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Proteco Advantage Articulated 230v Motor Only

Product Volt Weight
per leaf
per leaf
per leaf
Type Price Buy
Proteco Advantage 230v Left Motor Only
Articulated Arm, Left

£427.20 inc.vat
Proteco Advantage 230v Right Motor Only
Articulated Arm, Right

£427.20 inc.vat

Kit Contents

1 x Advantage Motor
1 x Override Key (for Power Cuts)
1 x Instruction Sheet


The Proteco Advantage electromechanical operator with articulated arm for swing gates.

A powerful, quiet operator suitable for large pillars.

The Advantage articulated arm motors are easy to install and ideal when gates are mounted on brick walls or stone pillars.

This motor is ideal where traditional ram operators cannot be installed.

The motor can open inwards or outwards with the ability to achieve wide angle openings (up to 130° dependant on hinge position).

The Advantage has an embedded control board and an adjustable electric limit-switch in order to safely adjust its cycle.

The operators are non-reversible and therefore don’t need the inconvenience or expense of an additional electric lock to keep them closed.

The Advantage is part of the Proteco Professional Range - Proteco products are manufactured in Italy and reputed for their build quality & reliability.

Proteco Professional gate motors are built from high quality materials including die-cast aluminium, stainless steel and bronze components.

All motors have fluid-grease lubrication systems, polyester powder-paint coating, self-lubricating worm gearing and built-in thermal protection systems to ensure quiet operation and a long working life in all weather conditions.


Product Details


Opening time

18 seconds

Frequency of use

Domestic use only

Opening direction

Inwards or outwards

IP rate


Inbuilt aerial range


Extra safety cells required

Additional photocells recommended

Limited warranty (Motor)

3 Years


How do I tell if I need a left or right hand kit?

The motor is usually mounted on the inside of the property for security. With this in mind view the gates from inside the property looking outwards (the gates will normally, swing toward you). If the hinge appears on the left, you need a left-hand kit; if it's on the right you need a right-hand kit. 


Gate Mounting

The diagrams below show the ideal mounting positions and geometry to achieve either a 90° (diagram A) or 130° (diagram B) opening angle.

The plan view diagrams show the operator and gate closed and open.

Opening Angles


Installation Advice

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.


Need more information or advice on this motor ? Call our sales support team on 01202 717 191.


Advantage optional upgrades and accessories include:

gate stops (all of our gate motors require some form of resistance at the end of the opening & closing phase.)
underground exit loop (detects the presence of a vehicle and automatically opens the gate)
extra photocells
additional key fobs
intercom kit
extended range (external) aerial


Kit Contents

1 x Advantage Motor
1 x Override Key (for Power Cuts)
1 x Instruction Sheet

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.