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PTI Security Systems hardware can work will just about any gate, overhead door or pedestrian door you'd want to use on a facility.

Slide Gate Operators

The vast majority of sites use a slide gate to control access into and out of a facility. The operator uses a chain, belt or hydraulic pump connected to pinch rollers, to pull the gate open and closed. Limit devices connected to the operator sense when to stop the gate in the open or closed position.

Advantages of having a slide gate are:

  1. Security. Since the gate is a solid barrier, this helps prevent unauthorized access onto the property.
  2. Conveniance. The gate may have signage that advertises the facility, explains operation of the access system, access hours and safety warnings.
  3. Cost. Slide gates generally cost less than some other types of gates.
  4. Size. Slide gates can close off a larger opening than any other gate type. Most all others are restricted to a maximum of 20 feet for a single operator. A chain driven slide gate can generally close off an opening of 35 to 40 feet, and a hydraulic/track operator has an essentially unlimited opening width.

Disadvantages of a slide gate are:

  1. Space. That large gate has to have somewhere to retract into while it is opening.
  2. Speed. Because of safety regulations, slide gates are restricted to a max opening speed of 1 foot per second. That can take a long time when you have a large opening.

To troubleshoot hardware problems with your slide gate operator, click Here