High strength, quality engineered composite gates and guides made to close tolerances and to stringent design specifications with minimal leakage. Many major industrial companies regularly come to Plasti-Fab for design and construction of specialty fiberglass gates. If your project requires penstock, consider the many advantages of fiberglass gates and utilize the experience of Plasti-Fab in application and design of FRP gates and guides.
Long Life - Low Maintenance - Plasti-Fab Fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP) gates and guides are virtually maintenance free. They resist corrosion and never need painting.
Smooth Operation - Low Friction - Light Weight - FRP guides and gates have a low coefficient of friction. Most of all, FRP guide frames do not gall or get rough due to friction or chemical attack. FRP is well known for its high strength-to-weight ratio. This light weight feature is advantageous during installation and operation, especially noticeable with hand pull stop plates.
Molded Construction - Superior Design - All Plasti-Fab gates are molded to the exact size required. Molding results in gates with no exposed fibers or cut edges. Molded gates are flat and smooth. Rigid high density polyisocyanurate foam is molded into the gate forming a totally encapsulated structural sandwich to produce a gate with the design strength required.
Easy Installation - Plasti-Fab gates and guides are factory assembled with rigid corners. Gates and guides are assembled and tested at the factory and shipped ready to install. Surface gate guides simply fasten to the face of the concrete using anchor bolts. Embedded guides can be installed during channel construction or grouted into a blocked out slot in the channel.