Updated: Oct 7
Many customers are asking us about a power door operator so we decided to write a short guide on the topic. A power-assist operator is a great way to make sure your door is closing properly, and can also help with opening doors that are heavy or difficult to open. There are many different brands and models of power-assist operators, so it is important to do your research before purchasing one.
Power-Assisted Door vs. Automatic Door
Before we start this guide, it is important to understand what is a Power-Assist Operator. There can be some confusion about what is a power-assist operator. Some people think that it is the same as a low-energy operator or that it is an automatic door opener. But a power-assist operator is actually different from those things.
The primary distinction between a low-energy operator and a power-assist operator is that a low-energy operator operates the door automatically, whereas a power-assist operator reduces the opening force but still requires the user to open the door manually. A button on the wall can be used to start up a power-assist operator, which lowers the closing force but as we mentioned before, it won't open the door automatically.
Power-assist operators are not very common these days, and that might be why a lot of people are confused and mistake them for automatic doors. Low-energy operators and power-assist operators are considered two different categories and as far as the accessibility standards go they are different. Another thing to consider is that power-assist doors must follow the maneuvering clearance standards for manual doors. Because power-assist doors are manually controlled, it makes sense that they provide less resistance than a regular door.
Benefits of Power-Assisted Door Motor
There are many benefits that come with using a power-assist operator. They are perfect for doors that are difficult to open, such as heavy doors or doors with a lot of wind resistance. Power-assist operators can also be helpful for people who have difficulty opening doors because of physical limitations. If you have a door that is giving you trouble, a power-assist operator might be a good solution.
Maintenance for Power-Assisted Doors
There are some things to keep in mind before purchasing a power-assist operator. The first thing is to make sure that the door is compatible with the operator. Not all doors are compatible with all operators, so it is important to do your research and find an operator that will work with your door. The second thing to consider is the size of the door. Some operators are only meant for smaller doors, so if you have a large door you will need to find an operator that is designed for larger doors.
Installing a power-assist operator can be a bit tricky, so it is important to follow the instructions carefully. If you are not comfortable installing the operator yourself, you can always hire a professional to do it for you.
Once you have installed the power-assist operator, it is important to test it out and make sure it is working properly. You should also regularly check the operator to make sure it is in good condition and that there are no loose parts.
Overall, a power-assist operator is a great way to make sure your door is closing properly and can also help with opening doors that are heavy or difficult to open. An automatic door opener with push buttons is also a great way to support your customers, especially those with accessibility needs.
Thanks for reading and we hope this guide was helpful and that now you can make an informed decision.
If you have any questions or need help deciding which is the right power-assist operator or automatic door opener for you, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.