9100 Commercial

The Model 9100 operator is designed to operate vehicular slide gates in residential and commercial applications. The 9100 is designed so that it can easily be mounted in the front, center or rear of the gate without any costly and time consuming field modifications. In addition, the operator can be pad or post mounted to meet any installation requirements.

9100 Commercial

Built-In Safety Features

DKS 9100 Slide Gate Operators provide durability and high-cycle usage. The innovative fail-safe design of these operators significantly reduces the chance of injury or entrapment and makes these operators the safest Slide Gate Operator in the market today. Designed with versatility in mind, the 9100 Operators can be configured for front, center or rear drive applications and can be pad or post mounted. They are offered with a metal or polypropylene (Poly) cover.  Operators with the Poly Cover include a MicroPlus RF Kit (1 TX + 1 REC).


Compatible with
Slide Gates
Versatile Mount on
Concrete Pad or Post
Optional Steel or
Polypropylene Covers



Commercial & Industrial
Small Multi-Family Residential

Product Features




Vehicular Entry Hassle-free for Authorized Users

Designed with safety features perfect for residential applications and high-traffic properties, a MicroPlus RF Kit included with the optional polypropylene cover makes vehicular entry hassle-free for authorized users.





Gate Tracker™

Provides Operator data to companion DKS Access Controller (DKS 1833, 1835, 1837, 1838).



Built-in power switch and reset switch.

Unique Design

Allows easy access to all mechanical parts.

Loop Detectors

Easy plug-in ports for DKS Loop Detectors.

Fail-Safe Release

Never be locked out (or in): In a power outage, these Operators “fail” in a “safe” condition allowing the gate to be pushed open without any special keys, cranks or knowledge.


Technical Specifications

  • Maximum gate length 30-feet.
  • Maximum gate weight 1000 pounds*.  (*Assumes gate is on level ground, in good condition with properly adjusted hardware.   Other external factors may affect the performance of the gate operator.)
  • 1/2 HP continuous-duty motor.
  • Automatic limit adjustment
  • Auto-close timer 1-23 sec
  • Selectable stop / reverse loop function
  • Built in On / Off switch
  • Built in alarm reset switch
  • Programming switches allow you to set desired mode of operation
  • Partial-open and anti-tailgating features
  • Two 115 VAC convenience outlets for accessory transformers
  • Automatically assumes fail-safe mode when an entrapment condition exists
  • Ports for plug-in open and reverse loop detectors (DKS plug-in detectors only)
  • Operator is shipped with chain brackets and 20-feet of #40 chain.
  • Class I, II,   III and IV applications.
  • Compliant with UL 325 and 991.  ETL Listed.  (Note: To be compliant with UL 325 and industry safety guidelines, additional Type B1 and/or Type B2 entrapment protection devices are required to be installed with this gate operator.   Your professional DKS system installer can provide you with more details on these devices and on current industry safety standards.)
Gate TrackerTM

Reporting output provides operator data to a DKS 1833, 1835, 1837 or 1838 access control system (requires 2358 expansion board)


  • Self-adjusting, no maintenance magnetic limits.
  • Partial-open feature.
  • Anti-tailgating feature.
  • Gate tracker reporting output.
  • Ports for plug-in loop detectors.
  • Two convenience outlets.
  • Fail-safe release (fail-secure optional).
  • Programming switches.
  • Built-in reset switch.
  • Built-in power On/Off switch.
  • Frame: G90 galvanized steel to prevent rusting
  • Cover: Steel or polypropylene cover available
  • Primary Reduction: Single cog belt
  • Speed: Approximately 10 in/sec (254 mm/sec)
  • Chain: Unit is shipped with 20 ft (6 m) of #40 roller chain, chain brackets, hardware
  • Environmental: 10°F to 140°F (-12°C to 62°C)
  • Thermostatically controlled heater kit recommended for colder environments
  • Shipping weight approximately 125-185 lb (68-84 kg)
  • Operator requires monitored Type B1 and/or Type B2 entrapment protection devices
  • Nickel plated chain.
  • Plug-in loop detectors.
  • Heater kit for cold environments.
  • Base plate to post mount this operator (does not include posts).
  • Surge suppressors.



Dimensions and Weight – Metal Cover

12″W x 24″H x 11.5″D
Shipping weight approximately: 70 lb (32kg)



Dimensions and Weight – Polypropylene Cover

12.23″W x 24″H x 11.5″D


Tech Support

Quick Start Guides

Owner’s Manuals

Accessory Manuals

Easy Connect Manuals

Tech Tip Videos


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