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Product - R3 (Domestic)

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Domestic rotary swing gate motor
CENTURION R3 rotary swing gate motor
CENTURION R3 rotary swing gate motor


The R3 rotary arm swing gate motor remains the logical choice for applications where the gate pillar is very wide and will not accommodate the VECTOR2 linear drive system. It can handle domestic gates up to 3.5m wide per leaf weighing no more than 150kg.

The R3 also offers battery backup. The electronic controller and power supply are mounted in the MASTER motor giving the option to wall mount the operators, resulting in an installation that is greatly simplified. As with all CENTURION gate controllers, the R3 offer a wide range of useful features.

As with the sliding gate range of operators, this battery driven swing gate motor can also be adapted to operate off a solar power supply.

The smooth operator for swing gates                   

Main features

  • Smooth and reliable
    The sinusoidal motion of the CENTURION R3's rotary arm ensures that, without any fancy speed control, your gate smoothly accelerates - then gradually comes to a graceful stop. Beyond just looking more professional, this fluid movement actually extends the lifetime of the gate motor. No shock loading or jerkiness means the R3 will serve you for many years to come.
  • Easy to install
    No cutting, drilling or welding necessary. Our ingenious fully adjustable mechanical linking system makes the R3 almost too easy to install. Change the length of the drive arm to suit, then adjust the connecting arm length like you would a ski pole. The R3 does all the hard work for you.
  • So versatile
    You can mount the R3 on a pedestal away from your gate for best locking of the system and optimum security. If you prefer the minimalist look, mount the operator to the gate pillar via a wall bracket so it's out of sight.
  • Safe and quiet functioning
    If you live in a busy townhouse complex, the constant drone of a noisy gate motor may drive you over the edge. Thankfully, the CENTURION R3's geared DC motor is very hush-hush and won't disturb the tranquility. You'll think you're living on a quiet retreat in the country.
  •  Rapid operation
    There's nothing more annoying than a slow gate when you just want to get home. The R3 swings open at an invitingly fast pace. If you're paranoid that someone may sneak in behind you, use the Beam Autoclose feature (PIRAC)1 to set your gate to automatically close the moment you have driven in and ruin any criminal's day.
    1. Inductive loop or infrared safety beams must be fitted
  • Accurate position control
    Innovative internal position control makes installation easy. Sensitive anti-crushing control means that your car and your children's limbs are safe. Should the R3 detect even the tiniest obstruction, your gates will stop and immediately reopen - we wouldn't dare ruin your arrival.
  • Secure locking
    There will always be someone who wants what you have. Fortunately, an irreversible gearset makes sure that the CENTURION R3 is locked tight. Nobody can tamper with it and get onto your property.
  • Proven lightning protection
    Nothing's going to rain on your parade. More than 15 years worth of research has been put into the lightning and surge protection on our R3 rotary swing gate motor to help minimise the damage caused by electrical surges. Come sunshine or rain, you can rely on the R3.
  • Uninterrupted operation
    The R3 switches seamlessly between battery and mains and can even be solar powered. You can always get in - even if the power is off. It's actually extremely difficult to stop our R Series from serving you.
  • Multiple operating features
    Customise the R3 to your exact requirements with a number of different operating features. Whether you need a gate motor for your home or a townhouse, the R3 swings to your style.
  • Lifetime of service
    Manufactured to the ISO9001:2008 quality standard and CE certified, it's unlikely that your R3 would ever spoil your day. However, should you require any assistance, an extensive network of qualified installers and technicians is just one phone call away.

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R3's Technical Data
Data Description

Input voltage

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

Motor voltage

12V DC

Motor power supply

Battery driven - 800mA charger

Operator output torque – max


Typical gate opening time

<14 sec

Duty cycle - mains present 25%
Daily operations – max 150
Maximum leaf width for corresponding gate mass

2m - 350kg
3.5m - 150kg

- 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


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