Automatic Gates: An Introduction

Automatic gates provide a security feature that regulates access into a secured area. Mostly these are used as an entrance to a premises or facility, and mostly control vehicular activity as automatic gates act gatekeepers that control access to a secured area.

For example, a large factory unit may use automatic gate at its entrance. They help in controlling and managing the vehicular activity at premises. For example, use of automatic gates at parking garages to provide separate parking space for employees and public areas of the garage.

The two components comprising of an automatic gate usually involves a gate and a gate operator. The gate restricts the opening area and is mostly made up of iron or chain- link material and is designed to match with the fencing. Whereas a gate operator is machinery that moves the gate with respect to opening and closing of the same, they are electrical- powered and they work on machinery and they do not need any manual effort in performing its function. Let us have a look at various types of automatic gates:

• Slide Gate- It is the most commonly used automatic gate for light duty commercial applications. It functioned by sliding back and forth across the gate opening. Rollers are installed at the bottom of the gate to support the gate, and they ride along the metal track that is installed on the ground across the gate opening. And these gates are also called as “rolling gates” or “V- track gates”.

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