Gate motor repairs| installations| automation in Brakpan

We are a team of gate motor specialists; any gate motor repair or installation is done by a registered technician. we are able to provide a guarantee on all gate motor repairs or any new installation.

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+2763 285 6120

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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 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.


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


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.

Gate motor installations| automation Brakpan

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.


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.

Battery back-up.

Loop detector facility.


R 8650 installed

ET Drive 600 sliding gate motor

Designed for high-traffic sliding gates, up to 500 kg. PROVEN POWER PACK for high-traffic applications with battery backup. HIGH SPEED motor.Gate and safety beam tamper alarm monitoring. Optional heavy duty security bracket.

R 5750 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.

R5 500 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, onboard LED inputs indication, external LED status indication output, anti-crushing sensing and much more.

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

More about gate motor installations Brakpan 


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.


Is your gate motor where you can’t see it, well get our anti tamper alarm installed on your gate motor, as soon as it gets movement it triggers the alarm which will make sure you can chase them away. Gate motor theft is a daily crime in South Africa so ensure your gate motor is secure.


The best gate motor for any heavy duty gate can be found in the Hansa gate motor range, a great selection of 240v gate motors and can move some very large gates if your industrial gate needs a motor that could move a tank definitely ask about the Hansa motor range we supply.


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”.


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.


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.


Smart Gate motors always sends qualified and fully trained technicians to each job we believe in doing the installations right from the start there will be no need to call another company to fix what we install this is our Smart guarantee on all kinds of gates and gate motors repairs and installations.

Gate motor repairs| service in Brakpan


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 for testing or repairs for any broken gate motor on weekends or public holidays we are open.

When does your gate motor need a service or repair in Brakpan?


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.


No gate motor ever needs grease, if 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.


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.


If your gate opens by itself some thing could have happened to the system or some one 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.


Common problems that can occur on sliding gates or sliding gate motors Brakpan 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.


Common swing gate and motor problems in Brakpan:


Gate not running smoothly.

Touches the ground at any point in the cycle.

Gate is not aligned.

Rusted gates.

Hinges make a noise.

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:


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.


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.


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.



Areas we service in Brakpan:

  • Brakpan Central
  • Brakpan North
  • Brenthurst
  • Dalpark
  • Dalview
  • Denneoord
  • Helderwyk
  • Huntingdon
  • Kenleaf
  • Langaville
  • Leachville
  • Minnebron
  • Rand Collieries
  • Sonneveld
  • Sunair Park
  • Van Eck Park
  • Withok Estates.