Your gate is the first line in home security make sure your gate has been installed with anti lift brackets. And also that your gate motor has a security bracket installed.
Make sure you know who works on your gate and that they are fully registered because fitting gate motor parts has guarantees attached to all parts, if they not registered don’t use them.
If your gate opens by itself something could have happened to the system or someone got on to your frequency or maybe even you sat on the remote.
The best way to lock your motor is with holiday lock, once on holiday lock the gate motor won’t respond to remotes ask our technicians about installing holiday lock on your gate motor.
Is your safety beams placed in the right place to ensure thieves or unwanted persons do not enter, can they stop the gate motor during operation? If you think so let us come look and install it properly for you.
Gate motor repairs| service Boksburg
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.
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.
Centurion charging unit for D5 Gate motor or Vantage and Vector series we repair and exchange also, if your gate motor is moving slowly it might need a charger repair. If you have replaced the battery and the gate works for a while and then stops again the charger will need replacing this goes for all kinds of gate motors.
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.
Swing gate motor repairs company, all the parts we service include Pc boards for all makes of swing gates Domestic swing gates repairs and installations and industrial/Complex swing gate Motor repairs also done.
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.
Gate motor not opening with the remote or is intermittent this could be that the receiver or on board receiver might be damaged and need a repair or replacing. Make sure the remotes have new batteries before calling your gate motor professional.
Common problems that can occur on sliding gates or sliding gate motors in Boksburg 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.
Common Swing gate & swing gate motor problems in Boksburg include:
Motor does not move.
Motors do not disengage.
Gate motor running but not moving.
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.
When does your gate motor need a service or repair in Boksburg?
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 installations| automation in Boksburg
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”.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
All sliding & swing gate motors should be installed or repaired by a gate professional and most definitely by some one trained in that field.
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 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
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.
Loop detector facility.
R 8650 installed
ET Drive 1000 sliding gate motor
Designed for high-traffic sliding gates, up to 1000 kg. HEAVY DUTY robust design for high-traffic industrial sliding gate automation.HIGH SPEED motor with intelligent control. ADVANCED ELECTRONICS with large backlit display for easy programming, diagnostics and fault reporting. Proven POWER PACK operation with true battery backup.
R 8 200 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 8 850 installed
90 Blue Plus swing gate motor
Double swing control card 24volt DC motor output , onboard receiver for pedestrian and full opening operation (6 pedestrian and 25 full opening locations), pedestrian and full opening inputs, on board LED inputs indication, external LED status indication output, anti-crushing sensing and much more.
Gate motor tips and security advice Boksburg
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.
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.
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.