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The cantilever gate is similar to the slide gate, but does not use rollers that slide along the ground to support it. Instead, the cantilever gate is supported from rails that run along the inside of the fence structure. This gate gets its name from the fact that the gate “cantilevers” (hangs over) the gate opening. Cantilever gates need to be much wider than slide gates in order to provide a section along the fence structure where the gate is supported. This section is called a “counterbalance” and is usually at least 1/2 the width of the gate opening itself
Cantilever gates are suspended across the gate opening from the counterbalance, with no rollers running along the ground to provide friction or to become obstructed. Because of this, cantilever gates are considered to be much more reliable than slide gates, and are commonly used for heavy-duty and industrial gate applications.
Cantilever gates are best for commercial and industrial properties located in high traffic areas. This is because they can withstand constant operations with heightened security and ram resistance.
Cantilever gates are made of stainless steel, duragal steel, timber infill panel and aluminium. They can be as wide as 12 meters with no ground track. Cantilever gate options include signage, flashing, access control and fire alarm control systems integration and battery back-up in case of power failure.