GCL-Fire Door Operator


The GCL Fire Door Operator is designed for rolling fire doors that have a 30-cycle/hour or fewer duty requirements. Advanced features and robust mechanical design combine to provide the next evolution in fire door operators.

GCL Fire Door Operator Advantages

  • Floor level auto-reset. No manual intervention is required to reset the fire door operator after a fire alarm or drop test. Upon reset of the fire alarm signal and test key switch, the fire door may be motor operated normally.

  • 24-hour battery backup provides extra protection in the event of a power loss.

  • Configuration settings for automatic door opening after reset of the test key switch.

  • User-configured time delay after an alarm or test signal before activation of door drop.

  • Sash chain release ready for jurisdictions that require a fusible link.

  • Intuitive configuration and troubleshooting of fire door and standard door functions through the built-in LCD Display.

  • The operator comes with a horn/strobe and test key switch, eliminating the need to purchase these items separately.

  • MultiVolt® - Order phase-specific operator for the job and have the ability to select the right voltage on the job site.

  • Single Phase: 115/208/230V AC

  • Three Phase: 208/230/460V AC

  • 575V AC voltage models available separately

  • Modular design with optional expansion boards for an advanced timer to close, or auxiliary output functionality.

  • LCD display with intuitive setup menu. Provides real-time status and troubleshooting assistance.

  • EZ Limit® provides for the push to set limits that remain synchronized with door even during a long term loss of power and after activation of fire door drop.

  • TensiBelt® primary drive reduction eliminates the need to adjust belt tension.

  • Open/close/stop and setup keys included on the control board. Keeps all controls used for setup conveniently near the LCD display.

  • Allows for monitored entrapment protection and momentary operation when used with select edge-sensing devices.

  • Intuitive configuration and troubleshooting of fire door and standard door functions through the built-in LCD Display.


Standard Features

  • Fire door operator module to control door release.

  • EZ Limit® electro-mechanical limits.

  • MultiVolt® voltage simplification.

  • Governor controlled door descent.

  • Maximum run timer automatically adjusts to up and down run time.

  • TensiBelt™ primary reduction.

  • Delay on reverse.

  • 16-character LCD display.

  • UL 325 Listed and FM Approved

  • Advanced radio receiver displays and stores activation by transmitter ID number on the LCD screen.

  • 3-button control station.

  • 2-year/20,000 cycle warranty.

  • Emergency hoist for manual operation; available in right or left hand.

UL 325 2010 APPROVED

  • Allows for monitored entrapment connections for protection and momentary operation when used with select photo eyes and/or edge-sensing devices.


  • Motor: AC open drip-proof motor. Motor replaceable without changing limits. Thermally protected.

  • Drive: Primary - TensiBelt® auto tensioning poly-V J-belt. Secondary - chain and sprocket reduction.

  • Brake: 24V DC disc brake standard.

  • Friction Clutch: Adjustable clutch to help protect against door and operator damage.

  • Precision Radial Ball Bearings: Included in critical areas throughout the powertrain.

  • Emergency Hoist Manual Operation: Electrically interlocked manual hoist with floor level disconnect.

  • Pre-wired to accept: Monitored entrapment device such as photo eyes. Single or 3-button control stations. External interlock switches.

Accessories and Options

  • Timer to Close Module*: Timed close set via the LCD display from 2 seconds up to 5 minutes. Includes pre-close warning contacts, timer hold input, auxiliary open input, normally closed safety input, and monitored edge input.

  • Auxiliary Output Module*: Provides relay contacts at the open, close, and mid-stop limits. Contacts for 5-minute lamp, and "ADA" contacts set via LCD display to warn during opening, closing or both.

  • Intellicode® Transmitters: Available in single up to four button, or open/close/stop models.

  • UL 325 2010 Approved Reversing Devices: The installation of a monitored external entrapment device is required for momentary contact close operation on all commercial door operators. The following devices, when purchased through Genie, are UL Approved for use to meet this requirement:

  • MillerEdge ME/MT/CPT (DC or T3) 2-wire edge sensor. (Must be used with TCM (OPABTCGX.S) or Interface Module (OPAKMEIX.S).)

  • Notification Devices: Light, horn and horn/strobe for audible and visual signaling of alarm condition. One horn/strobe device included with the GCL Fire Door Operator.

  • Detection Devices: Heat detectors and heat/smoke detectors available for detecting alarm conditions due to heat or smoke.

*Only one auxiliary module can be added to the GCL Fire Door Operator

GCL-Fire Door Operator Support

Genie Technical Support is also available:

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM EST

Contact us by: 

Phone 1-800-843-4084