The GCL-J is designed for high or full-lift sectional and rolling doors that have a 30-cycle or fewer duty requirements. Advanced features and robust mechanical design combine to provide a standard-duty operator that sets a new standard for productivity.

GCL-J Advantages

  • 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, and auxiliary output functionality.

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

  • Internal receiver with the ability to individually add/delete up to 50 Intellicode® transmitters directly from the LCD display.

  • EZ Limit® provides for the push to set limits that remain synchronized with door through a long-term loss of power.

  • 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 near the LCD display convenient for set up.

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Standard Features

  • EZ Limit® electro-mechanical limits.

  • MultiVolt® voltage simplification.

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

  • TensiBelt® primary reduction.

  • Delay on reverse.

  • 16-character LCD display.

  • UL 325 2010 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.

  • Programmable mid-stop.

  • Pull cord release for emergency manual operation.

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 continuous-duty 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 Manual Operation: Pull cord disconnect disengages drive allowing door to be moved manually while maintaining limits.

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

  • On-Board Timed Closed: Set via LCD display from 2 seconds to 5 minutes.

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, N-C 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.

  • Environmental Modifications: TENV and TEFC motors and/or NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X available to be ordered from the factory.

  • 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. Only the following devices, when purchased through Genie, are UL-approved for use to meet this requirement:

  • Safe-T-Beam® Photoeye Kit with adjustable bracket P/N 38176R.S¹

  • Impact-protected Commercial Photoeye Kit P/N OPAKPE2.S

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

  • NEMA 4 Photoeyes P/N OPAKPEN4GX.S

1 — Default device when operator is ordered.

GCL-J Support

Genie Technical Support is also available:

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM EST

Contact us by: 

Phone 1-800-843-4084