Low and Full Energy Automatic Door Openers
What is The Difference ?
The speed and force at which doors open, and safety devices requirements are different between low and high-energy door operators. In General, Low Energy Operators used for low traffic applications while High Energy for high traffic applications.
TYPES OF DOOR OPENERS
Low Energy Swing Door tToronto
Low Energy Door Operators intended for low traffic applications, where only 30% to 40% of your daily traffic will be utilizing the operator’s function. The Operator can be activated using any of the following: push to open button actuators, keypads, key switches, card readers, or a remote control. In addition, safety sensors, while not required, can greatly improve the operation by preventing the door from contacting a pedestrian.
- Low Traffic Application 30% Utilization Rate.
- Does not require safety devices.
- Needs Less maintenance
- Slow speed gives enough time for passage
- 0 degree to 90 degree opening and vice versa.
- 90 degree to 0 degree closing
- Operates like standard closer upon power loss. Meets fire door requirements – self-closing under loss of power
Full Energy Swing Door Operators
In comparison, high energy or full power automatic door operators operate quickly and continuously in all pedestrian environments. These operators designed to handle 100% of your daily traffic. They do require safety devices such as use of guiderails, safety devices, and presence sensors, these requirements would vary by opening application and traffic type of your business. Features
- High speed – for bunderless passage, 100% Utilization Rate.
- Quicker passage – allows users to get through faster.
- 100% duty cycle – high frequency.
- Works for sliding, swinging, folding, and revolving door applications.
Door Activation & Safety Devices
Activations Devices are used to Trigger the Door Operator into action. While Presence sensors will detect the “presence” of an object or person within a predetermined detection pattern and prevents a door from striking the person or object during operation.
Our door activation and safety devices are appropriate for various institutions such as airports, hospitality, retail, and healthcare facilities. Customers get an enhanced experience from the optional features like video surveillance integration.
Our sliding glass doors have pedestrian control, telescoping, and folding, among other features.
The devices for healthcare facilities have a modern design that ensures IV lines and other hospital equipment do not snag on them. The door openings are the largest, with touchless activation that prevents the spread of germs.
Our devices are long-lasting with minimal to no maintenance. Their low energy consumption ensures there is no motor resistance. All the devices are compliant with the Canadian and US accessibility laws.
Making AODA Compliance Simple
When you are considering how your enterprise serves employees, customers, clients, or visitors, you’ll want to be sure that your space is both secure and equally accessible to all. In Ontario, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) aims to remove barriers for people with disabilities with regard to many aspects of life, including access to goods and services, employment, travel, public spaces, information, and more. No matter what your organization does, it only makes sense to ensure that your space is welcoming to all people. In previous decades, designers adopted a policy of making adaptations to existing infrastructure in order to accommodate people with disabilities. Current thinking puts emphasis on universal accessibility, which can mean installing automatic doors, automatic door openers and systems, benefiting a wide variety of people, including those in wheelchairs, delivery people, parents with strollers, and more. Both of these philosophies can help to make your workplace more accessible, as long as automatic door openers for handicapped are of solid quality.
Installing Door Operators
One of the best and simplest ways to make things easier for employees and others is to install automated door openers. These devices often utilize a stainless steel push plate that is placed low on the wall, providing access to wheelchair users. Door operators can be installed for virtually any doorway; an access control specialist in the GTA can assess your building and let you know what options are available to you. Sometimes providing accessibility also requires doors to be widened to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices, but other times installers can work with existing doors and doorframes.
An obvious place for a handicap access door operator is your establishment’s main entrance. You’ll also need to ensure that the path to the door is accessible, whether that means installing a ramp, or making handicapped parking spaces readily available. A well-placed handicap door opener can provide access for disabled employees, clients, or visitors. Therefore, if you are considering installing one or multiple automatic door systems, you are at the right place.