Here is you can find important information you have to know before make a choice of automation model and someother useful tips that will help you to prepare proper automatic door.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO USE OUR AUTOMATION OPENERS KITS TO PREPARE:
a) Domestic use automatic pocket doors.
Indoor, you could make interior automatic sliding doors to kitchens, automatic sliding doors to living rooms, automatic sliding pocket doors to bathrooms, motorized sliding doors to cloakrooms, automated sliding patio doors…
b) Commercial use automatic pocket doors.
You could install entrance one leaf automatic sliding doors, interior automatic doors, inner automatic doors to toilet rooms in shops, supermarkets, boutiques, hotels, inns, guesthouses, drugstores, laundries, government facilities, laboratories; interior automatic pocket / partition doors between kitchen room and main hall in restaurants, bars, cafes; automatic sliding surgery doors in hospitals.
1. Think about dimensions, duty cycle and weight of your future automatic door.
If duty cycle will be more than 50% or door flat weight will be more than 154lbs (70kg), choose DRL.1.90 operator, in opposite DRL.1.50 will be suitable.
2. Take decision about where is inner space and where is outer space of your future automatic door.
It is important, because you have to locate places where to mount operator unit and function switch. You have mount these in correct place. For example, if you make automatic door to bathroom, you have to place door switch inside bathroom area to have possibility to switch door to close position when you occupied bathroom. Also, then you have to connect outer and inner sensors properly to appropriate terminals on electric controller.
3. Keep attention when connect your automatic door operator to electric line.
It should not be loaded by other electric equipment with heavy electric power consumption (for example — big freezers in shops, supermarkets). It could influence to automatic door working stability negatively. Also, it is very important to ground the automation to prevent electric shock!
4 Select sensors model and find right place to mount motion sensors.
When you are going to buy automation kit, you have make correct choice of motion sensors’ model according to its’ technical characteristics and requirements to detection distance and configuration. We offer wide range of motion and safety sensors.
As well, it is very important to mount sensors according to sensors installation requirements to get correct model sensors at right place. Please, remember, even best sensor will work bad when installed incorrectly.
Please, let us suggest you in this point to make right choice.
5. Ensure access to maintain or repair parts of your automatic door.
There is no perpetual things in The World. Any mechanism could be required in maintenance and repair. So, when you plan to install automatic door, we strongly recommend you to pay attention for further possibility to get access to maintain or repair parts of your automatic door, both electrical and mechanical.
6. Door flat selection.
When you are going to make automatic sliding door, be sure door flat material is strong to endure future dynamic loadings. We don’t recommend you to automate PVC doors. You may use aluminum framed doors, wooden doors, glass doors, steel doors. The wonderful possibilities in design are given to us by plywood and fiberglass materials. Using modern materials, it became possible to prepare unique fantastic futuristic and stylish automatic doors for home, hotel, shop, boutique…
7. Manual sliding door mechanism selection.
Please, be careful when buy or use manual sliding door mechanism. Select quality strong mechanism with ball bearing roller carriages for heavy and intensive use door. Ascertain that mechanism will correspond to the requirements to your future automatic door. The actual door flat weight should not exceed allowed maximum weight value for your mechanism model. Find information about maximum allowed weight in user manual supplied with sliding door mechanism.
8. Ascertain in horizontality of your floor level.
The normal clearance should be 0 2/10″ — 0 4/10″ (5-10mm) between floor level and door leaf. If your floor is not exactly horizontal and flat, select right guide to smooth out this drop.
9. Pay attention to model of lower guide. It is very important!
There are some typical lower guides configurations. Please, check typical variants of lower guides to use most reasonable one. Look at pictures to understand advantage and deficiencies. You may use any variant, according to your local door processing possibilities and components availability. The best result will be reached by aluminum with plastic materials combination (for example, aluminum guide rail and plastic guide or roller). If you plan to install intensive use sliding door, we strongly recommend to use wearproof roller guide. Remember, the door strength, smoothness and noiselessness of door leaf movement mainly depend of lower guide selection correctness (as well installation).
10. Door sealing
Usually, there are no special requirements for door sealing, when use it at home. But, sometimes, it is necessary hard sealing of doors in laboratories, hospitals..etc. We recommend you to use special rubber sealing pipes for central sealing and for air locks, lower and side brushes made with plastic fibers or natural horse hair. Contact your local doors hardware and accessories supplier to buy required components and accessories.