Get It Right
The misery of bad service far outweighs the elation of a
AES (SCOTLAND) LTD believes a
correctly designed and installed system with little maintenance
should last 15-20 years plus.
Not 18 months as is often the case with many other installers.
AES (SCOTLAND) LTD employees have been installing and
maintaining automatic systems. For no less than 13 years and in
that time AES (SCOTLAND) LTD has seen the market place change
Since 1980 the number of companies dealing in the automatic gate
market has grown from a couple of dozen to well over 10,000
throughout the UK alone. Unfortunately this growth has drawbacks
as well as advantages. With such a growth, most of which has
been very recent, the level of qualified, quality experience has
become very sparse and there are a great deal of inexperienced
people giving poor advice to new customers. This advice is often
price driven and though meant in good faith lacks the knowledge
to offer mid to long term reliability in the gate system. To be
locked in or out of your own property is not funny and to be
told your installer is too busy to give prompt response is even
less so. So often clients believe specifications from
different companies are the same, simply because they are either
told so, or the main items are listed similarly. This is, in
nearly every case, far from the truth. The main items, such as
the type of operator, actually represent a small fraction of the
full system value. The very best operators on the market are
only as good as the supporting components that make up the
entire installation. Often the work people do not see is the
most important part of any installation. Very much like building
a house, if the foundations are not right, even the best house
in the world has little chance of lasting. The construction of
the gate and support posts themselves are often wildly
different. A photograph or a line drawing of a gate can be very
misleading. The construction method, the size and type of
materials used, as well as the finishing often vary
tremendously, giving a great difference in the raw material
An unqualified saving could jeopardise your entire
There are a
number of operator types to choose from.
The operator is the motorised element that controls the physical
movement of the gate either directly or indirectly. The operator
usually controls both the opening and closing movement of the
gate and is regulated with variable pressure adjustment to suit
each installation. Different operators lock open and / or
closed. They can lock in both positions or be non-locking in
Different speeds of operation are available together with
standard and non-standard sizes for varied applications.
Operators can be visible above ground or concealed underground
with manual overrides fitted. The direction of opening and the
amount or degree of travel together with the weight of gate and
probable wind resistance will also determine the type of
operator best suited for each application.
The usage cycle and potential for abuse from natural or man-made
conditions will once again suggest which operator is
AES (SCOTLAND) LTD also offer DDA (Disability Discrimination
Electro Mechanical Gate Mounted Operators
The ‘ATI’ motors are extremely strong and able to cope with
heavyweight gates. The strength of the ATI motor is achieved by
the irreversibly geared worm drive mechanism. All the models can
be operated by all the standard CAME accessories e.g. remote
controls, push buttons, keypads etc. In the eventuality of a
power cut the ‘ATI’ machine has a key operated manual release
A common application for the
‘ATI’ series would be to operate a traditional five bar
wooden gate. A situation in which the ‘ATI’ series is very
useful, is a pair of closed-in boarded gates in an exposed
position, where the force of the wind will pose no problems
to the strength of the ‘ATI’.
The ‘ATI’ gate operator is a cost effective and efficient
way of automating your gates
kit is a complete system for a pair of wing gates up to
2.5m each leaf and is most commonly used in small hinge
The motors are worm driven and are very strong and provide
very smooth operation.
The ‘KRONO’ kit
is a cost effective method of providing a complete
automation system for small hinge geometry gates.
The FERNI articulated arm gate operator is designed to
automate gates that are hung from large brick or stone pillars.
The FERNI can be operated by all the standard CAME accessories
e.g. remote controls, push buttons, keypads etc.
In the eventuality of a power
cut the FERNI has a lever operated manual release mechanism
which is situated on the motor casing. The simplicity of
operation of a winding arm machine always ensures the
fastest possible operating of the gate. A common application
for the ‘FERNI’ motor is a situation, such as a gateway
directly on a main road, where the gates’ opening time needs
to be as quick as possible.
the ‘FERNI’ proves to be the fastest and most versatile external
Electro Mechanical Underground
As its name implies this superb, much copied gate machine is
designed to operate in damp, below ground level conditions. It
is indeed the most popular machine with the discerning customer,
who not only wants a long lasting reliable gate machine, but
also does not want to see any type of armature attachment on the
inside of the gates.
automation system can be fitted to new gateways or most
pairs of existing gates that you may have. AES (SCOTLAND)
LTD are able to visit your gateway to professionally ensure
that the ‘FROG’ automation system is the best possible
solution for your requirement .
Sliding Gate System
is limited space in an entrance, an electric sliding gate which
takes up little or no room is the ideal solution.
Whenever the driveway entrance turns sharply to the right or the
left and a wing type gate would form an obstruction to the
turning vehicle, then an electric sliding gate is the ideal
Whenever extra security is required and the driveway needs to be
securely closed off by the electric gate, then the electric
sliding gate forms the ideal solution.
The CAME range of
electric sliding gate operators has a machine for every size of
gate. Residential gates can be opened with the 'BX' or 'BXE'
machines and commercial gateways with the 'BK' range or the 'BY
3500' series. The robust and reliable rack and pinion method of
operation is very straightforward and can be used on metal or
The sophisticated electronic control panel can be programmed to
accommodate timed auto-closure and partial opening to allow just
pedestrian access and can accept wired low voltage signalling
from the whole range of CAME accessories.
The installation of an electric sliding gate system is a little
more involved than any other type of electric gate as it has to
have more civil engineering done at the initial stage, but once
the correct ground track and/or cantilever roller frames are
installed, then the installation follows the same format as with
other types of electric gates, continuing with the mechanical
engineering stage of gate fabrication and gate mounting,
followed by the
final stage of electrical fixing and commissioning. We are
qualified and available to survey your gateway to recommend
which sliding gate motor and gate will suit best your individual
Our typical costs for
automation only are around: -
£1100.00 (Low), £1500.00 (Average) , £2000.00+ (High)
Commercial - £2000.00 (Low), £2500.00 (Average), £3000.00+
£1600.00 (Low), £2100.00 (Average) , £2600.00+ (High)
Commercial - £2600.00 (Low), £3100.00 (Average), £3600.00+
All prices exclude VAT
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