Stanley Holds The First Patent For The Automatic Door
Stanley Access Technologies is one of the oldest automatic door manufacturers in the United States. They filed the first patent for an automatic door in 1931. Back then, the door system was basic to today's standards, and was activated by photocell sensors. The idea of a hands free automatic door operator was revolutionary in the early 1930's and paved the way for Stanley's dominance in the automatic door industry.
The first Stanley automatic door operator was installed at Wilcox's, a local family restaurant, in West Haven, Connecticut on June 19th, 1931. After the war, Stanley's business grew especially in grocery stores. Grocery store owners realized the value of automatic doors in their stores for customers who carry shopping bags or push grocery carts. By the 1950's Stanley introduced it's hydraulic automatic door operator. These doors relied on hydraulics and a hydraulic pump to power the doors open. Hydraulic automatic door operators were floor mounted and activated by mats. Throughout the entire 1950's and 1960's Stanley hydraulic floor mounted operators dominated the automatic door market.
In the early 1970's Stanley introduced their automatic sliding door system. Before, automatic doors were automated swinging doors. With automatic sliding doors, Stanley experienced an even larger market share with popularity growing each year. Today, Stanley is one of the largest automatic door manufacturers with specified door systems in buildings across the world.
Stanley Duraglide Automatic Sliding Doors
One of the oldest models of automatic sliding doors. Over the years, the internal drive train has developed from the Model J Control Box to the advanced MC521 Pro Microprocessor Controller. With each new development the Stanley Duraglide series automatic sliding doors gains popularity. At ADA Door Operators we offer all of the replacement parts for all generations of Stanley automatic sliding doors.
Stanley Magic Access Low Energy Swing Door Operator
One of the most popular Stanley automatic swing door operators is the low energy Magic Access. Featuring a dc motor and electronic control box, this automatic door operator is popular in nursing homes, hospitals, office doors, and more. ADA Door Operators carries all of the Stanley Magic Access automatic door operators and replacement parts as well as activation devices.
Stanley Magic Force Low Energy/Full Energy Automatic Swing Door Operators
The Stanley Magic Force is probably the most popular Stanley automatic swing door operator, mainly due to its design. It features the largest automatic door spring in the industry. Where other door operator springs may break from abuse, the Magic Force offers a heavy duty solution to any entryway. ADA Door Operators stocks all Stanley Magic Force automatic swing door operators and replacement parts.
Stanley Magic Swing Automatic Swing Door Operators
The Stanley Magic Swing door operator is used in heavy traffic applications such as emergency rooms, schools, and universities. It features the largest geartrain out of all of the Stanley swing door operators as well as the largest dc motor. It has a very robust design. ADA Door Operators carries all of the Stanley Magic Access replacement parts.
For automatic sliding doors check to make sure each top roller is operating smoothly. If any of the bearings are defective replace the top rollers. Check each bottom guide. Make sure the bottom guide assembly is rolling properly. For preventive maintenance consider replacing the top rollers and bottom guides every couple of years.
For automatic swinging doors check each door arm. Make sure there are no cracks in the main arm, if so then consider replacing the door arm, before it snaps and you cannot operate the automatic door opener.