Low Energy Automatic Door Operators
allow swing door entrances to comply with ADA requirements,
usually for much less expense than providing the necessary maneuvering
clearances required by manually operated doors.
The ADA allows up
to 5 Lbs. of opening force at interior doors and suggests not more
than 8 Lbs. at exterior doors. Many local codes enforce an 8 Lbs.
maximum manual opening force at exterior doors. Low energy door
operators can be beneficial at windy locations, since automatic
doors are ADA exempt from manual opening forces a higher spring
closing force of up to 15 Lbs. can be used to keep these problem
Low Energy Door Operators
Horton EasyAccess™ | DORMA
Heavy Duty Low Energy Door Operators
Horton HD-Swing 4000LE™ | DORMA