All our doors are designed and manufactured to suit your exact needs and match your aircraft hangar. We ensure that all our doors are easily and quickly installed and are economically efficient to produce and maintain, in whatever form they take; manually or electronically opened.
Take a look at our case studies where our doors have been installed on some of the most prestigious hangars around the world.
Choosing REIDsteel to design and build both your aircraft hangar and door means that the same design engineers and draughtsmen work on the same project producing harmonious results.
Our bottom rolling hangar door leaves have double flanged steel wheels which run on a ground track. This resembles a small railway line and takes the weight of the hangar door leaves, which on large hangars can weigh up to 30 tonnes.
The number of tracks required depends on the clear opening width specified for the hangar. More door leaves on more tracks create the widest and most flexible entrance space to the hangar. Read more
In our standard REIDsteel electrical design, each door leaf has its own motor, independently driving the ground wheels via a reduction gear box. Electrical power is supplied via an enclosed conductor rail above the doors and running the width of the door opening. Collection of electrical power is achieved by a four wheeled trolley with spring loaded power pick-ups on each door leaf.
Doors can be enhanced by adding translucents, vision windows and thresholdless doors.
Each door leaf has a fail safe opening and closing pendent system which is controlled by a handheld cable so that the operator is well clear of the door.
Electro-mechanical brakes are applied automatically; if the operator should let go of the cable or fall over, the door would immediately stop.
For safety purposes the right-hand pendant will only move the door leaf to the right, and the lefthand pendant only to the left. This ensures that the operator is always walking ahead of the moving door leaf, which creates good all-round vision to see any obstacles or danger easily. The operator can see and be seen, and hear and be heard.
Other people within the hangar are alerted that the door is moving by warning lights and audible horns. Our doors also have sensor mechanisms to prevent collision with other door leaves on the same track, and to slow and stop the door leaf when it reaches the end of its track.
In the event of an electrical failure the doors can be declutched and pushed manually or towed because the low friction sealed ball-bearing system in the ground-wheel hubs makes them easy to move.
Manually operated doors can be designed to be pushed, moved with a turning handle or towed. They are also strongly recommended where the electrical supply is unreliable. Our doors open and close so easily that power is a luxury rather than a necessity.