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Edison Sliding Opener™ (AOS) for Garage Doors and Pole Barns

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As required by law, the Edison Sliding Opener must include a battery backup. For more information, read the California senate bill here.

Don’t get out of your car. Don’t get off of your tractor. Let the Edison Sliding Opener™ open your barn doors with ease. Great for vehicular sliding door applications, the Edison horizontal garage door opener will revolutionize your sliding door operation. Now you can open a sliding door just as you would your conventional garage door. It’s that simple with the Edison Sliding Opener.

The Edison automatic sliding door opener is ideal for commercial use, agricultural purposes, or residential applications. There is nothing out there as simple, affordable, powerful, quiet or reliable.

As America’s premier builder of carriage doors, Real Carriage Door & Sliding Hardware developed and designed the Edison automatic sliding door opener in 2008 with collaboration from our European manufacturer, tailoring it to be simple, robust, and ideal for the most common sliding setups possible:

Single-Slide (single door or multiple cascading doors moving in one direction to open/close)

Biparting (two doors meeting in the middle of opening)

By-Passing (two doors passing by each other in same opening)

The Edison is a powerful opener with three horsepower options:


  • Medium duty
  • 600 Newton push force (accommodates approximately an 800 lb door depending on hardware)
  • Speed of 9.4 inches per second


  • Medium duty
  • 800 Newton push force (accommodates approximately an 1100 lb door depending on hardware)
  • Speed of 8.3 inches per second


  • Heavy duty
  • 1100 Newton push force (accommodates approximately an 1500 lb door depending on hardware)
  • Speed of 7.4 inches per second


  • Clear installation instructions specific to sliding operation
  • Heavy duty 24V DC motor for maximum performance
  • Rail with motor pre-installed with wire connector attached (9’ minimum length)
  • Hardware for attaching your barn door
  • Pair of photo eyes (safety sensors)
  • Safety Edge to be mounted on the doors
  • Two transmitters (remotes)
  • Homelink compatibility built into motor


  • System can be mounted to the ceiling or wall
  • Single door or multiple door applications
  • Meets or exceeds UL 325 safety standards
  • Secure Rolling Code Technology: 128-bit encrypted rolling code
  • Great for pole barns, workshops, sheds, garages, and more.

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A travelling 24V DC motor attaches directly to the door via provided door bracket and boomerang arm, offering extremely quiet operation. This opener uses the smallest number of moving parts of any opener on the market, making it exceptionally durable.

The control board has a motor brake function, meaning if the motor speed is exceeded, the motor brake actively uses the brake resistor. There are also terminals that allow you to hook up to your home automation system, and automatically operates with a soft close and open feature. The force process and positions are always known by the control unit, and any changes (attempted break in) will be recognized by the operator. Because of the learn mode (otherwise called Autoset), the motor will learn the force required to move the door during initial setup. This means the operator will not run at full strength (unless needed), but instead adapts to your application.

With this operator there is only one limit stop located on the rail that needs to be adjusted, leaving the closing position to be programmed. The motor carriage is simply laid out and pre-installed on the rails. There is already a light located on the control unit with mounting holes pre-drilled, and a vacation button for your convenience.

The control unit is connected to the rail with pre-installed wire connector, allowing the control unit to be mounted anywhere that is convenient. The unit can be mounted on the ceiling or the side wall allowing for flexibility for your specific application! The Edison Opener requires zero maintenance and comes with a lifetime warranty on the whole unit, plus a 2-year warranty on all accessories.

A battery backup is available for customers purchasing this unit (required for California residents) and will hold a charge for 24 hours after losing power. It can operate up to 15 uses from one charge. This system is meant for emergency situations not for long term use without power. Battery life is approximately 8-10 years.


Lock: this magnetic lock will hold the motor in any position up to an attack force of 660lbs. This will help with break in protection as well as wind concerns.

Senso: this humidity sensor will open the door slightly to regulate humidity and temperature within the space.

Memo: This device will store all transmitter commands and works up to 450 transmitter commands. This is a great option when memory backup is a concern.

Motion Sensor: this option will sense motion in the garage and automatically activate LED lighting.

Buzzer: Alarm buzzer that recognizes break in attempts and outputs a loud signal tone. The buzzer also activates an acoustic tone during the closing process.

Lumi Pro+: Additional LED lighting for the Control Unit that can be easily operated with transmitters.

Relay: additional relay for controlling courtyard lighting.

Outdoor keypad: allows you to operate the opener using a personal code and is safe outside. Capable of operating up to 10 openers with 10 codes per opener.

Wireless wall button: will operate up to two openings and is battery powered.

ENTRAsys FD: this fingerprint scanner is great for commercial applications and businesses. This device can save 50-80 fingerprints and has a high protection against manipulation.

SOMlink: this service interface is for installers (contractors and technicians only) that allows you to adjust features/parameters with an app on your smart phone. Allows for easy adjustment on the different programming options of each opener.

SOMweb: this system allows you to operate the openers from an app on your smartphone. It is safe to use as the data remains at home and not on external servers. It works with up to 10 systems and 10 users (with options for more), easy operation of doors, check door status, and notifications of door movement. The system has HomeKit technology allows use of Apple Home App, supports voice control with Siri and Google Assistant. There are upgrade options (IFTT) that allow programmed scenarios such as automatic open and closing, and control via Amazon Alexa. There is also optional video monitoring via bookable plug-in video function.