Often, the physical requirements at your property won’t allow a choice, automatic gates require space to open or close. Swing gates open in an arc equal to the width of leaf, whilst sliding gates require more space than their length in order to slide out of the way.

Swing gates

Swing gates can open inwards or outwards, require less space to install and are generally less expensive than sliding gates. They are easy to install and require less maintenance than sliding gates which need tracks regularly cleaned to avoid debris etc causing problems along the track.

Sliding gates

Sliding gates are ideal where space is limited, they maximise space because the gate opens sideways rather than inwards. However, compared to swing gates, sliding gates are largely more expensive. They can be installed on all types of property including industrial sites, commercial properties and domestic premises. Sliding gates can be automatically operated using appropriate sliding gate operators.

Electric gate openers

Installing electric gate openers to gates not only allows them to be fully automated therefore providing easier and more convenient access control; gate automation systems can also offer a genuine solution to security issues by creating a protective barrier around premises perimeters.


Underground – Suitable for swing gates

Because underground motors are just that, underground and enclosed in boxes; all that is visible is the lid.  This is particularly beneficial if you don’t want to spoil the aesthetic of your gates. Underground operators are amongst the quietest of all the opener types, but it is worth noting that they are difficult to retro fit.

Worm Drive – Suitable for swing gates

Perfect for large and heavy swing gates, worm drive gate openers are robust and reliable that will last for many years. Also, perfect if you wish to retrofit your gate automation. They are attached to the gate posts and pivot around that attachment point and use a screw type movement to shorten the dimensions and open the gate.

Articulated Arm – Suitable for swing gates

Versatile and cost-effective the articulated arm motors are a great option for domestic, commercial and industrial settings and are easy to retro fit. They feature has a hinged arm which acts like a pincer – the motor is attached to the post or pillar and the end of the jointed arm attaches to the gate itself.

When operated, the motor pulls the hinged sections together, drawing the gate open and then expands out again to close.

  • Swing Gate
  • Swing Gate
  • Swing Gate

Sliding Gates

Suitable for residential and industrial applications, this sort of gate normally has one leaf (wing) which glides on toothed positioned across the gate. The length of your gate and your power source will determine which sliding gate electric operator you require.

Telescopic Sliding Gates

Telescopic sliding gate system is the perfect solution for extra wide opening areas, by having 2 leaves simultaneously working together, standard telescopic gate kits allow for a much smaller space adjacent to the opening of the gate.

Bi-Folding Gates

Bi-folding gate offer the perfect solution where limited space is available such as in residential housing or small commercial applications. They are compact and easy to install and can be motorised with arm or on the ground.

Radius Corner Gates

By including elements of both folding and sliding gates the Radius corner gate kits are compact and easy to install, offering automatic gate solutions where a limited amount of space is available and alternative systems are not an option.


F.H. Brundle is your one-stop shop for every type of CAME gate automation equipment.  We supply a comprehensive range of electric gate operator and system accessories for swing and sliding gates suitable for both industrial and residential use.  With our choice of 230v and 24v Underground – Worm Drive – Articulated Arm & Sliding gate automation systems, we are able to meet very specific requirements.

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  • Sliding Gate
  • Sliding Gate
  • Sliding Gate
  • Your Buying Guide to Electric Gate Automation
  • Bi-Folding Gates
  • Radius Gate Kit
  • Telescopic Gates