Air-Lec Industries Blog
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Using the principle of an automobile piston, Air-Lec Swing Door Operator is adaptable to almost any type of swinging or folding door. Built-in features include adjustable operating speed, cushioned closing and automatic emergency manual operation.
The Air-Lec seal is the perfect answer for freezer and cooler or where a positive seal is require. The Air-Lec Door Seal connects in parallel with the Air-Lec Swing Operator and functions automatically with the operator. The pressurized cylinder releases the spring tension on the door to aid in opening. Upon closing, the mechanical door seal contacts the fork, and the powerful spring firmly draws the door tight to prevent air circulation and frosting. The exhausting air acts as a cushion to prevent slamming. The air seal does not prevent manual operation of the door. A second Air-Lec Seal can be installed on larger doors.
“We use the Air-Lec operators to maintain constant humidity and temperature conditions.”
"The parts we have replace were not needed because of any deficiently in operator design or construction. Stuart Ostrander-J.I. case
"Maintaining a high level of sanitation and a constant temperature in our plant is essential to our packing operation.....that’s why we went with Air-Lec" Gary Ash-National Frozen Foods
“You make these thing good. So good, I don’t have to order parts that often.” Tom Hemseth
When replacing a cylinder piston assembly, remove the old assembly completely. Care should be taken so as not to damage the piston rod while removing the nut. Assemble the components as shown in the diagram below.
Saturate the fell washer and lubricate the leather cup with a light #10 oil when assembly the cylinder. Occasionally, during use, add a few drops of oil to the cylinder.
Since the new piston assembly has much less static friction in the cylinder bore, it may be necessary to readjust the check valve and the spring setting.