A customer called and requested that we send out an engineer as the gate at…
A new customer called and asked us to attend when their double-leaf wrought iron electric swing gate in Manchester failed to open or close.
Upon opening the main control board enclosure it was immediately evident that there had been a catastrophic failure on the control board as a result of slugs which had entered through small holes on the enclosure and had sat on the printed circuit board; ultimately leading to fried slugs.
One particular slug had ‘shorted’ some of the sensor circuitry and the damage instantly destroyed the control board which required replacing.
This is a common electric gate fault found across the UK, usually because the original installer has not sealed the cable entry points which subsequently allow the ingress of insects or moisture.
Poor workmanship can be very costly!