Some Automatic Gate Preventative Maintenance Tips
1. Automatic gates Do Break Down
All automatic gate systems will fail at some stage. They work in a hostile environment of heat, cold, water & dust. Over time, parts can wear, or work loose, and go out of adjustment. Oil and fluid levels can reduce, through use, evaporation or leaks. Cables can fray, or be chewed by rodents, and connections can come loose.
2. Neglecting Your Gate Can be Costly
Please don’t ignore the need for routine maintenance. The system will break down more often, costing you time and money in calling out the repairman but, more importantly, the repair can often be much more expensive.
You wouldn’t let your car tyres run flat, as you know they’ll be ruined. Electric gates are similar – a little bit of oil and grease makes everything last much longer.
3. Gateway’s Preventive Maintenance Service
Our preventive maintenance service is designed to check for these problems and ensure that all is operating correctly. Added benefits are:
- In the unlikely event that we find that parts are required, these are supplied at a discounted price.
- If any problems occur in the following 6 months, our callout fee is reduced by 20%.
This chart shows what we Check and Adjust. You also get a copy of this Report.
|Gate Service Activity||Done or N/A||Comments|
|Check/Clean raio receiver|
|Check/clean all PE cells, close up any access points|
|Check condition of cables & tightness of all connectors|
|Unhook/regrease Motor 1||Replace Oil (hydraulic units)|
|Unhook/regrease Motor 2||Mechanical - Lube moving parts|
|Check gate freedom|
|Lubricate gate hinges|
|Check open/closing force|
|Check open/closing stops|
|If chains - check adjust closed position|
|Check security of fittings|
|Check gate wheels & guide rollers for free running|
|Check gate condition for cracked welds or other structural damage|
Regular Maintenance is NOT expensive.
A Standard Service covers all the checks, adjustments and lubrication shown above, and costs:
- Single Sliding Gate: $128 + GST
- Double Sliding Gate: $170 + GST
- Single Swing Gate: $135 + GST
- Double Swing Gate: $185 + GST