Gate motor repairs Pretoria installations

Gate motor repairs Pretoria installations

Gate motor repairs Pretoria specialize in gate motor repairs and installations in and around Pretoria. When you think of installing a gate motor, it is very important that you put in the right motor. There is some factors that one should consider to determine the type and size of motor to put. The correct gate motor saves you money and frequent repairs. Gate motor repairs Pretoria is therefore available to advise on the right motor. Below we have provided a basic guideline in accordance with the gate motor specifications for different sizes of gates.

Points to consider on choosing the right gate motor;

  • Is it a domestic or commercial gate

The gate operating environment influences the number of opening and closing cycles the motor will be subjected to.

  • Gate size , length and weight

This is a key factor as gate motors come in different sizes and capabilities.

  • also the number of opening and closing the gate is required to do in a day.

Sliding gate motors

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Sliding gates are the most common in most properties except places where there is limited options of sliding, then one is forced to take the swing option. Slider gates are generally cheaper and more secure when it comes to automation compared to swing gates. Gate motor repairs Pretoria install both sliding and swing gate motors

Below is sliding gate motors suitable for gates not more than 300 kg and 4m in length

For gates that are up to 500 kg and below 6 m in length, check the motors below

Gates that weighs up to 1000 kg and not more than 8 m in length, You can select from the heavy duty range below

Swing gate motors

Swing gate motors just like the sliding also need to check on factors like gate length ,weight and number of times it opens and closes. Unlike the sliding gates, the swing motors suffer resistance from wind as it operates the gate against these forces. It is advisable to install heavy duty motors on solid swing gates that does not allow wind to pass through .

For gates not more than 2m and less than 150 kg in weight

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Centurion Vertex motor

For gates more more than 200 kg less than 4m

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Centurion Vantage swing motor

Optional swing gate motors

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Centurion R 5 / R 3 swing motors

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In some cases heavy duty motors are installed on smaller gates to manage the traffic flow. Most complexes where people are using the gate more often, it is highly recommended that a bigger motor is installed. Finally after all the facts are positive a gate motor can be installed . For more security on the motor ,also install the bracket on the gate motors . Given the fact that gate motor repairs Pretoria has been in this industry for a long time , We can promise customers great service .

Gate motor repairs Pretoria services

Gate motors usually breaks either mechanically or electronically and therefore need parts replacements or just fixing. Most gate motors show signs of malfunctioning alerting you to get a technician to fix it.

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These are some of the common gate motor faults

  • driveway motor gate not responding at all
  • electric gate opens half and stops
  • sliding gate makes beeping sounds but not opening or closing
  • centurion motor makes continuous beeps
  • gate not opening from a fully closed position
  • remote gate cannot close from a fully open position
  • moves short distance and stops
  • hits hard on end stops
  • closes and opens again by itself
  • beams faulty
  • stalled
  • beams active
  • setting motor limits
  • rack and rail replacements
  • wheels replacements
  • battery replacements

Gate motor replacements

In some cases gate motors can become very expensive to repair all the time making ideal to just replace it. This could be a result of general wear and tear of an aging motor or unprofessional people repairing the motor. We advise clients to replace the gate motors or get the gate motors refurbished with professional service providers.Most people often ask after how long must gate motors be replaced. There is no definite answer to this but a well maintained gate motors should last on average 10 years up to 20 years in some cases.

Good gate motor maintenance

It is very important that the gate is well maintained to save the gate motor lifespan. The unfortunate thing is we only learn that the gate has a problem only when it breaks. Gate motor repairs Pretoria advise what one can do to maintain a healthy gate and gate motors.

  • Keep the gate rail clean all the time as the dirt can affect smooth sliding of gate wheels
  • At least once in 3 months put your gate on manual by disengaging the motor and feel how smooth the gate runs. if its not smooth then you need to change the gate wheels.
  • Depending on the environment in which the gate wheels run and the weight of the gate, we recommend the you replace the gate wheels after every 2 years.
  • Replace the gate motor battery only when necessary
  • Open the gate motor cover and check for ants making shelter inside as they can affect the PC board.
  • Get a Technician to check or service your gate motors once in a year or every six months.

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At gate motor repairs Pretoria we provide gate inspections, gate motor inspections ,gate motors servicing ,gate motors refurbishments .
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