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Boom Gate Operators

WHERE TO START?

For a quick reference point use the chart below and click on any boom gate for more detail,
or for more information on how to choose click the link below.

Want more information on what to look for click here.

USE

COMMERCIAL

INDUSTRIAL

 
Commercial Installations
Industrial Installations

MODEL

BOOM

OPENIING TIME

RBLOE - 240 VOLT VALUE PACKAGE

3.0 METRES

2.2 SECONDS

RBLOX - 12 VOLT - 100% DUTY CYCLE

4.0 METRES

1.9 SECONDS

ASA6000240V - 240 VOLT - BEST VALUE IN AUSTRALIA

6.0 METRES

9 SECONDS

ASA600012V - 12VOLT -SOLAR POWERED BOOM GATE

6.0 METRES

9 SECONDS

LUXE - 12 VOLT - TOP OF THE RANGE

7.0 METRES

6.9 SECONDS

INDUSTRIAL - - BOOM FROM 6 TO 8 METRES

8.0 METRES

9 SECONDS

How to choose the correct boom gate?

Boom gates like everything else come in varying degrees of build quality designed for different parts of the market. For instance we would not for one moment suggest that any of our standard boom gates would be used on a toll way but then again nothing you buy off the showroom floor will do that job. So what are the things we need to consider when selecting a boom gate?

  • WIDTH OF THE OPENING - Obvious we know but this is the starting point. The boom gate needs to cover the area you are trying to restrict access to. Now lets say you have a 5 metre opening. Then you must choose a 6 metre boom gate and reduce the length of the boom but you cannot take a 4 metre boom gate and increase the length of the boom. With large openings the most common method is to have two boom gates although we can order purpose made industrial boom gates that will cover up to 12 metres.
  • NUMBER OF DAILY OPERATIONS OR "DUTY CYCLE" - In general terms we consider even 500 operations a day to be a small number assuming that the 500 operations were spread evenly over an eight hour period. If however the boom gate performed 250 operations for an hour in the morning and the other 250 during an hour period in the afternoon then this would be considered medium to high duty cycle. Some operators are designed to work all day long whilst others like a more laid back lifestyle and prefer a home with lazy usage. In general terms a though all boom gates expect a relatively high duty cycle but it is worth considering just how hard the life will be.
  • LOW VOLTAGE VERSUS HIGH VOLTAGE - Put simply you can expect to pay more for a low voltage (12 or 24 volt) motor than a comparable high voltage (240 volt) motor. A low voltage motor will run cooler and therefore have a higher duty cycle rating than a 240 volt motor. Low voltage can also be equipped with battery backup which is much more difficult with 240 volt systems. You can read more about the pros and cons of low voltage versus high voltage in an article written by one of our suppliers.
    Click here for this article.
  • PRICE - I wish we could tell you you can be guided by price but it simply isn't so. Some of our lowest priced operators have been our best performers time and time again. It is however fair to say that price will be an indication of the quality of build of the motor.

Ok! Armed with all this information you need to pop back up the page to our chart and choose a boom gate. Start by choosing an operator to match your width and function (commercial or industrial). Click on the chosen operator name to be taken to the page, then check your duty cycle. Happy hunting.

NEED MORE HELP - CALL YOUR LOCAL OFFICE FOR ADVICE ON WHICH BOOM GATE TO CONSIDER.

INSTALLATION TIP: BOOM-GATE TENSION ADJUSTMENT VIDEO

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