For which doors are low-energy sliding door drives suitable?

Additional comfort through automation

Low-energy sliding door drives are designed for sliding doors indoors. They are suitable for all types of sliding doors that could also be realised with a manual sliding door, but which you would like to automate for comfort reasons.

Low-energy sliding door drives have some striking differences compared to full-energy sliding door drives, which determine the intended use:

  • The drives open more slowly.
    With a low-energy sliding door drive, the opening speed is limited so that the door does not emit too much kinetic energy. This is one of the essential safety functions of these drives.
  • The drives are designed for fewer opening cycles.
    Even if low-energy sliding doors are designed for 100,000 or more cycles, this is often not sufficient for a door with frequent pedestrian traffic.
  • The door weights are limited.
    Very large elements with frames and glass are often used, especially for external closures. A low-energy sliding door drive is not designed for these weights.

Low-energy sliding door drives are therefore particularly unsuitable for doors with a very high level of public traffic, in the area of public entrances or passages such as those common in shopping markets.

Nevertheless, the advantages of a sliding door with a low-energy sliding door drive are obvious. These are usually much cheaper, they do not necessarily require a sensor system such as light curtains, as is mandatory for their “big relatives”. The installation dimensions are significantly smaller and therefore better suited to the requirements of indoor areas and residential construction.

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