Important factors when setting up the actuator arm

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Actuator arm must be level with gate at all times
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Actuator arm must not be parrallel with the gate at all times
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Actuator arm must not be parrallel with the gate at all times
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Its 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
Where can I mount the actuator arm? Gate length up to 3.6mtrs on bottom gate frame, over this size will need to be mounted to a middle bar

Vidoes of the E8 gate opener in action

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

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

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


Different actuator mounting

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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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Pull 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.


Single Swing Gate Setup

With a single swing gate, we take off 100mm from the inside post to post measurement which gives 80mm on the hinge side and 20mm on the closing side. Place a stop in the closed position for the gate to close up onto (very important when installing a gate opener onto your gate). When installing hinges, its always a good idea to start with heavy duty hinges and attach them by bolting all the way through the post if possible. This will help you in the future if and when installing a gate opener onto your gate and preventing your gate ever wanting to pull out of the post. If installing a gate opener it's highly recommended that your post is concreted into the ground a minimum of 500mm.
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Double Swing Gate Setup

With double swing gates, we take off 180mm from the opening size which will give you 80mm on each hinge side and 20mm gap between each gate in the closed position. Place a stop in the closed position in the middle of the driveway for the gates to close up onto (very important when installing a gate opener onto your gates). When installing hinges, its always a good idea to start with heavy duty hinges and attach them by bolting all the way through the posts if possible. This will help you in the future if and when installing a gate opener onto your gates and preventing your gates ever wanting to pull out of the posts. If installing a gate opener its highly recommended that your posts are concreted into the ground a minimum of 500mm.
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