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Low and Full Energy Door Operators
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.


Low Energy Swing Door Operators

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.