The second batch of our hands-free door openers is being machined.
All the main components are made of hi-grade aluminum. Each part is milled out of one solid block of aluminum, not cast and post machined. While this manufacturing method takes more time and is far more complex to set up, it makes for far stronger and visually appealing parts. It also ensures far tighter tolerances for extensive use, year after year.
Each part is milled out of one solid block of aluminum. This helps to keep our hands-free door openers strong for years to come.
All the raw aluminum comes in Bar stock, usually twelve foot long, and gets cut to the desired size in the shop. The solid blocks are loaded in the machine, three at a time. All the milled aluminum chips are recycled. Once the parts are machined, they are shipped to an anodizing company for the protective layer. They come back to us for assembly, testing, packaging, and shipping.
The process of making our hands-free door openers.
The guiding shafts are milled to a precise thread. The contact balls are made of special plastic to insure scratch-free contact with all types of door handles. They are also machined in house. The only component not made in-house are the springs which are shipped to us from a US manufacturer and are made to handle our specifications.
Parts of our hands-free door opener during production.
Each unit is also laser engraved in-house with our company name and a PR code to provide instant access to our website for any additional information as well as installation videos.
The manuals are printed locally by a small printing company that specializes in custom prints. Our packing peanuts are made of corn, they are recyclable and dissolve in water.
If you happen to come to NYC and want to see how the whole process is set up, you are welcomed. Just gives us a heads up!
For questions about our hands-free door opener, visit our contact page.