Wind_Pin2Innovative wind pin resets with the push of a button

Structural design of Schweiss Doors hydraulic doors now includes the application of hydraulic wind pins.

Wind pins lock the door to the building structure similar to the bolt in a standard door lock and are an integral structural link between the door and the building to resist negative wind loads.

Until now, locking in wind pins was a manual operation – you had to walk back to the center of the door and manually lift the win pin out of the floor socket and walk back to the door control station to proceed to raise the hydraulic door. When the door closed, the operator had to again manually reset the win pin into place – time consuming, repetitive and not very efficient.

Schweiss Doors streamlined this process with it newly engineered design of an automatic hydraulic wind pin. This innovative system allows the user to push the up/down control button or remote opener to open of close the door securely and set the wind pin in place.

The hydraulic-operated wind pin rises out of the floor socket and the door automatically opens, eliminating the task of having to walk back and forth to the center of the door to manually engage or disengage the wind pin. The wind pin is mounted to the interior frame of the door and extends down into the building floor. This also eliminates the chance of forgetting to raise the wind pin, which could result in damage to the door or floor socket.

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