Door Openers protect operators from injury.

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Series ATD Automatic Door Openers open and close machine tool doors, protecting operators from repetitive motion injuries. They automatically reverse when objects are detected in their path. Input and output commands can be wired into machine's controller to close door, or on-off circuit can be used. Model ATD 50 offers 30 lb max pull force and 32 lb-in. max drive torque, while Model ATD 101 features 56 lb max pull force and 63 lb-in. max drive torque.

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Automatic Door Openers Add Protection And Productivity To Existing Machinery

NEW BERLIN, Wisconsin-February 5, 2004 .ATD Automatic Door Openers protect operators from injury and help maintain productivity by automatically opening and closing machine tool doors. The only automatic door opening system specifically designed for field retrofit on existing machinery, ATD openers are a practical, cost-effective solution for companies that machine medium to high part volumes.

A & A Manufacturing Co., Inc. now provides ATD Automatic Door Openers through its MPC division. Their safe, ergonomic design protects operators of automatic machining equipment from crushing and repetitive motion injuries. They automatically reverse when objects are detected in their path.

The ATD openers incorporate a pre-programmed control module that is easy to use. Several input and output commands are available, and they can be wired into the machine's controller to close the door, or a simple on-off circuit can be used. The system also can feed back key out puts and messages to the machine controller. Its self-contained design makes installation quick, easy and cost-effective.

Three standard sizes are available from stock, for horizontal or vertical Door orientations. Two models are offered: the ATD 50, with 30 lbs (103 N) maximum pull force and 32 inch-lbs (3.6 Nm) maximum drive torque; and the ATD 101, with 56 lbs. (250 N) maximum pull force and 63 inch-lbs (7.1Nm) maximum pull force.

ATD Automatic Door Openers open single or double doors, have unlimited travel distances and are self-calibrating. They are CE and TUV Certified and are fully enclosed in an IP6 5 (NEMA 12) enclosure. Their fully electric operation requires no shop air, and they operate without extra limit switches; light curtains, pressure switches or photo eyes. An internal braking system engages in any stopped position.

They are designed for use on Brother, Bridgeport, Cincinnati, Daewoo, Fadal, Haas, Hardinge, Mazak, Mori Seiki, Okuma and many other types of automatic machining equipment.

More information on ATD Automatic Door Openers is available from A & A Manufacturing Co., Inc., 2300 South Calhoun Road, New Berlin, WI 53151. Telephone 800-553-6331 or 262-786-1500, FAX 262-786-3280, e-mail, or visit

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