The bearing strength of a gate closer is an important element. But did you know that temperatures 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 also thickens as temperature lowers.

If this problem isn’t solved, the closing times of the gate closer can rise sharply, or the gate closer might stop functioning.

The perfect closing time for a gate closer (for a 90° opening angle) is 7 to 15 seconds. This is called the ‘comfort zone’. However, if the closing takes longer, it might represent a problem for safety. Shorter is no option either, because the gate would slam, so you wouldn’t be able to easily go through the gate.

Many solutions available on the market do not match our objectives: gas springs are too sensitive, and small gate closers are also extremely hard to adjust.

Therefore, Locinox gate closers perfectly solve this problem, and also make sure your gate always closes within the comfort zone. Thanks to a patented hydraulic damping, a Locinox gate closer adapts itself, even in extreme temperatures. We can thus guarantee that the gate closes steadily, without the necessity to adjust the gate closer.



Furthermore, to make sure that our gate closers comply with our promise, we submit them to extensive tests before and after market launch. Only because of this permanent monitoring we can guarantee you the best quality! We compare the closing speed of our gate closers with similar products by other manufacturers.

How was the test performed?

All the gate closers were set at room temperature. Next, they were exposed to temperatures from -30°C up to +70°C, and also measured the closing speed at a 90° opening angle.



Centsys D5-Evo Sliding Gate Motor



They say you can’t improve upon perfection. Well, they obviously haven’t seen the D5-Evo Sliding Gate Motor.

One of the most durable and reliable motors ever made, the legendary D5 is renowned the world over. Many years later, old ‘tried and tested’ gets perfected. We borrowed what we learned from the D10 and applied it to the D5-Evo.

Incorporating a 12V version of the D10 controller, the D5-Evo also offers a wide range of useful features which includes ChronoGuard timer functionality (a world first).

Faster, smarter and easier to set up, old faithful even got a facelift and now looks more like his D10 Cousin.

Hard as nails and loyal to the end, you can sleep easy, knowing that our D5-Evo Sliding Gate Motor is on guard.

You can even enjoy the amazing features and functionality of our flagship motor if you don’t have mains power at your gate – thanks to the D5-Evo Low-Voltage. Simply connect a transformer to this cost-effective model’s included rectifier, and enjoy the freedom of fully DIY gate automation! No expensive high-voltage cable runs, no costly isolators, no sweat!

Main Features:

  • Battery Backup

We pioneered power failure protection in gate motors. So in line with all our other motors, the D5-Evo carries on guarding your entrance even when the lights go out.

  • All-important speed

The original D5 made a mark for itself being a quick motor, opening the gate swiftly when you arrive at your entrance. The D5-Evo is now that little bit faster, opening your average four metre gate in less than twelve seconds, adding even more security and convenience.

  • Open it the way you like it…

Rapid opening but a more tempered closing just in case a loved one is in the way, that’s the sort of sophistication in motor control you can expect from the D5-Evo. Added to this, you can vary the acceleration and deceleration of your gate and make it move so smoothly it will do so for many years to come.

  • Pushes like a mule

Such a compact package but such a potent push force, it will reliably move almost any gate weighing up to 500kg and do it for a very long time.

  • Wide awake all the time!

Incorporating the tried and tested DOSS position control system of its predecessors, the D3 and D5, the D5-Evo moves open and closed accurately, stopping in just the right spot each and every time. It’s also wide awake to any obstruction that might cross its path, ensuring safe and sensitive anti-crushing protection.

  • It will turn heads

The D5-Evo takes on a new and more attractive look compared to the original D5. It’s nice to know that even your trusty gate guard will turn heads.

  • Plug and play

The LCD-based controller makes child’s play of setting up the gate. It is literally plug and play – the D5-Evo’s controller does all the thinking for you.

  • It’s got it all

What a pleasure to click through an almost endless list of really useful features – from multiple Modes of Operation, gate operating parameters, Pillar Light Control with Pre-flash, Alarm functions, Positive Close Mode and Real Time Clock and Calendar to enable time-based features – to helpful diagnostic feedback. It just stops short of making the coffee!

  • Forever yours

We know that this compact companion will serve you well – year, after year, after year. So just like all other CentSys products, your beautiful D5-Evo motor also comes with an industry-leading 24 month warranty for added peace of mind.




Anti-sabotage hot-dip galvanised 180° hinge. This secured version of the GBMU4D16 vandal-proof hinge provides extra security since the eyebolt or cross bolt cannot be tampered with. With the 4-way adjustment you no longer have to keep left or right turning gates in stock. Height and depth alignment and also left-right turning direction, are individually adjustable.


  • 180° opening
  • 22mm adjustability in height
  • Vandal-proof grip-shield included


‘Plaza’ Balustrade – Dunalley School, Dunalley TASMANIA

After the devestating bushfires in Southern Tasmania in early 2013, Fence and Gate Supplies was approached by the Dunalley School to supply the balustrading for the new school after the existing school was destroyed in the fires. The project had to be complete in time for the start of the school year, meaning turn around time was very small. Thankfully, by using Fence and Gate Supplies ‘redi-rail’ system, this was easily achievable.