RIGHT REPLACEMENT BARRIER GATE ARM
To choose the best spare part for the barrier gate arm, consider the following aspects: this way, you can find the spare part that best suits you according to your case.
SHAPE AND SIZE
- Standard straight-arm barriers
These are simple tools that control traffic and keep your areas safe.
- Folding door arms
When need low vertical clearances. They bring the weight closer to the pivot, reducing risks.
- Fork Barrier Gate Arms
Two forked hands hinged to the pivot bracket. Allows extend beyond standard barrier arms.
Aluminum and steel: Durability and ability to withstand powerful impact forces. The most appropriate for long arms.
PVC: This light but rigid, ideal for high-traffic areas. They can move at high speeds. They are also economical and sustainable.
Wood: Is susceptible to wear and tear from environmental agents such as rain and extreme heat. They are not the best option.
Automated barrier gate operators can swing the arm left or right, depending on the design, and because they use motors to manipulate the arm.
Some are unidirectional and can even be set to swivel on both sides, allowing you to use the same arm to control incoming and outgoing traffic.
Usually between 10 and 20 feet long. This length can be over 30 feet.
The round-shaped arms are solid and rigid as the force is evenly distribute in all directions. They are also lighter.
Square and rectangular arms are more easily cut and work well for short to regular-sized barriers.
Ideal for preventing a heavy vehicle from traveling at high speeds. They are used in high-vehicle barrier gates and have different K and M ratings depending on their impact resistance levels.
It would help if you analyzed what the power supply and wiring will be like. Having a battery backup or solar compatibility is a plus.
The replacement arm should be maintenance-free, waterproof, corrosion-resistant, and include anti-crush devices. It should be easy to install and operate.
You can complement your system with radio control, RFID or NFC card operation, photoelectric (PE) safety beams, loop detectors, reflective stickers, or flashing safety lights.