Swivel Skirted Automatic Barriers

An automatic barrier with a full height swivel skirt for added security.
Available with a Hydraulic Motor for longer length booms, or a torque motor.

Skirts installed above and below the boom. As the barrier boom rises, the skirt folds towards the boom. Full height swivel skirts provide the speed and flexibility of a rising arm barrier, and the deterrent of a gate, but at a much lower cost.

  • Torque Motor – Maximum boom length: 5500mm
  • Hydraulically driven – Maximum boom length: 7500mm

Automatic Barrier Access controls: A wide range of access control systems are available.

Automatic Barrier Safety control systems: Vehicle detector loops, safety photocells and ultra-sonic sensors are available.

The benefits of a torque motor automatic barrier:

  • Instantly reversible
  • Motor constantly energised: for security locking and provides protection against low temperatures and damp conditions.

The Benefits of a Hydraulically Operated Automatic Barriers are:

  • An exceptionally robust heavy-duty boom
  • Recommended for sites requiring a greater level of security and/or exposed sites where there is high wind conditions
  • Unlimited duty cycles
  • Secures large road widths

Swivel Skirted Automatic Barrier Specification


The Swivel Skirted Automatic Barrier

    Basic Specs

    • Torque Motor – Maximum boom length: 5500mm
    • Hydraulically driven – Maximum boom length: 7500mm

    More details

  • Finish: The cabinet is protected by a finish system comprising; de-greasing, shot blasting to clean metal, zinc rich powder prime and polyester powder coat. Boom – Aluminium, Powder Coated, White with red bands. Special colours available.
  • Accessories Optional: Boom lights, Maglock, Stainless steel cabinet, Signs, Traffic light systems
  • Operating Speed: 10-15 seconds, dependent upon boom length and motor
  • Safety: Safety-edges, Vehicle Detector Loops, Safety Photocells, LED Traffic ligh heads, Flashing beacon, Audible alarm
  • Duty Cycle: 100% duty rating
  • Controls: The programmable logic controller (PLC) with built in safety features will accept inputs from access control systems including access card, voice, etc. Push button as supplied as standard Accreditations: Secured by Design, BRE Global

Civil Engineering

Automatic Barrier Foundations: 800mm2 x 600mm deep.
Fixed end rest foundations: 400mm2 x 300mm deep.
Note: Power and control wiring ducts to be incorporated into foundations.
Automatic Barrier Cabinet Dimensions – L:510mm x W:460mm x H:1280mm
For more information please contact the Technical Sales Department on

01293 422800 or email:

[email protected]

Electrical Engineering

Industry standard electricals

Electrical Requirements
6 amp, 5 wire, three phase and neutral or 10 amp, 3 wire single phase.
Override switch inside cabinet
Switched fuse supply double pole insulator
Easy accessible fuse unit Depending on configuration

Specifications subject to change and are dependant on product options. Please contact Frontier Pitts to request more information.


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Barrier Signage

Warning and information signs installed on the barrier boom such as ‘STOP’ ‘NO EXIT’ and ‘NO ENTRY’

HGV Signage

Warning and information signs installed on the barrier boom at a height more visible to HGV users.

Pedestrian Warning Sign

Normally placed on the barrier cabinet. Warns pedestrian of the automatic barrier.

Customise Your Barrier

Frontier Pitts takes customising your Automatic Barrier to the next level. As Automatic Barrier on your car park is likely to be the first opportunity that visitors to your premises will see, the traffic control system is a good opportunity for branding and free advertising.

Fixed End Rest

Frontier Pitts recommends an end rest for barriers with booms over 4 metres. Fixed end rests are bolted to the ground and require a foundation base of 400mm SQ x 300mm deep.

Pogo Stick End Rest

Pogo Stick End Rests are attached to the end of the barrier boom. The end rest will raise and fold against the boom. Ideal bi-parting barrier installations.


For added security the maglock is installed on the fixed end rests and will reduce possible vandalism

Boom Lights

LED lights installed on the barrier boom to highlight the barrier boom

Special Colour

Barriers are manufactured as standard in white with a red chevron. Special colours are available to suit a company’s individual corporate theme.

Stainless Steel Finish

As standard, the barriers cabinet is shotblasted and finish with a final coat of polyurethane paint. However a Stainless Steel finish is also available as an option. Advisable for sites located on the coast

Traffic Light System

Traffic Light systems are highly recommended to be installed with all road blocker and bollard systems to advise all users of its position. 100mm traffic light head can be pole or mounted on control cabinet

Traffic Light Full Sign System

Safety light signals and Car Park ‘FULL’ signs.

Vehicle Detector Loops

Vehicle detector loops installed beneath the road surface to detect vehicles. This will prevent the automatic equipment from closing on a vehicle within the aperture. Safety induction loops cut into the road surface. This will prevent the gate from closing on a vehicle within the aperture.

Safety Photocells

Safety Photocells produce beams of light which cross the road way to monitor vehicle and pedestrian movement. If an object breaks this beam, the automatic equipment will stop & reverse. On gate installations, two pairs of photocells are usually fitted. Ultra Sonic Sensors are also available.

Wig Wag Lights

‘Wig Wag’ Traffic Light systems are highly recommended to be installed with automatic barriers at rail way level crossings. The lights will flash to annouce a warning.
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