Automated Gates Overview

American Access Company is a division of AmeriFence Corporation’s parent company American Fence Company. American Access Company installs thousands of automatic gates, gate operators, and access control systems each year. Following expert installation, American Access Company also provides maintenance and repair to automated gates, gate opener operators, and all access control components.

Automatic Gate Operator Installation

Modern gate operators are limited in their ability to function on their own. You will require no less than five different gate entry control devices for your automatic gate system. A combination of the following products is needed for a complete automated gate system:

  • Photoelectric through beams
  • Contact edges
  • Proximity readers
  • Ground loops and wands
  • Keypads
  • Photoeyes
  • Card readers

Automatic Gate Operator Repair

Twenty years ago, a gate opener was nothing more than an electric motor, gear reducer, a brake, a couple contacts and ice cube relays. Repairs were simple with so few moving parts. Today’s gate operators are sophisticated pieces of machinery with multiple circuit boards, plug-in and standalone components, and integrated gate safety devices. Open one up and it will resemble a personal computer.

When you get your automated gate installed, you want it to last a lifetime. In order to get true longevity out of your automated gate, you must perform regular maintenance. To ensure your automatic gate lasts, you can take a few steps to keep it maintained through daily use and environmental conditions.

  1. Clean your gate chain frequently.
  2. Tension and grease your gate chain regularly.
  3. Inspect and adjust all moving components as needed.

– Trucks
– Guides
– Chains
– Chain rollers

Automatic Gate Operator Replacement

Replacing a worn-out gate operator involves more than just swapping-out the unit. It involves upgrading the gate system and gate safety devices to integrate with the new gate opener. Today’s gate operators require integrated safety devices be in-play before beginning operation. American Access Company’s professional staff are knowledgeable not only on today’s technology but on older units as well. We have been installing gate operators and automated gate devices for over five decades.

American Access Company is one of the Midwest’s largest installers of complete electric gate systems. In cooperation with our vendor partners, we maintain a large inventory of components you will require to complete your system.

American Access Company will turnkey your access control and gate entry systems to assure a smooth installation.