Max 2200 Slide Gate Operator

MSRP MAX 1500: SINGLE - $2,875.00 / PAIR - $5,375.00
MSRP MAX 2200: SINGLE - $3,125.00 / PAIR - $5,875.00

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MAX 2200 & 1500


Security devices that move 2200 and 1500 lb. gates. Competitively priced.

Max 2200 and 1500 sliding gate operators are robotic DSP controlled machines that are perfect for use in high traffic gated communities, commercial/industrial applications and public storage facilities. They are capable of moving 2200 and 1500 lb. gates to a maximum gate length of 50 ft. While competitively priced, they offer the same reliable state machine design electronics, 24V brushless DC motor, robust features and ease of installation as Maximum Controls’ higher end models. The Max 2200 & 1500’s attractive cover and access doors are made of a quarter inch UV protected, high impact polyurethane material that offer years of non-fading and structural stability. It comes standard with a lockable cover for easy access that allows for quick servicing. Max 2200 and 1500 sliding gate operators are also compatible with existing installations and in most cases can be directly bolted onto concrete pads used by the most popular gate operators in the industry.
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Max 2200 & 1500 Mechanical Specifications

Specifications listed in blue are unique to Max 2200 & 1500

  • Max 2200 & Max 1500 dimensions (18.3”W x 24.5” D x 21.3” H) 18.5”
    arm height
  • Heavy duty direct drive gear box 30:1 Size 60 for Max 2200; Size 50 for Max 1500 with constant lubrication using special gear oil
  • Max 2200 capacity 2200lbs /60ft long gate speed
  • Max 1500 capacity 1500lbs /50ft long gate speed
  • 12 inch per second direct drive (no belts, or pulleys) with selectable speed control
  • Electrical manual gate release functions via built-in jog switch with optional chain drop device
  • Gold zinc corrosion protection
  • Shipping weight of Max Slide Gate Operators: 2200 (158 lbs), 1500 (152 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 2200 & Max 1500 includes a 25ft #40 nickel plated chain (Dual package includes 2 x 25ft #40 nickel plated chain)

Max 2200 & 1500 Electrical Specifications

Specifications listed in blue are unique to Max 2200 & 1500

  • Brushless DC motor equivalent to 1 1/4 HP AC motor (Max 2200)
  • Brushless DC motor equivalent to 1 HP AC motor (Max 1500)
  • Programmable gate speed controls, 16 selectable speeds
  • Automatic gate position reset system
  • Auto gate sync feature provides synchronous opening and closing between two gates
  • Modular system design for ease of service
  • Switchable 115/230 voltage selection
  • Low voltage wiring capabilities for remote power up 500 feet (no battery needed)
  • Adaptive DSP control for advanced brushless DC motion control
  • Real time performance analyzer and event log (OBD PORT and Black Box)
  • Solar ready battery module with built-in advanced solar regulator
  • Intelligent power management system with energy saver mode
  • Built in current limited 12vdc and 24vdc outputs
  • Gold contact input connections and automobile grade connectors
  • Selectable open timer 0 to 60 seconds with timer off option
  • -4F to 165F (-20C to +74C) operational temperature range including battery performance without needing a heater
  • Robust lightning protection up to 20KVolts and 10KAmps on all inputs and outputs
  • (44 Channels) including loop detector input connections
  • Tunable 16 position safety obstruction sensor, adaptable to gate weight and size
  • Every operator includes a Max BC-7 battery module with minimum 100 cycles in case of power failure
  • Three modes of selectable battery backup functions
  • State machine design electronics with ultra-fast microprocessor
  • Auto-dynamic cruise control /downhill gate motion control
  • Dual motor overcurrent safety shut off for additional protection
  • On board three button station

Max 2200 & 1500 Security Specifications

Specifications listed in blue are unique to Max 2200 & 1500

  • 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 2200 & 1500 Safety Specifications

Specifications listed in blue are unique to Max 2200 & 1500

  • Adaptive obstruction sensor for much better gate safety system. 16 selectable sensitivity settings
  • Built-in UL buzzer reset
  • UL 325/991 compliant Class I, II, 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
Corrosion control is not the most exciting topic, but can make all the difference when manufacturing an outdoor product. All gate operators are exposed to harsh climates. Temperature, moisture, and proximity to salt water will speed the rate of corrosion and compromise the structure. To guard against this corrosion, the Max 2200 and 1500’s steel chassis are treated with gold zinc. The cold rolled steel frame, which will not fracture under stress, is designed to withstand tremendous amounts of torque.

The Max 2200 & 1500 use interchangeable modules that are functional in any Maximum Controls gate operator. Modules such as motor controllers, logic boards, limit boxes, and even battery boxes can be swapped from one operator to another regardless of the gate operator model number.

This standardization of modules and interchangeability, coupled with the intelligence of our operating system offers a benchmark to which future gate operators will strive to achieve.

The Max 2200 & 1500 implement a 30:1 high efficiency gearbox, size 60 and 50 respectively. This 30:1 ratio produces maximum torque, utilizes low amperage, and provides super silent operation. The rugged cast iron housing, bronze gears, and solid shafts used in the gearbox have been designed by a team with over 40 years of experience in the gearbox industry.

High speed ball bearings and a synthetic oil bath keep the gear reducer operating flawlessly through extreme temperature ranges. We invite you to compare our Maximum Controls gearboxes to any of those used by other manufacturers in the industry.

DSP Motor Control
Each Max 2200 & 1500 operator has a motor controller. Maximum Controls proprietary motor control technology learns the physical characteristics of a gate in order to control motion with maximum efficiency and speed. The adaptive motor control of the Max 2200 & 1500 also facilitates precision synchronization of two gates that might not be of equal weight or length. In addition to controlling two motor controllers, a single Matrix 1 logic board allows for variable speed control within learned speed parameters.

The motor controller, using DSP technology, monitors all currents and voltages enabling 16 programmable levels of electronic obstruction sensing. This type of precision DSP motor control is often found in robotics and CNC machine systems.

The brushless DC motor in the Max 2200 & 1500 uses “Hall Effect” magnetic sensing to identify over thirty precise rotational positions for every inch of gate movement. Using this positional feedback, intelligent ramp-up and ramp-down of the gate speed is employed to minimize undue stress on all mechanical components and eliminate overcoasting and chain bouncing. Taking advantage of the positional data, a solid sync of two gates can be achieved. This high speed updating is also used to detect any unauthorized movement of the gate.

The 24VDC operating voltage of the brushless DC motor permits operation via a remote power supply. In this “low voltage mode,” the Max PS-24 power supply can be located up to 400 feet away (greater  than the length of one football field) making installation far less costly and easier than traditional 120V AC trenching.

Direct gear drive means there are no pulleys, belts, or chains required to produce torque. Pulleys and belts are historically the weak points of gate operators and require frequent service and maintenance calls.

The Max 2200 & 1500 use precise magnetic sensing technology to efficiently ramp the brushless DC motor while detecting the smallest obstructions to minimize damage to the operator as well as the obstruction. Also on the Max 2200 & 1500 is a maximum dynamic braking system that halts a moving gate instantly if an obstruction is detected. The Max 2200 & 1500 will then automatically recover gate positions requiring no costly maintenance or service calls to resume normal operation.

The Max 2200 & 1500 use open and close position magnets and sensors to precisely control gate travel. The patent pending magnetic chain tamper sensor provides another layer of security for the Max 2200 & 1500.

If any access is denied because of a system failure (remote control, keypad, or logic board/Matrix 1 malfunction) a manual system override is available in the form of a jog open/close switch. This jog switch, along with UL reset button, is located on the right side of the cover and an additional switch added near the entry keypad will ensure you are never locked out due to system failure.

An optional chain drop mechanism is available for the Max SiS 2200 & 1500 that can provide an unprecedented gate release and security feature. This patent pending system allows a user to quickly drop the chain and move the sliding gate to an open or closed position. Of course any chain drop without proper disarming will trigger an intrusion alarm. This option is very handy because Maximum Controls’ magnetic braking system makes gate push back virtually impossible. And if push back is attempted without proper disarming, the patent pending brushless DC motor feature is programmed to fight the movement and trigger the alarm.

Patent Pending

In addition, operation of the Max 2200 & 1500 can save on energy costs. The average AC operator in a high traffic environment can cost as much as $700 a year. A similar facility using the Max 2200 & 1500 can save as much as 55% on the gate energy cost.

A key benefit of the Max 2200 & 1500 modular design is the ability to separate modules. The power supply module, for example, can be removed from the main chassis and installed up to 500 feet away from the operator. Regardless of whether the battery is installed or the Max PS-24 is remote, the gate remains fully operational (the battery module is used only for backup operation). This feature can save thousands of dollars in trenching and costly permit fees. Unforeseen complications like rock formations or utility lines that that can make trenching difficult are avoided by using a power management system that utilizes low voltage wiring and does not rely on battery power to operate normally. As a result, the battery life is not compromised. The Max PS-24 is designed for extended life in extreme temperatures. These technologies are unique to only Maximum Controls products.

The Max 2200 & 1500 battery module, the Max BC-7, contains many features necessary for gate operation. During normal operation, the BC-7 provides safe, smart trickle charging to keep the batteries ready for emergencies. In addition to serving as backup power during emergencies, the BC-7 contains the electronics to properly integrate a solar panel into an off grid configuration. Yes, the BC-7 supplies an on-board solar regulator as standard equipment.

Starting with the Max BC-7 front plate, a three LED gas gauge showing the current battery status—full, half, or empty is provided. This gauge also moves sequentially to indicate that the batteries are currently charging. A battery test status button, when pressed, gives you the actual condition of the batteries. Are the batteries a go or no go? No guess work here. You will know when the batteries must be replaced. When an outage does occur, an audible beep can be enabled to indicate battery backup in use.

On the Matrix 1 board there are three modes of battery backup functionality. “Leave gate open” will continue to open and close the gate until the battery is near empty and leave the gate in the open position. “Leave gate closed” will continue to open and close the gate until the battery is near empty, then leave the gate closed. “Open one time” will leave a gate in the open position immediately if an outage occurs. Regardless of the battery backup mode, enough energy is left in the batteries to open the gate for an emergency vehicle.

In an off grid configuration, in addition to the solar regulator, the Max BC-7’s solar processing circuitry provides a power boost which maximizes energy harvest, and keeps a tight grip on the load control, ensuring the up to 200 watt solar panel is used to its full potential. Maximum Controls operators work with 80 watt panels or greater, depending on the specific application. Standard 200 watt panels are supported and recommended. The solar input on the BC-7 requires 24 to 35VDC.

In an off-grid configuration, in addition to the solar regulator, the Max BC-7’s solar processing circuitry provides a power boost, maximizes energy harvest, and keeps a tight grip on the load control, ensuring the up to 200 watt solar panel is manipulated to its potential. Maximum Controls operators work with 80 watt panels or greater depending on the specific application. Standard 200 watt panels are supported and recommended. The solar voltage input on the BC-7 requires 24 to 35VDC.
Each Max BC-7 battery module is fitted with Yuasa batteries with an operational temperature range of -4 to 165F. These batteries offer high-energy density, sealed leak proof construction, excellent performance in float or cyclic applications, maintenance free, rechargeable, and long service life. When used with the Max Slide Gate Operator Series they offer minimum 80-100 cycles of duty before discharge.

Anti-Tailgating System/High Speed Operation

One of the primary goals of the Max 2200 & 1500 is to provide a secure easily maintained gate operator with higher gate speed motion and advanced loop management.

The Max 2200 & 1500 use non-volatile memory to continuously log performance characteristics and input/output events. A service technician can access this data via USB port to download the event history, quickly diagnosing complex or intermittent problems that have been very difficult to isolate and repair in the past. A thumb drive plugged into the USB, with all history downloaded, acts as a “Black Box” to find out what happened. The Max 2200 & 1500’s event history is stored as a .TXT document which can be emailed to the factory for, if necessary, on site diagnosis. The .TXT file is a log of the most recent 1000 events reported by each module to the central logger.

The Max 2200 & 1500’s standard intuitive loop management system, when enabled, will discourage tailgating and increase security for residential and high traffic installations.

When the Anti-Tailgate switch is activated, any car tailgating a legitimate access will be forced to stop by a rapidly closing gate, forcing the tailgater to back up and thereby triggering the gate to close and deny unauthorized access. When disabled, loop management will allow multi access, with the gate opening on each successive trigger in the traditional loop management manner.

Anti-Vandalism/ Burglar Alarm

As a security device, the Max 2200 & 1500 supply a Gate Tamper relay output that triggers whenever a gate has encountered an unauthorized movement. This can be configured to activate an alarm system and/or camera. The Max 2200 & 1500 also have a gate disable feature which can disable operator function during a vacation or overnight for commercial applications. Despite the disabling of the gate, the Max 2200 & 1500 still allow for emergency vehicle access.

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