Gate Operator Types

OPERATOR TYPES

LiftMaster Swing Gate Operator

Swing Gate Operators:
These operators are perfect for opening and closing a swing type gate. You must take into consideration the type of gate, weight, length and cycles of use. Swing gate operators are available in various configurations and differences in voltages, horsepower, and phases can have a marked impact on how your gate will operate. In cooperation with other access devices, a swing gate operator will provide security, convenience and prestige to your residence.

Automated Slide Gate Operator

Slide Gate Operators:
These operators are perfect for functioning an overhead track or cantilever gate.  Similar to Swing Gate Operators, consideration must be given to the type of gate, length, weight, and cycles of use. Slide gate operators come in various configurations and differences in voltages, horsepower.  In cooperation with other access devices, a slide gate operator will provide security and convenience to your gate.

Barrier arm operator with safety light

Barrier Arm Operators:
Need to control the flow of traffic, these operators place an arm across the lane of traffic. With the use of various access devices, the arm can be easily raised or lowered. Of course, these Operators are available with various length arms. For these systems, take into consideration the width of your drive, frequency of use, voltage and phase when selecting your operator.

Access control systems can be organized into the following categories:

1. Standalone Systems
A standalone system controls a single gate. Any additions or deletions of users must be done at each unit individually, usually via keypad. Most of these applications tend to be in remote locations where cost is a primary concern.  Ultimately, they lack some of the more powerful features and benefits found in other systems.

2. Programmable Systems
Programmable systems control multiple gates through a master controller, system hardware, phone line and a personal computer. Controllers are located by each gate and wired together for data communications to a computer and can be programmed so users have defined levels of access by day, time of day, holidays, hierarchy and other means. Another benefit is that this system stores users’ activities and can produce a report for managerial review. Management will have the ability to make changes to user access through a computer connected directly to the access control system or remotely, depending on the type of system. These applications are most common in apartment complexes, gated communities, and commercial/industrial facilities.