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It’s the end of the day. You want to close up shop and go home. One thing stands in your way: closing the garage door – a dreaded task since the only way to do that is with a hand chain, and you’ve done it more than 20 times today. You trudge over to the door, pull the chain, and begin the arduous process. The chain clinks and groans as it wraps around the spindle at the top while you review your options for dinner tonight. You have some time to kill, after all. After a few minutes that feel like hours, the door is closed and lights are off. As you drive home, you wonder how to get your hands on a motor operator, so you never have to manually open and close that door ever again (except for a rare emergency situation).
Our motor operator offerings are manufactured with your productivity and daily tasks in mind. Here are four ways our motor operators can decrease stress and the daily or weekly need for a hand chain debacle.
This one is clear-cut – a motor operator can easily save you time. A motorized operator will set you on a fast track to productivity. If you’ve previously spent minutes opening or closing a rolling security door with a hand chain, a motor operator that cycles your door quickly within a few seconds is a game changer.
Because a motor operator offers a smooth, consistent cycle during door use and typically doesn’t vary speeds or pressure the way a manual hand chain or crank might, it can help improve your security rolling door’s longevity.
Motor operators can be a better option for your facility if you’d like to augment your closure’s safety features. Photo eyes and sensing edges can be effortlessly added to your motor operation package for peace of mind. These entrapment protection devices stop a door or grille from closing on a person, piece of equipment, or other item in the door’s downward path of travel and return the door to a fully open position to help prevent damage.
Learn more about primary and secondary entrapment devices here: https://www.cornelliron.com/rolling-door-blog/Cornell-blog/2018/03/29/key-points-of-the-ul-325 and here: https://www.cornelliron.com/accessory/entrapment-protection-devices
Simple to Use
Motor operators not only save time during door operation, but they also shave time off due to ease of use. Instead of constantly pulling a hand chain or twisting a crank repeatedly, a motor operator offers door cycling at the touch of a button. Easy open, easy close. Some options even allow for no-touch door cycling with help from a loop detector or push button station.
Motor operators can be a great option for you and your facility if your rolling door is larger and/or cycles at much higher rates than a standard rolling service door. Typically, motor operators are used in locations such as car washes, parking garages, distribution facilities, and manufacturing buildings, among others.
Check out our standard motor operator products here: https://www.cornelliron.com/products/operator-information/motor-operators
Please note that motor operators require electricity to cycle doors, enough clearance in your opening for the door itself, and space to mount the motor. If your power goes out, auxiliary operators, such as push up or chain operators, can be used based on your door’s size and configuration.
If you need help deciding which motor operator is right for your application, our Architectural Design Team can assist. Contact them by phone: 833.958.1273 or contact form: cornelliron.com/contact-us.