Sliding Gates

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Spa Gates supply and fit gate automation equipment from the Italian company BFT, a well established market leader in Gate Automation products. BFT have a wide and continually developing product range for domestic and commercial applications.

All BFT gate operators have a
2 Year UK BFT Warranty.

sliding gates

Sliding gates may offer a solution to awkward or restricted driveways where there is an adverse ground slope or no room for swinging gates.

Any of our gate designs can be configured and supplied as a single sliding gate.

Please note that to power a pair of gates requires two of these kits.


If your site is within 140 miles of our Warwick factory, our experienced installation team can erect your gates and/or install your automation professionally and efficiently.


BFT Model ARES 24v DC sliding gate motor

24v DC sliding gate motor for gates of up to 1000kg.

The ARES is a powerful low voltage operator designed to move large gates accurately and safely. The DC motor and diagnostic controller give an impressive range of safety features to suit gates in close proximity to pedestrian traffic:

Intelligent torque management system based on microprocessor technology

Maximum anti-squash safety guaranteed by a special electronic device which reverses the direction in case of obstacle detection in opening and closing.

  • Adjustable electronic torque limiter
  • Adjustable slow down
  • Pedestrian open command (part opening)
  • Suitable for intensive use
  • Max load: 1000kg

Suitable for multi user applications, apartments, business premises.

  • 1 x ARES motor
  • 1 x built in control panel and receiver
  • 2 x radio transmitters (remotes)
  • 1 x pair of safety photocells
  • 1 x antenna
  • 4m toothed driverack (to be attached to the gate)
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Further ARES information
Steel slider with BFT gate automation installed by Spa Gates