A well-designed hangar door system will remain functional under conditions that prevent other structures from moving. Strong winds, heavy snow and power outages that interfere with other structures are easily overcome by a high-quality rolling door.
A high quality bottom rolling hangar door is the strongest and most reliable door systems ever.
- Flexible and easy to customize for virtually limitless design options.
- Unlimited size, maximum insulation, truck doors, pilot access doors, inner tubes or filter benches, hatches, fairings, glazing, rear panels, unlimited options.
- Manual doors are operated unlike electric motors to reduce complexity and cost.
- Electric motor operators can be integrated into your system to meet your specific needs.
- The lowest life cycle cost for any design.
- Flexible operation of the panels. The panels do not require any force to move them.
- Long life components requiring very little maintenance.
Bottom Rolling Door Types
All Moving Panels
One configuration of bottom rolling hangar doors is referred to as All Moving due to the fact that the panels are not restricted which direction they slide and are individually operated. This configuration of the hangar doors is generally chosen for applications requiring maximum flexibility in larger hangars, allowing multiple aircraft without the use of stacking pockets. Just move all the panels to the side of the shed that does not need to be open. In northern countries, all mobile configurations may require heated rails.
All hangar doors can be equipped with a variety of options to suit your needs. The doors can be operated manually or with an electric motor. Manual operation is popular in this configuration due to the fact that the operator does not have to push all panels at once and can push one at a time which is almost effortless. If the panel is chosen to be electrically motor operated, the price tends to be a bit more expensive than the other configurations. Each panel is fitted with a motor and control panel and power is fed to each panel through trolley duct feed system along each rail. Other options are recommended with that option such as safety edges along both edges and limit switches to prevent collisions at each panel.
Single Stacking Panels
Simply stackable, bottom sliding hangar doors that can be installed on virtually any type of building to save money and space. Single-stack door system have been specified for aircraft hangars, T- hangars, industrial and agricultural buildings and even for floating barges! When operated manually, these doors slide in the same manner as all moving doors, except that they close in one direction and open in the opposite direction. They “stack” at one end, which is recommended to be a wing wall or section built outside the building to store the doors while the full width of the shed is used for opening. In cases where space is not available on both sides of the opening, a wall is needed to stack the doors with the door open.
The last configuration of the bottom rolling hangar door is a very elegant design when space is not a problem. This configuration of the door strikes in the middle and half of the panels open on one side while the other half is open on the other side. This design requires an even number of panels and can be operated manually, but is usually electrically powered, which means that two motors are needed; one for one half and one for the other half. This configuration has the same stacking requirements as a single stack configuration, but for both sides. Be prepared to give space to these doors. This configuration really works very well to reduce the space in and out of the building. An example is that instead of 6 panels on their own separate rails, they can now be placed on 3 separate rails, saving the space that would be used by the other two rails. This is a game for some hangars owners.
Multiple Leaf doors
Named partly because of its working principle. In Southern countries, The rails are protected from ice and snow in cold weather by a pocket built into the building that keeps the rails protected. Rails are also protected by the physical orientation of the stack of panels leaving no exposed rails in the closed position.
The rail layout only affects the location of the rails in respect to the building, a Northern layout can be chosen for Biparting and Single Stack configurations.
Southern Rail Layout
Named partly because of its working principle. The rails stay outside of the buildings’ walls because snow and ice are not as concerning in the south and the face that the panels are on the exterior of the building allow more space to be utilized for the customer.
Solar Powered Electrically Operated Doors
In some configurations, power rolling hangar doors have unique power and control issues, which has solved these problems with our “solar option”. The solar panels are properly sized and installed in the outer skin or door siding. Plate energy charges a battery installed in the door. The battery bank provides an uninterrupted power source for the motor that opens or closes the door. The door is functioning normally, even if the supply of the rest of the building is cut off! This solar option is available on all different models of new doors.