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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 Oshkosh 2014, July 28-August 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.
The unique hydraulic pump system contained all in one unit is the most efficient pump on the market. It uses a fast and quiet, fan-cooled LEESON 1,800 rpm motor available starting at 2 h.p. 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. The pump unit can be top or underhung and mounted on your hangar wall, floor, under a bench or in a back room.
Schweiss bifold doors are the choice of many hangar owners because they are the best quality bifold door in the business and feature patented liftstraps and liftstrap autolatches.
The patented custom-made polyester lift straps and autolatches provide a new and much safer alternative to steel cables and carry a 10-year warranty. No more cables or pulleys to adjust. Liftstraps offer more lifting ability and will vastly outlast cables. The strength-to-weight ratio on our 3-inch straps are rated at 29,000 lbs. tensile strength, compared to a 1/4 cable which only gives a 7,200 lb. rating.
Schweiss doors are built to last, offer a larger clear opening with no loss of headroom, and have the ability to adapt to any new or existing large or small hangar.
In the adjoining photo David Burroughs of El Paso, Illinois sits in his 1942 Boeing-Stearman Navy N2S3. His hangar has a Schweiss Bifold liftstrap door, custom made with window work resembling the Golden Years of Aviation.
New liftstrap conversion kits now available for your tired old hangar door
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is from hangar owners who want to upgrade their doors with a Schweiss Bifold liftstrap retrofit conversion to replace outdated cable lift systems.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.
Schweiss Doors has been happy to accommodate all these requests which have been coming in from throughout the United States and abroad. 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.
Liftstraps vastly outlast cables, you no longer have cables or pulleys to adjust and cables have been known to break, causing damage to expensive aircraft and machinery. Schweiss liftstraps never rust, tangle or overwrap and are guaranteed for 10 years. As your bifold door opens, liftstraps wrap around the lift drum increasing the size of the lift drum and thereby causing your door to open faster.
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.
Visit Schweiss Doors at our booth. For more information about Schweiss Doors, call 800-746-8273 or visit our informative website at www.schweissdoors.com [ home ]
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