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Product - VECTOR2 (Domestic/Light Industrial)

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Domestic and light-industrial linear swing gate motors
CENTURION VECTOR2 linear swing gate motor
CENTURION VECTOR2 linear swing gate motor


For domestic and light industrial swing gate applications - the VECTOR2 linear swing gate system with battery backup offers a quick and easy (not to mention good looking) installation. It is an exceptionally strong set of operators for gates up to 4m wide, per leaf (consult specifications for further details).

The low profile shape of the VECTOR2 linear swing gate motor enhances its aesthetic appeal and allows it to blend in unobtrusively with the design of the gate. With full position control the system provides pinpoint stopping of the gate in the open and closed positions without the need for mechanical endstops. Added to this its sophisticated speed control circuit smoothly operates the gate with reduced shock, reduced loading, and extended reliability.

Setup of the system using the VECTOR2 controller with an intuitive, easy-to-use LCD interface, is absolute child’s play. Choosing from a wide range of features, the VECTOR2 system can be adapted to suit almost any application.

In 2009 the VECTOR2 became a winner of the prestigious SABS Design Institutes Design Excellence Awards. This was a befitting follow up of the VECTOR prototype winning an SABS Design Institute Prototype Award in 2004.


Swings gates precisely!

Main features

  •  Low profile in-line design
    The VECTOR2 has a low profile design with in-line construction of the motor, gearbox and actuatuating piston. This enhances the aesthetic appearance of the operator allowing it to blend in as unobtrusively as possible with the design of the gate.
  • Easy to install
    The fully integrated linear action operator with no complicated linkages makes the installation of the system very quick and easy. Added to this, the internal position control mechanism simplifies the installation even further, as the gates no longer require end-of-travel endstops. Combined with different optional mounting bracket kits, the VECTOR2 can be fitted to almost any swing gate pillar.
  • High push force
    The high-torque DC motor operating through an efficient planetary gearbox, delivers a potent 250kg push force. The VECTOR2 is capable of reliably operating swing gates in the majority of domestic and light-industrial applications.
  • Revolutionary brake
    The revolutionary centrifugal brake developed for the VECTOR2 ensures secure locking of the operator when the gate is both open and closed.
  • Internal limits
    The VECTOR2 double-redundant opto-electronic internal limit system guarantees very reliable operation and precise control of the movement of the gate.
  • Complete speed control
    The VECTOR2 electronics, with 'Quadra-Drive' speed control, maintains smooth and quiet starting and stopping of the gate regardless of its condition and ambient temperatures, even after many years of service. The state of the art control reduces the operating stresses and extends the life of both the operator and the gate.
  • Swift operation
    The mechanical gearing of the VECTOR2, combined with its leading-edge speed system maintains rapid and precisely controlled opening and closing of the gate for greater convenience and security.
  • Safe battery backup
    With only a low voltage battery supply powering the VECTOR2 swing gate motor, the system is totally safe from risks such as electrocution, and has the added benefit of providing power-failure protection. The added efficiency of the operator results in an exceptional number of uses, even off a low capacity battery in the event of a power failure.
  • Sensitive anti-crushing control
    The VECTOR2 controller accurately monitors any obstructions to the movement of the gate and ensures ultra-safe operation against crushing and provides end-user peace of mind.
  • All-weather construction
    All external components of the operator are manufactured from a combination of stainless steel, epoxy-coated coastal-grade aluminium and UV-stabilised engineering polymers. This guarantees a robust and durable unit in both inland and coastal environments.
  • Easy to use
    The VECTOR2 controller, combined with its Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), provides a very intuitive and easy to use menu system for setting up the end-of-travel limits and all features available on the system. Offering an extensive range of useful features, the controller is incredibly versatile and has the ability to adapt the system to suit the requirements for almost every user.
  • Operate wirelessly
    Besides its ultra-secure code-hopping technology offering the highest level of remote control security, this CENTURION onboard receiver is both multichannel and multi-user. It allows for multi-button remote controls to operate any combination of the system inputs, such as Gate Trigger, Pedestrian Opening, Holiday Lockout, etc. It stores up to 64 transmitter buttons, and amongst other access control features, it provides the ability to selectively add and delete transmitter buttons saved into its memory.
  • Break-in Alarm2 (a world first)
    Make use of the gate motor safety beams to activate a third party alarm, such as armed response, if a would-be intruder loiters at the gate trying to devise a way to get in. The alarm activates for the period of time that the beam is broken and for thirty seconds thereafter.
    2. Requires gate safety beams to be installed
  • Ambush Alarm3
    Counter the security risk presented by a would-be intruder using the opportunity of covering the gate motor beams, waiting for the gate to be openened and stay open and ambush an unsuspecting homeowner. This feature will set off an alarm if the beams have been blocked for an extended period of time. The alarm remains active while the beams remain broken.
    3. Requires gate safety beams to be fitted


VECTOR2 400 – Reliable operator with a shorter stroke for the majority of domestic swing gate applications
VECTOR2 500 – Extended stroke for larger domestic and light-industrial swing gate applications

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VECTOR2 Technical Data
Data Description

Input voltage

220 - 240V AC +/-10%, 50Hz

Motor voltage

12V DC

Motor power supply

Battery driven2A charger

Push force – max


Typical gate opening time

V400 (short stroke)  <14 sec  /  V500 (long stroke)  <17 sec (V500)

Duty cycle - mains present 50%
Daily operations – max 200
Maximum leaf width for corresponding gate mass

V400 (short stroke)  2m - 500kg              V500 (long stroke)  2m - 750kg 
                                  4m - 200kg                                              4m - 310kg

Onboard receiver specification CENTURION code-hopping, multichannel, 433MHz, capacity - 65 transmitter buttons

- Can operate off a solar supply, consult Centurion Systems for assistance
- 7Ah battery (can be upgraded for longer power failure autonomy)
- Based on 25oC ambient temperature and unit not in direct sunlight
- Assumes a 90 degree opening gate and pedestal mount
(D) Domestic    (LI) Light industrial





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