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Swing Door Drive Units

A swing door operator is a motorised device designed to automate the opening and closing of swing doors. It is commonly used in various settings, including commercial, residential, and institutional spaces, to enhance accessibility and convenience. A swing door operator typically consists of a motorised mechanism attached to the door, a control unit, and various sensors for safety and automation purposes.

A swing door operator can be sold individually, or as part of a door package. They can also be retrofitted to your existing aluminium, steel and timber doors.

Swing door operator features


Motorised operation: The operator uses an electric motor to facilitate the automatic swinging motion of the door, enabling hands-free access.

Control unit: A control unit manages the function of the swing door operator. It can include features such as adjustable speed settings, hold-open times, and other customisation options.

Manual operation: Swing door operators often have a manual mode, allowing users to operate the door manually when needed, such as during power outages or maintenance.

Adjustable speed: Users can typically adjust the opening and closing speeds of the door to meet specific requirements or preferences.

Push buttons or remote controls: Some swing door operators can be operated using push buttons or remote controls, offering additional convenience for users.

Safety features: To comply with safety standards (EN: 16005), swing door operators are equipped with safety features such as obstruction detection, ensuring that the door stops or reverses if an obstacle is detected during operation.

Why choose GDUK for your swing door operators?


  • Expert consultation: GDUK provides expert consultation to understand the specific requirements of the business, considering factors such as the type of swing door, intended usage, and any customisation needs.


  • Professional installation: GDUK offers professional installation services conducted by skilled technicians. This ensures that the swing door drive operator is set up correctly, adhering to safety standards and maximising its efficiency.


  • Customisation options: GDUK provides customisation options to align your swing door drive operator with your business’s aesthetic preferences and functional requirements. This may include adjustable speed settings, hold-open times, and other customisable features.

Swing door operator maintenance


Planned maintenance programs: GDUK introduces tailored maintenance schedules for swing door drive operators, incorporating regular inspections, adjustments, and preventive measures. Through routine diagnostic assessments, potential issues are identified early, enabling proactive solutions to maintain the best operational conditions for your swing door drive operators.

Ad Hoc repairs and servicing: GDUK provides swift ad hoc repair services for swing door drive operators. Rapidly addressing unforeseen issues minimises downtime, ensuring the continued, smooth operation of your swing door drive systems.

Client training and support: GDUK offers training sessions for you and your colleagues, delivering knowledge on the proper use and basic maintenance of swing door drive units. We aim to empower you to operate your door and the identify of minor issues independently.

Documentation: GDUK supplies comprehensive documentation, including manuals and guides, to aid you in understanding the features and maintenance procedures specific to your swing door drive systems.

Swing Door Drive Units styles


Compact and reliable swing door drive mechanism for use in areas with heavy footfall. This low- noise electromechanical drive unit comes in an impressively sleek package. It’s design is robust and energy efficient making it ideal for any internal application.

A high performance, low noise electromechanical drive mechanism that is suitable for both lightweight internal and heavyweight external doors installed in high wind and heavy footfall environments.

The Gilgen underground drive unit has been specifically designed for maximum performance and endurance and is suitable for interior and exterior door applications.

Frequently Asked Questions


What types of swing doors can be automated with a swing door operator?

Swing door operators are versatile and can be used with various types of swing doors, including single-leaf, double-leaf, wooden, glass, and aluminium doors.


Are swing door operators suitable for outdoor installation?

Yes, some swing door operators are designed for outdoor use and can withstand diverse weather conditions.


What safety features do swing door operators have? Common safety features include obstruction detection sensors, which prevent the door from closing if an obstacle is detected, ensuring user safety.


Can swing door operators be operated manually during power outages?

Yes, most swing door operators have a manual mode, allowing users to operate the door manually in the event of a power failure or for maintenance purposes.


How fast do swing door operators open and close?

The speed of swing door operators varies, but they generally offer adjustable speed settings to meet specific requirements.


Do swing door operators come with remote control options?

Yes, many swing door operators can be operated using remote controls or push buttons, providing additional convenience for users.


What is the typical lifespan of a swing door operator?

The lifespan of a swing door operator depends on factors such as usage and maintenance. With proper care, high-quality operators can last for many years.


Can existing swing doors be retrofitted with swing door operators?

In many cases, existing swing doors can be retrofitted with swing door operators, providing an efficient and cost-effective solution for automation.


Are swing door operators suitable for both commercial and residential applications?

Yes, swing door operators are versatile and can be used in various settings, including commercial buildings, residential homes, and healthcare facilities.

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