1. The Drive System

2. The Side Cincher System

3. The Lower DOOR Guide System


There are 3 parts to the patented Propel Sliding Door Automation System:

You can see all 3 of these systems in our VIDEO section or download a system overview PDF or technical specs from our DOWNLOAD section.

All parts of our system are located inside your building, out of the weather. By using these 3 systems in unison, the Propel Operator will work on virtually any type of framed structure with nearly any type of horizontal sliding door.

The Drive System

consists of the patented industrial motor, the control board, the header drive rail, the door arm and the radio frequency remotes. The Motor door arm and header drive rail push a whopping 257lbs of torque while the control board memorizes and “thinks” about the travel path of the door to ensure that smooth operation and safety go hand in hand.

The Side Cinchers

control the back side of the door when it returns to the closed position and it secures the door to the building when the door is closed. This prevents the door from being sucked away from the building in high winds.

Door Guides

we guide our door in the opening by the use of mushroom shaped nylon made guides on the outside of the doors that push against the C-channel at the bottom of each door. These guides,spread out approximately 5′ apart, allow you to drive over them and keep the doors from blowing out along with making sure that both doors engage center guide even on a windy day.

The Propel Operator was designed specifically for single and bi-parting sliding shed doors when installed on almost any type of building. It’s the most effective, least expensive way to automate your doors.


» Powerful motors with only 1 moving part
» Industrial strength
» Very quiet operation
» Internal obstacle detection and photo cell safety sensors
» No loss in opening height. Minimal loss in opening width
» No maintenance required
» Works on doors 3′ up to 60′
» DIY – Easy to Install/ Plug in Play
» 5-year warranty on opener; 2 years on accessories.

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