When does your gate motor need a service or repair in Bloemfontein?
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.
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.
No gate motor ever needs grease is you think that your motor or gate needs grease you more than likely need a gate or gate motor repair not a tub of grease.
Sliding gate motor repairs in Bloemfontein
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.
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.
Smart gate motors also specializes in gate motor alarms and all the accessories that go with all kinds of gate motors.
Gate motor batteries have only a 6 month guarantee as a battery can take strain from many different elements including a heavy gate or a gate that opens a lot , all gate motor batteries are different from cheap Chinese makes to the expensive gel batteries. Always make sure you use the correct battery for your gate motor to reduce and risk of damaging the gate motor electronics.
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.
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.
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. Controller cards or PCB’s are also available as service exchange.
Smart gate motors has gate professionals that can test the whole gate motor on site book a full gate motor assessment and repair with any go our gate repair teams.
Common problems that can occur on sliding gates or sliding gate motors in Bloemfontein 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.
All these are signs that you would need a gate motor or gate repair get one of our friendly staff to book your gate or gate motor assessment.
We also do the replacement of gate rollers or wheels and the welding of most gates and accessories like the rack or track replacements.
Sliding gate motor repairs in Bloemfontein:
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.
Swing gate motors should only be fitted to gates that are in good working order, if not the guarantee will not be carried out and if not installed by a registered installer the guarantee will be void always check your gate motor repair company has the right qualifications.
Common swing gate and swing gate motor problems in Bloemfontein:
- 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 motor tips and security advice in Bloemfontein:
Fit a anti theft bracket on the gate motor all gate motor brands will be able to supply anti theft brackets.
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.
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 cos you in repairs.
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 Bloemfontein:
Gate motor installations| automation| for sale in Bloemfontein
Only use certified gate motor installers when installing a gate motor if you do not use a certified installer your gate motor won’t be under guarantee. Installing the gate motor correctly will ensure the gate motor lasts.
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.
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.
Getting a professional out to weigh your sliding gate and measure pulling force will make choosing the right gate motor a lot easier, as well as calculating the amount of cycles your sliding gate will be running daily as well as any other accessories you will be running, all these are factors that should be taken into consideration when purchasing a gate motor or “gate operator”.
Gate motors are not just able to open and close, but have many other functions as well like time entry this is when your gate motor only operates a certain remote at a certain time so you can make sure nobody can open when you are not aware like if you give one to your garden service their remote will only open the gate motor on that day for how ever long they take.this is only one of the many functions available.
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.
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.
Gate motor prices in Bloemfontein
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.
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 5500 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.
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.