It is common to forget about things like sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors and how important sliding gate servicing is until problems begin to show up. If you want to avoid these problems, sliding gate servicing and maintenance services for swing gate motors, sliding gate motors and roller door motors are required. Today, we will provide you 5 top maintenance tips to keep your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors working at full potential. These range of tips will lengthen the life of your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors.
Keep in mind that here at MDI we will provide you with premium quality roller door motors, swing gate motors and sliding gate motors as well as top extra recommendations for sliding gate servicing and professional assistance so you ensure results are the expected ones.
- Oil the door or gate at least every 2 months
There are many cases where control panels are damaged due to humidity or rain. If the control panel of your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors or roller door motors are placed on the wall make sure that no water enters through the holes that hold it with screws or through the cable entry, if water enters through some of these places, it is convenient to seal them with silicone or similar. Needless to say, that this is also one of the most important things you need to take into account when looking to provide top sliding gate servicing to your gate.
- Beware of Insects
Just as water can penetrate your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors, so will insects and other small animals such as lizards, mice, etc. that entered the box looking for the heat generated by the current transformer that they incorporate. You also need to pay attention to this when sliding gate servicing is needed. This situation usually occurs in sliding gate motors that are placed on the floor and many times in the installation the cable entry has been left below free. Seal that entrance of your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors and, if necessary, put poison for mice in the area near the engine (be careful if there are children or pets around). Pay close attention during the sliding gate servicing process.
- Check the electric plate from time to time
Look at the plate while your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors or roller door motors are still running, be careful not to touch it while it is powered but look carefully at the relays to see if they are slightly charred by their use. Do the same before providing sliding gate servicing. Also if you are familiar with the electronics you should observe the other components in case you detect that one is damaged, so you can send it to repair before the damage goes to more, remember that one part of your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors or roller door motors can affect widely the entire product.
- Keep the edges of the door and gate clean
Depending on the type of door or gate your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors operate, dirt and dust tend to accumulate in different areas. When providing sliding gate servicing we recommend keeping the floor guide clean where the sheet runs as it can cause jams or even derailment of the door and is dangerous.
In folding doors, depending on the type of hinges and how it is mounted can accumulate garbage in the lower part where the hinges are and can cause the door does not close properly.
In the overhead doors and in general in other doors that have guides on the sides many times they have been grease consistent previously and this with time and the dust gets hard and more than greasy what causes is jam and hardness. When providing sliding gate servicing it is important and very convenient to remove this grease and use liquid lubricants or even the typical 3 in 1, although it must be applied more often. With sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors you can do the same.
We always advise all our customers to keep sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors oiled at least every 2 months with liquid oil spray. Many people believe that consistent oil is better, but it is a mistake. Never apply consistent oil when providing sliding gate services as it becomes hard and clogs over time. Spray oil can be purchased at any industrial hardware store and is the most suitable option for your swing gate motors, sliding gate motors or roller door motors. You can also put oil with the typical loose or bike spray that is somewhat easier to find and it is appropriate for sliding gate servicing as well, but in this case, we recommend you to put some oil on your sliding gate motors, swing gate motors and roller door motors once a month as these oils tend to evaporate before.
The lubrication points are those where the engine and the door make contact, when providing sliding gate servicing it would be to gear the pinion, the upper rollers and the wheels. For swing gate motors, sliding gate motors and roller door motors, the hinges, the 2 motor couplings, the lock and the latch should be lubricated if it had. You should never disassemble an engine to oil its interior, they are oiled inside, and dirt does not enter, whenever you have to disassemble the engine for any reason we advise you to speak with a specialist.
Here at MDI we are ready to assist you and provide you with anything you need related to sliding gate servicing and purchasing sliding gate motors, roller door motors or swing gate motors.