Part 1 – General

1.01 Summary

  1. Section Includes: Provide vertical pivot gate system including gate, bollards, and PSB-K12 (M-50) Tilt-A-Way hydraulic 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:
      1. Provide manufacturer’s standard safety devices including following features.
      2. Provide pressure relief valve to avoid crushing obstruction encountered in either direction of travel.

      3. 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 to allow for minimum 2900 open and close operations per day.

    [Note: Gate heights up to eight feet, use a standard operator model HYJD-DC-25.  Gates that are a total of nine feet tall require an extended operator model HYJD-DC-25E.]

  2. Gate Height: [___________________]

    [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, up to 40 feet total width for steel barriers, with no center posts, overhead supports, tracks, or special framing required.]

  3. Gate Width: [________] [_________total, two gates]

1.03 Submittals


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Certificates: Furnish manufacturer’s certification indicating system provided complies with specified requirements.


1.04 Quality Assurance


  • Installer Qualifications: Firm approved by manufacturer or with minimum five years successful experience completing vertical pivot gate installation similar to that required.
  • 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


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


1.06 Warranty


  • 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.
  • Warranty Period: Three years.


Part 2 – Products

2.01 Manufacturer


  • Ideal Manufacturing, Inc., 2011 Harnish Blvd., Billings, MT 59101;
    Telephone 800-523-3888 or 406-656-4360; Fax 406-656-4363;
    Web address:; E-mail:


2.02 Manufactured Unit


  • Vertical Pivot Gate System: Ideal Mfg., Inc./TILT-A-WAY Model PBS-K12.


2.03 Components

    1. Hydraulic Power Unit: 2 HP TEFC motor, 1725 RPM, 220 Volt Single-Phase Vickers Hydraulic power unit capable of delivering 4.3 GPM at 1000 PSI, with external adjustment relief valve and 4-way solenoid operated 3-position manual override valve.
      1. Hydraulic pump, motor, and reservoir will be all as one unit with fluid thermometer and fluid level sight gauge.
      2. The hydraulic system 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 corrosion resistant painted gray .063 aluminum plate panels.
      4. Inspection Door Hardware: Stainless steel continuous hinges and heavy-duty lockable pull down catches to hold inspection door shut.
      5. Power:  : [208/220 Volt Single-Phase] 4 Wire Total gate system requires 20-amp service, with no more than 3% drop in voltage, while gate is in operation. (FOR WIRE SIZE: CONSULT LOCAL ELECTRICAL CODE.)


  • Hydraulic System: 2500 psi hydraulic cylinder.
    1. Cylinder: 2-1/2” by 38” stroke hydraulic cylinder with 1-3/8” diameter rod, proximity switches and cushioned slow down on each end of travel, and adjustable stops with lock down in any position.
    2. Hydraulic Fluid: Manufacturer’s standard, factory checked, filled, and tested.
  • Balance System: System designed to allow barrier to be manually opened, and closed, 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 operator correctly at the time of manufacturing
  • 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: Allen Bradley type overload protection relay to protect motor.
    3. Reversing Controller: Provide as required to operate motor and solenoid valves.
    4. Overrun Delay Timers: Integral to board capable of shutting down system in case motor runs longer than 30 seconds.
    5. Proximity Switches: Adjustable snap action limit switches capable of stopping barrier at each end of travel.
    6. Logic Board: Programmable logic board with manufacturer’s full range of available functions.
    7. All gates are equipped with a dry contractor to accommodate all types of access equipment.

      [Note: Coordinate selection of following options with manufacturer.]

    8. Options:
          1. Cold Weather Package: (Required in areas where the temperature drops to less than 35° F.)
          2. Stanchion: (This is for the free end of gate.)
          3. Radio Controls: Provide standard open–close–stop commercial transmitters/receiver 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 manufactures 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 indication gate status: Such as green light indicates barrier is open; red indicates barrier is closed; and flashing amber indicates gate 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. Snow removal access doors
          12. Stainless steel fasteners
          13. Heater for Electrical Box: Provide heater, including full box insulation to protect system for conditions to minus 70° F.
          14. Ice scrapers (for cable sheaves.)
          15. Access Control Systems:

      1) Key switches.

          2) Key pads.
          3) Card readers.
          4) Intercom stations.
          5) Proximity card readers.
          6) Phone access systems.
          7) Fire access systems.
          8) Pedestals.
          9) Closed circuit television.
          10) Infrared detectors.


    1. Barrier System (Gates): 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 aluminum barrier (up to 22 feet wide opening per gate leaf), minimum 9 gage aluminum chain link. Leading member of an aluminum barrier 4” schedule 40 round tube, uprights- 2 x 2 x .125 square tube, and 2 x 1 x .125 rectangular tube.
      2. Type:  Custom barrier as indicated on Drawings, with sway bracing.
      3. Options: Provide stanchion to contain free end for severe crash applications; match barrier.


  • 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 Stone Gray.
    3. Specify color of gate if different from manufacturers standard color.
    4. If a color (other than standard gray) is ordered the operator panels could be made from 16 gauge plate steel.

Part 3 – Execution

3.01 Examination


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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


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