How Do Automatic Gates Work?
An automatic gate gives you a convenient way of controlling people entering and exiting your property. It will also boost privacy for your family, as well as improve the property’s aesthetic value.
But, keen to know how automatic gates accomplish all this, you may be asking the question; how do automatic gates work?
Automatic gates use electrically powered gate controllers to generate the mechanical force needed to open and close a gate, removing the need for manual force. They can either be AC or DC powered, with solar and battery power being reliable options where there is no easy access to the power grid.
Both sliding and swinging driveway gates can be automated. And while the automation mechanisms for the two gate types differ, the technology used is the same.
Both sliding and swinging driveway gates can be automated.
And while the automation mechanisms for the two gate types differ, the technology used is the same.Automated gates can be programmed to be operated via a keypad positioned behind the gate or through a wireless transmitter. Other automatic gate systems use vehicle sensors to open the gate to approaching vehicles. All this allows you to open and close the driveway gate without leaving your vehicle, which significantly boosts your safety.
How Gate Controllers Work
Bi-parting Sliding and swinging gates
Where the driveway is especially large that a single-panel sliding gate or singleleaf swinging gate will be impractical, it is possible to use dual openers. A swinging gate would in this case have two leaves that would be controlled by two individual controllers.
For sliding gates, you would use bi-parting sliding gates, with two openers that work in such a way that the two panels would part to open and pull in to close.