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Max Super Arm 1300 Mechanical Specifications

Specifications listed in blue are unique to to Max Super Arm 1300

  • Shipping weight of Actuator: Super Arm 1300 (25 lbs)
  • Shipping weight of AC Control Box (38 lbs)
  • The patented brake system allows the operator to retract with extreme force. When the force exceeds 2 tons, the clutch releases upon impact, then automatically resets. Causes for clutch release include a vehicle strike while the gate is in motion.
  • Stainless steel output shaft – 1 1/4”
  • Direct gear drive (no internal chains, belts, or pulleys)
  • Mechanical and electrical gate release functions
  • Continuous duty cycle at extreme temperature range. No overheating
  • Intelligent ramp-up and ramp-down for smooth gate operation

Max Super Arm 1300 Electrical Specifications

Specifications listed in blue are unique to to Max Super Arm 1300

  • 24 Volt DC motor
  • Two independently adjustable closing speed controls with 16 positions each
  • Switchable 115/230 voltage selection
  • Adaptive DSP motor control for advanced motion control
  • Real time performance analyzer and event log (OBD PORT and Black Box)
  • Magic Box enables low voltage wiring capabilities for remote power up to 1000 ft
  • On-board switch for solar mode enables 5 milliamp idle in sleep mode
  • Gold contact input connections and automobile grade connectors
  • -4F to 165F (-20C to +74C) operational range including battery backup without a heater
  • Robust lightning protection, up to 20KVolts and 10KAmps on all inputs and outputs (35 channels) including loop detector input connections
  • Two selectable 16 position safety obstruction sensors, auto adaptable to gate weight and size, for independent control of open and close cycles
  • Independent closing speeds for primary and secondary
  • Dual motor overcurrent safety shut off for additional protection
  • Two 7amp hour batteries provide 500 cycles in case of power failure with three modes of battery backup, open once, leave open or leave closed
  • On-board three button station
  • On-board UL reset button

Max Super Arm 1300 Security Specifications

  • High traffic intuitive loop management system for exceptional security
  • Advanced security features with built-in audible and remote alarms
  • Magnetic lock control relay outputs with selectable delay times
  • Tamper alert relay output triggers “on” if gate is forced open
  • Audible alarm if gate is tampered with or ERD is triggered for heightened security
  • Steel cover with lock protects against intruders and vandalism
  • Gate disable feature disables all inputs with exception of the fire department and Max Open input for increased security
  • Built in transaction buffer
  • Gate status outputs for gate monitoring
  • Key activated jog function for emergency OPEN/CLOSE function
  • Advanced anti-tailgate feature prevents unwanted intrusion

Max Super Arm 1300 Safety Specifications

Specifications listed in blue are unique to to Max Super Arm 1300

  • UL 325/991 compliant Class I, II, III, and IV. CSA approved
  • Vehicle hit protection technology protects the gate operator from collision damage caused by automobile impact, avoiding costly repairs
  • Built in advanced entrapment protection and alarm output
  • Built in gate-in-motion alarm for industrial applications

Maximum Controls recognizes swing gates are more prone to vehicular collisions. For this reason, the Max SUPER ARM 1300 will collapse on impact when struck by vehicular traffic. When a vehicle hits a moving gate, to avoid damage to the actuators, the SUPER ARM 1300 reset automatically.

The Max SUPER ARM 1300 has a solid stainless steel output shaft and key lock for mechanical release. For emergency release unlock the key and lift up the hood. To engage the actuator, push Pdown the hood and lock to resume automatic operation.

The Max SUPER ARM 1300 ships with a heavy duty half inch stock rear bracket that is broached and welded. Both brackets front and rear, are silver zinc plated.


The AC Control Box features a rugged metal construction that is gold zinc plated and powder coated for corrosion resistance. The Max AC Control Box comes with an exterior UL reset button, a convenient jog key switch for emergency access or egress, a 10 amp power supply with two 115 VAC accessory outlets, two 7 amp batteries conveniently located behind the control panel, a loop rack and much more. A lockable steel cover finishes off this slick design.

A convenient LCD display keeps you informed. Functional data and error messages are visible when an accessory failure or function is present. This makes troubleshooting and monitoring a breeze.

These many features can be explored in our downloadable installation manual available on

For asymmetric installations, the two independent closing speeds can be adjusted to achieve a smooth closing sync. Whichever gate closes first, slow it down. This enables the installer to visually sync the closing cycle. This feature is unique to Maximum Control’s actuators.


The Max SUPER ARM 1300 offers the most robust lightning protection available in the industry. The Super Arm protects all peripheral inputs, loop inputs, power inputs, relay outputs, and all communication lines (over 35 channels of protection) in 1/1,000,000,000 of a second. With special emphasis on power supply protection, the Max SUPER ARM 1300 is guaranteed to withstand any lightning hit more than 50 feet away. Truly protected like no other operator in the world.


Section I Coverage

  1. 2 years or 100,000 cycles whichever comes first on components
  2. 1 year on batteries

Section II Not Covered

  1. Damages due to flooding
  2. Damages due to fire
  3. Damages due to negligence i.e. leaving the cover off in the rain, improper wiring of AC or peripheral systems
  4. Damages due to product misuse i.e. gate and operator combination mismatch
  5. Damages due to vandalism

Section III RMA Shipping Policy

  1. Maximum Controls LLC will pay for return shipping via standard ground UPS or USPS FOB CA on all RMA’s within one year of Distributor’s purchase
  2. Any form of “Expedited Shipping” on any RMA will be paid by Distributor

Section IV Product Returns

  1. Products must be in original, resalable condition with all warranty information, manuals, and original packaging.
  2. A re-stock fee of 10% will be charged on all returned products.
  3. All returned products must reference a Maximum Controls PRA number or it will be refused.
  4. Maximum Controls is not responsible for freight charges associated with returned merchandise.
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