Case Study: Automatic Gates Glan Yr Afon

Glan Yr Afon

Glan Yr Afon is a recent installation in Pilling not too far from our head office in Garstang.


We have pillars already built with power to the pillars.  There is a main driveway opening and an opening for a personnel gate.  The objective of the gates is to stop people from using our driveway to turn round, security is not a major issue.  We will need some form of communication with the house.  Aesthetically the gates should be as unobtrusive as possible with the main gates arching downwards to the middle.  We would like the gates to be made from cedar wood.


Due to the construction of the driveway it was not possible to install underground motors so with the large brick pillars we chose to use the Nice Hyke system.  This relatively new addition to the Nice automation range is one of their flagship models.  Hyke is a powerful 24Vdc motor with a built in control unit which saves time on the installation and with one less box is far neater than the model it is intended to replace Hyppo. Hyke also comes as standard with Nice BluBus two wire technology, this allows for a quick and simple wiring of the safety photocells.  Again because of the driveway construction it wasn’t possible to run a cable across the driveway to the receiving internal photocell so we used Nice FT210 wireless photocells to overcome this problem.  These photocells are battery powered and the batteries last around 5 years.   To prevent the gates from ever being forced and the Hyke motors being damaged we fitted a CISA electromechanical lock, this securely locks the two gate leaves together and unlocks automatically when the gates are activated.  So as to keep the installation as neat as possible inside and out we ran the power cable for the lock through the gate.


As with all of our automatic gates installations before the final handover to the customer the system goes through a full safety test with a Blue Force force measuring device before being CE marked.