Compass Gate Automation
If you currently have manual gates, there follows an explanation for all the different devices available for electric gates.
The first and most important definition is Automatic, where gates open on command and close automatically after a preset period and Semi Automatic, where gates open on command and stay open indefinitely until a 2nd command is received to allow the gates to close.
There are 2 main types of motor associated with swing gates, the floor mounted ‘foundation boxes’ also known as Frog boxes and above ground ‘Arms’ which attach to the gate and to the posts. Normally both of the above systems will hold closed gates up to 3 metre’s each (6 metre opening), without the need for a central locking mechanism.