Automated cantilever gates are one of our specialties. These gates help in situations where a track to guide and the automated gate isn’t practical. Commercial Entry Service has the experience and equipment to make cantilever gates to secure opening up to 115’ wide.
The photo of the green gate is 75ft long and 9ft high. It uses no ground track to guide it. This is a super rigid custom cantilever gate that weighs over two tons. It secures an opening 50ft wide to allow authorized trucks to come and go. This kind of gate cannot be installed by just anyone, it requires special engineering and experience to install a massive gate like this.
The other example photos of Cantilever gates are lighter weight aluminum designs appropriate for smaller openings for driveway entrance security for cars and people, areas where a simple barrier gate is not sufficient.
Cantilever gates incorporate motorized operation with special sensing capability to operate in a safe method in case anyone were to get in the way, hitting an object or person. The sensors are very important to minimize the risk of injury or damage.
To construct the example green gate Commercial Entry Service had to use special gate hardware materials, available only from Italy, shown in the picture to the right. Massive rollers arrays to hold extremely high stress are needed. This hardware is uniquely built and tested to support a cantilever gate this heavy for a distance of 50′. Anchoring the roller points was done in a super foundation, adequate to suspend the gate this heavy at such a long distance.
Accuracy in construction and installation is paramount for the operation and long term durability of cantilever style trackless gates. At Commercial Entry Door we can manufacture and/or install gates like these examples shown, anywhere in So. California. Call us today to discuss your gate security requirements.
A cantilever gate is supported from rails that run along the inside of a fence structure. This is where it gets its name from – “cantilever” means “hangs over” the gate opening. These gates need to be wider than the usual slide gates in order to provide a counterbalance section along the fence structure where the gate is supported. This section is usually half of the width of the gate opening. They are suspended across the gate from the counterbalance, with no rollers on the ground. Because of this, cantilever gates provide no ground obstruction, making it a preferred choice for heavy-duty and industrial gate applications.
Generally, no part of a cantilever gate comes in contact with the ground directly, or indirectly with any type of wheels. This gate instead “cantilevers” to close the opening. A cantilever gate construction allows for overhanging structures without external bracing.
A cantilever gate frame constructed properly should be able to withstand forces of gravity and wind. Diagonal bracing and trusses are strategically placed to help the gate from sagging.
Why You Should Install A Cantilever Gate
Cantilever gates are not dependent on lateral space requirements.
A cantilever gate design is supported from one end as it opens and closes, because of this the need for a track requirement is eliminated across the gate opening and can span widths of up to 10m. Since it slides along the fence line, it eliminates the lateral space requirement needed by swing gates.
Cantilever gates are the best option for uneven ground, over block paving, grass, gravel, or even water.
A cantilever gate glides on two sets of support rollers, attached to a concrete foundation, ensuring a reliable, smooth, and silent operation.
Cantilever gates can work on an angle, making it ideal for driveways with steep inclines.
You don’t have to ensure the ground is leveled as they work on steep inclines.
Cantilever gates are not affected by weather conditions, like snow or ice.
Since they don’t have any wheels on the ground, snow, ice, or any debris on the driveway won’t affect their movements.
Cantilever gates have longer operational life.
Since a properly designed, fabricated, and installed cantilever gate will reduce friction when being used, it will prolong gate operations.
Cantilever gates are easier to install.
Cantilever gates require no ground track installation, depending solely on overhanging structures based off two side posts. This makes it easier and faster to install.
Cantilever gates are easier to operate since no part comes in contact directly or indirectly with the ground.
There will be no chance of operation error due to ground obstruction or weather causes because cantilever gates do not require ground tracks.
Cantilever gates are quieter than traditional floor track systems.
Cantilever gates are found to be quieter than floor track systems because of the absence of wheels on the ground.