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Replacing A Besam Automatic Door Opener

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Replacing A Besam Automatic Door Opener


Besam Assa Abloy manufactures many different models of automatic door openers including the Swingmaster 300 Series, Swingmaster 400 Series, Swingmaster MP Series, Swingmaster 900 Series, SW100, and SW200i. Many of these automatic door openers can be in hospitals, office buildings, and other commercial and institutional buildings. But what if you want to replace your Besam automatic door opener? Maybe you are having trouble with adjusting them or repairing them? In this article we explain how to replace any Besam automatic door opener.

Identify Your Besam Automatic Door Arm Type

Besam automatic door openers are generally surface mounted to the top of the door frame. The Besam automatic door opener either pushes the door open with an outswing type arm, or it pulls the door open using an inswing arm with door mounted track. Identify what type of arm your Besam automatic door opener uses, as we will match the arm type and hand with the new Commander automatic door opener.

Identify If The Besam Activation Switches Are Wireless

Most Horton automatic door installations use wireless handicap buttons with a 9 volt battery and transmitter. Open the handicap button to check if they are wireless (have a transmitter) or hardwired (no transmitter). The handicap face plate can be removed by loosening the concealed allen screws, or by removing the screw located at the bottom of the mounting box.

Remove Power

Carefully remove the header cover on the Horton automatic door opener by removing all of the screws located at the bottom of the header. Be sure to hold on to the cover as you do this, so that it does not fall. Next identify the main power and disconnect it from the controller. If the handicap buttons were wireless, then there should be a receiver module. Disconnect the receiver module. If the handicap buttons were hardwired then remove the switch wires from the Horton C4190 controller.

Remove Horton Door Opener

Remove the Horton door arm from the gearbox and door. Then remove the controller, motor/gearbox, etc. Once all Horton components are removed, then remove the header enclosure.

Install New Automatic Door Opener

The next step is to install the Commander automatic door operator. Be sure to use the same arm type (outswing or inswing) and handing that the Horton automatic door opener was. The Commander automatic door opener is non-handed and can be used in any configuration, however the correct arm (outswing or inswing) must be noted at the time of purchase.

It's worth noting that the Commander automatic door opener is a heavy duty unit with all certifications so that it can be installed in any commercial building. It is UL Listed, fire rated, and manufactured in the USA. No matter your door type: hollow metal, commercial steel, commercial glass, or wood, the Commander automatic door opener is designed for easy installation. Be sure to reconnect the receiver module or handicap button switches to the Commander automatic door opener.

Benefits Of Replacement

Lower Cost Of Ownership

Have you ever had a door where you keep having to repair it? If you aren't repairing it yourself, then you are having to pay for a repair company each time which includes travel time, labor, and other miscellaneous charges. Many building owners who have their own on staff maintenance crews know that constant repairs can nickel and dime you. Sometimes the best solution is to go with a new type of automatic door opener.

Easy To Install

When we say easy, we mean easy. If your a building owner and you just don't understand how to fix your current automatic door opener system, then you need the the Commander automatic door opener. The controller is self tuning making installation and adjustment easy. Many door openers feature all types of adjustment potentiometers making any tune in or adjustment extremely sensitive and difficult. The Commander automatic door opener is reliable, durable, but designed for ease.

Made In USA

The Commander automatic door opener is manufactured in the USA. To us that means quality.


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