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Automatic Electric Gates: Sliding Gates, Swing and Bifolding

Procter Automatic Gates experience in the design, manufacture and installation of gates goes back more than 100 years, and as the automation of gates increased over the decades so Procter has been at the forefront of innovation and gate safety.

Automatic Gates Offer So Much and Can Be Essential

Manual gates are of course an option and are suitable in some applications - e.g. a pedestrian access with a swing gate where security is not an issue - but automatic gates offer far more and are often essential anyway because:

  • Due to their weight and physical size, larger gates normally require power to move them
  • Remote operation is obviously only achievable with powered automatic gates
  • Automatic gates will normally represent a better use of manpower (as either no person, or just one, is required for their operation)
  • All necessary safety features can be built into gates and use the same electrical supply

If you want advice on any aspect of automatic gates and their safety, please call us on 02920 855 756 or fill out this simple automatic gates request form.


Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, will be on Stand 44 at Fencex 2014, which takes place on 15 October at Stoneleigh Exhibition Park near Coventry.  The company, which is one of only a very small number of Safety Assured members of the Powered Gate Group of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), will be supporting Gates Safety Week (13-19 October) by offering free copies of its Powered Gates Risk Assessment Calculator and launching a new specification checking service for architects and specifiers.
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Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, is launching a free specification checking service for architects and specifiers.  This service will help to ensure that new powered gates comply with all current safety standards and guidance from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Powered Gates Group of the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF).  Moreover, it will help to avoid the need for costly alterations and upgrades during or after the installation, and architects, specifiers and end users can be confident that the gates will, in fact, be safe.
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Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, has published a new brochure detailing its capabilities and product range. The company's gates are used at industrial facilities, utility complexes, schools, transport hubs and private residences throughout the country.
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The HSE has published a set of powered gate safety FAQs (frequently asked questions) to help people understand the issues relating to powered gate (automatic gates) and ensure that such gates are safe to use. 
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The automated gates for the school entrances are both cantilevered sliding gates that control access through 8m-wide openings.  These are Procter Pro-glide 20 gates that have been customised with laser-cut panels containing the academy's name in its own colours.  In addition, the gates feature the architect's choice of round pales to compliment the ornamental vertical bar railings either side of the entrances.  The gates and railings are finished with a combination of galvanising and polyester powder coating that is attractive, long-lasting and virtually maintenance-free. 
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The DHF guide to powered gate safety was developed with the backing of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and following consultation with major equipment suppliers and leading installers. It has now been adopted as best practice technical guidance within the automatic gate industry. Providing a summary of the principal issues, as well as detailed guidance, the free publication is providing to be a valuable resource for people needing more information about the safety of powered gates.
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Procter Sliding Gates is launching a new range comprising the Series 10, Series 20 and Series 30 Pro-glide cantilever and tracked sliding gates. This comprehensive and competitively priced range gives architects and specifiers an exceptionally broad choice of options to suit an almost unlimited variety of commercial, industrial and public sector applications. Moreover, complete customisation is available within the same timescale and cost structure.
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Procter Sliding Gates has published a new White Paper, How to specify sliding gates - a guide for architects and specifiers, to guide reader through the complex process of specifying sliding gates.  The free White Paper will help architects and specifiers to ensure that the gates perform as intended, are safe to use and are economical to purchase and maintain. 


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Procter Sliding Gates has published a new White Paper, Safety requirements for powered sliding gates, that provides a wealth of hints and tips.  The free guide has been written for architects and specifiers who need to be aware of the safety issues relating to automatic sliding gates.


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Procter Sliding Gates has installed a Pro-Glide Series 20 powered sliding gate for Four Oaks Primary School in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. In addition, the company supplied and installed perimeter fencing and pedestrian gates.


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