The E8 Automatic gate opener is suited for residential and farm gates

The E8 single gate opener is a great option when creating an elegant statement for your home but also providing an additional layer of safety and security for family and pets. The single gate opener is versatile and will suit gates swinging inward or outward of the property.

Our single gate opener is easy to install and comes with full instructions and phone support if required. Adding this gate opener to your property will allow ease of opening and closing of your gate but with the extra security and peace of mind.

Knowing the dimensions and the approximate weight of the gate, the sturdiness of the post and the material the gate is made out of, is necessary in order to choose the correct automatic gate opener for your requirement.

  • High Quality 439 Stainless Steel actuator
  • Screw driven actuator 
  • Auto Close function available, 30, 60 or 120 seconds
  • Inbuilt obstruction sensor feature
  • Actuator arm maintenance free
  • Soft stopping & self learning
  • Max gate length 4.2mtrs
  • Solar or Electric

Specifications

Supply Voltage
12VDC (solar) 16VAC (electric)
Battery
12v 14ah (solar) 12v 7ah (electric optional)
Operating Voltage
Solar 12v normal speed
DC 16v normal speed
DC 6v cushioning speed
Driving Method
Screw Driven
Max. Output Power
80W per driver
Gear Box
Three-stage spur gear reducer
Max. Piston Stroke
400mm or 500mm
Max. Piston Speed
3cm/sec (AC POWER ONLY)
Max. Weight of Gate
250kgs @ 1.5mtrs (dependant on gate length)
Max. Length of Gate
4mtrs @ 100kgs (also dependant on gate height)
Operating Cycle
24 seconds (90 degrees)
Safety Clutch
Electronic current sensing
high amp cut off
Electronic Controller
Micro-processor based
Remote Controller
2 channel 330mhz
Remote Quantity
Unlimited
Remote Tuning
Dip switches
Gate Types NOT
Recommended
Fully cladded, colour bond, slats with
minimum gaps (aluminium, timber)
Actuator - Stainless
Steel Grading
439
Solar Panel
45watt
Solar Panel Rated Voltage
17.2V
Solar Panel Rated Current
2.62A
Transformer Rated Voltage
16VAC
Transformer Rated Current
3.75Amp

Gate Opener Setup - Single and Double Gates

Single Swing Setup

double swing gate opener setup

Double Swing Setup

Types of gates suitable and not suitable for the E8 gate opener

The E8 gate opener is more suited to gates that allow
a lot of air flow through the gates and they don't
act like big wind sails on windy days

Actuator arm placement for single and double gates

Actuator arm placement on single gate setups

The actuator arm and gate stop (if using from the kit) must be mounted on the same level to prevent any bending or twisting of the gate.

If your gate is opening onto an object eg. retaining wall, fencing, garden bed, there must be a minimum clearance of 200mm between the gate and the object when in the open position. This will allow good clearance for the actuator.

Actuator arm placement on double gate setups

Double actuators should be mounted to the bottom of your gate frame to apply pressure on the stop in the middle of the driveway (as shown in picture below)

If your gates are opening onto an object eg. retaining wall, fencing, garden bed, there must be a minimum clearance of 200mm between the gates and the object when in the open position. This will allow good clearance for the actuators.

Pull or push to open options with the E8 actuator arm

Pull to open setup A

Actuator arm mounted on the inside of the property pulling the gate into the property to open.

Pull to open setup B

Actuator arm mounted on the outside of the property pulling the gate outwards to open.

Push to open setup A

Actuator arm mounted on the inside of the property pushing the gate out towards the road to open. This setup may require the 'push to open bracket'.

Push to open setup B

Actuator arm mounted on the outside of the property pushing the gate inwards to open. This setup may require the 'push to open bracket'.

Dimensions

swing actuator arm
solar panel
solar panel

Videos of the E8 gate opener in action

This video demonstrates the opening cycle of the gate opener & the soft slow down function

This video demonstrates the closing cycle of the gate opener close up & the soft slow down function

This video demonstrates the opening and closing cycle of the gate opener

Important factors when setting up the actuator arm 

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Arrows are showing that the actuator arm must be level with gate at all times

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Gate in the closed position - actuator arm must never run parallel with the gate.  There must always be an angle between the gate and arm at all times (as shown in image above).

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Gate in the open position - actuator arm must never run parallel with the gate.  There must always be an angle between the gate and arm at all times (as shown in image above).

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Arrows are showing that it's best to have your bolts for the post bracket go straight through your post for a good strong hold (please note: bolts are not supplied)

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Your gate should have good strong hinges. Having bolts go straight through your post will provide you with a good strong hold as shown in the above photo.

You can position the actuator arm for a single gate on either the bottom, middle or top of the gate frame, however double gates should be mounted to the bottom of the gate frame.


Examples of correct and incorrect installation of the actuator arm
At NO time should the arm run parallel with the gate

Push to open setup
Gate in the open position
Arm shown running too parallel with the gate 

Push to open setup
Gate in the open position
Arm shown running too parallel with the gate 

Pull to open setup
Gate in the open position
Arm shown running too parallel with the gate 

Push to open setup
Gate in the open position
Arm shown here with the correct angle

Push to open setup
Gate in the open position
Arm shown here with the correct angle

Pull to open setup
Gate in the closed position
Arm shown here with the correct angle

Mounting your actuator arm from your gate post

These examples below will show how the actuator arm will mount off your post best suited to a square post 75mm up to 150mm if possible.

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Pull to open on a 100mm post

This setup is for gates pulling into the property with an opening of 90deg.

If your gate post is round, then this setup will also work, however, please check out the round post brackets incase you require them for the install.

You will need to supply the bolts to attach the Primary bracket to the post and its highly recommended that you bolt all the way through your post for added strength.

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Push to open on a 100mm post

This setup is for gates pushing outwards of the property with an opening of 90deg.

If your gate post is round, then this setup will also work, however, please check out the round post brackets incase you require them for the install.

You will need to supply the bolts to attach the Primary bracket to the post and its highly recommended that you bolt all the way through your post for added strength.

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Pull to open on a pillar

This setup is for gates pulling into the property with an opening of 90deg.

You will need to supply the bolts to attach the Primary bracket to the pillar and its highly recommended that you bolt as far in or if possible all the way through your pillar for added strength. Keep in mind if your pillar has hollow bricks (not cement filled) you may hit the hollow part of the brick which will not supply you with the best strength for your actuator arm.

Best positioning of the gate hinge should be no further from the back of the pillar than 150mm.

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Push to open on a pillar

This setup is for gates pushing outwards of the property with an opening of 90deg.

You will need to supply the bolts to attach the Primary bracket to the pillar and its highly recommended that you bolt as far in or if possible all the way through your pillar for added strength. Keep in mind if your pillar has hollow bricks (not cement filled) you may hit the hollow part of the brick which will not supply you with the best strength for your actuator arm.

Best positioning of the gate hinge should be no further from the back of the pillar than 150mm.

Gallery of Installations

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Automatic Gate Opener

The E8 single gate opener is a great option when creating an elegant statement for your home but also providing an additional layer of safety and security for family and pets. The single gate opener is versatile and will suit gates swinging inward or outward of the property.

Our single gate opener is easy to install and comes with full instructions and phone support if required. Adding this gate opener to your property will allow ease of opening and closing of your gate but with the extra security and peace of mind.

Knowing the dimensions and the approximate weight of the gate, the sturdiness of the post and the material the gate is made out of, is necessary in order to choose the correct automatic gate opener for your requirement.

Solar and Electric Kits

Both solar and low voltage electric options are available in these kits. The solar kit is the perfect solution if you don't have 240v power around your gate way area but still want the luxury and security of having an automatic gate opener on your front gate.

Now if its electric you're looking for, then there is no need for mains (240V) power at the gate site as the electric kit includes a 16V power supply and can be placed up to 50mtrs away from the gate. This power supply plugs into your 240v outlet which you then run low voltage cable from and directly into the gate opener control box.

Running low Voltage wire is safe and can be even stapled along the fence line or run through conduit 100mm under the ground. Unlike 600mm under ground for 240V supply to your front gate.

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    Brendale, QLD, 4500

    07 3205 3002

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