Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Schweiss Doors Makes Any Container

Shipping and commercial containers come in many forms and sizes, but many don’t have door accessibility. Even dealing with conventional containers with a door located at the end can be a hassle. Now Schweiss Doors can make any container, whether it be for backyard storage, rail or ship transport, much more user-friendly by fitting it with one or more hydraulic doors on the sides or both ends for increased, easy access.

Imagine having to open a container door and then you fill it completely full from front to back. Then you remember you need to get something from the center. It’s really cumbersome and not easy to get things out of a container once it is stacked full. You could use the option of leaving an aisleway down the center, but that makes storage space even smaller.

Containers with side or endwall steel doors can easily be opened and closed for loading or unloading with a forktruck or other means. Container doors can be attached to all four sides of a container or even on the top of it. Schweiss Door engineers can work with you to design any configuration you might desire.

Schweiss one-piece hydraulic container doors are prehung on their own frame with the best compact pump on the market, strong cylinders and spherical bearings. They can be opened and closed by remote control quickly and quietly and have very few moving parts.  A hydraulic door which opens from the bottom up also provides a canopy or awning protecting the inner contents from excessive sun or inclement weather.

All Schweiss doors are custom made to fit your container to exact measurements. These doors can be designed with windows, walk doors or to accept any exterior cladding or insulation desired. When you close the container doors you can also be assured that your product is burglar-proof and secure, but easy to get to.


Schweiss doesn’t just make container doors, they can also build you a customized container or design a container for use at trade shows. A sidewall hydraulic door on a container can also serve as a display booth.  The beauty of this is the container is all self-contained and can be set up or closed down secure and fast.  When you arrive at a show site, all you have to do is open the door and you are in business. It’s ideal for companies marketing, displaying and selling their wares, and even for food vending containers on wheels. The possibilities are endless.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Beautiful Ohio airpark hangar accented by recessed bifold door

JT Strange and his family are in the process of building their new home alongside their just finished hangar in the Obannon Creek Aerodrome Airpark located in Goshen, Ohio. The newly-built hangar needed a big 45 ft. x 15 ft. 11” door for his Cessna 182T, which he also uses for business in nearby Milford, Ohio.
To fill that need he decided on a Schweiss bifold liftstrap/autolatch door. JT is a National Service Specialist and Consultant for Diamond Machine Tool in Milford, Ohio and uses his plane for business and pleasure purposes. He’s been flying for about five years.
Bob Beckman of R.D. Beck Services, LLC in Harrison, Ohio has been selling and installing Schweiss bifold and hydraulic doors since 1999. He said that JT Strange asked for a Schweiss bifold liftstrap/autolatch remote opening door to be installed by Beckman on his new hangar. He also requested that Beckman install the door and sheeting with black corrugated sheeting on a horizontal configuration instead of vertical as some others will do.
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Schweiss Doors has ‘Back-up’ systems for your door in case of power outage

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage.

This is an important consideration, not only for knowing how you will get your door
opened or closed if you need to, but as a safety precaution as well.

Schweiss Doors, the leading manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors, has you
covered on this. Schweiss has backup systems that come standard with your door and additional ones you may also consider.

Hydraulic tractor fittings come standard on all Schweiss hydraulic doors. In addition to
that the Schweiss hydraulic door can be opened or closed with a DC Battery-Motorized back-up control station that operates with the press of a button. The new compact hydraulic unit is also designed with a drill-driven back-up using a 7/16” hex head — just attach a socket to raise and lower your door at any time or from any position.

Emergency door lowering can also be as simple as turning a screw on the pump. Your
large moving door will close at a controlled, safe speed, no matter the situation or emergency. It’s that easy, no mess, no oil drains back into the tank.

All Schweiss bifold doors have an electrical disconnect to allow manual operation by an
emergency back-up system if power is lost. Bifold doors can be manually operated in the event of a power outage using an emergency back-up hand crank, powered generator, battery powered drill, tractor-powered hydraulic coupler fittings or 12 Volt D.C. emergency back-up.

Included is an electrical disconnect device to completely disable the door for service,
maintenance and emergency back-up operations. This will prevent the motor from operating when manually operating the door.

For years Schweiss has been manufacturing only the highest quality doors and we never
fail to innovate new products in the door market.

For more information on Schweiss Doors, go to www.schweissdoors.com or call us at
800-746-8273.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Schweiss Doors Specializes in Floatplane Hangar, Marina and Boathouse Doors

Wind, waves or weather . . . If youʼre living near the waterʼs edge and going through the
hassle of tieing down your floatplane, seaplane or watercraft to a dock or shore in windy
waters or rainy, cold weather, Schweiss Doors has the perfect solution for you.

Schweiss Doors has built several floatplane hangar doors, boathouse and marina doors that have made pilots and boat owners across the United States and abroad the envy of the lake. It doesnʼt matter if you prefer a one-piece hydraulic door or a bifold liftstrap door, they both work very fine. And youʼll wonder why you waited so long to take advantage of this luxury, or should we say necessity.

If your hangar is at the waterʼs edge, these Schweiss doors can be installed year round.  Installing a boathouse door is obviously a little more complicated than doing one on dry land, but Schweiss Doors personnel have the experience and know-how to have it done or guide you on the installation process whether it be in the summer or winter.

If you have a new or existing boathouse or hangar, Schweiss Doors can also give you all the dimensions prior to installing a Schweiss door so that the opening can be made to the exact size and specifications so the door can be put on in a matter of a few hours or more.  Schweiss hydraulic and bifold liftstrap/autolatch custom made doors are also made to accept a number of different exterior claddings from lightweight aluminum siding to heavy wood planking. Our heavy-duty hydraulic pumps and cylinders with top quality top or bottom mount motors and bifold door liftstraps and autolatches can easily lift and tightly secure any size door you might need.

Youʼll more than likely want to include a remote door opener to make dry docking your air or watercraft even easier. Makes sense doesnʼt it, youʼve got a automatic door opener on your garage, airport hangar or shed, why not have one on your boat house and floatplane hangar? Most floatplane and seaplane pilots build a rail system into their hangar to pull their planes in and another option is to build your hangar large enough to park your boat right next to your plane.

Marinas throughout the U.S.A. and abroad have also found that Schweiss doors are ideal for their off-season storage facilities and the doors can be windrated to withstand hurricane-force winds.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Open House at Fullerton Airport (KFUL)

Fullerton Municipal Airport Opens Doors to the Public

Airport Day 2014 will take place on Saturday, May 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free.  The airport will feature static displays of vintage and modern
aircraft, aircraft fly-by’s,aviation related displays and booths, and classic automobiles.
Commander Chuck Street will serve as master of ceremonies.

Airplane and helicopter rides will be available for a donation.

Airport Day is designed to showcase the airport and the important role it plays in providing service not only to Fullerton,but to neighboring communities throughout Orange County.  The Orange County Fire Authority, the Anaheim Police Department and the California Highway Patrol will participate by showcasing their air operations based at the Fullerton Airport. 

Further information about Airport Day 2014 may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Municipal Airport office at (714) 738-6323 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the event are asked to contact the Airport no later than May 1, 2014.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New Schweiss Liftstrap Conversion Kit Now Available for Your Tired Old Hangar Door

Other than aircraft owners who need bifold or hydraulic doors for their new or existing hangars, the next most frequent request that Schweiss Doors receives is from hangar owners who want to upgrade their doors with a Schweiss Bifold liftstrap retrofit conversion to replace outdated cable lift systems. A majority of these requests are for doors made by other manufacturers.

Schweiss Doors has been happy to accommodate all these requests which have been coming in from throughout the United States and abroad. A liftstrap conversion kit is now available that comes with easy do-it-yourself install instructions, or Schweiss Doors can do the retrofit for you.

For years, bifold doors have been lifted and lowered by the conventional means of unsafe steel cables.  Schweiss revolutionized this process with the invention of its patented liftstraps. Ninety-six percent of Schweiss Door customers are now demanding these strong polyester lift straps.


Liftstraps give you more lifting ability. The strength-to-weight ratio on the straps is 29,000 lbs. tensile strength, compared to a 1/4 inch cable which only gives you a 7,200 lb. rating. They vastly outlast cables, you no longer have cables or pulleys to adjust and cables have been known to break, causing damage to expensive aircraft and machinery. Schweiss liftstraps never rust, tangle or overwrap and are guaranteed for 10 years. As your bifold door opens, liftstraps wrap around the lift drum increasing the size of the lift drum and thereby causing your door to open faster.

Liftstrap doors can be ordered with auto latches and remote openers, so with just a push of a button your bifold hangar door is automatically secure, sealed tight from weather, water and wind.

Here’s what some Schweiss Doors satisfied customers are saying:

• “It was more a safety issue for me to get liftstraps. I had to replace my cables a couple of times.”
• “My door was bought from another company that went out of business. The door now works better than when it was new.”
• “I can’t say enough about your liftstraps, I wish I would have done it originally. Our hangar door now definitely lifts smoother with a uniform lock and a better fit when it locks.”
• “I would never have cables. Straps are the only way to fly — no noise, no creeps, no crunches. I’ve had them for 10 years and my straps don’t look any different than the day they were put in.”

For more information on Schweiss doors and liftstrap retrofit conversion kits, visit the Schweiss website at www.schweissdoors.com or call 800-746-8273.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Wind, waves or weather... Schweiss doors are ideal for boathouses

Imagine having a fun family day on the water in your favorite fishing or speed boat. As the sun is
setting or a sudden thunderstorm or high winds force you off the lake, you now have to rush to get your boat tied up and unloaded.



You’ll be the envy of the lake with a remote opening Schweiss hydraulic 
or bifold door on your boathouse or marine storage facility.

Or, you can do what others have done and have a Schweiss hydraulic or bifold door mounted to
your new or existing boathouse that has a remote control opener so all you have to do is push a button, drive your boat in or out and shut the door behind you.

Installing a boathouse door is obviously a little more complicated than doing one on dry land, but Schweiss Doors personnel have the experience and knowhow to have it done or guide you on the installation process whether it be in the summer or winter.

If you are building a new boathouse, Schweiss Doors can also give you all the dimensions prior to building so that the opening can be made to the exact size and specifications so the door can be put on in a matter of a few hours or more. Schweiss hydraulic and bifold doors are also made to accept a number of different exterior claddings from lightweight aluminum siding to heavy wood planking.

Our heavyduty hydraulic pumps and cylinders and top quality top or bottom mount motors and
bifold door liftstraps can lift any size door you might need.

Your new door will close tightly against waves, wind and weather and protect your watercraft from all the elements or intruders. Marinas throughout the U.S.A. and abroad have also found that Schweiss doors are ideal for their storage facilities and can be windrated to withstand hurricaneforce winds.

You’ve got a automatic door on your garage, hangar or shed, why not on your boathouse too?

Learn more about Schweiss Doors at: www.schweissdoors.com or call (800) 746-8273.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

New innovative Schweiss Moving Gate gives versatility

Schweiss one piece hydraulic and patented lift strap bifold doors have been on the market for years. Schweiss now has a newcomer on the scene — the Schweiss Moving Gate.

The Schweiss Moving Gate still utilizes the patented liftstraps, but instead of folding like a bifold door or outward like a hydraulic door, it lifts straight upward. The gate is a perfect solution for a room divider and cladding materials can come in multiple applications or combined with metal, glass or other materials to your liking.

A perfect example of this was a first-of-its-kind Schweiss “Gate” built by Schweiss Doors for “The Paw,” an upscale dog and cat resort. The owner of the 27,000 sq. ft. luxury pet resort needed a room divider gate, wall if you wish, to separate a 96 ft. room in half for dog training and handling purposes. Who you gonna call? Schweiss Doors.

What made this Schweiss 46 ft wide, 1,500 lb. multiple-function designer gate different was how Schweiss Doors built it to his personal gate design. Yenish wanted a quiet and smooth operating Schweiss gate that stood about head high with the top half of seethrough polycarbonate panels and below that utilized steel paneling.

This particular Schweiss gate allows humans and animals to see across to the other side of the room without having to raise the Schweiss gate. A push button control on the side wall lifts the Schweiss gate conveniently out of sight and the Schweiss gate lifts in less than a minute.

Schweiss Doors designed it to lift straight up to the high ceiling, up and out of the way when not in use. Five popular patented Schweiss Bifold liftstraps and a 2 h.p. top-mounted Schweiss quality electric motor easily and quietly lift the Schweiss Moving Gate.

The owner was absolutely needing a safe gate that would not cause harm to humans or animals in the public facility. He also noted that it was reasonably priced and comparative in price to a pocket door, but much easier to use. He enjoyed working with the professional Schweiss design team to get this Schweiss designer gate done.

The Schweiss gate now virtually gives animal resort two rooms to work in, or when in the up position, a larger size room. “If You Can Think It — Schweiss Doors Can Build It!” Learn more about Schweiss Doors at: www.schweissdoors.com or call (800) 746-8273.