Most residential garage door openers sit fastened against a ceiling mounted angle iron and use a ½ horsepower motor to move the door.
They are one of the most essential parts of the garage door because they increase security, convenience and safety. Most models also integrate a backup battery so that the door will keep working automatically during a power outage. Despite common belief, they are not the components that actually move the door. The springs do the heavy lifting when it comes to that.
This is the box which controls the main opener functions. The brain of the operation, if you will. Everything goes through it, voltage included. The logic board detects the signals sent by the safety sensors and the garage door clicker and commands the door appropriately. Go. Stop. Reverse.
Gear opener system
Most garage door motors have a chain drive. The chain runs through a rail which is connected to the motor unit on one side and the trolley on the door's side. It travels around a sprocket, which is found at the end of the rail. When the motor runs, it causes the sprocket to rotate, which in turn pulls the chain, and thus moving the trolley.
Garage door trolley
Most openers work with a trolley system, which operates with a belt, chain or screw drive. The rail, which is used to shield the chain drive, is connected to the motor unit and to the trolley, which is also known as a carriage. The trolley connects to the door with an arm. It pulls the arm to open the door and pushes it to close it down. The emergency release cord hangs from the trolley and is used to disengage and reengage the operation.
These sensors are the most important part of the opener. They are the eyes of the system. Installed approximately 6 inches above the floor, they send out an infrared beam which can detect an obstacle – say your child, dog, cat or car – as it passes through the moving door, and thus prevent the door from closing further, or forcing it to reverse its operation.
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