Gate Openers Direct offers a large selection of slide gate openers. A slide gate opener is perfect to use when space is limited behind the secured facility, so the gate runs parallel to the fence or wall. They are also an excellent choice for driveway gate automation when the site has steep grades. Steep grades can prohibit the use of a swing gate. Slide gates use V-groove wheels on a track. Gate roller guides are used to guide the gate and keep it upright. A mooring point also called a gate catcher is on the opposite post to stabilize the gate in the closed position.
The two most common slide gate opener installations are the Typical or a Rear Mount (End-Of-Track) Installation. With a Typical Installation, the gate operator is mounted by the gate opening with the chain visible on the inside bottom of the gate. The Rear Mount or "End-Of-Track" installation requires slightly more work and additional chain. The advantage with this type of installation is the operator and chain are out of sight which is much more visually appealing.
Why buy from Gate Openers Direct? First and foremost, EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT. This may seem like fluff, but experience can’t be bought by new “box pusher” internet distributors. Experienced technical support knowledge will translate into serious money over the life of any commercial barrier gate opener. Especially, if you have to pay someone to come to your location every time there is a glitch or problem. Anyone who has ever had a service tech hand them a bill for hundreds of dollars only to discover later that it was probably something they could have handled themselves, knows all too well how much money a “friend in the business” is worth. Let us be your friend, Gate Openers Direct!