Slide & Fixed Wheels Gates

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The Fixed Wheels & the Slide Gates are two type of Floodgates mainly used to provide a vertical water barrier in waterworks, inside a pressured system or in open water channels. Both these Floodgates can also operate in a partially opened position to control water flows.
The ‘opening/closing’ mechanism can consist of wheels being mounted in the vertical sides of the gates that move up and down within fixed side guides so reducing the frictional resistance during their movement. The need for wheels attachments is evaluated to suit the location of the gate as a huge debris presence can cause operational difficulties.
Both the Fixed Wheel and the Sliding Gates are fabricated in steel plate that is suitably reinforced with various steel sections to withstand the water pressures. Vortex Hydra, as part of their design criteria, normally recommend the grade of steel to be used, but any special request from the customer can be analysed and agreed on.

The operational system of the gates can consist of the following:
• Twin hydraulic cylinders
• Electric motorised gearbox
• Special operational system defined and agreed with the customer

Sealing System: rubber seals located in the bottom, side and upper sections of the gate that seat into a stainless steel sealing frames that are attached to adjacent concrete structures.
All phases of the engineering design and fabrication through to final testing are undertaken by Vortex Hydra in compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Vortex Hydra design and manufacture Fixed Wheels Gates having dimensions up to 4 x 8m.
Vortex Hydra design and manufacture Sliding Gates for water having dimensions up to 15 x 16m.



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