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Temperature test on gate closers

Friday, June 16, 2017
The bearing strength of a gate closer is an important element. But did you know that temperature can have an effect on the closing speed of your gate closer? Gate closers are exposed to extremely variable weather conditions: cold in the morning, hot at noon, freezing in winter, etc. A hydraulic gate closer operates through the combination of a spring and hydraulic oil. This oil is susceptible to outdoor temperatures, and thickens as temperature lowers.

We tested it!

We set all the gate closers at room temperature. Next, we exposed them to temperatures from -22 °F up to +158°F, and measured the closing speed at an 90° opening angle.

Check out the results here