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Which electric motor do I need to automate my door?Updated 6 months ago

We provide electric motors required to automate the following door types:

  • Retractable garage doors (all of the door slides back into the garage), 
  • Canopy garage doors (third of the door hangs outside, forming a canopy)
  • Swing doors (door is side hinged and swings outside, can be 1 or 2 doors)
  • Sectional doors (the door consists of 3 or 4 horizontal panels and the slide slides upwards and then back into the garage). 


For Retractable and Canopy Doors, you can use the following electric motors


Please note Canopy Garage Doors require a Bow Arm Converter to be automated. Without this the door will jamb. 


For Swing Doors and Gates, you can use the following electric motors


For Sectional Garage doors


If unsure which electric motor you should use, please contact us at [email protected] and our team can advise. 

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