PULSE Direct Drive DC Door Operators

PULSE Direct Drive DC Door Operators for Commercial & Industrial Doors, Models 500-1000.

Featuring Patented Technology:  U.S. Patent No. 11105138.

PULSE Direct Drive DC Door Operators from iControls set the standard for DC Shaft-Mount Door Operator performance.  Easy to install, set-up and troubleshoot, these high-cycle operators are loaded with features, remarkably reliable and very simple to use.  Our Pulse Operators will add high-speed efficiency to your counter-balanced sectional or rolling steel door.


Pulse 500 DC Door Operator with Battery BackupSmartly Designed, Patented Battery Back-up – If power fails, the included batteries provide power for multiple door cycles (press and hold operation for safe emergency use).  Built on a separate circuit, the PULSE battery backup will work even if the control and/or drive board has been damaged (lightning-strike, impact, etc.) – setting it apart from competitor systems that rely on the circuit board remaining fully functional. A built-in trickle charger ensures that the batteries are always charged and ready.  Should the batteries be fully drained or  missing, a crankshaft socket is also provided for mechanical backup.

Force Monitoring – Should the door hit an obstruction, or become jammed, the system will sense the change in force, and signal the unit to stop the open cycle or reverse the close operation to prevent further damage.

Soft Start/Soft Stop – This programmable feature offers controlled acceleration and deceleration of the door that will help prolong the life of its mechanical parts. It also helps prevent cables from throwing and eliminates the need for added bumper/pusher springs.

Programmable Speeds – The PULSE operators are built for opening speeds of up to 24″ per second, but can be adjusted to best suit the application. Simple menu settings allow for adjustable opening speeds (from 1-5, slowest to fastest) to reach up to ~24″ per second.  The closing speed also has 5 settings (1-5) ranging from ~8″ to 16″ per second.  (Note:  Speeds are provided for reference only, as varying drum sizes/styles will affect actual door speed).

Programmable Closing Timer – Set your door to automatically close anywhere between 1-99 seconds on multiple inputs.

Universal Single Phase Input – The Pulse direct drive operator can accept single-phase voltages from 110 to 240Vac. Simply select the appropriate voltage input range in the setup menu.

Reliable Position Encoder – Mounted on the top of the gearbox, it allows for easy, fool-proof limit setup and easy left or right side mounting of the operator.  It also facilitates advanced functionality of the door including soft start/soft stop, dual open limits and motion monitoring (if the door ceases to move during its cycle, the encoder senses the lack of movement and stops operation to avoid further possible damage to the operator and door).  The Pulse Encoder will also monitor the position of the door when it is being used in Battery Backup Mode – no need to reset the encoder with a slow open cycle when the power returns.

Easy Installation – The motor assembly simply slides onto the keyed solid shaft of any counter-balanced door, and one bolt secures the torque arm.  The control panel is mounted at user-level secured by four brackets/bolts.  6 wires run between the junction box and the control panel for power, communication and battery backup needs.

Separated Voltages – A junction box mounted near the motor assembly safely contains all power connections, keeping them away from users.  The control panel, at user level, contains only 24Vdc supplied by the operator, and contains all connections for your peripherals for easy, safe low-voltage access.

High Performance Motor Options – Reap the benefits of High Torque DC Motors and lift counter-balanced doors up to 600 sq. ft.  The PULSE is available in your choice of 1/2HP (up to 200 sq. ft.), 3/4HP (up to 350 sq. ft.) or 1HP motor (up to 500 sq. ft.).  Gearbox options are available to accommodate 1″ or 1.25″ keyed solid shafts.

Simple Set-up – Set all menu options at user-level on the Control Panel, following guided instructions on the backlit LCD and using the push buttons for selections.  Our installation manual is your simple guide to helping navigate set-up and get your Pulse Operator up and running.

Pulse Controller Model 500

Dual Open Limits – Choose between Fully-Open or Set-Limit opening heights to optimize time and energy efficiency.  Available as wired inputs (A1 = Fully-Open, A2 = Set-Limit), or programmable options for Push Button Station and Remote Radio Inputs.

Cycle Counter – Displays up to ten million (10,000,000) door cycles.

Large Backlit LCD Screen – A 20 x 4 character LCD facilitates set-up and troubleshooting and provides real time monitoring.

Integrated Programmable Dynamic Braking – Ensures safe, controlled speeds on heavy doors with high inertia.

Door Balance Check – Once selected from the menu, the door automatically moves through one complete cycle and reports (on the LCD) the difference in force required to open the door versus closing it. Use this data to verify proper door balance without needing to remove the operator, and take the guesswork out of door balancing. A properly balanced door will extend the life of the door springs and maximize battery backup performance. PATENT PENDING.

Complies with UL325 requirements.

Click Here for a data sheet on the PULSE Direct Drive DC Door Operators, including detailed information on Inputs, Outputs and Ordering.

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For Pulse Operator Technical Support, call our toll-free number, 1-833-785-7332.