Sliding gates have gained such great popularity due to the ease of their operation, and due to the simplicity of the design, they can be assembled by anyone with strong and skillful hands, the owner. To make mechanical sliding gates with your own hands, the craftsman must have:
- Metal sheets;
- Necessary tools.
But it should be noted that it is better to install factory-made fittings. It will work for many years, and will definitely pay off your expenses for it.
TYPES OF THE DEVICE MOVES THE GATE
Retractable portals are of different types:
The last type is used most often at industrial enterprises.
RAIL CONSTRUCTIONS OF MOVABLE SHUTTERS
Designs that move along the rail are considered popular, as they do not need a lot of space.
Mechanism on rails
For the device of such an entrance gate, a rail is laid on the ground, on which a gate panel on wheels is installed. The advantage is their resistance to mechanical influences, as well as environmental influences and ease of operation. In addition, there are no problems with opening, even if the creature is heavy.
SLIDING CONSOLE GATES
Cantilever-type roll-back gates require a large enough space for roll-back, but this option does not limit the height of cars. Moreover, with the correct laying of the supporting part and leveling of the entrance, it is considered optimal to install the structure so that the distance from the ground to the panel is approximately 10 cm.
In this case, icing and snowfall will not interfere with the normal operation of the shutter. It is important to install the movable sash in this way for those who intend to control the operation of the gate using a remote electronic system. The mechanical control method is also not bad, but for control you will have to leave the cab of the car, and in bad weather you don’t want to do that.
RETRACTABLE HINGED GATES
With the hinged roll-away version, they move along the guide beam installed at the top, to which they are attached.
All the main load is placed on this transverse beam, during installation, the main attention is paid to it and the supporting pillars. Concrete works are especially carefully carried out when installing hanging gates. The process of installing hanging gates is more complicated than all other types of sliding structures, in addition, they lead to a limitation of the dimensions of the machines in terms of height, this has led to the fact that this type is used in enterprises, and very rarely in private estates.
STEPS FOR INSTALLING THE GATE STRUCTURE
Sacramento Wrought Iron recommends when planning the installation of mechanical gates, take into account, first of all, the size of the entrance, and your own financial capabilities. After careful consideration and realistic assessment of forces, you can install a strong, high-quality and durable structure.
Scheme of a mechanical gate
Draw on paper the general design of the gate, which should have:
- The frame of the gate, with a guide beam rigidly attached to it;
- Roller supports fixed on the foundation;
- Final reel;
- Lower catcher;
- The upper catcher, which will allow the creature to swing under the pressure of the wind;
- A guide device with two rollers that limits lateral swings at the moment of opening or closing the gate;
- Adjustable stand;
- Plug for the guide rail;
Retractable gates consist of movable and counterweight cantilever parts. The total size of the installed gate consists of the length of the movable plane or the barrier and the cantilever part. It is believed that the gate will move easily, and will not overload the roller supports, if the functional support part will have a value equal to half the width of the distance between the goal posts.
The characteristics of the console part include the following parameters:
- Slot width;
- The weight of the creature;
- The magnitude of the load on the roller supports.
ASSEMBLY OF RETRACTABLE MECHANICAL GATES
When installing mechanical sliding gates, actions are performed in a certain order:
- A guide beam is rigidly attached or welded to the frame of the structure, an end roller and a profile plug are attached. Cladding and the selected material are attached to the plane of the creation.
- Catchers – upper and lower – are mounted on a persistent pole. A guide device is installed on the rollback column above.
- The finished fabric is rolled onto roller supports fixed to the channel. The installation of the gate panel is done collectively, you cannot cope with it alone.
After some adjustment, the gate is ready for operation for many years.