The sliding gates Northern Beaches are designed to move an automated gate backwards and forwards and stop it on level ground. They are not built to cope with the completely different forces at work when either driving automatic gates uphill or controlling them as they descend.

The different forces involved when operating a sliding gate motor on a slope will also affect its operation and there are likely to be difficulties even in setting it up. Also, without clever electronics, this type of use is likely to lead to rapid problems with mechanical elements such as gearboxes that bear larger forces than their original design specified.

The suggestion that sliding gates could be automated on the sloping ground was made prior to the more recent tragedies caused by automatic gates. These have illustrated how a badly designed and installed automatic sliding gate produces incredible shearing forces and consequently acts as a horizontal guillotine.

The recommendations of these gates:

Now gate automation manufacturers that recommend their equipment for use with gates on a slope of any kind are hard to find. Even with safety edges, it would probably be impossible to guarantee that such installation meets current requirements for gate automation safety.

Today, we have additional safety devices such as safety edges and obstacle detection that are built into the gate motor or control panel electronics. However, gate safety features are only as good as the engineer designing and installing a safe automatic gate system. Today, safety is rightly placed as a major consideration when designing and installing automatic gate systems. So, if you have a slope and need a sliding gate, the best answer is either to level the ground or to use a cantilever gate.

The essential equipment of these gates:

A sliding gate electric lock is an essential part of any automatic gate that has a width that exceeds over two meters. Unlike other locks that have a self-locking mechanism, it is always something that the motor cannot withstand, which is why an electric gate lock is essential. 

This is a specially designed lock that can be fitted in both manual steel, wrought iron sliding gates and swinging gates and automated sliding gates. They provide easy access control and remote locking and unlocking facilities. They can be used in both indoor and outdoor gates to ensure security. These sliding gates Northern Beaches differ from other conventional closing systems that incorporate chains, padlocks, electromagnetic locks and a variety of other mechanical locks with shackles.