Automatic Sliding Gates, sometimes referred to as electric rolling gates or driveway gates, make great security gates. Common on commercial properties, or where space is an issue, electric sliding gates are some of the best gates available. They can be fitted with a variety of safety devices, making them some of the safest gates out there. For example, safety edges cause a closing gate to stop or reverse course should it come into contact with something.
When an electric sliding gate is automated, it typically needs a v-track to align to. This keeps the gate straight and minimizes the torque on the operator. Without some sort of guide for the gate to follow, you would end up with a wobbly gate that’s trying to steer itself off course. V-tracks should be kept clean and free of debris as to avoid derailing the gate.
If a v-track is not an option, cantilever gate systems are. Cantilever gate systems use larger gates as to counterbalance the part of the gate that is extending out over the entrance. The gate doesn’t come into contact with the ground, and is balanced midway.
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