Drive: Electromechanical or hydraulic drive through a 270 degree system (European Patent No 1595050).
Hinges: 25mm diameter stainless steel pins, DU self lubricating plain bearings, and ball thrust bearings with stainless steel covers.
Leaf Folding: Rack and pinion system.
Gate structure is manufactured from propriety mild steel.
Two drive options available, dependent on site and size requirements.
Two installation options: surface fix, for existing surfaces usually within a building or where it is difficult to provide submerged foundations. Or subfix where it is possible to cast new foundations.
The bi-folding method of gate operation requires considerably less power to operate than conventional swing gates and also has less wind effect. This combined with the 270 degree drive results in a relatively lower powered and thus safer drive.
Leading edges of the leaves are fitted with electrical rubber safe edges, which if in contact with an obstruction will stop the operation of the gate.