Gate motor repairs| installations| automation in Alberton

We are a team of gate motor specialists; any gate motor repair or installation is done by a registered technician. 

+2711 760 9206  

+2763 285 6120

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We are able to provide a guarantee on all gate motor repairs or any new installations as all our staff are trained and have at least more than 8 years in the gate motor field.


Smart gate motors has dedicated teams on the road and have the parts to fix gate motor issues on site.


We specialize in all servicing of any gate motor on site no need to book in the gate motor.


We also specialize in gate motor alarms and all the accessories that go with all kinds of gate motors.

Gate motors are a favorite place with our bugs, spiders, ants, lizards and so forth so make sure you clean out the inside of your gate motor, if these bugs get in they destroy electronic parts and will cost you in repairs.

Gate motor repairs| service Alberton


We realize that the front gate is the first point of security on your property and even having to push it open once can be a risk in our country, that’s why we fix gate motors on site and same day repairs is our aim.


Common problems that can occur on sliding gates or sliding gate motors include:


  • Gate stuck or not moving.
  • The gate is making a squeaking sound while moving.
  • The gate can be lifted when in the closed position this is a high security risk.
  • The gate rollers or wheels not moving has ceased.
  • The gate is heavy, all gates should open and close with one hand and with a free flowing movement.
  • Gate motor is running slow.
  • Gate motor is not moving the gate.
  • Gate motor beeps but does not move the gate.
  • Gate motor runs but bumps into the stoppers.


Lightning protection for your gate motor can also help with power surges and lightning strikes protecting the electrical components, rather than repacking costly pc boards or charging units only replace the protector switch on your gate motor.

Sliding gate motor repairs Alberton

Service exchange gate motor parts are available for most centurion gate motors this saves costs when your gate motor parts need changing.


We also supply and install all gate motor service expense parts.


Controller cards or PCB’s are also available as service exchange.


Gate motor spares available for supply and install.


Limit switches and DOS cables repairs to all makes electronic setup and testing.


Resetting limits and reprogramming remotes we repair all the electronics inside the gate motor including wiring gate motors.


Is your gate motor banging into the wall or bumping into the stopper, our repair technicians can diagnose the problem on site and make sure the gate doesn’t have any other issue at the same time.

Common Swing gate motor problems


  • Motor does not move.
  • Motors do not disengage.
  • Gate motor running but not moving.
  • Running slow.
  • Only one gate moves.
  • Bangs into the open or closed point .
  • Does not want to set the limits.
  • Controller box beeping.
  • Gate not running smoothly.
  • Touches the ground at any point in the cycle.
  • Gate is not aligned.
  • Rusted gates.
  • Hinges make a noise.

Swing gate motor repairs Alberton


Swing gates are usually a costly operation when it comes to repairs or installations as you work with two gates, even if you only have one swing gate your controller is standard for two leaf operation. So that’s always expensive when working with two motors.


Repairs to swing gates usually come from the gates sagging or the hinges that have come loose or has broken off, or the mounting points pull away from the wall which compromises how the gate opens and closes.


Swing gates if not running smoothly can cause major damage to the motors always make sure your gates are installed correctly to ensure the motors last the longest amount of time.

When does your gate motor need a service or repair?


When you look closely at the gate motor there should be no oil leaking from anywhere, if you see oil it means the oil is leaking from the gearbox and the gears could be running dry.


On some gate motors the oil leak can run over the pick up sensor and make the gate loose its place so you will find the gate opens and closes in the wrong place or bangs in to the end stops.


If you see oil its time to service the gate motor, we would remove the gate motor open up the gearbox clean out the old oil and what ever is in side and close up again using new seals on the gearbox and re filling with oil.


No gate motor ever needs grease is you think that your motor or gate needs greasy you more than likely need a gate or gate motor repair not a tub of grease.


Gate motor installations| supply Alberton


Telling the difference between which “gate operator” to choose for your gate can be tricky, and the wrong choice can put you into a situation where motor repairs can be frequent and unnecessary.


Residential sliding gate motors or gate operators are only guaranteed up to a certain amount of running cycles per day and should not be used for complex gates, residential gate motors are usually up to 100 cycles per day some even 50 cycles per day if you run the motor more than that the guarantee expires.


Make sure the weight of your gate does not exceed the recommended weight for the gate motor, all makes.


If the gate is to heavy for the gate motor suggested pulling load it will strain the gate motor and cause costly repairs.


Industrial or commercial sliding gate motors or “gate operators” are used for heavy duty or high cycle applications for example doors opening 10 000 times a day can even be light doors like at hospitals or shopping centers.


Industrial sliding gate motors also differ in how much weight and how many times a day they run their cycle so its very important to get your gate checked before installing any industrial gate motors.


All sliding gate motors should be installed or repaired by a gate professional and most definitely by some one trained in that field.



Centurion D5 EVO gate motor

D5 – Evo, Domestic and Light-Industrial Sliding Gate Motor. The evolution of the tried and tested D5 500kg gate motor for domestic and light-industrial applications. Incorporating battery backup you can bank on, potent push force and an intelligent LCD controller for easy setup.

R 5500 installed.

GEMINI DC Slider 7 Ah (Domestic)

Our motor is driven by a 7 Ah battery which gives you backup in case of a power outage. The complete unit is enclosed with a weather resistant lid and has a 2 year factory guarantee, as per the manual, on all mechanical parts and 1 year guarantee on all electronic components.

R 5790 installed

GEMINI 24V DC Slider (Complex)

Our 24V DC Sliding gate motor is battery driven which gives you backup in case of a power outage. The complete unit is enclosed with a weather resistant lid and has a 1 year factory guarantee, as per the manual, on all mechanical and electronic components.

R 9670 installed

ET Drive 300 gate motor

A low cost, full featured solution for automating residential gates, up to 300 kg. High speed, strong and durable electric motor with removable brushes for easy maintenance. Full battery backup in case of power failure. LED display for ease of programming and diagnostics. Various operating modes with customization parameters, e.g. slow-down distance, auto close times, pedestrian distance, etc.

R 4500 installed

Swing gate motors Alberton

Nice Hansa Elite 24v swing gate motor

For swing gates with leaves up to 3 m long and 600 kg weight and up to 5 m long and 350 kg weight. Underground installation. Manufactured in South Africa, the Elite offers a tough bronze gear for durability,a steel casing for strength and a 24 Vdc battery back-up system to ensures continued operation during power outages.

R 10 250 installed

Wingo HI-SPEED swing gate motor

Suitable for single and double swing gate automation, automatically detects if one or two motors are connected. Selectable modes of operation. Fault conditions indicated via audible tones, digital display and status LED. Adjustable motor slow down distance for smoother operation. Adjustable pedestrian opening and auto-close timer and much more.

Single R 6400 installed

Double R 8850 installed.

Gate motor tips and security advice


  • Make sure the gate motor is securely fitted or welded down even the holding nuts can be welded.
  • Make sure the tooth rail is fitted properly and can not be removed.
  • Most gate motors can be linked up to your alarm or fit a anti lifting alarm so when they try take it it goes into alarm.
  • Lightning protection for your gate motor can also help with power surges and lightning strikes protecting the electrical components rather than repacking costly pc boards or charging units only replace the protector switch on your gate motor.
  • Keeping the gate track clean you can make the gate run smoother and not pick up bumps which can also damage the gate motor best to keep it clean to ensure you don’t have unnecessary repairs.
  • Using a good lock for the security bracket is very important if the lock is weak the rest of the gate motor security is only as strong as the lock used only use quality locks to lock up your gate motor.



Areas we service in Alberton:

  • Alberton
  • Alberante
  • Albertsdal
  • Alberton North
  • Alrode
  • Brackendowns
  • Brackenhurst
  • Florentia
  • General Alberts Park
  • Mayberry Park
  • Meyersdal
  • New Redruth
  • Newmarket Park
  • Palm Ridge
  • Randhart
  • South Crest
  • South Downs
  • Verwoerdpark