Safety gate designed for easy access

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Rite-Hite Aftermarket Corp.’s Safety Gate EX3 System is designed to provide easy access to plant work areas and storage areas, and also can be used at loading docks. Constructed from extruded polyvinylchloride, the safety gate has a counterbalance system to help keep it in raised vertical position or in closed horizontal position.

The EX3 System – available for openings from 5 to 10 feet wide – includes two 43-inch-high 5-inch-diameter steel posts, two 7-inch-high 3-inch-wide PVC rails with safety striping, and anchoring hardware. The rails provide a high-visibility barrier and can absorb 200 pounds of force from any direction from material handling equipment, Rite-Hite says. Safety-yellow powder-coated 5-inch-diameter 11-gauge steel posts provided support for the rails and make a rugged barrier that is able to withstand incidental impacts.

The compact design allows the Safety Gate EX3 to be installed in most applications, according to the company. The system is engineered for easy operation: A gas-shock counterbalance system requires less than 25 pounds of force to open or close the gate. For more information, go to