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Automatic swing gate

The possibility of remotely controlling the opening of a gate is a guarantee of security. You avoid any risk of aggression and especially you avoid any risk of piling up by parking on the road while you get out of the car to open it. To do this, equip your gate with an automatic maneuvering system that will allow you to order opening and closing of the interior of your car. The same system can also, in the same way, control the operation of the door of your garage. The automation kit presented here and allows you to make this installation on any wooden portal, PVC, aluminum or metal. But each leaf must not exceed 2 x 2 m and the whole does not weigh more than 200 kg.

Steps

  1. Measurements for the installation of the portal
  2. Installation of the gate operator
  3. Options available for the automation system

Measurements for the installation of the portal

Imposing imposed ratings

Imposing imposed ratings

1. The motorization of a swing gate is subject to the respect of certain dimensions reproduced below. Check precisely these measures including 25 cm from the axis of the hinge to the side of the post on which the engine will be fixed.

Using the trace template

Using the trace template

2. Use the calculation disk supplied with the kit to determine the exact position of the axes (vertical and horizontal). According to the dimensions obtained, mark the 6 attachment points of the motor on the pillar using the template provided.

Installation of the gate operator

Mounting the link arm

Mounting the link arm

1. After fixing the motor on the internal side face of the pole (all these operations must be done on each pole) put in place the crank arm. Make it join the closed leaf, and mark the 2 points of fixation. Drill the gate in these 2 places and screw the two fasteners to the hitch shoe, removed from the end of the arm. Reattach everything without forgetting the hinge rings.

Installing the orange maneuver indicator cover

Installing the orange maneuver indicator cover

2. Attach the base of the flashing indicator light on the top of a pole or near it. Then put the orange cover, then attach one of the photocells on the outside of the post (street side).

Connections to the wires of the power supply cable

Connections to the wires of the power supply cable

3. Make the electrical connections. These are done by color code. Connect the 2 wires of the motor cable, which will activate the leaf that opens second and the 2 wires of the other motor cable to operate the leaf that opens first. Then connect the accessories, orange indicator light, photocells, battery backup... Complete by connecting the power supply son respecting the polarities. On the second motor, the simple connection to the power cable is done directly with a domino (connection dice).

Positioning and adjustment of articulated arms

Positioning and adjustment of articulated arms

4. Now test the installation with the factory-preset remotes. Position the arms halfway and then with the unlocking key, lock the motors. Press 1 on the remote control: the gate opens. During this operation, the status indicator flashes red. Press button 1 on the remote again: the gate closes and the status light stays on continuously.

Options available for the automation system

Opening the gate from the car

Opening the gate from the car

The gate automation system has a partial pedestrian opening function. It can also be paired with the motorization of the garage door that you will also order from your car, thus ensuring complete safety and comfort.

Fixed central remote control code

Fixed central remote control code

You can also acquire (optional) a wireless code keypad to build a fixed control base from your home. The system proposed in the kit ensures a continuity of operation thanks to its battery backup, even in case of power failure. In addition, ultimate security, you have an unlock key.

(photos / visuals: © Somfy, except special mention)

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