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Proteco Automation

Proteco have been designing and manufacturing gate automation systems since 1971 from their factory and headquarters in Castagnito, North West Italy.

They have always had reliability and safety at the forefront of their process, and this is reflected in the build quality of their motors

Proteco insist on high performance and sturdy materials, using die-cast aluminium, stainless steel, bronze and steel internal parts. This ensures their products exhibit longer operational lifetimes and improved performance.

All their components are made and assembled in their factory in Italy, where through engineering precision they ensure the highest build quality and control. 

Proteco offer a range of products including gate automation, parking barriers, roller shutters and garage door automation.

Motors used for their gate automation systems for swing gates and sliding gates include standard rams, linear rams, articulated arms, underground, wheeled and sliding - both toothed and chain driven models.

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We also offer our 'GateMotors Price Match Promise' on all Proteco gate kits so you can buy from us with confidence.

Browse our range of Proteco products and please take time to explore our comprehensive product information and installation guides.

As well as the extra information provided we also offer free technical help pre & post purchase, either drop us a message, email: or give us a call 01202 717 191.The sales lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30 - 17:30 (leave a voice message outside these times). Closed weekends & public holidays.

We also provide a call back service at a time convenient to you.

Products can be ordered online through our secure payment system or you can order over the phone 01202 717 191.

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.