Sliding gate motor repairs Germiston
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.
We don’t have a hourly rate we only have one flat fee when it comes to your gate motor repair.
Service exchange gate motor parts are available for most Centurion gate motors this saves costs when your gate motor parts need changing.
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 PC board’s are also available as service exchange.
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.
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.
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.
r 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 Germiston include:
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.
We are certified for repairs an all gate motors and installations of all gate motors Hansa gate motor products, Gemini gate motors and Centurion gate motors.
Swing gate motor repairs in Germiston:
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.
Common swing gate and swing motor problems in Germiston:
- 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.
When does your gate motor need a service or repair in Germiston?
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 greasy you more than likely need a gate or gate motor repair not a tub of grease.
Gate motor installations| automation| supply in Germiston
All sliding gate motors should be installed or repaired by a gate professional and most definitely by some one trained in that field.
Smart gate motors also specializes in gate motor alarms and all the accessories that go with all kinds of gate motors.
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 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.
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.
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”.
Where possible we try switching the swing gate system to a sliding system book a appointment to see if your swing gate system can be changed to a sliding gate system.
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 5 500 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
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.
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
Gate motor tips and security advice in Germiston:
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.
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.