About the Nice Hansa Speedo gate motor

June 3, 2021

The Nice Hansa SPEEDO was one of the original  gate motors to automate your sliding driveway gate in South Africa. Automated driveway gates provide you with convenience and safety in the South African crime climate. 

This motor has an electromechanical gear. It is equipped with a PC board and connector for the radio receiver. The motor is powered by electricity. The Nice Hansa SPEEDO will operate on its battery back-up system in the event of a power failure or load shedding as commonly experienced in South Africa at the moment. This function keeps you safe and secure allowing you still to enter your property without having to get out of your car.

The amount of operations possible on the battery back-up is dependent on various factors including condition of the batteries, gate weight, quality of installation and ambient temperature. If the power outage is long, the motor can be switch over to a manual setting in order to move the gate open and closed. 

All batteries achieve optimum service life if used at 20°C or slightly below. If, for example, a battery operates at 30°C instead of a more moderate lower room temperature, the cycle life is reduced by 20 percent. So consider extra cover for your motor if your motor is in the glaring summer sun.

If the gate is sluggish whilst using battery power, then it is time to replace the battery.

Useful Specifications:

  • ·         The Standard Speedo can push up to 800 kgs and the Heavy Duty Speedo can push up to 1200 kgs.

  • ·         The motor power of both motors is 24V.

  • ·         The speed of the Standard Speedo with no load is 19 m/min and the Heavy Duty motor is 21 m/min. 

  • ·             The operating temperature for both Hansa motors is between  -20 +50 Celsius. 

The control unit must be powered with a 3 x 2.5mm square cable (live, neutral and earth); if the power cable is longer than 20m, a cable with a larger section is required and safety earthing is necessary in the vicinity of the automation.  Use a SWA, Norsk or Twin and Earth as power cable.

Useful Accessories:

The Hansa Speedo motor comes with a plug in lightning protection board – this is highly recommended if you live on the Highveld. lightning strikes can damage electrical components in your gate motors.





Common Gate Motor Problems

April 29, 2021

Automatic gates are incredibly convenient because they allow for quick access, allowing for better security and safety. However, like most technology, sliding gate motors are not immune to problems. 

Common gate motor problems present as follows:

  • Gates not closing / opening

  • Gate opens / closes halfway

  • Gate sluggish to open/close

  • Gate not responding to any of the remotes

  • Gate off rail / rack 

These are the 4 obvious culprits causing your gate to malfunction:

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Home Security Assessment

March 23, 2021


When last did you conduct your own security assessment of your home?
All it takes is 30 minutes but can save you many tears and money.  It is essential to close any loopholes for a criminal to use to gain entry onto your property and into your premises.

Think like a thief:

Start at your perimeter

·         Boundary wall: Look at your front wall from the road side and imagine how your side and back walls looks from your neighbours side.  Assess how easy it is to c...

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Snatch and Grab - 6 tips to keep safe in public spaces

February 23, 2021

Not only is Hansa Gate Motors concerned about your security in your driveway and in your home but we are also concerned about your security in public places. More and more stories are being relayed about snatch and grabs of phones and valuables from walkers and runners in Johannesburg suburbs. People using petrol stations are also snatch and grab targets in Johannesburg suburbs.  

These incidents mainly occur along routes to and from taxi ranks where it is easy for the criminal to get away q...

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Upgrade of Sliding Gate Motor by Centurion (Centsys)

January 14, 2021

Interview on MixFM radio station with Mark, Marketing Manager at Centsys, the manufacturers of Centurion D5 SMART sliding gate motor. 

“So tell us about this new gate motor that Centurion has developed.” 

“As a country we are being subjected to load shedding. The nice thing we have done is doubled the batteries in the motor. So not only do you get fast operations when it works normally but also during the power outages.  Battery life is now twice as long when there is a power f...
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5 Tips to Improve Your House Perimeter Security

December 8, 2020

Keeping our house perimeter security and inside space secure should be our priority.  Our homes are our sanctuaries, the place where we can kick off our shoes after a long day in the office and chill.  And even more now during Covid-19 as poverty and crime increase in Johannesburg. Take a walk around your property and look for soft spots that can be used by criminals.  The exercise is well worth it.

Here are 5 tips on how to protect your homes, if these strategies are not in place yet.  Star...

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Installation of Gate Automation

November 19, 2020

Driveway gate motor installation requires ultimate safety due to electrical and mechanical risks that can happen. Installation of a motor unit, such as the Nice Hansa Speedo, must be carried out by a qualified installer with respect for the South African laws.  The automation of sliding gates is governed by the information listed in the SANS standards.  Faulty installation can cause damage to the motor and harm to persons.  In addition to obvious dangers the following risks must also be consi...

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Water Damaged PC Boards

August 17, 2018

Gate Repair Services receive many calls to repair gate motor systems that have been suffered from water damage. The Hansa Elite PC board pictured below was so severely damaged due to repeated water infiltration into the box that it was beyond repair and had to be replaced. Below we discuss a few common reasons that PC boards suffer water damage and how you can tell if water is seeping into your box.

When your electric gate motor PC board has not been properly sealed off to water this will n...

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Robus 250 by NiceHansa

June 5, 2018

Upgrade your old gate motor with the NiceHansa Robus 250

The NiceHansa Robus 250 is the ideal sliding gate motor for light-weight residential applications. It offers a sleek design, durability, affordability and a range of security and personalization features which are detailed in the Nice Robus 250 manual.

This gate motor can be used on any sliding gate that weighs 250kgs or less and a maximum length of 8 metres with a maximum of 400 daily cycles. A 24 V battery which allows for up to 20...

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Power surge damage to a Hansa Speedo gate motor PC board

November 22, 2017
Power surges are commonly caused by lightening strikes in Johannesburg.

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