Centurion Gate Motors


The importance of matching driveway gate weight and motor size

July 20, 2021

It is very exciting to have a new driveway gate manufactured.  Many choices of materials, designs and opening styles can be daunting. The weight of the gate is a fundamental consideration to make.

Just as exciting, is then having your driveway gate automated for your security and convenience.  There are many brands on the market and each brand offers its own range. So where do you begin?

Each motor operates within certain parameters of weight so knowing these metrics are fundamental. Do not fall into the trap of choosing a motor for a lighter gate due to budget constraints.  Gate motors, whether they are sliding or swing are manufactured with weight specifications.  Each manufacturer, such as Centurion will specify the maximum gate weight that can be pushed by their motors.  You should not install a motor which has a maximum weight limit under the actual weight of your gate. The motor will be under powered, likely malfunction and cause damage to your gate motor by pushing a weight that is too heavy for the motor.

Centurion gate motor options:

Range of sliding gate motors:

·         D2 Turbo can push up to 250 kgs

·         D5 Evo and the new generation D5 SMART can push up to 500 kgs

·         D10 industrial sliding gate motor, the D10 Turbo high-speed industrial sliding gate motor and A10 Endurance can push up to 1000kg

·         A10 Heavyweight can push up to 2 000kgs

·         The 884 operator has been manufactured to handle the heaviest commercial or industrial-type gates in the simplest, most convenient way. It can push up to 3 500 Kg

Range of swing gate motors:

·         VANTAGE linear swing gate motor V400 ,2.5m = 500kg <4m = 150kg V500 ,2.5m = 750kg <4m = 230kg

·         FAAC 770N - Residential swing-leaf gates with a single-leaf length of 3.50 m
and maximum weight of 500 kg

·         FAAC 400 - Large, robust operator suitable for gate leafs up to 7m.

Our technicians will advise you with the best industry knowledge as to which motor size will be your perfect match, considering your driveway gate weight.


Best Choice of Driveway Gate

June 23, 2021

When it comes to the manufacturing of a new gate for your house or office, there are several considerations to bear in mind before choosing. The type of material is a critical choice.


Stainless steel, aluminium and wrought iron are the options when it comes to metal driveway gates. Which is best?


Stainless steel gates

Stainless steel is an alloy of iron and chromium. It is heavy, robust and strong. It does not corrode, rust, or stain with water like ordinary steel does. It therefore ...

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GSM technology and Centurion products

June 3, 2021

C   Centurion has embraced the benefits of mobile technology and have included this in their products.

1)      Intercoms - G-SPEAK ULTRA enables you to answer your intercom from anywhere.  The G-   ULTRA is a remote monitoring and control system which is GSM enabled. 

2)      Gate motors - Intelligent monitoring of CENTURION gate motor status. The G-ULTRA integrates      seamlessly with the new D5 SMART sliding gate motor.


C    Centurion offer free activations and notifications for life...

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Centurion D5 SMART wireless technology explained

April 29, 2021

Centurion D5 SMART wireless technology 

There is only one constant in this world and that is change. We see this most in the field of technology, and more recently wireless technology. What we could only dream of a few years and decades ago is now our day to day reality in our daily experience. Technology affords concepts to become tangibles. Technology turns dreams into reality. Technology turns the present into the future. This is the 4th Industrial Revolution – the Age of AI. 

Growth i...

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The Centurion sliding gate motor gets more juice

March 23, 2021

Simon explains why the new generation Centurion D5 SMART sliding gate motor battery is better than its predecessor, the Centurion Evo. 

Interview on MixFM radio station with Simon Gore, Marketing Manager at www.centuriongatemotors.co.za 

Al your Pal: 
“Talking security in your home, and the first point of security that anybody really looks at is your entrance when you coming in or going out of your home." 

"You're going to be sharing with us new technology you use and new technology that...

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House Security in Johannesburg – The Many Layers

February 23, 2021

When we consider security for our home, the onion layers approach is best.  

Regarding crime in South Africa these layers include a perimeter wall, electric fence, automated driveway gate, automated garage door, house alarm and burglar bars. 

Domestic Staff
Have you ever considered your staff to be another layer of security to your home?

This does become a complicated issue as staff can either strengthen your defence or become the weakest link to the security of your house.  We entrust our ...

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Sliding Gate Motor Upgrade

January 14, 2021

Interview on MixFM with Mark, Marketing Manager at Centsys, the manufacturers of Centurion D5 SMART sliding gate motor. 


“So tell us about this new gate motor that Centurion has developed.” 


“We have just launched our new flagship gate motor, which is called the D5 SMART.  It is the evolution of the D5 EVO, which is probably the best known sliding gate motor in South African.  Centsys are market leaders in gate motor manufacturing. We have innovation at the heart of th...

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5 tips to improve your home’s security

December 9, 2020


A layered approach to your house and property security is strongly recommended by Gate Repair Services. It begins at your perimeter wall.  Make sure your wall is sturdy with no loose bricks or gaps for someone to squeeze through.  Install an electric fence on the top of your perimeter wall. On the inside install security beams. Your driveway gate poses as a break on this security so make sure it is strong and that it has an anti-...

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Centurion D5 Smart sliding Gate Motor

November 18, 2020

The brainy option when it comes to your driveway gate automation 

In March 2020 Centurion (local South African brand) launched its new state of the art sliding gate motor. The Centsys team, who were responsible for the conceptualization of the new generation sliding gate motor, brags of design technology that beats their previous motor designs. Convenience, safety and customer experience were at the top of the team’s list when involved in this new invention.

Centsys has been designing dri...

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Centurion SD04

June 5, 2018

Automate your garage door with the Centurion SD04

The Centurion SD04 is the idea garage door motor for sectional garage doors as well as the tip-up type. Not only does this locally manufactured motor offer reliability and durability but it offers a range of convenient features that go beyond what you’d expect.

From a courtesy onboard light that lights up your garage when you arrive home to its low power consumption and garage door service monitoring technology – this motor has everythi...

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