Large Automated Sliding Gate with access controls

Location: Fosse Way, Warwickshire

Client’s Brief: To provide a secure sliding vehicle gate with steel palisade fence infill, Voice Intercom to office location.

AGD Specification

Gate Type: Cantilever Sliding gate

Material: Steel Palisade, Zinc Galvanised

Size: 7000mm x 2400mm approx

Posts: Steel support posts

Automation: Sliding gate motor

Make/Type: FAAC 844 with manual override

Safety: Safety Beams and underground loop detector

Access Control: Intercom with integral codepad – Fully Automatic with hold open facility

Power supply: All Civils and Power to entrance by main contractor


This installation was carried out on behalf of a packaging company at their logistics depot on The Fosse Way, Warwickshire.

The key requirements were security and to allow large vehicles to enter & leave safely. The gates were constructed from robust steel  box section frame members overclad with zinc galvanised palisade vertical uprights.

The gates are fully supported in the open and close positions by heavy duty galvanised steel support posts.  The gate entrance sloped left to right which meant that a ground track could not be fitted to overcome this we specified a trackless cantilever type sliding gate.  As can be seen from the photograph the overall gate length is approximately 30% longer than the entrance width this is to provide a counter balance to allow the gate to run freely on the guide roller arrangement.

The gates are automated using a heavy duty sliding gate motor which is controlled from the nearby office using an intercom with hold open facility.  A code pad allows authorised access out of hours.

All civil works, ducting and power supply requirements was provided by the main contractor with AGD Systems installing and commissioning the gate system and access controls.

NB: Since this photograph was taken a full safety system has been built into this gate, in the form of reactive rubber safety strips on the leading edges and posts.