I wanted to follow-up on last week’s blog article about last year’s work at the Rust-Oleum location in Pleasant Prairie, WI. I wrote about the installation of two Linear® HSLG (heavy-duty sliding gate operators) for the front entry dual gates. The article was entitled: “Synchronized Automated Dual Sliding Gate Operators In WI“
We used the same sliding gate operator model to automatically control the back gate pictured above. (The gate operator is the black box shown on the left in the middle of the picture.) This is an unusual gate in that it is cantilevered, 42’ long and supported by a 1.5” metal track. These types of gates are also commonly called ‘box’ gates, but more on that below.
The cut marks in the pavement indicate where vehicle detector loops are installed. One vehicle detector loop senses when a vehicle approaches the gate to exit. It then relays the operator to open the gate so the vehicle can exit. Another relay activates the operator to close the gate once the vehicle has cleared the gate successfully.
The image to the left shows the pedestal mount on a concrete pad at the main gate. The grey box is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) receiver that automatically identifies authorized vehicle tags and relays the gate operator to open.
An access control keypad and an intercom unit are installed on both the top and bottom arms. This accommodates drivers on both shorter and taller vehicles that do not have RFID tags.
I want to point out some things about the box gate. This is a large, heavy-duty gate designed to open and close smoothly, without tracks or rollers. The gate is supported by a cantilever mechanism that allows it to slide smoothly across the very wide lane opening.
Cantilever sliding gates are generally made from steel or aluminum and are designed to be durable and to withstand the elements. They are typically more expensive than swing gates and may require more clearance space than swing gates. They are not suitable where the site is on a slope or uneven ground.
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