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1x Steel Double Bearing Gate Wheel
Sliding Gate Wheel Features
Upgrade your gate system with our high-quality Steel Gate Wheel, designed for seamless compatibility with our 90mm ‘U’ floor tracks. This robust wheel is an essential component for smooth and efficient operation of sliding gates. The robust construction and high-quality double ball bearings require minimal maintenance, saving you time and effort in the long run. The smooth motion provided by the double ball bearings also significantly reduces noise and vibration during gate operation, making it ideal for residential areas where quiet performance is valued.
What Does A Gate Wheel Do?
A gate wheel is an essential component in a sliding gate system, playing a crucial role in its functionality and efficiency. Here’s what a gate wheel does:
Facilitates Smooth Movement
The primary function of a gate wheel is to enable the gate to slide along its track smoothly. The wheel reduces friction between the gate and the track, making it easier to open and close the gate with minimal effort.
Supports Gate Weight
Gate wheels bear the weight of the gate, particularly important for heavy-duty or large gates. This support ensures the gate moves evenly and remains aligned with the track, preventing sagging or misalignment.
Enhances Gate Stability
By providing a steady base, gate wheels help maintain the stability of the gate as it moves. This stability is vital for the proper functioning and longevity of both the gate and the track system.
Reduces Wear and Tear
Wheels minimize the direct contact between the gate and the ground or track, reducing wear and tear on both the gate and the track. This helps extend the life of the gate and reduces the need for frequent repairs or replacements.
Improves Gate Operation
A gate wheel, especially one with a ball bearing mechanism, allows for a quieter and smoother operation. This is particularly beneficial in residential areas where noise reduction is important.
Aids in Alignment
In the case of larger gates that may consist of two moving parts, gate wheels help in keeping these parts properly aligned, especially when the gate opens and closes.
In summary, a gate wheel is a key component that ensures the effective, stable, and efficient movement of a sliding gate, playing a vital role in the overall performance and durability of the gate system.