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Slide Gate Openers

Slide gates are most commonly used for commercial gate automation systems. However, slide gates are an excellent choice for residential driveway gate automation when the site has steep grades prohibiting the use of a swing gate, or other site restrictions. Slide gates use V-groove wheels on a track. Gate roller guides are used to guide the gate and keep it upright. A mooring point also called a gate catcher is located on the opposite post to stabilize the gate in the closed position

The two most common slide gate opener installations are referred to as a Typical or a Rear Mount (End-Of-Track) Installation. With a Typical Installation, the gate operator is mounted by the gate opening with the chain visible on the inside bottom of the gate. Typical Installation Diagram The Rear Mount or "End-Of-Track" installation requires slightly more work and additional chain. The advantage with this type of installation is the operator and chain are out of sight which is much more visually appealing. Rear Mount Installation Diagram