Motor Operation for Fire Rated Doors

Motor operation is the most effective and consistent method of opening larger, higher cycle doors and offers the following benefits:

  • Door Longevity: Offers the most consistent method of operation, and as such, maximizes door longevity
  • Ease of Use: Can link to one-touch, or even no touch, opening triggers such as a push button station or a loop detector
  • Safety: Accommodates entrapment devices such as photo eyes and sensing edges
  • Remote Activation: Can be integrated into master building controls to operate doors remotely
  • Durable: Can be designed to withstand weather, chemicals, or even explosions

Motor operation does require power to the opening and enough clearance to mount the motor. In the event of a power outage, auxiliary operators can be used (push up or chain, depending on door size and configuration). You often see motor operators in parking garages, distribution facilities, paint booths, and car washes.

AlarmGard™ Motor

The AlarmGard motor is an integral component of the most advance fire door closing system available today. Battery backup prevents unplanned door closure due to power failures for up to 8 hours. Also functions as a backup DC power source for local warning devices and detectors during power failures.

HP: 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, 1 1/2, 2, 3, 5
Voltage: [115v single] [230v single] [208/230v three] [460v three] phase service

Recommended for all fire doors where the convenience of electric AlarmGard Motor Operation is desired.

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FireGard™ Motor

Model FMG cULus listed, Totally Enclosed Non Ventilated gear head operator rated for units that normally cycle up to 20 times per day. Fire door system closing is activated by melting of fusible link. Average closing system speed of 6" -12" per second. System reset procedure is to replace and reset fusible link.

HP: 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3. Up to 7 1/2 HP available on larger doors.
Voltage: [115v single] [230v single] [208/230v three] [460v three] phase service

Available where the convenience of electric FireGard Motor Operation is desired in the above FireGard Closing System conditions for fire doors and insulated fire doors that can accept motor operation up to 2HP.

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Concealed Tubular Motors

Get the convenience of motor operation in a low profile design. Because the AlarmGard Tube Motor is concealed within the shaft assembly, it’s ideal for openings with tight clearances around the coil area or when you need to neatly conceal the operator and drive components without adding a bulky cover. Tube motors are typically used in counter applications, however, they can be used in full height openings if desired.

AlarmGard Tube Motors provide ergonomic operation with less clearance required than AlarmGard bracket mounted motor operators. These motors automatically close Counter Fire Doors without releasing spring tension or disengaging the operator drive mechanism, enabling simple automatic closing system testing and resetting. These tube motors are activated by fire alarm systems, local detectors or power failures, and close with a safe and controlled automatic closing speed.

Benefits of AlarmGard Tube Motors:

  • Convenience of motor operation in a low profile, concealed design
  • Available for use for full height openings from floor to 9’ high
  • Available for use with all Counter Fire Door models including SmokeShield® Counter Fire Doors and Counter Fire Doors with rated countertops or as an integral frame unit
  • Promotes ergonomic operation without sacrificing aesthetics
  • Motor drive chain is not required
  • Auxiliary crank operation standard

Recommended Applications:

  • Counter Fire Doors that require convenient motor operation in limited headroom conditions
  • Aesthetic motor operation that eliminates the need for a bulky motor cover
  • Low cycle applications, rated for 10 cycles per day, 4 per hour

Product Application Requirements:

  • The tube motor requires 115 VAC power
  • Counter Fire Doors up to 14’ wide, 9’ high or a maximum of 90 square feet
  • Counter Fire Doors with Integral Frame and Sill Assemblies up to 14’ wide, 6’ high
  • Automatic closing system monitoring is controlled by a field mounted 6” x 10” x 5 3/8” control panel that accepts a 24 VDC, 115 VAC or 24 VAC power supply.

Recommended for all counter fire door products within the above size limits.

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