This page is a new page hosted by Galway Gates .com and will be dedicated to holding information about each and every new job we complete. Some websites believe in a testimonials page. Anybody can make up fictitious names and put in a really good name, for themselves. We believe in posting pictures ashard proof of each job we do! Some of the images that you see on this page will also be updated onto our ever expanding gallery so that our customers will be provided with the largest online gallery for Gates in and Electric Gates in Galway. We will also be leaving our customers comments in this page which will also be copied over to our testimonials page. We have launched this page so that you the customer will see the quality of workmanship that goes into each and every job. You will also see videos featured on this page that will give you a clear understanding of the different aspects of gate automation. If you have any questions regarding any of the gates installations on this page then you can simply fill in the query form which we have installed at the bottom of the page. Galway Gates.com hopes that every customer is satisfied with our level of workmanship as we are always working towards perfection.
The very first installation to hit our blog page is two sets of gates and FAAC Electric Gate Systems in Co Offaly. After two toyota land-cruiser jeeps were stolen from the premises within two weeks of each-other the proprietor had enough. One Electric Gate System was fitted with a beautiful stainless steel wireless intercom with blue LED backlight and a coded entry keypad. The other electric gate system was fitted with a coded entry keypad and a GSM dial to open system. Below are pictures of both installations at the premises.
The five imagesbelow are from two gate systems which we have just finished in Offaly. Both gate systems were installed on the same premises. One was fitted with a wireless intercom and keypad and the other was fitted with a GSM dial to open and also a keypad.
Uploaded today the following pictures are from a new Gate Automation and Gate installation in Oughterard. You can see the gates before they are sent off for galvanising and also the motors and mechanical stops being installed before the gates are ready to be fitted. The gates will be fitted early next week so please stay posted for our updated pice and see how the project turns out.
We are also due to finish an electric gate system which we are fitting to an existing set of gates in Claregalway. The system we are putting in is a DEA which has a GSM Dial to open fitted and also a groundloop for vehicle detection. The groundloop has been cut into an already tarmaced driveway which we will be filling in with dyed black concrete.Below are pics of the job so far.
We will be travelling to Ringsend in Dublin to fit a DEA timber sliding gate. We will be fitting the track and foundations and completing any groundworks and early next week we will be fitting the gates and fully automating the system. We will have pics of the completed groundworks up tomorrow and next week we will have pics of the full project.
As promised here are the photographs of the first fixing on the DEA Sliding Electric Gate System. As you can see we dug out a trench for the track and motor and also dug a deep foundation for the electric motor. The DEA system we will be installing here is capable of pushing a 900kg gate so it is well over specced for the job. Even though the system can push 900kg it will also detect anything that inhibits the path of the gate and stop immediately. This anti-crush feature is an absolute must around children and even adults. When we finished the job we barriered off the entrance to allow the concrete to dry. We will be back to this job in a few days to install the electric gate system along with two pedestrian gates.
As stated on a previous post (30-8-2013) we were due to finish a job in Claregalway where we were fitting a DEA Underground electric gate system to an existing pair of gates. We just finished the job yesterday (31-8-2013) and below are the pictures of the finished job. We had cut across the tarmac with a con saw and ran our cables in the chanels. After the Electric Gate System was programmed and up and running we filled in the cut tarmac using black dyed concrete. After a few days the concrete will be the same colour as the tarmac leaving a very neat job.
2/9/2013 Here is a recent Pedestrian Gate which we have fitted in Athenry. This gate is fitted with fully recycled plastic panels which look exactly like timber. The great thing about the pvc timber is that it never has to be painted or treated, simply powerwashed every now and again.
As stated on the 30/8/13 we were to finish up a new project in Oughterard, Co Galway. Well here is the job being completed!! You can see in the second picture the gates were just out from the galvanising plant. In the third picture Kenneth is welding the Gate to the arm of the electric gate motor and also in picture five he is welding the gate to the hinge point. In the last picture you can see the finished product!!!
As stated on the 31st of last month we were due to finish up a sliding gate installation. Here are the frames of the gates just before they were sent off for galvanising. The gates will be fitted with the same PVC timber effect panels as the Athenry pedestrian gate above. We are soon due to finish the project and will upload the finished product very shortly.
We will be heading for Dublin tomorrow morning to fit a sliding gate at a house in Ringsend. The main Gate is constructed with a 4″x2″ box section frame and has recycled plastic panels that look exactly like timber. The beauty of inserting the pvc panels is that unlike timber they will never need to be treated. A simple powerwash or wipe with a damp cloth every now and again will do the trick! Stay posted for the pics on the finished job! We should have them posted tomorrow evening!!
Here is the finished photographs from the job in Ringsend. The job turned out very well and our customer was delighted with the finished product.
DAY 1: The first day we started in Ringsend we prepared all of the Groundworks. We started by digging a trench across the driveway and running the necessary cables across in ducting. After our cables were across we poured the concrete for the sliding gate track. We then pebble dashed the concrete with the same gravel that was in the driveway. The driveway was then barriered off for the night as the concrete set.
The second day we arrived in Ringsend we came with two pedestrian gates, a sliding gate and a DEA Sliding Gate System along with a digital entry keypad. Within the day we had the three gates fitted and the gate automation system commissioned. The gates you see in the pictures have a 4 x 2 box section frame and PVC Timber inset. The gate sits only 20mm above the track. Normally Sliding gates are about 60mm above the track but we set the wheels inside the box section frame for neatness. These gates only need to be wiped down every now and again to be kept clean. Unlike timber, they will never have to be treated.
We have just acquired ten new contracts including:
- three electric gate systems in Roscahill,
- an electric gate system in Carraroe to be fitted to an existing gate,
- a dual sliding gate system in dublin,
- a car park entrance gate in Mayo,
- an underground system to be fitted to an existing gate in Barna,
- an underground system with cattle-grid incorporated in Ardfry House, Oranmore,
- gates and an electric gate system in Cleggan, Co Galway.
- gates and an electric system in Kingston, Knocknacarra.
We have set out dates and times for these installations and we will keep you posted on our progress with detailed descriptions and images.
Below are images of the entrance at Carraroe after we set the motor boxes in place. The entrance already had a set of gates on place. We had to take the gates to our workshop to have the hinges altered as the hinges that were in place would not suit the movement of the electric gate motor arm. We installed a wireless intercom unit and proximity card/ keypad. We are due to finish this project tomorrow so we will keep you posted with images and descriptions…….
Here are a few images of our recent jobs which we will be adding descriptions to very soon. Thank you for staying posted.
The images below are taken from the day we were completing groundworks for a brand new set of gates and a gate automation system at Kingston road in Galway. As there was a lot of trenches to dig we hired out a mini digger for the day. We then used it to pull up the old cattle-grid and then we back filled it. We are due to fit the electric gate system this week and we will soon have pice of the finished job.
Here you have it! The finished job! 🙂
Info On this job will soon be posted………….
The job below is an overground hydraulic gate automation system at the Water Pumping station at Tonnebrucky in Co Galway. The palisade gate was fitted with hydraulic rams which could be operated from a keypad, gsm dial to open, ground loop unit and also keyfob remotes. Mobile numbers from county council staff were programmed into the gsm unit so that only they could operate the system.
The job below is a retrofit of a DEA Ghost 200 Gate Automation kit along with a wireless intercom unit and a digital coded entry keypad at a house in Carraroe Co Galway. We had to dig a trench across the driveway for the cables. After the cables were ran we used dyed black concrete to fill back in. We used a very high quality keypad and intercom which were both of stainless steel construction. We also programmed a few proximity cards which could also be used with the digiprox keypad.
The images below are from a gate automation job which we have just completed in Newport in Co Mayo. The job was a retrofit where we had to install an intercom, keypad, groundloop as well as a DEA Ghost 200 underground electric gate kit. We had to cut out two sections from the cattle-grid so that we could fit the automatic openers. We also fitted two support brackets below the motor boxes which we then welded the motor box to. The result was an extremely solid fixing for the motor foundation boxes. As well as that, the motors are completely above ground so drainage will be absolutely no issue.
Watch a video of the ground-loop in operation here:
The images below are from a 19 foot wide gate entrance at the Nursing Home in Carna Co Galway. The entrance was originally fitted with an electro mechanical underground gate automation system which was under specced for the gate. The gearboxes on the motors failed because of too much leverage on the system caused by the width of each leaf. This happened on two separate installations. Thats when the nursing home called us to come up with a solution that would replace and rectify what had been installed by another gate automation installer. The hydraulic gate operators which we installed are over specced for the entrance and there should be no issues in future. Aswell as that the gates operate at a faster rate on a system which has a much higher duty cycle than what had previously installed. Our customer at the Nursing Home was very happy with the installation to say the least.
Watch the videos of this system in operation here:
The images below are of a new electro mechanical underground electric gate system which we installed at BushyPark in Galway. The old system had failed due to sudden starting and stopping of the gate motors. The sudden starting and stopping of the motors over a period of four years had completely wrecked the gearboxes. We completely removed the old system and installed over specced electric gate motors that have the capability of pushing 400kg per leaf. As well as that we replaced the old control panel which features the soft starting and stopping of the gates. This completely saves the gearboxes in future and ensures a much longer lifespan for the gate automation system. We also added drainage ducts to the new motor boxes and tapered the concrete up to the boxes to make sure the surface water ran around the motors and not into them. We also fitted a GSM Dial To Open Unit to the gate system. Another happy customer…………………….
Below are images from a job we have just completed for a property management company in Chapel Court, Claremorris, Co Mayo. The reason that electric gates were constructed and installed was because the communal rubbish skips for the apartment block were being used for illegal dumping. The illegal dumping was costing thousands every year in refuse charges. Each occupier of the appartment block now has a proximity fob with which they can access the pedestrian gate. Also they can activate the automated gates by the use of a radio remote is they wish to access the site by car. The refuse company also has been given remotes with which they can now access the gates. The gate automation control panel and switchgear was wired into the ESB metering room just beside the entrance.
The image below is from a set of existing gates which we automated in Carnmore, Co Galway. We had to cut accross the tarmac and fill in again using dyed black concrete. We also installed ground up lighters which are automatically controlled by a photocell (day/night sensor).
The below gate was newly fabricated and was also fitted with a DEA Ghost 200 Underground gate automation kit. This set of gates has a simple but modern design and are becoming a very popular choice with our customers. It is constructed completely from box section steel which is then galvanised and powder painted.
The entrance below is in Athenry and is going to be fitted with brand new gates and an automation system.
The two images below are from the beginning of fabrication of palisade gates which are to be fitted at a truck depot in Adamstown Co Dublin. The gates will be automated with a DEA sliding gate system which will be capable of pushing 1.2 tonnes per leaf. Due to the high duty cycle and demand upon these gates we have decided to well over spec the gate automation system.
As promised here are the photos of the Palisade sliding gates in Dublin. The original spec for the job was one big sliding Palisade Gate. We decided that it would be better to create two sliding gates so that a quicker entry or exit was possible. As you can see these gates are much bigger than any of the other gates you will see on our website. Each gate is five metres in width giving a total opening of ten metres. The gates weigh over 350kgs each. As we always do we over-speced the gate automation system and put in two DEA LIVI Sliding Gate motors. These motors are capable of moving 900kgs per motor so as you can imagine the opening of the gates will be effortless. The gates are controlled from a GSM Dial To Open system that has been programmed to open the gates through listed numbers only. The system will log 10,000 entries so it is possible to see what drivers entered and at what times. The systems have also been installed with battery back-up so that it is possible to operate the gates in the event of power failure. I have posted some photos below of the gates being installed. We are due to be in Dublin very soon and will have more photos and videos of the gate automation systems in operation.
In the images below you will see an old motor that has been replaced with a brand new Ghost 200 operator. The old motor was only two years old and had been installed by another local company. You can see from the first image there is no mechanical stops in place. What the installer had done was welded a piece of flat iron to the gearbox rotor shaft. What happens from the excessive heat from the welding is that the heat transfers down to the gear box seal and destroys it. Soon water will get into the gearbox and ruin a motor which is initially designed to last at least 15 years. We replaced the motor and installed a mechanical adjustable set of stops so now the gates will actually last. Be very careful when choosing who you get to install your gates. Choose a company that solely deals in automation. KCFM Automation have been installing gate automation systems for years and between the electrical and welding aspects of each job we carry out the work with a high degree of competency.
If you have any comments regarding any jobs we have done for you or even if you would like to query any of our jobs please do not hesitate to contact us via the form below.
The following set of gates were installed in Kinvara Co Galway and we installed a DEA LIVI 502 Overground Articulated Arm kit. The reason for using the overgroundLivi kit was that the ground was solid limestone with very little drainage for underground motors.
The following is a video of the overground LIVI Kit in operation:
The gate in the following picture was installed on Threadneedle road in Galway and is operated with a single Electro-Hydraulic Ram kit from DEA Automation. We used the DEA Oli Kit as we needed a very strong and robust Ram due to it being a wide single gate. Our apologies on the light situation in the photo.
Below is the first fix of a gate system in Clarinbridge. There was an old system in place which had to be scrapped. The old ststem did not have adequate drainage and the motors were completely seized. We decided to raise the gates by two inches aswell as the new motor box’s. This meant that the water running in from the road would now flow around the box’s. We also have installed a 50mm drainage dust in the motor box’s as we do with every gate system.
Below we installed new motor box’s at an existing manual gate in Castlegar,Co Galway. As with all driveways cut across we backfill with jet black concrete. We will soon upload images of this job completely finished.
The images below are from a sliding electric gate system in Oranmore Co Galway. This sliding gate features a box section frame with composite pvc timber. The gate is Automated with the very best brand out there from DEA Automation. DEA Electric Gate Systems are the very best on the market with a four year warranty, all possible safety features and unparalleled reliability. We also set a pedestrian gate into the main gate. This gate adds great privacy to the premises.
You can see the video on this system in operation here: Notice the soft stop set up at the very end of the opening stroke.
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Here are some more of our latest jobs which we will script very soon:
The next job is an Automatic barrier in Castle bar Co Mayo at a school entrance. This job is fairly well documented from start to finish. The reason for this barrier being installed was that cars were coming into the car park to turn around. In a schoolyard full of students this posed a lot of dangers. Access to the barrier can only be achieved by the staff members. This is achieved through the use of a GSM dial to open. To exit the car-park the cars simply pull up to the yellow box where the ground loop sensor coil is buried. This activates the automatic barrier for exiting only. There is also a wireless intercom between the barrier and the reception desk from where the receptionist can let delivery drivers in.
The below system was installed replacing a poorly installed electric system in Caltragh, Headford, Co Galway. The peers were also built in the wrong places. They were not square with eachother. The original motor boxes were fitted too low in the tarmac and the water running down the sloping drive destroyed the motors. As a preventative measure we raised up the motor boxes with black dyed concrete so that the water would now run around the motor boxes. We also installed a drain in the motor boxes.
The below set of gates and system were fitted in Kinvara Co Galway
The below gate system was fitted in Mountbellew Co Galway
Below are a set of electric gates which we fitted in New Market on Fersus
Below is a sliding gate just back from the galvanising plant and ready for the cedar infills.
Below is another part of a set of gates ready for galvanising
This is a one off design featuring an iron wickerwork set of gates just back from galvanising
Below is a composite pvc set of gates on the Sky Road, Clifton, Co Galway.
Below is a DEA hydraulic ram which was installed in an underground carpark on Bohermore Co Galway
Below is a sliding gate which I have just automated with a DEA 6RR KIT
Below is another set of gates just ready for the galvanising plant.
Automated Comopsite gates on Skye Road Clifden. These gates are automated with a DEA LIVI 502 Kit
Below is a beautiful and modern sliding gate design with cedar infills. It is soon to be fitted with a DEA Sliding kit.
This is a new entrance being built in Renvyle Connemara.
Below is another entrance where block peers have just been built in Renvyle Connemara.
Below we have just uploaded some images from our latest gate automation jobs at GalwayGates.com. We will soon have full descriptions to accompany the images.
Galway Wind Farm:
Dunmore Co Galway:
Craughwell Co Galway:
Moycullen Co Galway:
Ballinrobe Co Mayo:
Barna Co Galway:
North Circular Road, Limerick:
Bruff, Co Limerick:
Moycullen Co Galway:
Ugool, Moycullen, Co Galway.
The following gate automation job was in Clarinbridge. The rain didn’t deter us! There was an old system in place which needed replacing. We arrived in the morning and dug up the old motor box’s and motors. We took our levels, got the new box’s and motors in and set the paving bricks back in around the box’s. We then welded the gates onto the motor box’s and proceeded to wire up the system. Once again we had the whole job finished within the day! Another happy customer!