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The GCL-J Egress operator is designed for applications where access-controlled egress opening is required for emergency response ingress or exit. Advanced features and options provide considerable flexibility meeting job specific configuration needs. The GCL-J Egress operator works with emergency egress grilles having 30-cycle per hour or less duty requirement. Maximum door height: 24 feet.


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

    • Single Phase: 115/208/230 VAC

    • Three Phase: 208/230/460 VAC

    • Three Phase: 575 VAC available separately

  • 16-character LCD display with intuitive setup menu. Provides current status and troubleshooting assistance.

  • Internal receiver with the ability to individually add/delete up to 50 Intellicode® transmitters directly from the LCD display, each with their own randomly assigned transmitter ID numbers.

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

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

  • Open/close/stop and setup keys included on control board.

  • Modular design with optional boards for advance timer to close and auxiliary output functionality.

Standard Features

  • Limits are maintained after emergency egress grille operation. Upon restoration of power and/or rest of the egress activation device, the grille may be motor operated normally.

  • Governor limits grille speed during egress operation.

  • Release clutch disconnects operator drive train allowing grille travel to fully open position upon receipt of alarm signal, emergency egress push-button operation, or power loss.

  • Continuous-duty AC motor with overload protection. Motor replaceable without changing limits. Thermally protected.

  • EZ Limit® electro-mechanical limits.

  • Adjustable friction clutch.

  • Pull cord release for emergency manual operation.

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

  • TensiBelt® primary reduction. Chain and sprocket secondary reduction.

  • Precision radial ball bearings in critical areas.

  • 24 VDC disc brake with progressive braking.

  • 2-year/20,000-cycle limited warranty.

  • Delay on reverse.

  • UL 325 Listed.

  • 3-button control station.

  • Programmable mid-stop.

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Product Information

GCL-J Egress Operator Support

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