For a gate operator to last over time and not lose quality, it is important to maintain it. This article is intended to give you tips and tricks for maintaining your gate operator.
Once a year, for all types of gate operator, it is necessary to carry out maintenance by carrying out the following points:
monitor safety devices such as photocells
control the slowing down of your portal
oil the moving parts
ensure proper operation of the manual clutch release
check the alignment of your gate
It is important to know that insects and moisture are the number one enemies of your gate operator.
To compensate for this, we advise you to follow these tips when installing your gate operator.
Whenever possible, the preferred location of your control unit is inside your garage. When this is not possible then you must bring the cables back from underneath your central to avoid the damage that rain could cause. In this case, we also advise you to use cable glands (never supplied by the manufacturer), or to inject silicone to fill the gap between your order entry and the cables. These manipulations will allow you to guarantee the tightness of your plant.
To ensure the maintenance of a gate operator and to fight against humidity and insects, we recommend checking your control unit twice a year. If you are faced with humidity, do not hesitate to put in the central anti-humidity bags. For insects, an insect spray will be your best ally.
We will now advise you on the maintenance of your remote controlled electric motors according to each type of gate operator.
Sliding gate drive: it is important to check the condition of the wheels and the clearance between your gate and the reception posts (it must never be under pressure). Also make sure that there are no hard points when your gate slides.
Rodents can attack this type of motorization, if you are victims, you can use an anti-rodent product or install a fine mesh screen to prevent them from entering.
Underground swing gate motorization: three times a year, we suggest that you open and clean the caissons. You should also check drainage for drainage.
Swing gate motorization with cylinders: the most important thing for this type of motorization is to grease the guide nut. We also recommend lightly greasing the worm screw and joints.
Swing gate motorization with articulated arms: to carry out the maintenance of this type of gate, you only have to grease the joints.
Finally, if you have an electric lock, you can oil the mechanism and especially check the operating clearance.
Caution: Never spray directly on the electronic boards, this could damage them.