A cantilever gate is a slightly more sophisticated option compared to tracked sliding gates, and overall has more advantages. A cantilever sliding gate operates by using an extended section of gate to counterbalance the gate section which spans the opening. In effect the gate is suspended and balanced, therefore the cantilever gate doesn't require a track below it to run along.
If the area is of rough ground or prone to debris like mud and stones then a cantilever gate is far more suitable because there is no track in the ground to keep clear. The same applies if there is snow and ice on the ground, a cantilever sliding gate will be less affected by these conditions.
Cantilever timber clad gate driven by low voltage elecro mechanical motor. Operation by remote control and key pad with ground probe for opening and auto close with emergency stop, safety maintained by using single traveling photo cell combined with force limitation, secondary photo cell and safe edge.
Cantilever timber clad gate driven by low voltage elecro mechanical motor. Operation by remote control finger scanner and key pad, impulse control with automatic closing and emergency stop, safety maintained by using traveling photo cell combined with force limitation secondary photo cell and safe edges.
Cantilever gates offer a great alternative to swing gates. Perhaps you prefer cantilever gates, or it could be the layout of your property would benifit from a sliding gate as an alternative.
You might need a cantilever gate if your entrance has:
Limited room for swing gate wings to open in, compromising possible parking space.
Turns sharply left or right and a swinging gate would create an obstruction to the turning vehicle.
Is on a steep upward incline preventing a swing gate wing from opening up the drive.
Cantilever gate designs can replicate those of swinging gates, giving the illusion of being a pair when closed.
They can be made to the same standard designs and from the same materials as swing gates.
Cantilever gates do offer you the advantage of being able to fit where a traditional swing gate wouldn’t, offering you nearly the same aesthetic and security advantages. Indeed a cantilever gate is often more secure once locked as the gates weak points are usually less accessible and the single structure design ensures additional prevention from the gate being driven into.