BEA’s EDPS Simplifies Automatic Swinging Door Operation

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Automatic swinging doors commonly experience problems when the air pressure inside the building or manual opening and closing by pedestrians affect the doors’ normal operation. To eliminate these problems, BEA introduces the new Enhanced Door Position System (EDPS).

The EDPS can be installed on any new or retrofit swing door system and works on AC, DC, PWM, pneumatic and hydraulic operators. The EDPS sensor uses an advanced MEMS (Micro-electromechanical systems) gyroscope to accurately determine the door’s position. This solves the issues commonly caused by stack pressure, manual push operation, or foreign objects preventing the door from reaching a fully closed state.

The system features automatic inhibiting of the swing side door mounting sensors, removing the need for a mechanical limit switch. If the door is manually pushed or does not fully close, the EDPS will distinguish this change from normal operation and ignore the door, eliminating the need for a re-learn of the overhead presence. Throughout this process, automatic operation remains functional.

All of BEA’s activation and safety sensors plug directly into the EDPS hub using quick disconnects. The hub uses a basic two-button and display routine for easy programming and features ten programmable operation modes and eight troubleshooting functions to simplify installation and door services.

BEA’s EDPS Simplifies Automatic Swinging Door Operation

For more information, call 412.249.4100, toll-free 800.523.2462, or visit online at

BEA, a Halma company, is a global provider of the automatic door sensing technology for the activation and safety of pedestrian and industrial doors. The company’s North American headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa., feature state-of-the-art engineering, production and training facilities, which serve the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. The company’s world headquarters are located in Liege, Belgium, with additional offices in Japan and China.