|Volume 1, Issue 5||November 2003|
Wayne-Dalton is rolling out a new version of its innovative garage door opener, the idrive, which works on doors with torsion spring counterbalances. idrive is Wayne-Dalton’s exclusive opener that attaches directly to the wall above the door, eliminating the bulky rail that normally extends into the garage. Until now, the idrive only worked for TorqueMaster, Wayne-Dalton’s unique spring system that encloses the springs inside a steel tube. Many homes, however, utilize torsion springs since they have been in existence for a much longer time.
Aided by computer technology, the idrive opener offers an unprecedented mix of features to make operating a garage door quieter, safer, and more convenient. The most drastic visual aspect about the opener is the elimination of the bulky rail that extends above the garage, as is common for other openers. The idrive opener mounts to the wall directly above the door. When activated, it simply turns the torsion bar to operate the door, eliminating the need for any rotating chain, screw or belt drive mechanism.
The idrive opener has a series of exclusive safety and convenience features that can be operated from its wireless wall station, such as a pet button that opens the door to a height specified by the homeowner and a ten second closing delay. The side location of the release handle offers easier access and greater security, as opposed to release handles that hang above the center of the door.
Wiring between the opener and the light is not required, allowing the light to plug into a standard outlet within line-of-sight of the opener. The omission of wiring for the light and wall station is an obvious cost advantage.
Since the opener does not attach directly to the door as conventional chain, belt, and screw drive openers, no operator arm attachment is needed. This prevents potential buckling of the top section over the life of the door since the opener does not pull directly on the door section itself. Rather, the idrive opener simply turns the torsion bar, which is connected to the door through cables and brackets, allowing the door to operate much more smoothly.
For more information about the idrive garage door opener, as well as an online demonstration of how the idrive opener works, visit Wayne-Dalton.com!