Gate & Garage Automation

Sliding Gate Motors from Centurion Systems

We repair all common brands of gate motors where replacement parts are readily available from our local suppliers however when it comes to new gate motor installations, we highly recommend Centurion Systems products. 

Centurion Sliding gate motors, D2 Turbo, D5 EVO, A10, D10, D10 Turbo, Faac

Basic info on the motors to help you choose

The D2 Turbo is a high-speed, cost-effective gate motor for domestic gates weighing up to 250kg, with a maximum speed of 26m/min or 433mm/sec. This operator is exceptionally quick and easy to install and set up, with all settings easily configurable via two dials on the controller. With loads of features, the D2 Turbo is the complete motor for a light, domestic four metre gate.
The D2 Turbo Low-Voltage gate motor is designed specifically for sites with no mains at the gate to reduce installation costs while delivering outstanding reliability, comprehensive functionality and selectable high-security or standard speeds. With the D2 Turbo Low-Voltage, there is no need for costly high-voltage cable runs and expensive isolators. Simply use a low-voltage step-down transformer or solar power supply. 

The D5 EVO is most popular gate motor for domestic and light industrial applications for gates up to 500kg. Its packed with technology, it’s powerful and it’s quick with a speed of 18 to 22m/min. It has a built in intelligent LCD controller for easy setup which includes an abundance of features such as Ambush and Break-in Alarms, ChronoGuard time technology allows many of the features to operate automatically or time barred and with its built-in real time clock and calendar, it allows you to set up different exclusions which also cater for public holidays, special time periods etc. It includes a code-hopping, multi-channel, multi-user on-board Centurion receiver allowing multi-button remotes to operate a combination of features such as Gate trigger, Pedestrian trigger and Holiday Lockout. It stores up to 500 remotes with the ability to selectively add and remove remotes / buttons saved into its system. 

Brains & Brawn. The D10 is a 24vDC industrial sliding gate motor with two 7a/h batteries for backup, perfect for commercial and industrial applications where heavy gates are installed. It includes the Centurion code hopping multi-channel receiver which stores up to 500 remotes and operates at a speed of between 22-26m/min with a maximum gate mass of 1000kg. 

The D10 motor is very popular for residential complexes and other similarly busy access points. The battery backup can be upgraded for longer power failure autonomy. 

The D10 Turbo is the fastest Centurion motor of the lot, reaching speeds of up to 50m/min, depending on the weight of the gates and can move gates weighing up to 1000kg. As with the D10, the Turbo is a 24vDC battery backup motor with built-in on-board controller with similar features. This motor is particularly great for security due to the speed it travels at and especially for residential complexes where ‘some’ residents / tenants drive off without waiting for the gate to close behind them. 

Capable of handling sliding gates up to two tonnes in mass, and in arduous operating conditions, the automatic choice for commercial and industrial applications is the A10 industrial sliding gate motor. The CENTURION A10 uses a three-phase AC motor and electronic inverter to provide ultra-rapid opening and closing of the gate. The speed can be increased from 16 up to 30 metres per minute and is adjustable between opening and closing. The inverter’s added advantage of total speed control, makes for the fastest, smoothest starting and stopping of any sliding gate on the market in addition to extending the long-term reliability of the system. Combining the running characteristics of the three-phase motor and the efficiency of the inverter, the A10 industrial sliding gate motor continues to run cool even in high-duty applications. Although the A10 uses a three-phase motor, thanks to the inverter, it still connects to a standard 220V AC single-phase supply making the unit the ideal gate motor for virtually any domestic and industrial application. The clever design of the mechanical aspects makes installation quick and easy. In addition to the already exceptional benefits of the standard A10 industrial sliding gate motor, an optional DC converter module can be added to give battery backup. Solar power can be used to recharge the batteries enabling even the most remote sites to enjoy the security and convenience provided by the automatic choice in sliding gate motors.

Industrial Capacity: The 884 operator has been manufactured to handle the heaviest commercial or industrial-type gates in the simplest, most convenient way.

Exceptional Support Strength: The industrial design is guaranteed by the exceptional performance characteristics of the gate motor, which allows a frequency of 100% uninterrupted use for gates weighing up to 2000 Kg.

Protection in Movement: A corrosion-proof coating that is highly resistant to atmospheric agents, combined with IP55 protection of the operator, fully enhances the durability and safety for which FAAC electromechanical technology is renowned.

Constant Safety: Anti-crushing safety is ensured by an electronic device which adjusts the drive torque directly.

Maximum Service, Minimum Maintenance: Maintenance has been reduced and made easier with the ability to access the operator without removing the gate. Additionally, electricity consumption is minimised by the system’s outstanding mechanical efficiency.

  • Twin-disk clutch in oil-bath
    • Breaking device: reduces stop spaces and keeps the gate in the closed position
    • Steel housing protected by cataphoresis treatment and polyester paint

Swing Gate Motors from Centurion Systems

There are a number of swing gate motors on the market however once again and with trusted reliability, we highly recommend Centurion Systems products. 

Centurion Swing gate motors, Vantage, Vert-X, R3, R5 Faac

basic info on the motors to help you choose

Sleek, stylish, secure and strong are some of the words that describe the VANTAGE linear swing gate motor for domestic and industrial gates. VANTAGE gate automation comes standard with battery backup offers a quick and easy installation. It is an exceptionally strong set of operators for gates up to 4m wide per leaf.


  • VANTAGE 400 – Reliable operator with a shorter stroke for the majority of domestic swing gate applications
  • VANTAGE 500 – Extended stroke for larger domestic and light-industrial swing gate applications

Designed for smaller and lighter domestic gates, the VERT-X linear swing gate motor combines an innovative open-nut drive systemadvanced diagnostic capabilities and functionalityrugged die-cast aluminium construction and exceptional aesthetics for a wholly unobtrusive installationVERT-X is positioned firmly at the apex of swing gate automation.

The R3 and R5 rotary arm swing gate motors remains the logical choice for applications where the gate pillar is very wide and will not accommodate a linear drive system. The R3 can handle domestic gates up to 3.5m wide per leaf weighing no more than 150kg and the R5 can handle gates up to 3.5m wide per leaf weighing up to 250kg. As with all CENTURION gate controllers, the R3 and R5 offers a wide range of useful features and these battery-driven swing gate motors can also be adapted to operate off a solar power supply. 

Hydraulic operator

Condominium and industrial swing-leaf gates

• Large, robust operator suitable for gate leafs up to 7m.
• Maximum anti-crushing safety thanks to an exclusive hydraulic device.
• In case of power cut, the rotation of the (key protected) release device above makes it possible to open/close the gate manually.

400 SBS Long version with over 80% more torque than a standard
400 operator, ideal for more demanding applications.

Underground electro-mechanical operator

Residential swing-leaf gates with a single-leaf length of 3.50 m
and maximum weight of 500 kg

• Discreet underground operator
• Access to the operator is possible without removing the leaf
• Protection class IP 67
• Electronic control unit with an anti-crushing device and virtual encoder with reverse function upon detection of an obstacle
• Emergency battery to ensure operation in case of a power failure (optional)
• Easy-to-use lever-style manual release, protected by the lock

• Option to add BUS XIB interface for applications using NON BUS devices.

Technical Data to help you choose your sliding gate motor

Centurion sliding gate motors technical data

Important additions for your gate

Gate Automation could leave you vulnerable

Once you have had your gate motor/s installed and the chain and padlock have been removed, there are usually some vulnerabilities that need to be addressed. Swing gates can be forced open however there are a few solutions for this. Sliding gates can be lifted off the pinion gear of the gate motor even if there are anti-lift brackets in place as the rack itself can be lifted therefore this must also be protected. One of the solutions for both swing and sliding gates is to fit the Armada electric gate lock which will keep the gates securely locked and only released when the gate motor is triggered. 

Gate motor theft is a common problem even if secured with older or generic versions of theft resistant cages. Centurion Systems has recently completely overhauled the design of their theft-resistant cage for their most popular motor, the D5 EVO due to the gate motor theft epidemic sweeping the country. 

GateshoX (gate wheels with shock absorbers) are not a necessity however they are great for high speed gates that not only dramatically reduces sliding gate noise, but also minimises rail wear and corrugation, leading to long-term and reliable operation

Armada electric gate lock for swing & sliding gates

Newly overhauled D5EVO theft-resistant cage

Centurion D5 EVO anti-theft bracket

Gate Shox - Gate wheels with shock absorbers for smoother travel and reduces noise

Gate shox, Gate wheels with shocks

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