Mounted Swing Arm:
These units are favored as the work horses of the industry.
You will find these units on a majority of high use applications.
This type of operator usually features two oil bathed gear boxes
and a very heavy chassis. The circuit board can be accessed through
the front panel, but you have to remove the arm to gain access to
To manually release the unit, the bonnet on the arm is removed by
unfastening a bolt and a lever is lifted to release the gate. Some
security is lost due to the units not having a locking mechanism.
Getting the units to open during a power outage is awkward if you
don't have a wrench handy. We recommend the battery backup option
when purchasing. The Elite brand also has a battery powered model
called the "Roboswing"
Several manufacturers make this type of operator. The Elite brand
was the first to design it and is the leading manufacturer. There
are a few companies making excellent units that are almost identical
for less money.
Find Elite gate operators here.