Our BOB50ME operator, up to 45% heavier than most of its rivals.

I’m sure many of our customers will have heard the expression ‘you have to see it to believe it’, well in the case of our BOB50 product, ‘you have to feel it to believe it’. Whenever customers are shown the BOB50 and upon being handed the product, the natural feedback is that it feels the part with impressive build quality.  

The BOB50ME 230Vac operator is built to last weighing in at a hefty 11.6Kg, which compared to similar products on the market, is around 45% heavier than mostThe BOB50 is made from only the highest quality materials, with absolutely no lightweight plastic. 

The BOB is available in two options, the BOB50MME 230Vac or BOB5024E 24Vdc, both versions are equipped with an encoder and include unique patented gears. They make the ideal solution for automating larger-sized swing gates on a residential property.  

By installing a BOB swing gate operator, you are guaranteeing maximum safety and precision whilst the gate is in motion. The BOB5024E can also remain operating even when there is a power failure due to its battery options. 

If you would like to find out any more details around either the BOB50ME or BOB5024E operator, please do get in touch today. You can call us on 01488 658276 or email us at info@beninca.co.uk 

Uncover what makes our BOB above ground operators unique!

All Benincà products are extensively tested, researched, and developed by our mechanical and electronics engineers. They are consistently looking to push the boundaries and design highly specialised products. When designing the BOB range, our engineers explored the possibilities of including FACE gearing within our swing gate operators.

For anyone that isn’t familiar with FACE gearing, it refers to the gear wheel with the cogs mortised into its face, usually in conjunction with a lantern pinion. Face gear enables the transmission of the drive through an angle and are commonly used in high power, high precision applications, particularly within the aviation sector.

Benincà have secured a patent for the use of FACE gears within the linear swing gate operator which is the BOB design. The patent concerns the 90 ° return of motion of the internal bevel gears. (highlighted in the picture below)


The inclusion of FACE gears within our BOB operator really sets them apart, as it is quite rare to find FACE gears in situations like ours, as touched on above, most commonly FACE gearing is used by manufacturers for helicopter tiltrotors.

The FACE gears within the BOB offer huge advantages in terms of weight and load distribution on the teeth, especially when used for multiple transmissions, compared to traditional bevel gears.

Key advantages the FACE gears bring to the BOB:

  • Reduced sensitivity to misalignment and low transmission errors, making the motor very silent.
  • The teeth geometry guarantees a better distribution of the stress, allowing a higher resistance to heavy loads, impacts and general wear and tear, delivering a smooth operation.

We often refer to ourselves as #automationspecialists, and the patent above is a prime example of where Benincà lead the way by producing innovative products, combined with state-of-the-art mechanics.