puertas seccionales powermatic
Sectional gates have become, last years, a popular solutions to close a garage. If your are looking for a gate to your house, we´ll tell you everything about this system. You didn´t remain indifferent by it. To get an idea about the features of these gates, we are going to explainhow they involve versus some concepts.


One of the main advatages when you install a sectional gate is saving space. The opening and closing system is vertical, so you could use all your garage. Gates are made to measures and the most important requirement is to have a roof, beacuase the mechanism will be fixed there.


This kind of gates guarantee a hermetic closing. If you have a house where garage and rooms are conected, you´ll keep up the same temperature without losing hot/cold air.


Setional gates could be manual or automatic. Last years the prices are being so competitive, so you´ll get a lot of comfort if you automatize your garage gate.


Gates should b the first feeling when you visit a house. It´s important to adapt the gate design to house design. There are a lo of posibilities, plain design, corrugated, white or wood imitation…


When you go to install a new gate, you should to bear in mind its quality. So, you have to confirm that your gate, sectional or not, has CE certification. It´s made by Europeean institutions to verify that gates obey all security and quality regulations. Sectional gates are made by different materials. Each of them have their advantages or disadvantages. Let go to review all these materials.


PVC material has two great advantages: it´s very cheap and it has a great hermatic ability. However, lat years it has fallen in disuse. It´s a weak metarial and it isn´t recommended to big gates. Also, it´s easy to be damaged.


Wood isn´t a cheap meterial but it´s loved by a lot of clients. It looks fantastic, beautiful and it´s great hermetic material. However, it needs a regular and expensive maintenance because the weeather and wood are´t good friednsd. You´ll need anti-humidity treatment…


Sectional gates made by iron are composed by a iron sheet. It is perforated by some sticks to give stiffness and resistance to gates. However, we hope you don´t live in a places with extreme climatology, beacuse this kinf gates don´t give you a hermetic closing.


If we don´t bear in mind the money, aluminium is perfect to your sectional gate. It´s a strpmger material against bad weather, and it doesn´t need an regular maintenance. Your could personalize your aluminium gate, and your gate shall be adapted to many styles. Sectional gates aare the perfect mixed between beauty and efficay. If you have some doubt, Powwermatic helps you.


sling gate

Sliding gates are an attractive and practical solution when you have to design a house. Although it seems very modern, the sliding gates come since Roman era. Likewise, in Japan this is the traditional system used throughout history. Although it has been used rencetly to vehicles access, now it´s so setting up.

Let´s go to review the features and adventages of this kind of gates.


If you have a reduce area or you don´t want that your gate has a lot of space, sliding gate are the perfect system. They are opened with horizontal movement, so it reduces the required area.


It´s very important and tricky to choose the correct materials. You have to select a hard, resistant and easy maintenance material. You could find gates made by wood, iron, brick, etc. We always suggest the aluminium material.

Aluminium is, thanks to its resistance against bad weather, perfect to outside installations. It doesn´t need a lot of maintenance and it offers a lot of design´s posibilities. But if you even still loving wood, you don´t have to be worried. Today there are sliding gates made in aluminium and with wood imitation finishing. Great!


The gate built into the wall is the usual structure to don´t disturb when it´s opened. Sometimes the client´s budget is crucial to choose an automatic or manual gate, but today the prices are so competitive.


Architects usually want to install sliding gates. So, we could find them in communities, comercial and industrial use. They are versatile and perfect to any ambient.


When you start to find the perfect gate, there are some elements that you have consider. Let´s go to see them.


Gates have to be robust, safe and resistant. When gates are automatized, they get a plus of safety oposite manuals. To increase your safety, we suggest you to be advised by a specialized company. They inform you about the best option to you.


Sliding gate could be adapted to any design wished. So, you could find since more traditionals, made by horizontal strips, tight vertical bars, plane bars, etc. If you choose aluminium to your gate, you´ll get the design that you love.


Your gate could be made into a useful and soft element at your home. So, we always suggest to automatize it. Contact wih a specialized company to be advised about it.

Powermatic could help you if you have some doubt about sliding gates. Here we are!


casa soñada dreamed house

All of us have fantasized with the house of our dreams. A house with seaviews, a place surrounded by big forests in the middley of the valley or a penthouse with the skyline of a great city under our foots. Beyond the locations, we dream with a confortable home that makes every day life easier. If we get to feel safe, of course it´s our dreamed house.

Because dreams could be true, we bring you some element you have to bear in mind when you find your dreamed house. Little details and elements to your home that adds comfort and safety to become a top house.


Imagine you don´t have to wake up to open the house when people visit you. There are intercom systems that allow to manage everything from your smartphone. From somewhere you are, inside or outside of the house, you could answer the call and open the door if you have to.

Nobody is going to make you to stop your favourite book or TV serie.


Mecatronics? What are we talking about? Think about a system that you don´t need a key to open your home. From here, it will open a great number of options. Why do we open with a proximmity card/tag? Wait, better if do we use a keypad to setup a access key? Even better, what do you think if we open the house by our smartphone via bluetooth?

Everything is possible with a meatronic system. Besides, you could limit the time and user to access at home. Do you control everything!


Your dreamed home shall have automatic gate, of course. We don´t think you want to go out of your car, open the gate, go into the car and go out again to close the gate. Get an automatic gate and you don´t move to open it.

From here, you could choose to open by a remote control, your smarthpone and even with your license plate if you use a license plate recognition´s system. Have you ever seen something comfortest to enter at your home?


If your ideal house is located in a wonderful place and it has all the facilities, just only it needs to be safe. For that, you could install a surveillance system.

Now you´ll find a high quality cameras that record so good in the darknest nights. Also, if you have an ample gardens, why don´t you install floodlights? If you feel save, you´ll rest like anyone.


unlock automatic gate

It isn´t an usual situation but sometimes our gates could fail. Sometimes the problem is an electric failure or engine. We have a big problem if this happens and we are inside and couldn´t go out.

If we are in this situation, we need to unblock the gate and open it by manual mode. We´re going to show you how you could unblock all the automatic gates. First of all, you have to be calm and you have to know what kind of gate is yours.

Folding gates unblocking.

Folding gates have a electric lock that it fixes the gate to the frame; it´s to give more security. The engines could have an extra blocker that you could unlock if your turn the key located in the engine. When the blocker is free, you have to take the cover off and turn the key to open the sheets by yourself.

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Roller gates unblocking.

Roller gates use to have a block inside the engine. If you want to unblock just pull the wire that you´ll find into outside box or pull the inside handle. After that you have to open by yourself. Sometime the roller gates is heavy and you need an extra help.

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Sliding gate unblocking.

Sliding gates have a little lock or screw located at the top of engine. This element frees the movement of the sheet.

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Swivelling gate unblocking.

Swivelling gate are easy to unblocking. They have a rope from the lead carrier. You have to pull the rope and the gate will be free to be opened. Sometimes you´ll need an extra aid with short movements at the same time.

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Sectional gates unblocking.

Sectional gates unblocking is the easiest emergency opening. Just you´ll find a rope or handle in the tramition guide to free the engine. If you couldn´t open, maybe it´s a mecanic problem. Then, let to try and contact withe a qualified technician.

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Because life always has a solution!


usual failures in automatic gates

So many year around gates, automatism and surveillance system. After this time, Powermatic has resolved a lot of problems, someone more dificult than others.

In this article, we´re going to show you the commonest failures in automatic gates and how to proceed with them. Remember that a qualified technician could help you to assure the correct working of your gate.

Sliding Gates Failures.

Motor doesn´t work: if we see that our gate´s motor doesn´t work, first of all we´ll confirm the power supplier. We´ll check if there are blown fuse or the wires are out of their terminals. Don´t forget to check that security contacts are shor-circuited, emitter is programmed and has frecuency.

Gate is closed and we can´t unblock:  we have to look that limit switches are working correctly and if  the gate stop without we need to press it.

Gate doesn´t open and close completely: in this case, we have to check the manoeuvre timing of the gate. We´ll need more seconds that really required. So, we´ll look that limit switches are installed correctly. Don´t forget take attention, during the movement, the limit switch.

If we block the light of photocell and the gate stops and closes: we have to change the opening and closing wires, and the limit switches.

Motor sound but the gate doesn´t open and close: first of all we have to unblock the gate and move it until the middle. Push and test that opening and closing are correct, and the limit switch. We have to regulate the mecanic, electronic clutch and force.

Gate stops at the middle of movement: if motor stops to work, we have to increase the work time.  If the gate stops but motor still works,  we have to regulate the force (mecanic or electronic) and chech there isn´t any obstacle.

Swing Gates Failures.

Motor/motors don´t work: we have to check the power supplier. We´ll ckeck if there are a blown fuses or the wires are out of their terminals. We´ll ckech that the security contacts are short-circuited and emitter is programmed and it has frecuency.

One engine opens and other closes: change the opening and closing wires from motor. To know what it´s correct, we´ll have to see the leds or wait to automatic closing.

If we block the light of photocell and the gate stops and closes: we have to change the opening and closing wires, and the limit switches.

Gates don´t close: we have to check that photocells are connected correctly. Also, we´ll check they are aligned and the signal arrives to control pannel.

Gates stop at the middle of movement: we´ll have to regulate the work time, at leat, two or three seconds beyond the required time to do the complete movement.

Gates don´t open and close completely: we´ll check the regulation of hydraulic and/or electronic force. We´ll verify if there aren´t friction points during the gate movement. Don´t forget to check the installation levels that are fixed correctly.

Swivelling Gates Failures

Gate doesn´t work: first of all we´ll check the power supplier. So, we´ll check the blown fuses or if the wires are out of their terminals. Also, we´ll verify if the emitter is programmed and send frecuency. Finally, we´ll check if the security contacts are short-circuited.

Motor stop when gate is down and come up again: we´ll have to regulate the engine force, and the gate hasn´t any obstacle. At last, we´ll check the limit swicthes.

To open and close, the motor still works: we´ll have to regulate the limit switches.

Gate doesn´t close: we´ll check the photocells are connected, aligned and the pannel control receives the signal.

Gate closes by fits and starts: we´ll ckeck if the gate is balanced, and we´ll add extra weight if it´s necessary.

Motor sounds but gate doesn´t open: we´ll have to check  if gate is balanced and we´ll add extra weight if it´s necessary.

Barriers Failures.

Barrier doesn´t work: first of all we´ll check the power supplier. So, we´ll check the blown fuses or if the wires are out of their terminals. Also, we´ll verify if the emitter is programmed and send frecuency. Finally, we´ll check if the security contacts are short-circuited.

Barrier doesn´t open: we´ll veriry the spring, motor conections and limit swicthes.

Barrier doesn´t close: we´ll check if photocells are connected correctly, aligned and the signal arrives to central pannel.

Barrier opens and closes by fits and starts: we´ll have to regulate the spring.


Do you know if your comunnity gets all legal requirements about automatic gates?


First of all, you have to know if the gate was installed before or after May 2005, the date when there were changes in the automatic gates regulations. From that moment, all installed gates have to be in order with regulations.

If the gates has been installed before that date and they didn´t have important changes in the security devices, gate structure… you keep in mind:

  • If the installation was before May 2005, the gate has to be in order with Directivas de Máquinas (DM), Baja Tensión (DBT) y Compatibilidad Electromagnética (DCEM) regulations of that time.
  • If the installation was after May 2005, it has to be in order with Directiva de Productos de Construcción (DPC) regulation. Then, it must to have the CE stamp and all the installations requierements.


AEPA, Asociación Empresarial de Puertas Manuales y Automáticas, has to inform users and proffesionals about regulations and CE stamp. Everything have to be in order with the law and requierements to the correct aplication of CE stamp in industrial and garage gates.

Likewise, from AEPA looks after the safety of all closing system and i it has to inform about the regulations.

marcado CE normativa puertas automáticas

We have to know that mecanic guarantee, of a community gate, comes from fabric and installation. It has to be review after some uses, and it has been informed by manufacturer, according UNE regulation.

Resposible person of “new” automatic gates has to control the compliance of DM, DBT and DCEM regulations.


The owner of the gate must to answer for damages to others, according at art. 1.902 Civil Code, when they come from actions or defaults.

If the gates doesn´t have the security devices according the sytem, it would be considered negligent by Courts and Tribunals. It would be negiglent if the onwer didn´t add the security devices to prevent the accident.

Also, the responability comes from art. 1.9047 Civil Code, where it says that building´s owner has to cover the reparations.

However, if we have a maintenace contract with a qualified company, we could drift the responsability of damage to them according art. 1.101 Civil Code . We have to prove that they reneged on their obligations, and they have to prove that they done everyting correctly.

Is it obligary to have a maintenace contract with a qualified company?

It´s not obligatory, but you could enjoy of some advantages if you get it.

UNE-EN 12635:2002 + A1: 2009 regulation informs that the manufacturer gives us the maintenace instructions, and some reparation and maintenance works have to be done by qualified companies.

You could contact with these qualified companies to do the annual maintenance but you don´t have to get a maintenance contract.

Maintenance contract frees the community of resposability of situations. When you sign the contract, the resposability goes to maintenance company.