gate motors are designed for gates within certain dimensions. The most important dimension is the width of the gate. To ensure you select the right motor to operate your gate you must know the width of each gate that requires automation.

Opening Angle

Each motor has a maximum angle to which it can operate to. Therefore it is important to note how far the gate needs to open in order for a vehicle to enter/exit safely.

Daily Use

The amount of times your gate is used per day is a determining factor when deciding on the right motor for your usage. Motors are designed to operate within a certain capacity (operations per day) so choosing a motor compatible with your desired use is essential for its durability. Select from the options below the number of times (open & closure = 1 x operation) the gate/s will be operated on an average day.