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Automatic Rising Arm Barriers

We design and manufacture two distinct automatic rising arm barriers, the Challenger and the Heavy Duty barrier.

Automatic rising arm barriers provide a hassle free automated access system for vehicles both entering and exiting your premises. This security solution is mainly found in businesses car parks and is there to prevent unauthorised access to business premises and industrial parks to reduce crime committed in these targeted areas.

Our automatic rising arm barriers are constructed from high quality steel and finished with white lids and red bodies as standard. Each of our barrier arms are supplied with our standard red and white stripes.

All our automatic arm barriers are 100% duty rated and use the latest inverter technology. Should you have a specialist requirement, our design team can work with you to produce a truly bespoke automatic barrier to meet your exact specifications.

There are many optional accessories available with our range of automatic rising arm barriers including tip supports, boom lights, stop signs, half and full curtains.

Products in this range:

Automatic Rising Arm (up to 7.0m)

The Challenger automatic rising arm barrier is reliable, sturdy and uncompromising. A popular choice which is quick to install, simple to operate and very cost effective.

Manufactured from high quality steel and combining inverter drives and PLC logic, the Challenger automatic rising barrier provides smooth and consistent operation in the most demanding parking environments.

These include underground and surface area staff and visitor car parks in commercial, retail, public and private sector car parks.

The Challenger automatic rising arm barrier can be controlled from a manned security point or by the vehicle occupant, using a wide range of access control systems including proximity cards, radio, tokens, keypads and intercoms.

These combined with induction loop or photocell facilities ensure that the barrier arm will open/close smoothly, safely and efficiently upon activation.

Automatic Rising Arm (up to 9.0m)

The Heavy Duty automatic rising barrier is perfect for lorry parks, warehouses, freight depots, road and rail bridges. Simple to operate it will withstand the extremes of traffic flow, site and weather conditions.

Capable of spanning openings of up to nine metres, the Heavy Duty rising arm barrier is a tough and durable unit that operates using a powerful motor and gearbox drive unit, which is inverter driven and housed in a steel/fibreglass enclosure.

Operation is provided by a single-phase power supply. The sturdy aluminium barrier arm can be fitted with a long lasting and lightweight PVC half or full height curtain.

This automatic rising arm barrier can be controlled from a manned security point or by the vehicle occupant, using a wide range of access control systems.

Proximity card, radio, token, keypad and intercom combined with induction loop or photocell safety and close facilities, ensure the barrier arm will open smoothly and efficiently upon activation, every time.

Technical Specifications

Up to 7.0mUp to 9.0m

Frame – Steel

Top Cover – Stainless Steel

Arm – Aluminium

Frame – Steel

Top Cover – Fibreglass

Arm – Aluminium


Up to 6000mm (with half curtain)

Up to 9000mm (without curtain)

Up to 8000mm (with half curtain)

Up to 6500mm (with full curtain)


See CAD Drawing

See CAD Drawing

Drive Unit

Motor and Gearbox

Motor and Gearbox

Operating Supply

230v 1Ph 50hz – 6 amps

230v 1Ph 50hz – 6 amps

Operating Speed

2.0 to 7.0 seconds

5.0 to 7.0 seconds


0.55 Kw

0.55 Kw

Duty Rating



Standard Opening

90 Degrees

90 Degrees

Manual Operation

Included as Standard

Included as Standard


Cabinet – Red (corporate colours available on request)

Top Cover – White

Arm – Red / White

Cabinet – Red (corporate colours available on request)

Top Cover – White

Arm – Red / White

Control Options

Keypad, Card Reader, Push Button, Intercom

Card, Radio, Token, Keypad, Intercom, Push Button, Vehicle Transponder, Induction Loop and Photocell

Safety Features

Induction Loop or Photocell safety available on request

Induction Loop or Photocell safety available on request

Accessories (included)

Stop Signs, Boom Lights, PVC Half Curtains, Tip Support Post, Access Reader Posts

Corporate Colours, Stop Signs, Boom Lights, PVC Half/Full Curtains, Tip Support Post, Access Reader Posts

Approved Standards

C.E. BS6571 PT4

C.E. BS6571 PT4

Key Features

Our Challenger and Heavy Duty automatic rising arm barries include a range of features as standard, such as:

  • British designed & built. Conforming to BS6571 Pt 4
  • Motor & Gearbox Drive
  • Inverter technology
  • 100% duty rated
  • Case histories of barriers achieving over 2,000,000 operations
  • Design and operation tested, proven over 25 years

All our barriers are designed and manufactured in Britain and conform to BS6571 standards and are UKCA Approved.

We ensure that our automatic rising barriers meet the stringent requirements of local authorities, government departments, The Ministry of Defence and other specifying bodies in the UK and international market places.

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ManufacturingNewgate have been manufacturing high quality automatic rising arm barriers since 1984. We have an enviable list of clients who demand the best product with complete reliability and at a competitive price.

Our ethos of design and manufacturing excellence is an essential part of the company’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of product innovation, quality and installation to our clients at all times.

Our Drawing and Design offices use the latest in 2D, 3D & FEA computer aided design software to ensure each product ordered by the client is drawn and manufactured to their exact requirements.

When drawings have been approved, Newgate fabricators manufacture the product ready for paint shop submission and add any BS/RAL colour requested by the client. The mechanical and electrical-assembly is carried out by our qualified (to current industry standards) and time served engineers at our purpose built premises, based in Nottinghamshire.

Installation and Civil Works

Installation and Civil WorksNewgate have their own dedicated installation and civil engineers, strategically located throughout the country, that enable us to offer a complete (or part) installation and civil work service as required.

Our civil work capabilities include:

  • Initial Site Survey and Technical Drawings as required
  • Foundation Blocks and Road Crossings and Kerb Lines
  • Cable Ducting and Trenching
  • Induction Loop Slotting and Backfilling
  • Manholes and Soakaways
  • Tarmacing and Blockpaving

Providing a professional service at all times, Newgates experienced engineers insure the highest level of customer service.

Our Installation Capabilities include:

  • Carriage to Site
  • Offloading / Craneage Facilities
  • Bolting Down / Setting Up
  • Cable Supply and Installation (Mains and Control Cables)
  • Testing, Commissioning and on site Training

Maintenance and Aftercare

Newgate provide a range of standard or bespoke maintenance packages designed to suit your needs making sure your automatic rising arm barrier meets the latest legislation and are fully operationally efficient.

The correct maintenance for your equipment ensures its performance and helps extend it operational life.

All automatic rising arm barriers require regular servicing and we strongly recommend that you do not undertake your own maintenance work, poor servicing could result in damage to your product or injury, please let the professional work with you to preserve the life of you new product.

For more information on our product repair, servicing and maintenance packages services, please click here.

Maintenance & Aftercare
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Monday - Thursday: 07:45 - 16:30
Friday: 07:45 - 14:30
Saturday / Sunday: Closed

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