ELKA, a leading German manufacturer of boom gates and gate openers will now be distributed by Rotech Group Pty Ltd in Australia.

With 35 years’ experience of successfully serving the door and gate automation industry, and over 50,000 gate openers and boom gates installed in 70 countries, ELKA is not only highly experienced, but is a brand synonymous with proficiency and trust.

ELKA gate openers include the Sentinel KM 24vdc linear swing model, a heavy-duty and high-quality opener equipped to open a single gate leaf, as large as 6m and weighing up to 500kg. Featuring electronic soft start and stop mechanism, along with safety sensing and an easily operated emergency release, this gate opener ensures smooth functioning and optimum safety. An electromagnetic bolt adds extra security to the swing gate.

Also in the heavy-duty range, the Sentinel ZT gate opener with 24vdc motor is suitable for opening a single gate leaf measuring up to 4.5m wide and weighing 450kg, at an angle of up to 120°. With other features similar to that of the Sentinel KM, the ZT has four different types of articulated arms suitable for mounting on to brick pillars and other difficult applications.

ELKA also offers a wide range of boom gates for commercial car parks, toll roads and the mining industry. Rotech will initially stock the ES series of industrial boom gates with boom poles measuring 5-8m. The KL series with 9-12m poles along with other boom gates will also be made available.

Key features of these heavy-duty industrial boom gates include a powder-coated aluminium cabinet with a 10-year warranty against corrosion; three in-built loop detectors that can be used as a directional logic and enable control of traffic lights to regulate the vehicle’s entry and exit; six different programmable relays and electronic safety sensing for efficiency and safety; numerous inputs to facilitate integration with other access control equipment; vehicle counter to keep count on the number of vehicles accessing the area; and ability to be remotely controlled through a computer, using the patented ‘Easy Control’ software.