Orlando, FL—Aug 1, 2014—Higher Power Doors have turned out to be our most popular hydraulic hangar door choice because they were designed to be that way. About seven years ago it became apparent that there was a great need for a hangar door that didn’t add loads to the building frame.
After much thought and inspiration, a new door concept emerged: the patented Higher Power Hydraulic Door system.
1. This hydraulic hangar door system puts no load on the building. Other doors require expensive building reinforcement. Higher Power Hydraulic Doors need only a common framed opening.
2. The door operates quickly. A patent-pending roller/cam opens or closes with a three-point auto-lock safety system built in. This allows Higher Power Hydraulic Doors to be the fastest in the industry.
Each door is custom designed to fit the customer’s door opening, up to 160 feet wide and up to 60 feet high. Simple straight up/down hydraulic operation works with a low power, low pressure, hydraulic two-cylinder system. The pistons push straight up so there are no horizontal stresses to bend the cylinders.
The door can be assembled quickly because it arrives as bolt-together parts. The shipping package is small, usually 2-1/2 feet wide, by 2 feet high, by the width of the door. Large doors come in bolt-together sections. Also, the customer can choose how to power the door—120 Volt AC, 240 Volt AC, or 24 Volt DC.
The door opening loses nothing horizontally, but does require 6-1/2” of head room. The door starts its operation by moving straight up several inches. This breaks the door loose from snow and ice, and causes frost-producing ground heave to not be a problem.
Bad weather stays on the outside, as each door has weather seals on all four sides with double seals on the sides. The doors are also normally built to withstand 90 mph winds, but they can be designed to meet any local code.
Positioned midway up the door is a stiffening truss. Its position is an important feature as it allows for complete snow removal and barrier-free access to a pass-through door.
Each shipped door contains everything to make the door and to operate it, except the outer skin and trim. Most custom- ers want to install these items to match their building’s existing siding, color, etc.