Automatic Doors – Improving Safety, Security, Aesthetics and Security

Posted Friday, May 31st, 2019

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Automatic Door systems are designed for safe and uninterrupted flows of traffic. Not only do they offer controlled access into any building, they also enhance the lives of people using them. In addition, they are aesthetically pleasing and safe for all members of society, especially for those temporarily or permanently handicapped.

At Cressy Door and Fireplace, we are always searching for manufacturers who can offer our NW customers best-in-class industry products. For the automatic door market, we prefer record USA. Not only do they excel at state-of-the-art design, they are the largest automatic door manufacturer in the world.

If you’re looking for an automatic sliding door system, we highly recommend record’s 5100-5600 Series. These doors are designed from the ground up using the very latest in automatic door technology. They deliver the quietest and smoothest performance in a sleek elegant design.

We prefer record’s 5100-5600 Series because they cover all the demands of our best customers. Not only are these doors safe and secure, they are the most attractive entrances available on the market today. What’s more the record 5100-5600 Series has built in support to integrate with fire and alarm systems without needing to add additional hardware modules. The best part, the design is so advanced it’s backed by a lifetime warranty.

record’s 5100-5600 Series is available in a full range of configurations. Here are some of the most commonly requested automatic door configurations.

record 5100 Series

The record 5100 Series Sliding Door System provides silent microprocessor driven gear reduction belt drive operation for years of dependable service. The 5100 Series sliding door is not only available in all ANSI configurations, but can be applied to all types of specialty applications.


record 5200 Series

The record 5200 Series Sliding Door System is a visually pleasing system that removes unsightly framing members to provide an expansive viewed opening. This door is ideal for museums, auto dealerships and other locations that demand elegance.The 5200 is also available in full breakout configurations. It’s able to be painted, clad or specially anodized. The 5200 can match most any specified storefront.

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record 5300 Series

The record 5300 Series Sliding Door is designed with a dual motor system to provide extra assurances for oversized or over height door panels. Manufactured exactly the same as the 5100 series, the 5300 series likewise is reliable, durable and rugged. The 5300 meets all expectations when you wish to design door ways that promote an unique look which only monstrous doors can!

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record 5600 Series

The record 5600 Series Sliding Door System provides silent microprocessor driven gear reduction belt drive operation for years of dependable service. This Swiss and American designed sliding door has the latest in electronic assembly and software programming and comes with a lifetime warranty for the door track system. The record 5600 Series sliding door is not only available in all ANSI configurations, but can be applied to all types of specialty applications.

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Additional Features and Benefits of record’s 5100-5600 Series

Hydraulic Closures

Hydraulic Closures are used on door panels instead of the spring closures or roller switches used by record’s competitors. Those subpar closures can fail on average every 24 months. The hydraulic closure prevents damage to the door during break away and provides a controlled return to a near closed position reducing the risk of damage from wind gusts.

ANSI Standards

The 5100-5600 Series Exceed ANSI strict standards for safety. Dual safety beams come standard on every door package and operation is programmed to auto reverse if the door comes into contact with any object. ANSI Standards

Operating Mode Options

  • Automatic mode with full opening width
  • Automatic mode with reduced opening width
  • Automatic mode in one-way (exit only) for traffic control
  • Adjustable reduced opening mode
  • Continuously open: door opens and remains in open position; either full open or reduced opening width
  • Off mode: door can be moved by hand

Safety Functions

  • Safety sensors (self-monitoring holding beams) in the clear opening of the door prevent the door from shutting if persons or objects are in the detection zone.
  • Safety automatic reversing mechanism: if the door leaves are inhibited when closing, they are immediately re-opened (automatic reverse 2-step adjustable). If the door leaves are hindered when opening, they are immediately stopped.
  • The position of the obstacle is stored and will be slowly approached during the next door movement.
  • Even in the case of power failure, the emergency fail-close or the emergency opening is assured by the optional emergency power options.
  • Sidelite protection: additional sensors located above the opening path of the door will slow the opening if a person or object will inhibit the door opening normally.

Additional Options

  • Emergency battery: in the case of power failure, the optional battery backup device will perform flawlessly (including all sensing devices) for hours. When the battery’s capacity is low, the door slides to a predetermined position (open, shut or locked). In the case of continued power failure, the shut and locked door can still be opened automatically by a key-operated impulse.
  • Electro-mechanical locking device concealed in the operator casing.
  • Systems available for locking device surveillance and alarm.
  • Communication module for data exchange with a higher-level building services control system is available.

Door Closers

  • Integrated support for hydraulic closers comes in both SX (slide/swing) and SO (swing sidelite) panels.
  • Built into the top rail, door closers are available when specified, to ensure the door closes and remains operable after emergency breakout egress.
  • Panic Device – recessed panic hardware is available for full-breakout and fixed panel applications which will comply with all existing exit codes.

Green Door

record USA recognizes the importance of the Green initiative. Disposing of items that could be recycled diminishes energy, water and natural resources that could be saved by recycling. Creating an environment of cultural responsibility has been a focus over the past several years and will remain as such for the foreseeable future.

  • Standby load of 25 watt and a maximum load of 100 watt
  • Traffic Sensitive “Smart” opening logic reduces air infiltration
  • Manufactured with recycled materials and without hard to dispose of materials.

The advanced technology in each 5100-5600 Series door is the perfect blend of Swiss precision and American craftsmanship. If you have questions about record’s 5100-5600 series, let us know. Our pedestrian door division led by Connor Witters will be happy to assist you. Contact Connor today.