A Box Track Sliding Door Hardware Overview
Box track is a top hung system, where the track is mounted over an opening. Door panels are outfitted with hanger assemblies that ride in the enclosed track. The track is attached to the building by brackets. These brackets give the track stability and strength and prevent the enclosed track from opening up over time. The weight of the door is supported only by the track system. A bottom guide/roller is used to stabilize the bottom of the door.
Cleaner Operation: The enclosed box track hardware is typically categorized as your standard barn door hardware. This style of an enclosed track offers a cleaner operation by shielding the track and trolleys from dust and dirt.
Track is available in stock lengths.
Adjustability: The hanger assemblies (rollers) that attach to the door and ride in the track, offers adjustability to accommodate various door thicknesses. The hanger assembly also allows for limited up/down adjustability for the door, making installation easier.
Door Weight Capacity: The enclosed box track design offers increased rigidity to the track allowing this type of sliding door hardware to accommodate heavier doors. Modern day enclosed track feature the following capacities:
- Light duty: 200-400 lb. capacity.
- Medium duty: 600-800 lb. capacity.
- Extra Heavy Duty: up to 5,000 lb. capacity
Some Industry Specific Sliding Door Hardware Applications:
- Barns: Stable, Horse Stall, & Inclined Gable doors.
- Homeowners: Lofts, Garage, Bedroom, & Bathroom doors.
- Museums: Exhibit, Art Gallery, & Partition doors.
- Wineries: Tasting Room doors.
- Industrial Facilities: Doors for Refineries, Manufacturing & Aerospace.
- Zoo's: Animal Barn, Venterinarian, & Crowding doors.
- Correctional/Security Facilities: sally port doors & security gates