Gate motor repairs| installations| automation Benoni


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.

Always make sure you use the correct battery for your gate motor to reduce and risk of damaging the gate motor electronics.

Please verify that you are not a robot.

All the gate motor repairs are done in house and come with a guarantee on all the parts installed during the repair.


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


Gearbox services and oil change is very important for the gate motor and all the moving parts, its better to maintain your gate motor than to get surprised with a costly repair bill.


We don’t have a hourly rate we only have one flat fee when it comes to your gate motor repair, we have been in the industry long enough to know every body needs a good technician and company you can call every time your gate gets stuck or goes on the loop.

When does your gate motor need a service or repair Benoni?

When you look closely at the gate motor there should be no oil leaking from any where 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.


Another service one can look out for is when the gate motor starts running slow this could either mean the gate motors batteries are running low or are busy packing up.


This can be tested by the customer just go buy a battery replace the old one and see if this sorts out the problem or not.


Batteries can last a short period or a long period its depending on the quality of the gate motor battery and the movement of the gate but batteries could be changed as frequently as every 6 months.



Gate motor tips and security advice

  • Always be familiar with how the manual release works on your gate motor, when the power goes out or something goes wrong with the gate motor itself you know how to operate the manual release to be able to open or close your gate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make sure the gate motor is securely fitted or welded down even the holding nuts can be welded.



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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.

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.

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Sliding gate motor repairs can be done on site and only consists of around 8 parts on all  sliding gate motors so we are able to strip and replace all parts on site including the parts of the electrical motor itself.


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.


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


Weekend gate motor repair company is the one thing you need or when you are on holiday we are always open even most public holidays we repair gate motors.


We always have a technician available In Benoni for testing or repairs for any broken gate motor on weekends or public holidays we are open.


 Swing gate motor problems on sliding gate and sliding gate motors include:


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.


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Swing gates are made for drive ways or entrances where the space does not allow for a sliding gate.


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.


Gate motor installations| supply| automation in Benoni


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.

Sliding gates offer the quickest and safest movement compared to swing gates. For maximum security a sliding gate is definitely the way to go. We have turbo gate motors that can close big gates in record speed and force to ensure no body can interrupt the cycle.


Residential sliding gate motors or gate operators are only guaranteed up to a certain mot 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.


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.


Different gate motors do different operations, the most diverse and customization electronic setup and different settings would have to be the Centurion gate motor brands.


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


No gate motor can run all kinds of gates, your gate motor should be worked out by what kind of gate you have big or small, as well as how many times the gate motor opens and closes this is all factors that affect what gate motor you should have installed.


Centurion D5 EVO sliding 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 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

Hansa Speedo Heavy duty sliding gate motor

Heavy Duty design for industrial Sliding Gate automation.

Soft start/stop facility.

LED array and display for indication of gate motor status.

General purpose relay.

Battery back-up.

Loop detector facility.


R 8650 installed

ET Drive 300 sliding 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

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

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

Areas we service in Benoni:

  • Alphen Park
  • Benoni North
  • Brentwood Park
  • Crystal Park
  • Daveyton
  • Fairleads
  • Farrarmere
  • Goedeburg
  • Jatniel
  • Lakefield
  • Lakeside
  • Mackenzie Park
  • Morehill
  • Norton Estates
  • Northmead
  • Northvilla
  • The Stewards
  • Wattville
  • Westdene