Gate Applications and Uses…
The Turnstyle gate mounting system can be attractively combined with any
gate material to fulfill the specific needs of any desired gate application.
Any material that can be used to make a gate can easily be turned into a
Turnstyle automatic or manual gate. Here is a list of popular gate materials
that work perfectly with our product.
…Materials & Places to use a Turnstyle Gate system
Ornamental Wrought Iron and Decorative Aluminum
8 foot steel gates swung with an
automatic Turnstyle mounting system.
aluminum gate shown with an ornamental black, manual mounting post.
Wrought iron and
decorative aluminum gates of any size can easily be accommodated by
Turnstyle. These beautiful types of gates add a touch of class and old
world charm to your home or business. By using the patent pending,
Turnstyle gate mounting system the beauty of your gates is preserved because
of our sleek, seamless design and not lost due to an exposed motor and arm
linkage. You purchase gates like these because they are attractive and we
believe you should be able to keep them this way.
Large and small designs
alike can be supported by an appropriately sized Turnstyle mounting/opening
system. Manual or automatic, dual or single swing, small or large, the choice
is yours with the Turnstyle gate mounting system.
Decorative and Functional Wood
Three board fencing with gate
shown with a natural brown, automatic mounting post.
plank wood gate used in a riding arena with a manual barn mount.
Whether it is a board
gate or a finely crafted, ornate gate section, wooden gates in all settings
can be combined with a Turnstyle gate opening system. Wooden gates can add
a country feel or a sophisticated touch to any gate application.
Traditional powered gate
openers are impractical, obstructive, and sometimes not compatible with wooden
gates. The Turnstyle gate system makes even the most conducive setting for a
traditional automatic gate opener obsolete.
Any wood gate that you can buy, build, or
dream up can be made into a Turnstyle.
Decorative wood gates on a driveway with bright white,
automatic mounting system.
Two vinyl gates complemented
with two fully adjustable Turnstyle mounting systems designed
specifically for vinyl.
small, passive vinyl gate with the mounting post hidden inside
of the existing vinyl post.
Vinyl is a popular type
of fencing that comes in various styles and sizes. Up until now using vinyl
as a gate material has been difficult because it entailed either extruding
an alloy into the vinyl or swinging the gates off of substantial posts or
pillars. Vinyl also has the tendency to sag more than other gate materials
which can be a frustrating nuisance after installation. Furthermore,
automatically opening any vinyl gate with a traditional opener is impossible
due to the nature of how other openers work combined with vinyl’s high
flexibility and lower strength.
By using a Turnstyle
gate opening system with your vinyl gate all of these problems are
eliminated. Turnstyle Enterprises Inc. makes mounting systems specifically
designed to manually or automatically open vinyl gates of any size and
design. The fully adjustable design resides entirely inside of the existing
vinyl gate post and allows the customer to fine-tune the gates on several
different axes long after initial installation. They swing effortlessly in
either end or center mount positions.
vinyl gates providing a 16 foot opening for a farm drive with a
manual walk through gate on the left.
Turnstyle posts in Classic Silver coupled with two 6 foot
chain link gate sections.
Silver gate opener/mounting system blends nicely with chain link gate
sections. Chain link gates in home, business, and industrial settings can
be swung without difficulty. As always, with any Turnstyle Gate opening
system, the gates can be swung manually or automatically in dual or single
swing applications from either the center or end of the gate.
Agricultural / Farm Tube Gates
A farm red mounting post swinging
a 20 foot tube gate on a pole barn.
||A farm red
mounting post swinging a 20 foot tube gate on a pole barn.
Farms are popular
places to see tube gates. They are widely used on pastures, arenas, barns,
and in fence rows. Turnstyle offers individuals the option to finally be
able to feasibly power these types of gates in these settings. The
obstructive and costly nature of traditional openers has prevented this in
the past. The Turnstyle gate mounting systems work great with livestock
because of their sleek and sturdy design that stays virtually hidden and out
of the animal’s way.
The Turnstyle gate
opening system can handle the weight and size of these gates. The sometimes
tremendous length and corresponding weight is simply handled by using either a
barn (pillar) mount or balanced center mount. If a powered gate is not desired,
then a manual system can be used. A manual system provides unsurpassed
smoothness and versatility over hinge systems.
Privacy fence delivers
peace and quiet and sense of security. However, sometimes it is desirable to
transform a section of privacy fence into a gate. Privacy fence sections are
tall, compact, and thick and this all translates to a significant amount of
weight. Anyone that has ever tried using any kind of hinge to swing these huge
sections knows all to well the annoyances this entails. The sizeable amount of
weight leads to pronounced sagging and that hinge really only provides a pivot
point so you can pick up your fence section, carry it open and set it back down
in the open position. With a Turnstyle mounting system all of this can be a
thing of the past. By mounting a post in the center a privacy fence section
sagging is completely eliminated and opening and closing the section can be done
by the touch of a finger. If a larger opening is desired then a privacy fence
section can be hung off of each side of the mounting post, which is essentially
still a center mount configuration, so that sagging is still eliminated. Then
when privacy is once again needed the sections can be easily shut and secured
with a ground peg or gate lock.
Why bother with hinges
that will leave your privacy fence sagging and unattractive when a Turnstyle
mounting system will give you a seamless privacy fence gate that doesn’t
take away from the look of the rest of your fence.
A large, wooden
privacy fence section swung in a center mount configuration
providing a sag free gate option.
|A Bright White Turnstyle
mounting post with a vinyl privacy fence section hung on each
side providing a larger gate opening that is still balanced and
sag free. Due to the balanced center mount, the fence section
maintains clean lines when it is in the closed position.
|A Natural Brown Turnstyle
mounting post with a wooden privacy fence section hung on each
side of the post providing two 8 foot openings. In the closed
position the privacy fence gate blends seamlessly with the other
This page only showcases
some uses and places where the Turnstyle gate mounting systems can be used and
by no means is this list finite. If you have a gate material, size, or some
unique application that does not seem to be provided for here have no worries
because we can accommodate you. Custom gate mounting systems can be made for
any application that is not already covered by our product line.
Remember, anything that
you can use to make a gate can be combined with a patent pending Turnstyle
gate mounting system.
your Turnstyle Gate installation is outfitted with Turnstyle Gates patent
pending Remote Power Actuation System or a simple, passive Turnstyle Gate,
the benefits are substantial.
Starting with an
existing gate that already swings consistently and freely, conventional gate
openers rely on a mechanical linkage (linear actuator) that is attached
roughly to the center point of the gate at the active end of the actuator
while the base of the actuator is attached to a bracket several inches
(toward the opening direction of the gate) from the hinge point of the gate.
The gate is then opened or closed via the actuation of the linear actuator.
A force vector triangle analysis of this type of configuration identifies
the significant forces the linear actuator must generate in order to
overcome the inefficiency that is inherent in this type of configuration.
Typically, the mechanical forces that are required to move the gate
increases substantially as the gate moves to it's "closed position. As the
gate reaches the "open" position the force required to move the gate is
reduced, however, it is still significant and inefficient. Small changes to
the geometry of this gate/actuator/mounting bracket triangle due to sagging
gates, moving/settling gate posts, loose linkage connections, exposed hinge
hardware, etc. contribute significantly to the performance of the gate.
Frequent adjustment and sometimes re-installation is required to keep the
system functional and free from binding. Such undesired changes to these
type of conventional systems can easily create additional inefficiencies
that the linear actuators cannot overcome. Hence, the gate "binds up" and
The patent pending
Turnstyle Gate Remote Power Actuation System opening mechanism utilizes a
more efficient, constant, force design to actuate a gate. Turnstyle Gates
Remote Power Actuation System utilize an integrated mounting post and power
actuator that delivers simple rotational motion of the mounting post itself.
The force required to open or close the gate is minimal and constant
throughout the range of motion. Actuating the gate this way results in a
power actuator that is reduced in size and power consumption. Achieving a
full 90 degree opening of the gate is easy.
Additionally, the power
actuator and rotating mechanism are located inside the rotating post away
from most environmental concerns. Since the actuation mechanism is contained
entirely within the gate post, movement of the gate post has little to no
affect on the performance of the gate and the actuation of the gate.
An added benefit to the
Turnstyle Gate Remote Power Actuation System is that a gate or fence section
can be easily mounted to the Turnstyle System at the center of the gate
itself. This results in a "balance gate" system that virtually eliminates
sagging, binding, nonoperational gates by significantly reducing the loads
on the gate post itself. "Balanced Gates" require less support from the gate
post and significantly outperform traditional gate post/gate installations.
All these features
notwithstanding, the Turnstyle Gates Remote Power Actuation System is
quicker to install, more reliable, safer, more energy efficient, more
versatile and more aesthetic than any product on the market today.