Gate motor repairs| installation| automation in Edenvale

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.

+2711 760 9206 

+2763 285 6120

et drive 500 sliding gate motor

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


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.



  • 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 whatever is inside and close up again using new seals on the gearbox and re filling with oil.

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Sliding gate motor repairs Edenvale


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.


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.


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.


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 expanse parts.


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


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

Swing gate motor repairs Edenvale


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 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 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.


Common swing gate & swing gate motor problems in Edenvale 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.
  • Touches the ground at any point in the cycle
  • Gate is not aligned.
  • Rusted gates.
  • Hinges make a noise.

Gate motor tips and security advice in Edenvale


  • 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 repair.
  • 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.


Gate motor installations| automation| supply in Edenvale

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 gate motors the smart gate motor way will give you peace of mind that the installation was done correctly and by a certified installer.


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.


Domestic gate motors are for domestic properties only. If you are looking for a gate motor for your business premises we have for heavy duty gates and light weight gate motors available that can take 1000’s of cycles.


Smart gate motors are up to date with all new gate motor technology and we keep updated with gate motor thefts as well, to ensure when we place your gate motor no person will be able to remove the gate motor, this is our guarantee to you.


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.


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.


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.


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 5 500 installed.

GEMINI DC Slider 12 Ah (Residential / Small Complex)

The GEMINI 12V DC Residential sliding gate motor is a self-contained unit, which comprises of a single 12 Volt direct current electrical motor that drives the rack pinion through a reduction gearbox. This motor is fitted with a 12 Ah battery and can last longer without power than the 7 Ah battery in our Domestic motor.

R 6150 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

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 6 400 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

Areas we service in Edenvale:

  • Dowerglen
  • Dunvegan
  • Eastleigh
  • Edendale
  • Edenglen
  • Elma Park
  • Greenstone Hill
  • Harmelia
  • Highway Gardens
  • Hurlyvale
  • Illiondale
  • Isandovale
  • Klopperpark
  • Marais Steyn Park
  • Modderfontein