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Automatic Door Operators

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Electric motors and gear motors to power your automatic door operator applications.

Power Electric has partnered with the nation’s leading automatic door operator OEMs for more than two decades. We recognize that automatic door openers are a key component in building automation, used to improve traffic flow and convenience in both commercial and industrial settings. We take pride in providing OEMs with the most reliable, yet cost effective, gear motor solutions in the industry.

Automatic door manufacturers rely on Power Electric to provide motor and gear motor engineering, design, production, quality, and sourcing services. Whether you are kicking off a new project or are moving into full rate production, our experts help you identify the most effective and affordable solution for your specific needs.

Case Studies

Helping OEMs Overcome Motor-Related Challenges

Automatic door OEMs tell us all the time that motors are often the critical component that makes or breaks the success of a product. When we consult with clients, we take the time to understand the challenges, then create ideal solutions. We help OEMs overcome many common challenges in their business, such as:

  • Achieving financial metrics (cash flow, inventory, gross margins, etc.)
  • Competitive differentiation
  • Cost (margin improvement)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • High performance without high price
  • Improving Quality and reliability
  • Lack of on-staff motor specialists
  • Long product development and qualification process
  • Managing supply chain
  • Obtaining agency approvals
  • Physical size requirements
  • Supply chain management

Benefits of Working with Power Electric for Automatic Door Operation Needs

Filling gaps, reducing costs

We fill the engineering, quality, and logistics gaps that may exist within your team so you can stick to your timeline without the cost of bringing on additional personnel.

Maximize performance vs cost

Our “Just-Right” solutions are customized to deliver the product each client’s application demands. We balance performance requirements with budget to arrive at a solution that offers maximum performance at any price point.

Reduce cost, increase quality

We enable automatic door OEMs to leverage global, low-cost motor manufacturing without risking quality or sustainability. Our network of approved factories and quality engineers insure world-class quality and uninterrupted supply.

Financial benefits

We develop and implement client-specific inventory management programs that provide key financial benefits to cash flow, reduced on-site inventory, no holding costs, and freeing up valuable warehouse space.

Types of Operators for Which We Design and Source Motors

Power Electric’s extensive global network of qualified motor manufacturing factories allows us to engineer, develop and produce motors for nearly any type of automatic door operator. No matter the application, and no matter the install location (exterior or interior, cold weather or hot weather), you can be confident that the motors you receive from Power Electric will deliver durability, efficiency, and quiet operation without sacrificing power output.

  • Automated barrier operators
  • Automatic gate operators
  • Drive-thru window operators
  • Electric door operators
  • Hydraulic door closers

Types of Motors for Automatic Door Operators

As a Power Electric customer, you’ll have access to virtually every type of motor and gear technology accepted in automatic door operator applications.

Brushed DC (PM) Gear Motors
  • Bevel gearing
  • Hypoid gearing
  • Planetary gearing
  • Spur gearing
  • Worm gearing
Brushless DC (PMDC) Gear Motors
  • Bevel gearing
  • Hypoid gearing
  • Planetary gearing
  • Spur gearing
  • Worm gearing
AC Induction Gear Motors
  • Hypoid gearing
  • Planetary gearing
  • Spur gearing
  • Worm gearing
Hydraulic Door Closers

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Automatic Door Operator Motors

1. What motor/gear motor technologies are trending upward in automatic door operator applications?

Brushless DC motors and brushless DC gear motors are today’s most popular choice for automatic door applications. There are a variety of reasons for this, including the long service life of these motors, their excellent efficiency and the ease with which these motors can be operated via smart devices.

Integrated motor controls are another trend. Packaging the motor driver/controller inside the motor allows for reduced wiring and installation costs, plus it typically provides significant space savings.

Speaking of space savings, OEMs are expressing a strong desire for physically smaller motors that still deliver a punch. To achieve this, Power Electric often customizes drivetrain solutions (motors and gearing) to provide optimal performance while fitting into smaller spaces.

Finally, energy efficient motors are becoming a priority. An OEM can gain a significant competitive advantage by providing highly energy efficient motors. The push toward energy efficiency is driving the evolution of next generation door operators to high-performance (BLDC) motors and gearing solutions.

2. Can Power Electric provide a solution with all necessary agency approvals?

Definitely. We work cooperatively with OEMs from the very beginning of our relationship to fully define the critical requirements of the application, including all necessary agency approvals/markings. This includes RoHS, Reach, UL, CE, and any other approvals that may be necessary. Those requirements are carried through the entire proof of concept, prototype, qualification, and production stages of development.

3. How can Power Electric help us improve our product margins/profitability without sacrificing performance and reliability?

Power Electric does this in several ways:

Contact Us to Begin the Process

We’re ready to meet the motor needs of automatic door operator OEMs around the U.S. and the world. Contact our sales team to get started.

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