Schweiss Rolls Out, or Up, New Moving Gate

Long known for its lift-strap bifold doors, the company offers an innovative system for managing building space.

Published on: May 8, 2013

Those Schweiss bi-fold doors are a fixture at every farm show you visit and a popular item for farmers looking for enhanced entry control of any building. The company has taken that strap-based technology in a new direction with the Schweiss Moving Gate that uses those patented lift straps but instead of folding like a bi-fold door or outward like a hydraulic door, it lifts straight upward. The first such 'gate' was built by Schweiss Doors for "The Paw," an upscale dog and cat resort. The owner has a 27,000 square foot luxury pet facility and needed a room divider gate. Tom Yenish, owner, The Paw, was looking for a quiet and smooth operating Schweiss gate with special features.

The Paw, an exclusive dog and cat resort in Minnesota had Schqeiss Doors install a 46-foot liftstrap moving gate. The gate lifts to the ceiling when open and divides a 96-foot room in half when down.
The Paw, an exclusive dog and cat resort in Minnesota had Schqeiss Doors install a 46-foot liftstrap moving gate. The gate lifts to the ceiling when open and divides a 96-foot room in half when down.

The movable wall is designed to separate the 96-foot room in half for dog training and other purposes. The company made a 46-foot wide, 1,500-pound multiple-function designer gate that lifts straight up to the ceiling. The gate uses five Schweiss Bifold liftstraps and a 2-hp top-mounted electric motor to quietly lift the moving gate. For more information on the gate and its features, call 800-746-8273 or visit www.schweissdoors.com.

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