Case Study February 2009, location - restricted, client - restricted
To design and manufacture a independent free standing sliding gate assembly, to dismantle and remove an existing double leaf manually operated hinged security gate and replace it with an automated single leaf sliding gate.
The existing hinged gate posed a serious risk of injury when operated in windy conditions with timber cladding acting as a sail as the gates were opened or closed. To exasperate this problem the gates were positioned on in the centre of a walled corridor funnelling the wind past the entrance.
The new gate structure was designed to accommodate these wind loads and detailed with a top hung drive system ensuring the threshold area was free from obstructions reemoving any tracks or rails previously required. The gates drive system incorporated electric driven motors replacing the generally accepted hydraulic drive systems the establishment historically use on these types of gates, replacing the hydraulics with an electric dive system made serious cost savings for the client.
Structural and plate sections supplied in a galvanized finish
Timber cladding double side 25mm thick marine grade ply
Push button control
Soft start and stop
Safety edge to the door leaf
Secure fencing to the rear of the door leaf
Electric motor drive using standard off the shelf products
Manual operated override for power down events