10 Facts To Know Before Installing An Automatic Swing Door

1. The door’s primary user

Users of automatic doors have a great influence on their expectations regarding safety and functionality. In environments where there are a lot of elderly people, children or those with special needs, personal safety is a priority. You may want your door to close quickly, or open quickly. This will affect the protection of the door leaf.

2. Installing the swing door operator

The door design may allow for a modern, high-performance automated swing door, such as an automatic swing door, to be installed on either the opening or closing side of the door. Outside doors can be placed anywhere since the operator is not usually located outside.

3. Wall Strengthening

Initial installation and fastening of the door operator play an important role in its future functionality and maintenance requirements. Ensure that the fastening surfaces are reinforced according to the manufacturer’s instructions and, naturally, on the right-hand side of the wall. Both the arm system and the mechanism are affected.

4. Wiring management

For an automatic door operator to be energy efficient, current and safe, it is necessary to have multiple cable connections. For concealed wires, pre-routed conduits are required in the wall, leaf and section of the door, as well as hidden door loops. Conduits must meet the specifications of the manufacturer and have impulse sensors, such as elbow switches, built in. The number of hidden door loops depends on the electromechanical locking system and presence sensors.

5. Space Consideration

There are several things to keep in mind when it comes to the area surrounding the door. The device must be mounted to the door frame or transom. Aligning a suitable arm system requires vertical space. Ensure the operator also has enough lateral space.

When it comes to designing or selecting the door leaf, there must be enough space for both the presence sensor as well as the arm system. If a presence sensor is used, it should be placed on the passive leaf of the double-leaf door when the doors are divided. Avoid using double-leaf door with a passive leaf less than 500 mm wide, as there may not enough space for an arm system or presence sensors.

6. The width and weight of the door leaf

This is probably the first question a supplier of door operators will ask. To calculate the performance level that the mechanism should deliver, the width, weight and environment is used.

7. Fire and escape requirements

Will this automatic door operator be located in the fire cell boundary or is there a requirement for evacuation? The automatic door operator to be selected will depend on these factors.

It is especially important for double-leaf door systems, as fire regulations require synchronized closing of the leaves. This must be considered even in a state where power has been disconnected. You may also need to configure the system in a way that all radar and presence signals comply with standards.

8. Control and functionality

What operating system would you like the automatic door to have? Do you want the automatic door to open using radar signals in order to increase flow or only when a button is pressed automatically? Should the door be kept open and closed in the event of an alarm? It is easier to design a system if you have a clear idea of what it will do.

9. Door stop

Door stops are required on all facade entrance doors to protect the swing door’s mechanism and facade. Will an external door stop be used or is the system capable of incorporating a stop within the operator?

10. Future Maintenance

Experts in the industry must perform regular maintenance on all swing door operators. Be sure that your door solutions are maintained by a reputable provider.


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