We first reported on these new vertical pivot lift gates for Midways Airport’s FAA Tower area here in late September at “Vertical Pivot Lift Gates For FAA Tower At Midway Airport“. Here is the video we promised at that time which shows the gates’ smooth operations within a limited space configuration.

First we see the gate at the south parking lot as it pivots 90 degrees to its open position. Next the gate pivots closed at the south parking lot. The final clip shows the gate at the north parking lot pivoting closed. These gates are supplied by AutoGate.

Vertical pivot lift gates are usually installed where space is limited and we can not use swing gates or sliding gates. Standard widths for the gates are 20 and 24 feet. The former are made from steel and the latter are made of aluminum. Designs may be selected from a field of 10 with various options available.

The operators will open (or close) the gate within 12 seconds. Back up power supplies offer up to 72 hours of usage.

ECI offers turnkey installations that include concrete pads, access control systems, intercoms, pedestal mounts, electrical conduits and wiring, bollards and covers, photo-electric beams, vehicle detector loops and saw cutting, external lighting, stop and go traffic signals, etc. Or we can wire in existing equipment.

Learn more about Automatic Vehicle Gate Systems. Please contact ECI at 847.949.0134 for a free, on-site evaluation of your existing equipment or new installation. We specialize in vehicle parking access and revenue control systems and offer maintenance and service on existing equipment. Winter is coming; be prepared!

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