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When the task to service a school, hospital or government building comes around, safety and high-volume usage are key determinants. The Detex AO19 Series, Low Energy Automatic Operators, present a heavy-duty and easy to install solution for single doors, double doors and double egress doors.

The AO19 Series are made for use in commercial environments and meet ANSI/BHMA A156.9 (American National Standard for Power Assist and Low Energy Power Operated Doors) standards and provides standard features that meet the requirements of the American Disabilities Act.

Detex AO19 Series

(left to right) AO19-1, AO19-2, AO19-3


  • Economical operator provides safe and easy access in medium to high-traffic and security areas
  • Provides ADA compliant access to handicap applications
  • Quiet operation
  • Hanger plate allows quick installation
  • Self-contained unit in an extruded case allows easy access for maintenance and adjustments
  • Works with existing access control, locking and computer signal devices
  • Reduced service calls due to heavy-duty construction
  • 3-way low-voltage ON/OFF/HOLD switch for ease of service and setup
  • 115VAC power plug-in mounted in header
  • Easy manual use
  • 3 Year Mechanical / 1 year Electrical Limited Manufacturers Warranty

Listings and Approvals

Detex AO19 Series Listings and Approvals

Mechanical Options

  • RH Typical
  • LH
  • 75.5” – Fits above most pairs of 36” doors
  • 92″ – Fits above most 44″ pairs of doors
  • 100” – Fits above most 48” pairs of doors

Technical Information
Power Requirements

  • 115V AC 60 HZ 3 amps


  • Activation input terminals
  • Form C lock switch terminals
  • Safety lock-out built in
  • 17 additional features standard on board


  • 115V DC rectified
  • 1/8 hp
  • 60:1 gearbox
  • Reveal depth up to 5”


  • 7” h x 4-1/2” d
  • Approximately 50 lbs
  • Aluminum extrusion

Detex Automatic Operator Installation Video:

Read more about industrial facilities, hospital and school/university solutions in our security solution sections. To place an order for the Detex AO19 Series Low Energy Automatic Operator or for a quote, contact your local IDN Branch.

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