Fast Sliding Gate Operator For Commercial Applications

Max F18 | Fast Sliding Gate Operator for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Our Max F8 is perfect for when you need a fast and reliable gate operator for your commercial or industrial setting. Specifically designed for UL Class 3 and 4 applications, Max F18 finds use at military bases, airports, factories, corporate campuses, and so on. Sporting a gate opening capacity of 1600lbs/50ft, alongside a 18” per second direct drive speed, the F18 combines the speed and power needed for high-traffic areas. Please note that the Max F18 is not for residential use.

Max F18 Mechanical Specifications

  • Max Slide Gate Operator Series dimensions (18.3” W x 24.5” D x 21.3” H) 18.5” arm height
  • Heavy duty gear box 30:1 ratio, size 60 with constant lubrication using special gear oil
  • Opens gates up to 1600 lbs respectively to maximum length 50ft
  • 18 inch per second direct drive (no belts, or pulleys) with selectable speed control
  • Electrical manual gate release functions via jog switch with optional chain drop device
  • Gold zinc corrosion protection
  • Built-in loop rack
  • Gate operator shipping weight 160 lbs
  • Continuous Cycle at extreme temperature range. No overheating possibility
  • Intelligent ramp-up and ramp-down gate speed control for smooth operation
  • Easy access control panel door for service
  • Each Max F18 includes a 25ft #40 nickel plated chain (Dual package includes 2 x 25ft #40 nickel plated chain)

Max F18 Security Specifications

  • High traffic intuitive loop managements system for better security
  • Advanced security features with built-in audible and remote alarms
  • Magnetic lock control relay outputs with selectable delay times
  • Tamper alert relay outputs triggered “on” if there is an unauthorized chain drop
  • Audible alarm if gate is tampered with or ERD is triggered for higher security
  • Gate partial open recorder. Programmable inputs allow partial open cycles (13 or greater gate openings) for high traffic gates while providing complete open cycles for emergency vehicles
  • Lockable cover with key lock release to prevent intruders and vandals
  • Gate disable feature disables all inputs with exception of the fire department input for higher security
  • Built-in transaction buffer for higher security
  • Gate status outputs for gate monitoring
  • Direct motor control of jog OPEN/CLOSE for manually moving a gate in case of emergency
  • Advanced anti-tailgate features to provide higher security
  • No need for magnetic lock with the direct drive and magnetic dynamic brake system
  • Built-in chain drop sensor detects unauthorized chain dropping
  • Gate push back protection for higher security using 30:1 gear reducer and dynamic brake system makes unauthorized entry impossible and maglocks unneccessary

Max F18 Safety Specifications

  • Adaptive obstruction sensor for much better gate safety system. 16 selectable sensitivity settings
  • Built-in UL buzzer reset
  • UL 325/991 compliant class III, and IV. CSA approved
  • Magnetic dynamic brake system stops the gate immediately to prevent damage to obstructions.
  • Built-in advanced entrapment protection and alarm output
  • Built-in gate-in-motion alarm for industrial applications

What separates the Max F18 from similar models?

The F18 is equipped with a DC brushless motor (equivalent to 1.25 HP AC motor) and solar-ready battery module with built-in advanced solar regulator. Alongside its direct gear drive and corrosion protected chassis, the F18 is a gate operator built for durable and consistent operation. Other mechanical features of the F18 include:

  • Overheating prevention
  • Modular design, allowing for a power supply module to be installed within 500 feet of the gate operator
  • Intelligent gate speed control for smooth operation
  • Built-in loop rack for easier installation


What does Max F18 contribute to the security of a commercial or industrial site?

Security is fundamental to the design of any gate operator, and the F18 is no exception. Equipped with features like built-in audible and remote alarms, tamper alert relay outputs (triggered “on” if unauthorized entry is detected), and advanced anti-tailgating protection, the F18’s security suite is robust and adaptable. Other security features include:

  • Gate status outputs for monitoring purposes, including a gate partial open recorder
  • Lockable cover with key lock release for protection against intruders
  • Pushback protection using 30:1 gear reducer and dynamic brake system makes maglocks unnecessary
  • Gate Disable Feature will disable all inputs with the exception of fire department input


Will the Max F18 still be operable in case of a power outage?

The battery module used in F18s, the Max BC-7, is designed to provide smart trickle charging during normal operation so that batteries are always ready for emergencies. Because each F18 is built with solar panel integration, lightning protection (up to 20KVolts and 10KAmps on all inputs and outputs), and three modes of selectable battery backup functions, power outages won’t leave anyone stuck at your gate.

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