Commercial Automated Sliding Gate

Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Client’s Brief: To provide a sliding vehicle gate to allow access into service depot.

Gates to be very secure, vertical palisade steel rails.

AGD Specification

Gate Type: Tracked Sliding gate with vertical palisade rails

Material: Steel, zinc galvanised, satin black finish

Size: 7000mm x 2000mm approx

Posts: Installed between steel posts

Automation: Sliding gate motor

Make/Type: FAAC 844

Safety: Safety beams and under ground detector loops

Access Control: Remote control and timed access/exit

Power supply: Power to entrance by main contractor


This large sliding tracked gate system installation was carried out on behalf of a local logistics company in the town of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

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 over clad with heavy duty triple pointed zinc galvanised palisade vertical infills.

The gates are fully supported in the open and close positions by heavy duty galvanised steel support posts. The gate runs along a special ground mounted track fixed to the concrete drive surface.

The gates are automated using a heavy duty sliding gate motor which is controlled by a timer device that allows the gates to open in the morning and close again at night. This enables visitors and firms many delivery vans free entry and egress during normal business hours. Out of hours the gates can be operated by hold open key switch or remote control hand sets by authorised persons.

All civil works, ducting and power supply requirements were provided by others with AGD Systems installing and commissioning the gate system and access control equipment.