Manufactured by TAU in Italy the ARM290BI is a high quality, powerful 12 volt (actually an 18 volt motor but labeled 12 volt so as not to cause confusion) swing gate electro mechanical operator. This swing gate motor is a perfect example of a commercial operator designed to be also acceptable to high end residential installations. The ARM290BI uses minimum side room and is suitable for gates up to 6.0 metres wide. The ARM290BI is a self locking operator with key operated manual override but one of the main benefits of the low voltage motor is the ability to use battery backup meaning you may never have to use the manual override key. The ARM290BI is a perfect example of you get what you pay for in that it is slightly more expensive than some of it’s similar rated cousins but then it boasts a number of features not found on the less expensive models and the build quality is obvious. Internally the ARM290BI is all metal quality build and has a built in optical encoder.