Vertical Pivot vs. Other Gates
Why Vertical Pivot Gates?
Compared to a slider or swing gate or vertical lift gate, our commercial and residential gate designs:
Require less space
Use fewer moving parts
Offer more security
Work better in the snow
Are quicker to install
All of our aluminum gates are manufactured using top-grade equipment and stellar attention to detail, while ensuring every component is custom-made to your company’s gate requirements. There is a lot of “sweat equity” and pride in our finished products, which is backed by our six month return policy.
Each gate we manufacture is meticulously custom built, tailored to meet our client’s specific needs and wishes.
Proprietary Electronic System
Our proprietary electronic system was developed continues to evolve to ensure optimal functionality and security for all of our gates.
We take pride in our fabrication process, where we not only craft top-quality parts, but also construct our own jigs to ensure precise construction during fabrication.
With a variety of styles and materials to choose from, our manufactured gates are the perfect solution to a variety of security needs.
We test each component of our vertical pivot gates with 2,900 cycles per day, 7 days per week, 12 months per year. In all, over 2.7 million cycles have been completed to date ensuring long-term performance.
We understand that every customer has different requirements for their gate. That’s why we offer a wide range of customizable feature options to ensure that your gate performs perfectly for your specific needs.
Photo Eye Sensor
This safety feature is an entrapment protection system, which will trigger an electrical switch to reverse the gate barrier when a beam of light is broken. Tilt-A-Way offers through beam and reflective beam options.
Reversing Edge Sensor
This safety feature is an entrapment protection system, which will trigger an electrical switch to reverse the gate barrier when it encounters an obstruction.
Reversing Loop Sensor
This safety feature is an entrapment protection system. A reverse loop will reverse a closing gate if a vehicle is detected. A reverse loop will also hold a gate open if a vehicle stops over the loop. If a gate is fully closed and a vehicle drives over a reverse loop nothing will happen, the gate will not open.
Gate Status Lights
This safety feature is a lighted visual of the gate barrier positioning, movement, or non-movement. A red light indicates the barrier is closed and stationary. A yellow flashing light indicates the barrier is in motion, opening or closing. A green light indicates the barrier is fully open and stationary. Tilt-A-Way offers stacked lights, or LED lights that are mounted on the barrier itself.
Emergency Stop Switch
This safety feature is a fail-safe control switch that, when activated, will immediately stop the barrier from any movement.
Radio Receiver and Transmitters
This access feature allows the gate barrier to be opened or closed using a wireless remote or keypad.
S.O.S. – Siren Operator Sensor
This access and safety feature enables emergency responders to access the gated property once the S.O.S. has recognized the “yelp” siren for 3 seconds.
Free Exit Loop Detector
This is an access feature. Exit Loops automatically open the gate when a vehicle drives over them, they also will hold a gate open and reverse a closing gate which means they can be used in place of an inside reverse loop.
Fail Safe Magnetic Locks
This is a security feature that is an electromagnetic plate installed on the end of a barrier and an armature plate that is secured to the drive surface. This locks the barrier in the down position.
Solar Powered Operator
This convenience feature is only available for our DCM model of operators.
Insulated Electrical Box and Heater
This performance feature prevents damage to the electrical components of the operator caused by extreme cold weather.
Cold Weather Package
This performance feature is ideal for ensuring your gate stays functional in inclement weather. For our hydraulic HYJG and Patriot PSB models of operators, the package includes a heater for the hydraulic fluid tank, an insulated cover for the tank and pump, heated hydraulic cylinders, and insulated covers for the hydraulic cylinders. For our mechanical DCM models of operators, the package includes a heater and insulated cover for the electric motor.
Extreme Cold Weather Package
This performance feature is only available for our hydraulic HYJG and Patriot PSB models of operators. The package includes a heater for the hydraulic fluid tank, an insulated cover for the hydraulic fluid tank and pump, heated hydraulic cylinders, insulated covers for the hydraulic cylinders, and heated hydraulic lines.
This performance feature keeps the sheaves of the operator clear of obstruction from ice, snow, or other debris.
Operator Heat Mat
This performance feature is installed between the operator house and the concrete pad that it sits on. This prevents snow and ice accumulation in and around the operator and its moving parts.
Snow Control Package
This performance feature is installed on the top of the operator house. It’s designed to mitigate snow from entering the operator house.
Stainless Steel Fasteners
This performance feature increases the lifespan of the fastening components in the gate system by replacing standard fasteners with stainless steel fasteners.
This feature is available upon request. Custom design examples can be a company logo, a ranch brand, or a neighborhood name. Ask us. We can probably incorporate your design or vision into the manufacturing of the barrier.
This feature is available upon request. Ask us if your color is available.
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The Most Secure Gates on the Market
Introducing the Tilt-A-Way Patriot
With over 60 years in business, Ideal Manufacturing, Inc., is the proud manufacturer of the Tilt-A-Way Patriot, high security, vertical pivot crash barriers and crash gate systems.
Engineered with our patented designs, the durability needed to withstand the harshest of environments, as well as withstand the most determined of intruders, our Department of Defense (DoD), ASTM F2656 Certified Vehicle Security Barrier gate system meets objectives for all environments or applications requiring the highest levels of security, reliability, and durability. All of our barrier gate systems are custom made to meet your security requirements. The Patriot Gate systems are the perfect solution for:
Government & Military Facilities
- Department of Defense Facilities (DoD)
- Homeland Security Facilities
- Military Bases and Armories
- International Embassies
- US Customs and Border Protection
- Government Agencies
- Ports of Authorities
- Department of Transportation (DoT)
- Federal Building Facilities
- Bureau of Reclamation Projects
- Hydro Damns
- Power Plants
- Water Treatment Facilities
- Solar and Wind Farms
- Law Enforcement Facilities
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Technology Companies
- Any Sensitive Industrial or Commercial Facilities