Regular Maintenance Visits
Depending on the amount of use your automatic gates, we can devise a maintenance scheme to keep your system working safely and reliably year after year. Under current safety requirements all safety devices fitted to the system must be tested by a competent person on a six-monthly basis, to ensure they are working correctly. Electric gate maintenance should include, but not be limited to the following items.
Cleaning out of foundation boxes and enclosures
Lubrication of all pivot points and friction areas
Testing of all safety devices installed
Electrical testing of motors and underground loops
Checking of cable connections and tidying of control box
Checking all wear items such as hinges and rollers for wear
Leaving your automatic gate system without maintaining it can cause premature failure. And in a worst-case scenario, failure and potential injury to users.
Maintenance is especially recommended in systems with underground operators as they are prone to filling with water and debris. If not cleaned out regularly the foundation boxes become can corrode and then fail. Replacement of these foundation boxes is an expensive job as it often requires the driveway to be excavated.