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Schweiss Adds Automatic Wind Pins To Hydraulic Door Packages

The automated hydraulic wind pin engages with the push of a control button on the wall or remote. 

Fairfax, MN – The structural design of the hydraulic doors manufactured by Schweiss Doors now includes automatic hydraulic wind pins.

Wind pins lock the door to the building structure similar to the bolt in a standard door lock and are an integral structural link between the door and the building to resist negative wind loads.

Until now, locking in wind pins was a manual operation – you had to walk back to the center of the door and manually lift the win pin out of the floor socket and walk back to the door control station to proceed to raise the hydraulic door. When the door closed, the operator had to again manually reset the win pin into place – time consuming, repetitive and not very efficient.

Schweiss Doors streamlined this process with it newly engineered design of an automatic hydraulic wind pin. This innovative system allows the user to push the up/down control button or remote opener to open of close the door securely and set the wind pin in place.

The hydraulic-operated wind pin rises out of the floor socket and the door automatically opens, eliminating the task of having to walk back and forth to the center of the door to manually engage or disengage the wind pin. The wind pin is mounted to the interior frame of the door and extends down into the building floor. This also eliminates the chance of forgetting to raise the wind pin, which could result in damage to the door or floor socket.

About Schweiss Doors

Schweiss-logoBased in Fairfax, MN, Schweiss Doors is a leading manufacturer of bifold and hydraulic one-piece doors, and is an established leader in the design and manufacture of designer and custom doors for all types and sizes of buildings. No door is too small or too big for Schweiss Doors. The company has more than three decades of experience and has sold its doors worldwide. Key markets for the company’s doors are aviation, agriculture, commercial and industrial, but its products have been used in theaters, major league ballparks, homes, exclusive hotels and buildings of all types. To learn more, visit or

And to learn about Schweiss' new Build Your Own Door Kit, which gives customers the plans and essential components to build their own Schweiss Doors, visit

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