Drive Units


Newgate have been providing gate automation solutions for over 35 years and are marketing leading motor and gearbox drive units are synonymous for their quality and reliability.

Engineered to withstand continuous opening and closing in all conditions, our tried and tested electric gate motors are capable of opening the largest of gates whether they are swing or sliding ages. The unique design provides smooth, safe opening and closing every time.

All our gate drive units conform to BS EN12453 standards and allow you to alter the speed, add a soft start or soft finish, control the travel using proximity switches and is guaranteed a 100% duty cycle.

Types of Drive Units


Newgate have two distinct gate automation solutions in the form of our motor and gearbox drive units for both swing and sliding gates.

All of our products are of British or Italian design, well engineered and substantially built to work all day, every day. Please browse our gate drive units below and choose from a drive unit for either a swing or sliding gate.

Drive Units for Swing Gates

We provide gate automation solutions for swing gates including our electric ram drive or motor gearbox drive units for swing gates from 2.5m (single leaf) up to 14m (twin leaf).

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Drive Units for Sliding Gates

Our drive units provide gate automation solutions for sliding gates supporting weights from 1000kg up to 4500kg and include manual override controls as standard.

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Why Choose Newgate Drive Units?


Market leading gate automation solutions.

Here at Newgate we have a range of drive units available for almost every type of construction and different style of gate.

We have a variety of options to choose from, including drive rams for domestic or lightweight gate applications and our own motor/gearbox drive units for powering the biggest and heaviest gates.

The gate automation market could not supply us with a suitable drive unit that would meet our clients and our expectations, so we designed our own.

This means we can ensure a high level of quality is consistent with every drive unit we provide to our customers.

Over 35 years’ of manufacturing excellence.

We’ve been providing gate automation solutions since 1984, so we know what we are talking about when it comes to gate drive units.

Our perfectly engineered drive units are designed to power the biggest and heaviest gates, providing smooth and reliable operation with minimum noise output.

Some of our standard drive unit features include:

  • Soft Start and Stop
  • Adjustable Speed Control
  • Proximity Switch Travel Control
  • Safety Edges
  • Safety Switches
  • 100% Guaranteed Duty Cycle
  • De Clutch Mechanism
  • Hand Wind Facility Optional

At Newgate our drive units will give you the assurance of a British designed, well engineered and robust product that is guaranteed to run smoothly for years to come.

In order to pass our design and approval process, our electric gate motors and drive units have been rigorously tested with over 1 million operations to ensure optimum performance. Our attention to detail and high quality standards can be seen in every drive unit we manufacture.

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