USA: Gate Openers: Gate Opener Manufacturers
ABOUT GATE OPENERS
Automatic gate openers can be provided as swing gates or sliding gates. Swing gates may be single or double swing, requiring either one or two electric ram openers. For a more discreet appearance, the gate openers can be set underground. The gate openers are usually provided with battery back up, so that the gate can be opened even in the event of a mains power failure. Sliding automatic gates require a special electric opener unit.
The openers can be operated by a push button, and or by a wireless remote control. Telephone and video can be provided for contact with visitors. Some opener systems offer a mobile phone connection, so that the gate can be opened and closed using a GSM mobile phone.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials, and care and maintenance.
Dorene. Dorene Gate Openers Inc., of Anaheim, California, is a specialist manufacturer of automatic openers. It supplies two types of opener: Sliding and Swing. In both cases there is a choice between a standard Residential/Commerical product, and a more powerful Heavy Duty product. Dorene also supplies wheels for sliding automatic gates. These are made from Ultrahigh Molecular Weight plastic, cut on a CNC lathe. Their wearing life is up to five times longer than the more commonly used steel. Other related products include Roller Guides, Entry Stations, and Hardware.
Chamberlain Elite. Elite Access Systems was founded in 1982 as a manufacturer of access control products, including openers for gates. It is now part of the Chamberlain Group, the world's largest manufacturer of residential and commercial door operators. It supplies residential and heavy duty commercial openers for both swing gates and sliding gates. Its RoboSwing residential swing opener uses a 12 volt, 7 amp hour battery that can be charged either through a solar panel or plug in transformer.
Gate Equipment. Located with its showroom in Sonoma, California, Gate Equipment is a leading online supplier of openers. With more than 3,000 items in its product range, it supplies steel driveway gates, openers, keypads, telephone entry, driveway safety equipment, and solar driveway panels for residential and commercial projects. Its gate product range covers: Opener Packages, Swing Arm Openers, Linear Arm Openers, Slide Openers, Underground Openers, and Barrier Gates.
GTO Automatic Gates. Gates That Open (GTO), based in Tallahassee, Florida, is a leading designer and distributor of automatic openers for commercial, residential, and agricultural gates. Its products carry the Mighty Mule brand name. Since 1987 over 500,000 GTO operators and access controls have been installed worldwide. Its website is organized into: Gate Safety, Commercial Openers, DIY Openers, GTO/PRO, Mighty Mule, Opener Guide, Technical Support, Where to Purchase, Technical Support, Photo Gallery, Testimonies, and Warranties.
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