Garage door repairs| installations| automation in Randburg

Repairs to all major gate motor brands with same day service and guarantee on all work done with 12 years of experience in the gate motor repair and installations industry.

+2711 760 9206 


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gemini 7ah gate motor

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


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.


No gate motor ever needs grease, if 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.

Please verify that you are not a robot.

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


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. 

Sliding gate motor repairs Randburg


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.


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


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.


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. Controller cards or PC boards are also available as service exchange


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.


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.


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.


Swing gate motor repairs in Randburg


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.


Smart Gate Motors always sends qualified and fully trained technicians to each job we believe in doing the installations and repairs right from the start.


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.


swing gates
Common Swing gate motor problems in Randburg:
  • 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 not running smoothly.
  • Touches the ground at any point in the cycle.
  • Gate is not aligned.
  • Rusted gates.
  • Hinges make a noise.
We are certified for repairs an all gate motors and installations of all gate motors Hans gate motor products, Gemini gate motors and Centurion gate motors.

Gate motor tips and security advice in Randburg


  • 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 cost 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.


Gate motor installations| automation| supply in Randburg

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.

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 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.

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.

All sliding 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 5 500 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.

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.

Areas we service in Randburg


  • Albertville
  • Amalgam
  • Berario
  • Blackheath
  • Blairgowrie
  • Bloubosrand
  • Bordeaux
  • Boskruin
  • Bosmont
  • Bromhof
  • Craighall
  • Craighall Park
  • Cresta
  • Darrenwood
  • Emmarentia
  • Fairland
  • Farmall AH
  • Ferndale
  • Fontainebleau
  • Franklin Roosevelt Park
  • Greenside
  • Greymont
  • Johannesburg North
  • Jukskei Park
  • Kelland
  • Kensington B
  • Linden
  • Malanshof
  • Maroeladal
  • Newlands
  • Noordhang
  • North Riding
  • Sundowner
  • Victory Park
  • Windsor
  • Northgate
  • Northwold
  • Olivedale
  • President Ridge
  • Randburg
  • Randpark
  • Randpark Ridge
  • Risidale
  • Robin Hills
  • Robindale
  • Sharonlea
  • Sonneglans
  • Sundowner
  • Victory Park
  • Windsor
  • Windsor East
  • Windsor West