Linear Swing Arm System

Linear Actuators Swing Gate Systems

Linear Actuators and Harmonic Arm Systems are the two main types of swing gate systems that apply to more than 95% of people.

A linear actuator is a technical term for an automatic swing gate system mounted off the ground and connects to the gate post and the gate frame itself. The majority of residential swing gates use automatic swing gate systems. They are used on some light-duty commercial applications too.

Linear actuators consist of a motorized “gate arm” that gets longer or shorter to move the gate open and closed. Brackets attached to the post and gate frame hold the gate arm in place and allow it to pivot as the gate moves back and forth. They perform two different actions: swinging the gate(s) inward or outward.

The most common linear actuators are direct driven mechanically by an electric motor. Some are hydraulically driven, but these are much more expensive and often not necessary. Lastly, linear actuators usually require automatic locks to keep them completely secure.

Harmonic Arm Swing Gate Systems

A harmonic arm swing gate system is a technical term for an automatic swing gate system mounted on the ground, usually on a concrete pad. This gate operating system is usually used on commercial swing gate applications where the gates are very heavy and/or very long. Residential gates generally do not require harmonic swing gates because they are smaller/lighter in size, and the space needed to install them is not available.

Harmonic arm gate systems do not connect to the post like linear actuators. Instead, they sit on the ground next to the gate and connect directly to the gate frame. This harmonic arm is a two-piece arm with a fulcrum point somewhere in the middle that folds or extends as the motor turns forward or backward. Harmonic arm swing gate systems do not require an automatic lock.

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After you make your initial call to us, we will schedule your work as soon as possible. We pride ourselves on always being there for our clients to respond to warranty service calls.

We are not in control of shipping times for replacement parts, some of which come from overseas. Response times may be extended due to Covid restrictions or shipping delays. We ask that you give us professional liberty since these circumstances are beyond our control.

Lastly, the ultimate resolution may likely take longer than that if additional troubleshooting is required. However, we will always be there for you to follow through and handle your warranty service issue to completion, no matter how long it takes.

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