Schweiss Doors to show new product developments at Oshkosh

Schweiss Doors will have working display models of its two popular styles of hangar doors at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, July 28-Aug. 3.

Factory reps will be on hand to share many new developments and features of its custom-made hydraulic one piece doors and patented liftstrap bifold doors.

Schweiss hydraulic doors feature heavy duty hinges, spherical bearings, larger cylinders and an improved pump with built in backup systems, according to company officials.

The hydraulic pump system contained all in one unit uses a fast and quiet, fan-cooled LEESON 1,800 rpm motor starting at 2 hp and up depending on the size and weight of your door. Our pump unit gives you faster door speed when opening and closing giving a cycle time of less than a minute, according to company officials. The pump unit can be top or underhung and mounted on your hangar wall, floor, under a bench or in a back room.

Bifold-straps autolatchesThe patented custom-made polyester lift straps and autolatches provide a new alternative to steel cables and carry a 10-year warranty. The strength-to-weight ratio on the 3-inch straps are rated at 29,000 pounds tensile strength, compared to a 1/4 cable which only gives a 7,200 pound rating, company officials noted.

Other than aircraft owners who need bifold or hydraulic doors for their new or existing hangars, the next most frequent request that Schweiss Doors receives is from hangar owners who want to upgrade their doors with a Schweiss Bifold liftstrap retrofit conversion to replace outdated cable lift systems. A majority of these requests are for doors made by other manufacturers, company officials said.

A liftstrap conversion kit is now available that comes with easy do-it-yourself install instructions, or Schweiss Doors can do the retrofit for you, company officials said.

Liftstrap doors can be ordered with auto latches and remote openers, so with just a push of a button your bifold hangar door is automatically secure, sealed tight from weather, water and wind.

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