Operator Information

There are many factors to consider when choosing how your door will operate. How fast you want it to open, how many times a day will it cycle and if there is power available are just a few of these factors. Here, you will find information on each of our available operators.

Types of Operators



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Manual Operators

Manual Operation is cost effective and best suited for applications with smaller doors, in buildings that don't have power, or in areas that will cycle infrequently.

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Fire-rated manual operators

Our line of fire-rated manual operators include: AlarmGard™ Chain or Crank, and FireGard™ Chain or Crank.



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Motor Operators

Motor operation is the most effective and consistent method of opening larger, higher cycle doors and offers door longevity, ease of use, safety, remote activation, and durability.

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Fire-rated motor operators

Our line of fire-rated motor operators include: AlarmGard™ Motor, FireGard™ Motor, and concealed Tubular Motors.

Manual vs Motor General Reference

The table below provides an at a glance reference for what type of operator elements each listed products uses.
For more detailed information please review the categories above.

Product Manual Motor
Push-Up Chain Crank Motor Tube Motor
Service Door X X X X
Insulated Door X X X X
Fire Door X X X X
Security Grille X X X X X
SentryGate 4 X X X X X
SentryGate 3 X X X X X
CrossingGard Grille X
Counter Door X X X X X
Counter Fire Door X X X X X
1024 Door X
324 Grille X