Residential swing gate operators can open by, either pulling the gate from the inside into the property or pushing outward to the outside. These operators are usually mounted on the side support structure and attached to the gate.
This is the first, very important step. On site checks make sure installation is possible, the gate functions well and gives you an idea as to what additional equipment is needed.
- Review the opening and support structures of the gate. Make sure the gate is level and moves freely without obstruction.
- Make sure to review the “areas of safety”, where the gate closes and opens, to ensure it is adequate and safe.
- Review any potential sales opportunities like additional remotes, outside number pads, vehicle sensors, or loop detectors.
Once you have reviewed the site and know what type of swing gate is best, you are now ready to install the operator.
Locating a proper area to mount
Make sure you have a level installation which is essential for proper operation.
- Measure 8 ½ inches out from the center of the hinge point. Then from that mark measure 7 ¾ inches back to the inside of the post. Align your post bracket to the edge of that mark.
- The opener can then be attached anywhere from the top of the gate to the middle. There will need to be supporting structure for the mount on the gate.
- Once mounted, you can position a level on the post bracket and measure over 35” inches from the center of the post bracket and make a mark. Measure 2 ½ inches down from the mount. This is where you will place the gate mount.
- With both brackets secure you can now attach the swing-gate operator using the supplied hardware. Once this is attached, focus on the installation of the control box.
Installing the control box:
- Make sure the box location is within range of the openers power cable but far enough away so there is no outside gate interference. Once the location is found, mount and secure the control box.
- Once the box is secure, feed the opener cable into the control box. This cable is installed into the “Gate 1” connector. The watertight connector will hold the cables in place and keep any outside elements from getting into the control box.
The opener arm is now connected to the control box
- Power wires can now be run to the control box.
Make sure the AC power is off and there are no live wires
Knowing what entry and exit equipment is needed:
- Many installations will call for inside sensors or outside accessibility like a number pad, button, or card swipe.
- These devices can be easily installed on a gooseneck mounting assembly. This allows number pads or other devices to be easily accessible from vehicles.
Setting opener limit and force adjustments:
- Make sure the opener is NOT on manual. Force is adjusted automatically when you set the limits but should be fine-tuned with the reversal force dial.
- The limits can be set using the control board or a 3-button remote control. From the control box, set the switch to the 1 position. Then, press and release the “Set Open” and “Set Close” buttons simultaneously.
- Press and hold the “Move Gate” button to open the gate to the desired location. Then hit the “Set Open” button. Then hold the “Move Gate” button to the desired close location and hit the “Set Close” button.
- Cycle the gate using the test button to automatically set the force.
- To add a remote, simply press the “Learn” button in the control panel and the remote control. This process is simple and quick.
You are now done installing the gate operator! Make sure to test the gate and all additions made and secure the control box before handing over the remote and manual to the owner.