Motor operation is the most effective and consistent method of opening larger, higher cycle doors and has many benefits. It is far easier to use an opener that to manually operate a door. Also, the consistent operation with an operator can help maximize the door’s operational life. Many doors can be programmed to open and close with a single click.
Motor operation does require power to the opening and enough clearance to mount the motor. When the power goes out, auxiliary modes of operation can be used (push up or chain, depending on door size and configuration). The Cookson EverGard operator features a battery back-up that activates in the absence of AC power. It’s a UL listed, gear head DC operator rated for a maximum of 10 cycles per day.
The standard models from Cookson are the MG and SG operators. The SG is rated for continuous duty, while the MG is rated for 20 cycles per day.
HP: Factory will advise on minimum HP for specific door size and configuration
Volts: 115, 208/230, 460 and 575.
You often see motor operators in parking garages, distribution facilities, paint booths, and car washes.