Wilson Doors Inc. has introduced the Clear-Tec door for large exterior doors, such as those in airplane hangars.
The new door combines years of Wilson aluminum door manufacturing expertise with a simple hydraulic operating system, according to Wilson Doors President Scott Blue, who adds, “The user will appreciate the new Clear-Tec door’s simplicity, reliability and minimal headroom requirements.”
The Clear-Tec is a only single panel, hydraulic powered door manufactured out of aluminum. The door’s lightweight yet extremely rugged 6061-T6 aluminum panel weighs 40% less than comparable steel single-panel doors to reduce stress on the building, Blue notes.
Along with reducing wear and tear on moving parts, this lighter weight means the door can be operated with a lower maintenance, low pressure hydraulic system. The Clear-Tec door is very simple in its design. It has no cables, drive shafts, springs or gearboxes, company officials said. The door is easily raised and lowered using two hydraulic cylinders, activated using wall-mounted or optional remote push-button controls. Once the door is closed, the cylinders also pull the door tight and lock it in place. Standard top rubber seal, neoprene side seals and ground-hugging bottom loop seal provide an effective barrier against energy loss.
The motor, pump and reservoir that pressurize the cylinders ensure even and efficient lift. Because the Clear-Tec door swings straight out and is perpendicular to the building when fully open, it requires a just 6 inches of headroom. When the door is open, the panel provides for an effective and convenient sunshade.
The bolt-together construction of the Clear-Tec doorframe requires no welding and saves time and money with its quick and easy installation, company officials said. The steel support frame is supplied with the door system.
Clear-Tec is available in sizes up to 60 ft x 18 ft. Options include in panel service doors, and window framing.
Founded in 1956, Wilson specializes in the design and made to order construction of lightweight aluminum and economical steel vertical bi-fold doors, as well as large exterior sliding doors. The doors are used in a variety of facilities including industrial, commercial, agricultural, aviation and marine.
For more information: WilsonDoors.com.