DCM Specifications


1.01 Summary

  1. Section Includes: Provide vertical pivot gate system including gates and special Tilt-A-Way gear motor operator, with accessories as required for complete operational installation.
  2. Related Sections:
    1. Section 02820: Chain link fences and gates.
    2. Division 3: Concrete support slab.
    3. Division 16: Electrical connections.

 1.02 System Description

  1. Performance Requirements:
    1. Safety Devices: Provide manufacturer’s standard safety devices including following features.
      1. Provide current sense to avoid crushing obstruction encountered in either direction of travel.
      2. Provide shut off power device if balance system fails.
    2. Power Failure: Provide manual bypass system, which allows barrier to be opened and to be closed in event of power failure.
    3. Operation: Design system for 100 percent duty cycle.
  2. Gate Height: [___________________] [As indicated on Drawings].
    [Note: Gate widths from 25 feet wide or up to 50 feet total width for two vertical pivot gate operators are possible with aluminum barriers.]
  3. Gate Width: [________] [_________total, two gates] [As indicated on Drawings].

1.03 Submittals

  1. Product Data: Furnish manufacturer’s literature for gate and operator and each manufactured accessory to be provided for Project.
    1. Wiring Diagrams: Furnish manufacturer’s wiring diagrams for gate operator.
    2. Maintenance Data: Furnish manufacturer’s operators and parts manual.
  2. Shop Drawings: Show location of vertical pivot gates system in relationship with adjacent fencing and paving, details of installation, hardware locations, and accessories.
    1. Templates: Provide drawings or templates for installation of anchor bolts in support slab.
  3. Certificates: Furnish manufacturer’s certification indicating system provided complies with specified requirements.

1.04 Quality Assurance

  1. Installer Qualifications: Firm approved by manufacturer or with minimum five years successful experience completing vertical pivot gate installation similar to that required.
  2. Pre-installation Conference: Conduct meeting at site prior to commencing work related to vertical pivot gate system installation.
    1. Require attendance of parties directly affecting vertical pivot gate installation.
    2. Review site conditions, procedures, and coordination required with related work.

1.05 Project Conditions

  1. Field Measurements: Verify dimensions and component layout by field measurements prior to beginning installation.

1.06 Warranty

  1. Provide manufacturer’s standard limited warranty for system and system components against failure resulting from normal use based on manufacturer’s literature.
    1. Failure shall be defined as any defect in manufacturing, which prevents gate from operating as intended.
  2. Warranty Period: One year.


2.01 Manufacturer

  1. Ideal Manufacturing, Inc., 2011 Harnish Blvd., Billings, MT 59101;
    Telephone 800-523-3888 or 406-656-4360; Fax 406-656-4363;
    Web address: www.tiltaway.com; E-mail: info@idealmfginc.com

2.02 Manufactured Unit

  1. Vertical Pivot Gate System: Ideal Mfg., Inc./TILT-A-WAY DCM.

2.03 Components

  1. Gear Motor Unit: 1/2 HP 24V DC TENV motor, 1800 RPM, full load amps 13.5, continuous duty, right angle.
    1. Gear motor will be all as one unit with lubricating fluid.
    2. The gear motor will be designed to keep the gate locked in the closed position, keeping any person from lifting the gate open when it is in the closed position.
    3. Pedestal Frame: Welded construction with removable outer skin of cross break 16 gauge aluminum panels.
    4. Inspection Door Hardware: Stainless steel continuous hinges and heavy-duty lockable pull down catches to hold inspection door shut.
    5. Power: 115 Volt AC 24 Volt DC battery back up [24 Volt DC gear motor and control board] [115 Volt AC for battery charger and optional accessories]. Battery supplied by installer, or owner. Total gate system requires 20-amp minimum service, with no more than 3% drop in voltage, while gate is in operation. (FOR WIRE SIZE: CONSULT LOCAL ELECTRICAL CODE.)
    6. Soft stop on both ends.
    7. Gear Motor will move the barrier from the closed position to open position, and open position to closed position in approximately 10 to 12 seconds each direction.
  2. Gate actuating System:  Number 40 Roller Chain and Sprockets.
    1. Hardened teeth sprocket, adjustable magnetic switch stops on each end of travel.
    2. Gear Motor Fluid: Manufacturer’s standard, factory checked, filled, and tested.
  3. Balance System:  System designed to allow barrier to be hand raised and to be hand lowered with 12 to 15 pounds of pressure, consisting of manufacturer’s standard cables, sheaves, sealed cam yoke roller bearings, and tension springs pulled in a straight line.
    1. Safety Control Switch:  Provide built-in safety control switch capable of stopping barrier in any position should balance system fail.
    2. Testing:   Factory test and adjust balance system to ensure gate may be manually raised and lowered with specified pressure.
    3. Signage:  Signage to be added to the gate barrier must be declared at the time of order so the manufacturer can add the signs on the barrier, to  ensure Ideal Mfg. balances the barrier correctly at the time of manufacturing.
  4. Electrical System: Oversized rain tight enclosure housing electrical components except limit switches, safety switches, and motor.
    1. Wire: Oil and gasoline resistant.
    2. Overload Protection: 20-amp fuse to protect motor.
    3. Reversing Controller: Provide as required to operate gear motor.
    4. Magnetic Switches: Adjustable magnetic limit switches capable of stopping barrier at each end of travel.
    5. Logic Board: Programmable logic board with manufacturer’s full range of available functions.
      a. Built in Amp Meter.
      b. Over current protection against entrapment.
      c. Battery Charger.
      d. Cycle Counter.
      e. Built in 7-day programmable timer.
      f. LCD trouble shooting diagnostic screen.
      g. Pre wired for safety, and free exit loop.
      h. Pre wired for photo eye.
      i. Pre wired for radio receiver.
      j. Pre wired for master slave.
    6. All gates are equipped with a dry contactor to accommodate all types of access equipment.
      [Note: Coordinate selection of following options with manufacturer.]
    7. Options:
      1. Cold Weather Package:  (required in areas where the temperature drops to less than -10° F).
      2. Stanchion:  (this is for the free end of the gate)
      3. Radio Controls:  Provide standard open-close-stop commercial transmitters/receivers systems.
      4. Loop Detectors:  Provide detector system (except loop) to allow free exit/safety, safety or close gate operation; system to be factory wired inside electrical box and tested.
      5. Reversing Edge:  Provide manufacturers standard reversing edge system.
      6. Synchronizing Box:  Master slave system for paired gate system (required only when 2 gates operate in conjunction with each other).
      7. Gate Status Lights:  Provide light stacks indicating gate status: such as green light indicates barrier is open; red light indicates barrier is closed; and amber flashing indicates barrier is moving.
      8. Locks:  Magnetic lock secures gate in closed position.
      9. Photo Eye:  Used as a form of safety.
      10. S.O.S.:  Siren Operated Sensor (emergency access system)
      11. Heater for Electrical Box:  Provide heater, including full box insulation to protect system for conditions to -70° F.
      12. Ice Scrapers:  (for cable sheaves).
      13. Access Control Systems:
        1) ___________
        2) ___________
        3) ___________
  5. Barrier System (Gates): 3 ½ pipe barrier system design to resist twist and to resist sway.
    [Note: Select either standard steel, standard aluminum, or custom barriers; coordinate custom barriers with manufacturer.]
    1. Type: Manufacturer’s standard steel barrier (up to 20 foot wide opening per gate leaf); minimum 9 gage galvanized chain link fence fabric. Leading member of a steel barrier 4” schedule 20 round tube, uprights 2 x 2 x .120 square tube.
    2. Type: Manufacturer’s standard aluminum barrier (up to 25 foot wide opening per gate leaf), nominal 3.125” by 2.875” diamond 6063-T5 alloy aluminum screen fabric (amplimesh) welded both sides completely. Leading member of an aluminum barrier 4” schedule 40 round tube, square tube uprights 2 x 2 x .188 square tube.
    3. Type: Custom barrier as indicated on Drawings.
    4. Options: Provide stanchion to contain free end for severe crash applications; match barrier.
  6. Accessories: Provide as required for complete operational installation.
    1. Child Guards: Provide child and small animal guard on secured side of operator.

2.04 Finishes

  1. Finish: Factory prime with DTM epoxy and paint with westhane acrylic urethane to resist corrosion.
    1. Color: [As selected from manufacturer’s standard colors.] [Custom color as indicated on Finish Schedule.]
    2. Manufacturers standard color is Sherwin Williams Gloss Black.
    3. Specify color of gate if different from manufacturer’s standard color.


3.01 Examination

  1. Verification of Conditions: Verify concrete support slab complies with requirements and verify anchors and conduits are properly installed
    1. Ensure alignment with adjacent construction, fencing, and paving; coordinate with adjacent construction.

3.02 Installation

  1. Comply with manufacturer’s recommendations and installation instructions.
    1. Install vertical pivot gate system to provide rigid and secure installation as indicated, straight and true to lines and levels indicated, for free, easy operation.
    2. Install components square and level, accurately fitted and free from distortion and free from defects.
  2. Advise Owner regarding programmable features and controls and preset controls according to Owner requirements.
    1. Instruct Owner personnel in proper operation, maintenance, and reprogramming of system.

3.03 Protection

  1. Protect vertical pivot gate system from damage during remainder of construction operations; replace components damaged by subsequent construction operations.
  2. Touch-up scratched and damaged surfaces using same primer and finish system applied in shop.