Overview of Door Types

You might be surprised how many types of automatic doors are available. One is right for your application. Read below for an overview of automatic door types, then download our Selection Guide for more details.

Sliding Doors

The automatic sliding door is a very efficient way to accommodate simultaneous two-way traffic flow. It can also be used very effectively in controlling directional traffic situations such as one door for entry traffic and another door for exit traffic.

Swinging Doors

The automatic swinging door is normally used for directional, or one-way pedestrian traffic. Typically, one door is used for ingress and another for egress.

Folding Doors

Folding doors are considered to be a space saving solution where the opening width is restricted to approximately 6 to 8 feet and there is a desire to move traffic in both directions through a single opening. Single fold doors are best suited for directional or one-way traffic, whereas bi-fold doors are best suited for two-way traffic.

Revolving Doors

Automatic revolving doors are manufactured as complete packages. In general, they are offered in four-wing, three-wing and two-wing designs. Larger diameter four-wing and three-wing doors can also offer center core displays.