What You Should Know About the LiftMaster® SL585 Slide Gate Operator

LiftMaster® designs and delivers some of the safest and smartest gate solutions in Canada. If you need a durable, heavy-duty slide gate operator for your business, look no further than the LiftMaster® SL585. This operator can cycle 20 times per hour and supports both single and dual gates that are up to 75 feet long and weigh up to 1,900 pounds. Durable and weather-resistant, this model also features several smart security functions to keep your business running smoothly.


Advantages offered by the LiftMaster® SL585

The LiftMaster® SL585 was built with commercial and industrial customers in mind and provides three key benefits.

1.) Reliability and convenience

LiftMaster® products were built to last. The following features on the SL585 will help you save time and money:

  • Surge and spike protection. The specially designed circuitry of this gate opener offers industrial protection against strikes up to 50 feet away.

  • Maximum run timer. The programmable timer prevents the gate and operator from being damaged by limiting the unit’s run time to 120 seconds.

  • LED indicators. The unit comes equipped with status and diagnostic LEDs to simplify setup and make troubleshooting a breeze.

  • Large control box. The sizable control box makes it easy to access major components and will save you time on installation, repair, and maintenance tasks.

  • Limit settings. The driven limit nut switches are fully adjustable, making installation and maintenance tasks easy to perform.

  • Lockable hinged access door. The weather-resistant, lockable, hinged design of this gate operator allows for quick access to the unit’s electronic components.

  • Two-year warranty. The unit is backed by a standard two-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts.


2.) Safety and security

If you own a business, the safety and security of your customers and employees are key considerations. That’s why the following features come standard on the SL585 model:

  • Security+ 2.0®. The gate opener unit uses an encrypted signal to virtually eliminate all interference.

  • Manual disconnect. This feature allows you to manually open the gate if there’s a power outage without having to remove the operator cover.

  • Mechanical limit system. This system helps the gate stay in the correct position, even after using the manual disconnect function.

  • Anti-tailgate. The gate will pause when closing if another vehicle pulls onto the interrupt loop or breaks the photo beam. Once the vehicle backs up, the gate will continue to close.

  • Quick close. The gate closes at 11 inches per second for added security.

  • Mechanical braking. The advanced braking system ensures the gate maintains its position at all travel points. It also prevents the gate from being back-driven.

  • Pre-motion warning. An alarm sounds three seconds before the gate starts moving to prevent accidents.

  • Obstruction sensor. To prevent injuries, the gate automatically reverses or stops if it detects an obstruction.

  • External alarm reset button. The built-in alarm instantly resets itself after being activated.

  • Timer to close. The adjustable timer can be set between one and 180 seconds.

  • UL-325 compliant. The SL585 meets all UL-325 safety standards.

3.) Smart technology compatibility

The LiftMaster® SL585 can be outfitted with a number of smart technologies and accessories. Here are some of the main features:

  • Control inputs. The various inputs allow you to connect a full range of optional external devices such as loop detectors, access control systems and radio receivers.

  • Programmable auxiliary relays. The unit comes equipped with multiple relays that make it easy to add additional features such as warning lights and alarms.

  • MyQ technology. The system uses MyQ Wi-Fi technology, which allows you to securely control and monitor your gate from anywhere in the world using your smartphone.

  • HomeLink. The SL585 is compatible with HomeLink software, which allows you to conveniently and safely open and close your gate, as well as activate and deactivate your security system, with the push of a button.

All LiftMaster® operators should be purchased and professionally installed through an authorized dealer like Creative Door Services™. Our trained technicians have the knowledge, training and tools to get the job done right. We’re committed to providing top-quality workmanship and stand behind every project that we do.

Team Up with Gate Operator Specialists in Western Canada

Creative Door Services™ offers an extensive line-up of residential and commercial gate operators to meet the needs of your home, business, or industrial operation. We exclusively carry products from top-of-the-line brands like LiftMaster® to ensure you get a safe and reliable product. Whether you need an operator for your residential gate, driveway gate or commercial gate system, we have you covered.

Contact us today at one of our eight locations. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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