How to install swing Gate motors

Swing gate motor installation
Swing gate motor installation

 

Preparation for Installation

The proper position of the post brackets is a decisive factor to the efficiency and leverage of the gate opener.

The distance (usually it is 25mm /1 inch or more) between the gate opener and the gate is also determined by

the proper position of the post brackets.

Both round and square post can be used because of the curved design of the post brackets. When mounting

the post brackets, use bolts long enough to pass through the entire post. When mounting the post brackets to

wooden posts, a larger-size washer or metal plate should be used between the bolts and the wooden post to

ensure the stability of the fastening hardware when thrust is used.

If the gate post is smaller than 15 cm (6”) diameter or square, it should be made of metal and set in cement to

ensure the stability of the post.

 

 

Determining the Position of Mounting Hardware

NOTE: The following steps are intended for Pull-to-Open gate installation only.

You will find a series of sizes from following chart to determine the proper mounting position

NOTE: Pay attention to the distance A when installing the opener. It MUST be longer than or at least equal to 8cm (3-1/4”). Otherwise, the opener force cannot be effective complete. The opener force is not notably related with the power of the opener.

 

Step 1Place the post pivot bracket between the two post brackets. Insert the M10 x 30 bolt through the center hole of the post bracket and post pivot bracket as shown. Place a ¢10 washer , ¢10 lock washer and M10 nut on the bottom of the bolt and hand tighten.

 Step 2

Attach the gate bracket and post bracket assembly to the opener by inserting a clevis pin. Secure the clevis pins using the hairpin clips.

 

Step 3

With the gate in its desired open position (from 0° to 100° from the gate closed position) and with the opener in its retracted position, place the opener with the gate bracket and post bracket assembly on the gate post and the gate. Position the gate bracket and the post bracket assembly so that the gate opener is level with the horizontal cross member of the gate. While holding the opener in the desired level position, temporarily secure it with two C-clamps.

 

NOTE: There is an emergency release design. Use the release key to release the opener, you can stretch the moving rod or retract it by hand to pull or push the front mount assembly. Be sure that the openers are both locked before you prepare to activate your openers. Other information please refer to content in page 24.

 

Step 4

Determine the optimum position of the pivot bracket on the post bracket assembly by ensuring a minimum 2.5cm (1 inch) distance exists between the gate and the gate opener in both the gate-open and gate-closed positions. To ensure the minimum 2.5cm (1 inch) distance maintained in the gate-closed position, remove the clevis pin from the gate bracket while holding the gate opener, and then close the gate. Move the gate opener so as the gate bracket and the opener are aligned.

NOTE: Ensure the gate opener and the pivot brackets do not bind in the gate –open and gate –closed positions.

If you don’t have enough distance, or the gate opener is binding on the post pivot bracket, you may move the post pivot bracket assembly slightly to the right or left to obtain the proper distance.

After you’ve identified the desired position of the pivot bracket, place the M8 x 30 bolt into the desired pivot on the post bracket.

 

 

Installing the Mounting Hardware

Step 5

Sign the bolt-hole point on the gate bracket and gate. Do this by placing a punch or a sign in the middle of each bolt slot on the post bracket assemblies and the gate bracket. It allows slight adjustments to the post bracket. Then remove the post bracket and gate bracket by taking off the C-clamps.

 

Step 9

Cut all parts of bolt which are extending beyond the tightened nuts by saw.

 

 

Installing of the Opener

Step 10

Fasten the opener to the previously bolted post bracket assembly with the four clevis pins provided.  Insert one clevis pin through the gate opener and the gate bracket. Insert the other clevis pin through the gate opener and the post bracket assembly. Secure the clevis pins with the two hairpin clips.

Mounting the Control Box

Step 1To install the control box use the deck screws (not provided).Ensure the control box is installed in a secure surface and at least 100 cm (40 inches) above the ground to protect it from rain, snow, etc. which probably cause damage to the control box.Warning: Before connecting the AC power cable to the control box, check the plug of power cable is disconnected from AC power socket.
Step 2Insert the power cable and cable of the first gate opener through the front strain relief and into the control box by loosening the strain relief screw located in the leftmost of outside bottom of the control box and feeding the cables into the control box. Check the length of cables is long enough to their respective terminal block in control box.Retighten the sealing nut so that cables are well locked.
    

CAUTION: Install the Control Box in a well ventilated place protected against rain and sunlight.

NOTE: It is strongly suggested that the control box should be mounted in the side of Master Gate (Gate 1), so that the electric lock can be installed correctly and work properly (See Page 9).

 

Step 3

Insert the cable of the second gate opener and alarm lamp cables into the control box through middle strain relief. Then repeat step 2.

 

Step 4

Insert other cables into the control box through rightmost strain relief. Then repeat step 2.

 

NOTE: Only motor cables (1.5m length) are provided. Other cables are subject to site installation requirement and not provided.

 

CAUTION: Make sure the cable outlet hole in the Control Box is always down during installation so as to drain off the water.

Connecting of the control board
Insert the stripped cable wires into the appropriate terminals on the opener terminals block. The red  wire should be inserted into the “MOTOR1+” terminal, the black wire into “MOTOR1-“, the blue wire into ULT1, the green wire into COM, and the yellow wire into DLT1 terminal.Actuator 1

Actuator 2

Similar as the connection of Actuator 1, insert the stripped cable wires into the appropriate terminals on the opener terminals block. The red wire should be inserted into the MOTOR2+ terminal, the black wire into MOTOR2-, the blue wire into ULT2, the green wire into COM, and the yellow wire into DLT2 terminal.

NOTE: It is recommended that Gate Opener 1 is installed in the Master Gate, and Gate Opener 2 is installed in the Slave Gate.

Alarm Lamp (optional)

The red wire of the alarm lamp should be inserted into either LAMP (#11) terminal, the white wire into the other one (#12).

Back-up Battery (optional)

The “24V+” of the battery should be wired to the BAT+ (#13) terminal, “24V-” should be wired to “BAT-” (#14) terminal.

Recommend strongly to use the controller LM118 (WA4004to connect Battery with battery’s Terminal of control board if the battery is used as the primary power supply in system (such as SOL PLUS KIT). Please refer to the user manual of control LM118WA4004separated.

Photocell Beam System (PBS) (optional)

Use a 2-core cable to connect the “- ~” terminal of the photocell’s emitter to the “14” terminal, the “+ ~” terminal to the “9” terminal. Also the “- ~” and “+ ~” terminals of the photocell’s receiver should be connected to the “16” and “17” terminals in parallel.

Use another 2-core cable to connect the “COM” terminal of the receiver to the “17” terminal, the “NC” terminal to the “18” terminal.

Push Button (optional)

The red wire should be inserted into either O/S/C terminal, the white wire into the other one.

Loop Detector (optional)

First insert the LOOP DETECTOR BOARD into the CONTROL BOARD, and then connect the LOOP DETECTOR to the control board. Detailed instruction please refers to the manual instruction of LOOP DETECTOR separated.

Exit Wand (optional)

First insert the EXIT WAND BOARD into the CONTROL BOARD, and then connect the EXIT WAND to the control board. Detailed instruction please refers to the manual instruction of EXIT WAND separated.

Electric Lock (optional)

REV 13a

The electric lock should be wired to the “LOCK” terminal.

External Receiver (optional)

The BROWN wire of the external receiver should be connected into the “19” terminal.

The BLACK wire of the external receiver should be connected into the “20” terminal.

The RED wire of the external receiver should be connected into the “9” terminal.

Wired Keypad (24VDC) (optional)

The RED wire of the wired keypad should be connected into the “9” terminal.

The BLACK wire of the wired keypad should be connected into the “14” terminal.

The WHITE wire of the wired keypad should be connected into the “19” terminal.

The BLUE wire of the wired keypad should be connected into the “20” terminal.

Solar Panel (optional)

Please refer to the manual instruction of solar panel and controller (LM118) separated.

 

How to learn or erase the remote

Learn the remote

Press and release the learn button, the LED will display “Ln”, then press the key in the remote twice in 2 seconds, the LED will flash “Ln” for 4 seconds then back to “- -”. Now the remote has been learnt successfully.

 WARNING: Activate the opener only when gate is in full view, free of obstruction and properly adjusted. No one should enter or leave gate area while gate is in motion. Do not allow children to operate push button or remote. Do not allow children to play near the door.Your swing gate opener receiver and remote control transmitter are set to a matching code. If you purchase additional remote controls, the gate opener must be programmed to accept the new remote code.

 

Erase all the remote codes

Press and hold the learn button until the LED display back to “- -”. Now all remote codes have been erased.

Caution: If you lose one of any remote control, please learn all other remote controls to have a new code for safety.

 

Setting of the Control Board

  1. Press and hold the “FUNC” button for more than 4 seconds. The Digital Display will indicate “P1”. Gate opener is on the SINGLE/DUAL Gate setting. Press the “INC” and “DEC” buttons respectively to following modes:“01” shown in Digital Display, it is Single Actuator 1 (Gate 1) mode. “10” shown in Digital Display, it is Single Actuator 2 (Gate 2) mode. “11” shown in Digital Display, it is Dual actuator mode.Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when the single or dual gate is chosen. The Digital Display will indicate “P2”. Now single/dual gate set is finished.(Factory set is “11”)

    Check again for completed and correct assembly of your swing gate opener and gate. Plug the Power Grounded Cord into the nearest AC outlet. The Digital Display on the Control Board will flash with “- -”. The unit is in standby.

  2. Single/Dual Gate Set

 

  1. Master/Slave Gate Set

When Digital Display indicates “P2”, the gate opener is on the Master/Slave Gate Setting. Press the “INC” and “DEC” Buttons respectively to follow modes:

“01” shown in Digital Display, which means Gate Opener 1 (right-hand side) as Master one

“10” shown in Digital Display, which means Gate Opener 2 (left-hand side) as Master one

Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when the master/slave gate is chosen. The Digital Display will indicate “P3”. Now Master/Slave Gate Set is finished.

(Factory set is “01”)

  1. Set the Open Interval between Master and Slave Gate

When the Digital Display indicates “P3”, the gate opener is on the Open Interval between Master/Slave Gate Setting.

The open interval can be adjusted by pressing the “INC” and “DEC” Buttons respectively. The Digital Display will show “0”-“9”, which indicates the interval time “0” means the Master and Slave gates open simultaneously. “1” means the Master Gate starts to open 1 second before Slave gate starts to open. Max. open interval is 9 seconds. Each time you press and release the “INC” button, the figure increases by 1, and the Master gate starts to open 1 more second earlier. Each time you press and release the “DEC” button, the figure decreases by 1, and the interval decreases by 1 second.

(Factory set is 3 seconds)

Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when the open interval is set. The Digital Display will indicate “P4”. Now Open Interval Set is finished.

  1. Set the Close Interval between Master and Slave Gate

When the Digital Display indicates “P4”, the gate opener is on the Close Interval between Master/Slave Gate Setting.

The close interval can be adjusted by pressing the “INC” and “DEC” buttons respectively. The Digital Display will show “0”-“9”, which indicates the interval time ”0” means the Master and Slave gates open simultaneously. ”1” means the Slave Gate starts to close 1 second before Master gate starts to close. Maximum close interval is 9 seconds. Each time you press and release the “INC” button, the figure increases by 1, and the Slave gate starts to close 1 more second earlier. Each time you press and release the “DEC” button, the figure decreases by 1, and the interval decreases by 1 second.

(Factory set is 3 seconds)

Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when the close interval is set. The Digital Display will indicate “P5”. Now Close Interval Set is finished.

  1. Adjust the Obstruction Sensitivity/Stall Force

When the Digital Display indicates “P5”, the gate opener is on the Stall Force Adjustment.

Without a properly installed safety reversal system, person (particularly small children) could be SERIOUSLY INJURED or KILLED by a closing gate.*Too much force on gate will interfere with proper operation of safety reversal system.*NEVER increase force beyond minimum amount required to close gate.*NEVER use force adjustments to compensate for a binding or sticking gate.* If one control (force or travel limits) is adjusted, the other control may also need adjustment.* After ANY adjustments are made, the safety reversal system MUST be tested. Gate MUST BE TESTED. Gate MUST reverse on contact with a rigid object.The opener is equipped with an obstruction sensing feature. If the gate encounters an obstruction the opener will automatically reverse direction and stop. Based on the length and weight of the gate it may be necessary to make force adjustments. The force adjustment should be high enough that small objects such as branches or wind will not cause nuisance interruptions but low enough to prevent serious injury to a person or a vehicle.

 

6-a Adjust Stall Force of Gate Opener 1

Now we adjust the stall force of gate 1

The stall force of gate opener1 is adjusted by pressing “INC” and “DEC” buttons respectively. The Digital Display will show “1”-“9” which indicates the stall force levels. “1” means the minimum force, and “9” is the maximum force. Each time you press and release the “INC” button, the figure increase by 1, and the force increases to a higher level. Each time you press and release the “DEC” button, the figure decreases by 1, and the force decreases to a lower level. Press “FUNC” to store the data. The Digital Display will indicate “P6”. Now stall force of gate opener 1 is finished.

(Factory set is Level 3)

6-b Adjust Stall Force of Gate Opener 2

When the Digital Display indicates “P6”.you can adjust force of gate opener 2.

Please perform the same procedure as gate opener 1 (6-a).

Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when stall force of gate opener 2 is set. Then “P7” will be shown on the Digital Display.

NOTE: You may need to increase the stall force in cold weather due to increased resistance from gate hinges. The gate opener’s opening/closing force is adjusted automatically according to stall force adjustment.

 

 

 

  1. Adjust the Max Motor Running Time (MRT) of the MOTOR for gate opener

The maximum running time of the MOTOR can be set to make the motor stop running after a specified period even if the limit switch is invalid or the clutch is detached.

7-a. Adjust the MRT of MOTOR1

When the Digital Display indicates “P7”, you can adjust the MRT of MOTOR1.

The MRT of MOTOR1 is adjusted by pressing “INC” and “DEC” buttons respectively. The Digital Display will show “01”-“50” which indicates the MRT of MOTOR1 from 1 to 50 seconds.

You can hold pressing the “INC” or “DEC” button for more than 1 second to speed up the setting. Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when you finish setting. The Digital Display will indicate “P8”.

(Factory default setting is “40” seconds)

7-b. Adjust the MRT of MOTOR2

When the Digital Display indicates “P8”, you can adjust the MRT of MOTOR2.

Please perform the same procedure as adjusting MOTOR1 (7-a).

Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when you finish setting. The Digital Display will indicate “P9”. Now MOTOR2 adjustment is finished.

  1. Set the Safety Photocell Beam System (PBS) (Optional)

When the Digital Display indicates “P9”, the gate opener enters PBS set mode.

You can press and release the “INC” or “DEC” button to set or shut off the PBS function. The Digital Display indicates “11”, the PBS is available. The Digital Display indicates “00”, the PBS is null.

Note: If the “11” is be set, the gate opener won’t work until the PBS system is equipped. The PBS system works only when gate opener is closing. The gate opener will return to its open position when the obstruction blocks the beam from photo eye.

 

Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when the PBS is set. The Digital Display will indicate “PA”.

(Factory set is “00”)

  1. Set the Automatic Closing Time

When the Digital Display indicates “PA”, the gate opener enters into the setting of automatic closing time mode. Press and release the “INC” or “DEC” button, the Digital Display will show a “01”-“99” which indicates the current automatic closing time. The minimum time is 1 second, 99 seconds maximum. Each time you press and release the “INC” button, the figure increases by 1, and the timing increases by 1 second. Each time you press and release the “DEC” button, the figure decreases by 1, and the timing decreases by 1 second. When the timing is “00”, the automatic closing function is shut off and the gate will stay open.

(Factory set is 60 seconds)

Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when the desired automatic closing time is set. The Digital Display will indicate “Pb”

  1. Set the Period of Soft Start

When the Digital Display indicates “Pb”, the gate opener is ready for setting period of soft start.

You can press the “INC” or “DEC” button to set the period of soft start. There is 1-9 seconds available in setting. Press the “FUNC” button to store the data when the period is set. The Digital Display will indicate “PC”.

(Factory set is 3 seconds)

  1. Set the Fast Running Period (FRP) to Achieve Soft Stop Function (SPP)

When the Digital Display indicates “PC”, the Fast Running Period for opening or closing gate is adjustable by pressing “INC” and “DEC” buttons respectively, and the Soft Stop Function is achieved simultaneously.

The Soft Stop means the gate opener runs at slow speed during the last period before the gate completely closes. The Soft Stop Period is unavailable by direct adjust but available through adjusting the Fast Running Period.

There are two running speeds designed in program, i.e. Fast Running Speed and Soft Running Speed. The Fast Running Period is adjustable from 1 to 28 sec. Factory default setting is 15 sec.

Since the GATE OPENING OR CLOSING RUNING PERIOD (GRP) = SOFT START PERIOD (STP) + FAST RUNNING PERIOD (FRP) + SOFT STOP PERIOD (SPP), the SPP could be extended by shortening the FRP when the GRP and STP are fixed. In other words, SPP = GRP–STP–FRP.

Similarly, the Soft Stop Period (SPP) can be shortened through extending the Fast Running Period (FPP).

E.g. When the Soft Start Period (STP) is set at 3 sec, and the GRP is 23 sec, how can we get 4 sec of Soft Stop Period (SPP) to meet the requirement? The answer is clear, i.e. we may set the Fast Running Period (FRP) at 16 sec (23 – 3 – 4 =16 sec).

  1. Return to Factory Set

When the Digital Display indicates “Pd”, press and release the “INC” or “DEC” button. All data will return to factory set, the Digital Display indicates “dF”.

  1. If all of data is set and no other change needed, press “FUNC” Button. “- -” appears on the Digital Display, and the opener enters standby mode.
Indicate Illustration on the Digital Display When Gate
Opener is Running

 

The left image on Digital Display symbolizes motor of gate opener 1 when the gate opener is running. The right image on Digital Display symbolizes motor of gate opener 2.

When the motor is run to gate -open direction or gate -close direction, the image on Digital Display indicates “n” or “u” respectively.

When the motor is not running, the Digital Display indicates “- -”.

When Gate Opener 2 is set as Master gate (i.e. when “10” indicated at P2 set mode in the Control Board), the Digital Display flashes “-n” before the gate completely opens and closes.

Adjusting the Limit Switch 

Step 13

Adjusting the Limit Switch of Actuator 1

The position of Limit Switch A was fixed in factory, do not adjust it again.

Plug on the power to running gate opener, use a screwdriver to loose the screw of Limit Switch B, slide Limit Switch B to the desired closed position and fix it.

Limit setting for Gate 1 is finished now.

NOTE: Always place the magnetic ring between the Limit Switch A and B.

Step 14                                                                                  

Adjusting the Limit Switch of Actuator 2

The position of Limit Switch C was fixed in factory, do not adjust it again.

Use a screwdriver to loose the screw of Limit Switch D, slide Limit Switch D to the desired closed position and fix it.

Limit setting for Gate 2 is finished.

NOTE: Always place the magnetic ring

between the Limit Switch C and D.

NOTE: The magnetic ring in the moving rod can be manually placed between both Limit Switches in each actuator. See Page 24 Emergency Release.

How to Operate

The user may operate the opener once all adjustment setting is finished.

With the gate in its closed position, press and release the remote control, the gate will move to the programmed opening position and stop.

With the gate in its opened position, press and release the remote control, the gate will move to the programmed closing position and stop.

While the gate is moving, press and release the remote control, the gate will stop moving immediately. The next command from the remote will reverse the gate direction and the gate will stop at its programmed opening/closing position.

The gate will stop in case of obstruction during opening. The command from the remote control will reverse the gate direction and the gate will stop at its programmed closing position.

The gate will reverse in case of obstruction or stall force during closing, and it will move to the programmed opening position.

NOTE: The Obstruction Sensitivity /Stall Force is adjustable in 9 levels.

 

In case of the system failure or power cut-off, the gate can be manually opened.Open the plug of the release hole, Insert the release key inside the hole located on the top of actuator body, and then turn clockwise 90°, Motors shall be released. The inverse operation restores the gate automation.

Emergency Release        

 

Installation for Push-to-Open Gates

In a Push-to-Open installation, gate opens out from the property. A Push-To-Open Bracket (PSO part) is required to be used for each gate. The gate is in the closed position during the opener is installed.Step 1Place the PSO bracket between the two post brackets. Insert the M10x30 bolt through the center hole of the post bracket and PSO bracket as shown. Place a ¢10 washer , ¢10 lock washer and M10 nut on the bottom of the bolt and hand tighten.

 Ensure the gate does not open into public areas.

 

REV 13a
Step 2Attach the gate bracket and post bracket assembly to the opener by inserting a clevis pin. Secure the clevis pins using the hairpin clips.

 

Step 3

With the gate in closed position and with the opener in their retracted position, place the opener with the gate bracket and post bracket assembly on to the gate post and the gate. Position the gate bracket and the post bracket assembly so that the gate opener is level with the horizontal cross member of the gate. While holding the opener in the desired level position, temporarily secure with two C-clamps.

Step 4 to Step 9Repeat the Step 4-9 in P 13-14.

 

Step 10The motors’ power wires and limit wires connection by “Push to Open” is different from the connection by “Pull to Open”. So motor 1 and motor 2 wires should be connected to the control box as the instruction in the right, not according to the instructions in Page 17.The black wire should be inserted into the Motor+ terminal, the red wire should be inserted into the Motor- terminal, the yellow wire into ULT1 terminal, the blue wire into DLT1 terminal and the green wire is still into COM terminal.

Maintenance

 Warning: Disconnect power before servicing.

  1. Using a clean, dry cloth, wipe the gate opener shaft, and then apply a silicone spray to reduce its friction. In cold climates where temperatures reach 1°C (30°F) or less, spray silicone on the actuator every 4~6 weeks to prevent freeze up.
  2. Regularly check gate hinges to make sure gate is swinging smoothly and freely. Grease hinges if needed.
  3. Check your installation periodically, as hardware and posts will shift. Brackets may need to be adjusted or hardware may need to be tightened.
  4. Maintain the area around your gate. Keep the areas free of objects that can prevent the gate swinging freely.

NOTES:

  1. Inspection and service should always be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected.
  2. It is suggested that while at the site voltage readings be taken at the operator. Using a Digital Voltmeter, verify that the incoming voltage to the opener it is within ten percent of the opener’s rating.
  3. Refer to Page 21 for instructions on how to check gate force and sensitivity adjustments.

 

Trouble Shooting

  1. Opener does not run. Digital Display indicator is not on.
  • Check if all motor are properly connected and color coded. Make sure the AC input is connected.
  • Check if the fuse in control board is bad.
  1. Opener powers up but does not run.
  • Arm cable loose or disconnected. Verify that all of the wires going to the arm are secure and that the connector is properly mated to the header.
  • Arm is incorrectly installed. Disconnect the motor housing from the arm and verify that the arm moves freely.
  • Gate is excessively heavy or hinges are bad. Verify that the gate is within the ratings for this product. Disconnect the arms and verify that both gates swing easily. Lubricate or replace hinges as necessary.
  • Bad control board. Call technical support for help with replacement parts.
  1. Gate stops immediately after it starts moving.
  • Obstruction sensed. Check safety devices and gate for obstructions.
  • Force set too low. Adjust FORCE setting until gate completes a full open/close cycle without stop. The force setting may need to be adjusted in cold weather, as the gate will not move freely.
  • Check if the MRT period is too short. Refer to page 21.
  • Incorrect power.
  1. Gate opens but does not close.
  • Photocell (PBS) is set in Control Board but is not equipped (optional). Please cancel the PBS set. Refer to page 22.
  • Obstruction blocking close photo eyes, Check eyes for alignment and verify all connections and operation for safety devices.
  1. Gate ignores the limit switches
  • Check that the limit switch is not faulty
  • Check that wires to the limit switch are not shorted.
  • Ensure that the motor cable is away from sources of electrical interference, such as electric fences, power lines etc.
  1. Gate opens, closes or stops on its own
  • Ensure that the key for manual release is in the lock position.