Handicap-Automatic Door Openers, also called, power-assisted automatic door operators or simply automatic doors, are a modern convenience and an integral feature in today’s accessibility-focused world. For business owners, commercial building owners, facility managers, and property managers alike, these doors provide significant benefits beyond facilitating accessible entrance and exit.
Adding power-assisted automatic door operators to your property not only underlines your commitment to accessibility but also reflects your forward-thinking approach to business and property management. We are ready to work with you on your new installation or retrofit. Contact us today to learn how we can help you upgrade your property with power-assisted automatic door operators.
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The Alberta Building Code 2019, section 220.127.116.11 (6) specifies that power door operators must have controls that activate either automatically or manually. These controls must be positioned within a barrier-free path, marked with the International Symbol of Access, and situated outside of the door swing, no more than 1,500 mm from it. The controls should also comply with Subclause 18.104.22.168.(1)(a)(ii) and should be operable from two height ranges: between 150 mm and 300 mm, as well as between 900 mm and 1,100 mm from the floor. These controls must be responsive to touch or approach with a fist, arm, or foot. If the door operators don’t have safety sensors, they should fully open the door in no less than 3 seconds, and the force required to halt the door’s movement should not exceed 65 N. This code requirement can be interpreted to necessitate two activation switches on each side of the door, but the precise application may vary based on the door’s specific configuration.
The Camden TX-9 Transmitter is designed for ease of use and longevity. It uses readily available batteries and special circuitry to ensure long battery life.
It features a proprietary piezo sounder that provides auditory signals for low battery level, battery capacity, and “stuck switch” conditions.
The speed of an automatic swing door can indeed be adjusted, but this is not a task that should be undertaken by the user due to its technical nature and the need for compliance with specific standards. Adjustments to door speed and hold open times must adhere to the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers (AAADM) code, requiring professional expertise to ensure correct implementation. Therefore, if you need to adjust the speed of your automatic swing door, you should contact a professional service provider such as SHARC. Non-compliance with the AAADM code can lead to operational problems, safety risks, and potential legal issues, further emphasizing the importance of professional intervention for these adjustments.
When an automatic door fails to operate, the first step is to check the on/off switch typically located on the automatic door header above the door. If the switch is already in the ‘on’ position and the door isn’t functioning, resetting the switch by turning it off and then back on may resolve minor operational issues. If the problem persists, it could signal a more serious issue with the door’s mechanism or the power supply, necessitating professional intervention. Regular maintenance and swift response to unusual door behaviour can preventatively address many of these issues, ensuring the door operates smoothly and consistently.
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