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As in the classic imagination, the swing gate is the one that opens up in front of us. It consists of one or two leaves that usually open inward, rotating with respect to the pins or hinges fixed to columns or supporting pillars on both sides.
This type of gate can be automated in various ways, by means of external or underground operators, depending on the functional and aesthetic requirements to be met.
Each solution guarantees ease and reliability, one opening after another.
There are many selection criteria, starting with the dimensions. The gate width is the first to be evaluated, together with the structure of the leaves themselves.
If, for example, they are made of wrought iron and are small, a compact and unobtrusive solution is found in 413, fitted with an emergency manual release using a customised key.
Hydraulic operators, like the 402, are the ideal solution if the gate leaf is small but heavy.
Use frequency also makes a difference: if a small residential gate opens many times a day, the S418 model is the ideal solution.
Is your gate very heavy, or does it have panelled leaves? Is the wind in your area a determining factor? In this case, the hydraulic piston 400 operator is required; extremely powerful but silent and suitable for leaves up to a width of 7 m. Naturally, it is also perfect for a commercial-industrial installation which involves heavy traffic.
No problem: when the gate is supported by large columns and their structure is not to be altered with niches for the operator, you can opt for an articulated arm solution, like the 391. It is simple to install, particularly versatile, fitted with an emergency manual key release and is, of course, perfect for large pillars and side walls.
No sooner said than done: the compact and unobtrusive 413 automation is recommended for pedestrian passages or gates with small leaves. It is silent and offers high thrust power even for rather heavy gates. There is an emergency manual release with a custom key above the operator, easily reached.
The S800H is the solution that unites practicality and aesthetics, ideal for automating gates, including particularly heavy gates, placed in historic sites or where the visual impact must be protected.
FAAC solutions are ready for anything: 24V operators allow emergency batteries to be used, which always allow the gate to work smoothly, without having to intervene on the emergency manual release.
Of course, there is a model for each type. For example, the 770N an invisible solution for the most demanding in terms of aesthetics, or the S450H external operator which can be applied directly on the leaf.
All the automation systems for swing gates are technologically advanced in terms of safety as well as energy savings. The 24V models, for example, are set up for safety functions, allowing the gate to immediately re-open when it encounters an obstacle.
A function which, today, is also available for the 230V models, thanks to the implementation of additional devices, such as the SAFEcoder.
FAAC evolves without forgetting the needs of the environment by providing electronics that can minimise consumption.
To learn more about SAFE&GREEN go to the relevant page.
To help you choose, or if you just want to know more, you can always count on the professionalism of our specialists or trusted installers. Contact them for an inspection, a quotation or just for additional information.