D5-Evo Domestic Light-industrial Sliding Gate Motor Pocket Mechanical Installation Guide

D5-Evo Domestic Light-industrial Sliding Gate Motor Pocket Mechanical Installation Guide
This guide is designed specifically for installers who are familiar with
the installation of standard sliding gate motors, but do not know the
specifics of the D5-Evo
Please do not proceed with the installation until you have
read and fully understand the Safety Instructions
included in your product packaging
The Safety Instructions are also available on
www.centsys.co.za, and may also be obtained by
contacting Centurion Systems on +27 860 236 887
(RSA only)
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The D5-Evo is a domestic and light-industrial operator designed to
open and close sliding gates weighing up to 500kg. A custom
designed gearbox moulded from robust engineering polymers, coupled
to a powerful 12V DC motor, provides fast and reliable automation for
entrances to homes and small housing estates.
It is a 12V DC battery operated unit with the following limitations:
Operator push force - starting:
Operator push force - rated:
Gate mass – maximum:
Gate length – maximum:
Maximum numbers of operations per day:
D5-Evo controller
Foundation plate
Courtesy light fuse
(3A F/B)
Motor fuse (30A ATO)
1 x 12v 7.2Ah battery
Gate mounted origin
10. SM2A charger
Origin marker bracket
Origin sensor
Side covers
11. Manual release access
General considerations for the installation
For comprehensive information, please refer to the full installation
manual available for download on www.centsys.co.za
Install the gate operator only if:
It will not pose a hazard to the public
There is sufficient clearance to a roadway and/or public
The installation will meet all municipal and/or local authority
requirements once completed
The gate mass, length and application is within the operator
The gate is in good working order, meaning:
That it moves freely
Does not move on its own if left in any position
It can be installed to have sufficient clearance between
moving parts when opening and closing to reduce the risk of
personal injury and entrapment
Pushbuttons or key switches, when required, can be
positioned so that the gate is in line of sight of the operator
Pull scale
Make sure the gate mass,
starting - and rated-pull-force
limitations are not exceeded
Guide rollers must ensure that
the gate is held vertically though
the entire length of the gate
travel. For improved safety fit
additional support post to
prevent gate from falling over
if guide rollers fail
Ensure that the gate
cannot be lifted off the
motor pinion with the
anti-lift bracket fitted
Guide rollers GAP<5mm
support post
Typical anti-lift
Fit end-stops capable of stopping the gate at rated speed
Make H>h to ensure gate will not jump over end-stop as
shown above
Do not attempt to run the operator without first filling the
gearbox with lubricant
Oil filling procedure
1. Lift the cover of the operator.
2. Remove the battery so that
you can gain access to the
coloured filler plug.
3. Remove the coloured oil filler
plug by levering it out with a
4. Empty the contents of the oil
bottle into the gearbox (80ml).
5. Refit the coloured oil filler
Oil specifications
Centurion product code:
Castrol SAF-XO 75w-90
Synthetic Final Drive
1. 220V AC mains cable via double pole mains isolator switch
(3 core LNE 1.5mm2 SWA)
Optional wiring (all cable is multi-stranded):
2. Intercom cable from motor to dwelling (n1 + 6 core 0 .5mm2)
3. Intercom cable from motor to entry panel (n2 0.5mm2)
4. Safe CLS: Recommended infrared safety beams (3 core 0.5mm2)
5. TRG:
Access control device (3 core 0.5mm2)
6. PED:
Optional pedestrian keyswitch (a)
OR keypad (b) (3 core 0.5mm2)
7. TRG:
Optional external radio receiver (3 core 0.5mm2)
Optional pillar lights (3 core LNE SWA, size according to
power requirements)
n1 = number of cores required by intercom
n2 = number of cores required by intercom
Possibly increase cable thickness if pillar lights are installed
Type of cable must adhere to municipal bylaws but typically SWA
(steel wire armoured) cable is recommended. The armouring
provides excellent screening, which gives better protection against
lightning – earth one end of the screening)
Allows for all features such as pedestrian opening, status LED, etc.,
to be operated from the intercom handset inside the dwelling.
Number of cores and type of cable could vary depending on brand
of access control system being used
For optimum range, an external receiver can be mounted on the
Disengage gearbox/drive
Insert the camlock key and
rotate it 90° clockwise.
This will allow for the removal
of the cover, as well as for the
rotation of the release
Do not remove the
thumbwheel. Removal of
the thumbwheel may
result in water entering
the gearbox and the
warrantee will be void
Rotate thumbwheel
clockwise until gearbox
releases and gate can be
moved manually.
If the gearbox must be left in
manual mode for an
extended period of time for
whatever reason, it is
recommended that the
access door is locked. This
secures the cover and
prevents access to the inside
of the unit, which contains
high voltages. It also
prevents theft of any
components and provides full
protection from the
Re-engage gearbox/drive
Rotate thumbwheel anticlockwise until thumbwheel
feels loose in the hand. Make
sure that the manual
override access door can be
Slide gate until
gearbox/drive engages.
Never run the motor before
the unit is engaged.
Ensure that all the standard considerations for a quality
gate installation are adhered to as detailed in
CENTURION’s detailed installation manuals. These
must include:
Correct access in and out of the premises
End-stops are mandatory and must be capable of stopping the
gate at rated speed
Guide-rollers and anti-lift brackets are correctly fitted
The gate mass, starting- and rated-pull-force limitations are not
The D5-Evo is positioned correctly and does not protrude into the
Locate operator position
To ensure operator does not
protrude into driveway, install
base plate at least flush with
the driveway entrance.
Determine a suitable position
and vertical height for the
operator by considering
Figures A, B and C.
* Includes 3mm clearance required
between rack and pinion
Foundation plate installation
The foundation plate can either be set into a concrete foundation, or
bolted down onto an existing concrete plinth, refer to illustrations
Option 1:
New concrete foundation
Assemble foundation plate with
anchor brackets as shown in the
• Ensure that the M10
gearbox mounting bolts
are properly tightened
• Cable conduits must be
installed before pouring
the concrete
Option 2:
Bolting foundation plate onto
an existing concrete plinth
If bolting onto an existing
concrete plinth, place the
foundation plate down in the
correct position and use the plate
as a template for marking the
rawl bolt holes
Assemble foundation plate without
anchor brackets before bolting
down onto plinth
Ensure that the M10
gearbox mounting bolts
are properly tightened
Route cables and secure foundation plate
Route cables as determined
in Section 9, Cabling
Make sure that all cables
protrude at least 400mm
above the baseplate once
installed as shown in the
Securely concrete or bolt
the foundation plate in
Mount the gearbox
Remove the knock-outs for
the cables from the gearbox.
Feed the cables through
these holes while fitting the
gearbox to the baseplate.
Note how the cables route up
onto the control card.
Check that the operator is
Secure the gearbox in place
fitting the following in
sequence: first a nut and
then a washer onto each
gearbox mounting; then the
gearbox; and then a washer
followed by a spring washer
and finally a nut onto each
gearbox mounting.
Do not mount gearbox flat
down onto mounting plate.
Adjust the height of the
mounting nuts to raise the
gearbox at least 5mm above
the plate. This is to allow for
later adjustments.
Seal the conduit and knockout holes in the operator
with silicone sealer to
prevent ants from entering
the operator through these
cable entry points.
Mount the rack
The rack must be securely
mounted to the side of the
gate. It must be parallel
with the gate rail, and
there must be a 2 - 3mm
gap between the teeth of
the pinion and the rack,
along the entire travel of
the gate
Steel rack
Fix rack using the steel angle
brackets provided.
Brackets must be spaced no
more than 300mm apart.
When joining different
lengths of steel rack, a
simple way of ensuring
correct pitch spacing, is to
clamp a small off-cut
between the two pieces.
RAZ rack
Use at least three TEK screws per half metre section of rack.
Fit additional fixing screw through the horizontal slots to secure
the rack to the gate directly above the pinion when the gate is
in the closed, pedestrian and open positions
Mounting the origin marker
Close the gate completely.
Mount the origin marker to
the rack a minimum of
500mm from the origin
Steel rack
For steel rack mount the
origin marker onto the rack
using the bracket provided.
Weld the bracket to the
Bolt the origin marker onto
the bracket using the
fasteners provided.
RAZ rack
With RAZ rack the origin
marker mounts directly on
top of the rack without a
Drill mounting holes
directly into the rack and
bolt into position.
File away the front lip of
the rack if you need to
move the origin marker
closer to the operator as
the gate slides past.
Nylon angle rack
With nylon angle rack it is
necessary to use the
bracket provided.
10. It is preferable to use self
tapping fasteners to secure
the bracket into the side of
the nylon rack as shown.
11. Make a small tack weld to
secure the back of the
bracket onto the angle iron
section of the rack.
12. Bolt the origin marker onto
the bracket using the
fasteners provided.
Mounting the origin marker (continued)
13. Manually slide the gate
OPEN until the origin
marker is in line with the
origin sensor.
14. Ensure distance between
face of marker and front
face of sensor is between
13 and 20mm.
Take care with the
orientation of the arrow on
the origin marker. This
arrow must face the
15. Adjust distance by sliding
the origin marker along the
slotted mounting holes
until the specified distance
is achieved.
For best results keep gap
between marker and
sensor as small as
It is possible to make the distance between the marker and the
sensor much greater than 500mm. However, if using the
pedestrian opening facility, although the position of the marker
will not affect the width of the pedestrian opening, it is
preferable to have the marker mounted inside of the pedestrian
opening point
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