Learn about our Roller Gates

Roller gates are vertical lift gates with a series of rollers or wheels located along each side of the leaf. The rollers transfer hydraulic load from the gate to the roller tracks mounted in the guide slots on each side of the gate opening. The wheels minimize frictional forces when raising and lowering the gate reducing the load on the gate operating system. Roller Gates, also referred to as Fixed Wheel Gates, are typically used where opening sizes are too large to efficiently use slide gates or for applications where gravity closure is a requirement. They are usually hydraulically operated to accommodate gravity closure but Electrically Operated Roller Gates are also available, which use either an electric actuator or wire rope drum hoist.


Tempe Town Lake Dam

Steel Fab designed and supplied eight hydraulically operated steel crest gates with hydraulic operating system in 2016 for the Tempe Town Lake Dam Replacement in Tempe Arizona. Each gate...

Post Falls Hydroelectric Development

Since 2012 Steel Fab has designed and manufactured twelve electrically operated roller gates with wire rope drum hoists for Avista Corporation, Spokane Washington, formerly Washington Water Power, at their...

Thornton Composite Reservoir

Steel Fab designed and manufactured four 12’- 6” wide x 28’ tall hydraulically operated stainless steel roller gates with hydraulic operating systems for the Thornton Composite Reservoir Project completed...

Other Gates

Crest Gates

Slide Gates

Tainter Gates

Bulkhead Gates

Floating Bulkhead Gates

Jet Flow Gates

Broome Gates

Miter Gates