Cantilever Slide Gates
Phoenix Fence manufactures, distributes and professionally installs Commercial and Industrial Grade Chain Link Slide Cantilever Gates in various styles, heights and specifications.
Cantilever Slide Gates
Cantilever Slide Gates are optimal for larger openings where the arc of the swing gate will interfere with obstructions and in applications requiring automatic gate operators. The design of Cantilever Gates is based on a gate panel that slides through the gate opening in a linear motion fully supported above ground. Cantilever gates are built larger than the gate opening they are designed to close off. More specifically, they are manufactured to an overall length of “1.5 times the opening size plus 1 foot” so as to provide a counter balance section for support between two counter balance posts each with a top and bottom roller assembly. The gate panel is suspended on these mounting posts such that no part of the gate comes in contact with the ground. Note that there must be an adequate length of fence or an open clear line on the outside of the counter balance posts for the gate panel to slide into the fully open position. Cantilever gates are available to match all fence heights and in opening sizes up to 30 feet as a single slide (60 feet as a double slide).
Gates are manufactured from a welded galvanized steel construction and available in five standard colors; Galvanized, Black, White, Brown or Green. The Cantilever Gate frame must be constructed properly to help withstand the forces of gravity and wind. Intricate diagonal bracing and trusses are strategically welded in place to help prevent gate sag.
Cantilever Slide Gates are the ideal for applications requiring automatic gate operator systems since no part of the gate comes in contact with the ground. Also, the most durable type of automatic electric gate operator for high usage in cold weather applications is Slide Gate Operators (as opposed to Swing Gate Operators). Proper design, fabrication, and installation of a cantilever slide gate will reduce friction during operation and prolong the life of a gate operator.
Functional requirements and site layout should always be considered before selecting your style of gate.