Gate Selection Guide
Gate Conveyors and Gate Kits are sold separately! You must purchase a 3' conveyor section and the compatible gate kit to create a hinge gate for your conveyor system. Both the 3' gate conveyor and gate kits do not come with supports or additional conveyor sections. To properly use a gate, you must have an existing conveyor system that is compatible with our equipment, or you need to purchase conveyors and supports to go along with your gate.
Gates are used to create an opening through a lane of gravity conveyor. The gas spring assist mechanism reduces the lifting force required to open the gate. Each end of the opening must be supported by floor supports. Gates are available in skatewheel or roller conveyor.
Our hinge gates are made of a 3' conveyor section paired with a gate kit. For both the skatewheel and roller conveyor gate there are options in material, frame size, and widths.
- Skatewheel: The skatewheel frame is made from a 2-1/2"x1"x12 ga. aluminum or galvanized steel channel
- Roller: The roller gate options has the 2-1/2" galvanized frame paired with 1-3/8" rollers on 3" centers or a 3-1/2"x1"x12 ga. painted steel channel with 1.9" rollers on 3" centers.
Each 3' conveyor section is compatible with a specific conveyor gate kit. Once you have determined which 3' conveyor section will work for you application or existing system, direct yourself to 3' conveyor product page. Each 3' conveyor section will have the appropriate gate kit linked as a related item. This helps to ensure that you do not order non-compatible items. Take a look at the table below to see a list of the 3' conveyor sections we can provide and their corresponding gate kit part number:
If you need help determining which roller conveyor will work best for your application, visit the Roller Conveyor Selection Guide.
Our gates and conveyors do not come with the supports. Both ends of the gate will need to be supported. Supports come in different styles and heights. When pairing your gate with supports, you will need to match the between frame dimensions. To learn how to select the correct supports for your conveyor gate click here.
Gates are constructed of many pieces that can be replacement if they become damaged. Some of these pieces can be ordered directly from our website including rollers, skatewheels, and gate springs. If you are looking for additional items that need replaced, you can take a look at our Gate Manual for complete list of parts.