5500 Series

The Norton 5500 Series is a budget-conscious option for upgrading doors to comply with building codes requiring handicapped accessibility. Compatible with Wave-to-Open switches for a completely touchless door opening solution to reduce transmission of harmful germs. The 5500 Series is one of the only fire rated, hydraulic door operators available today.


Door Controls__(interior)(exterior) swinging door(s) shall be of rack and pinion design contained within a precision cast aluminum housing. Door closing force shall be adjustable to ensure adequate closing control. Door closing speed shall be controlled by independent hydraulic adjustment valves in the sweep and latch range of the closing cycle. Door Operator shall provide conventional door closer opening forces unless the power operator motor is activated. Door Operator shall provide conventional door closing forces at all times except in the event of power outage during powered door open cycle. Door Operator opening force and speed shall have an adjustable hydraulic backcheck valve to cushion the door speed if door is opened violently. Door Operator shall have a manual adjustment to locate both full open and full closed door positions. Maximum door open shall be adjustable and capable to a maximum 180° conditions permitting. [(Door Operator shall be AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATED, i.e., motion sensor.)(Door Operator shall be SELECTIVELY ACTIVATED by external initiating device, i.e., wall switch, etc.)(Door Operator shall be both AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATED and SELECTIVELY ACTIVATED.)] Door Operator shall have adjustable hold open time capability in range from 5 to 30 seconds. Door Operator shall have input line rating of 120VAC, .6A or 240VAC, .3A Units shall have relay contact for interfacing products having a contact rating of 30VDC at 1A or 125VAC at .5A Unit shall have an external On/Off Switch to defeat powered opening when desired. Unit shall be in compliance with the requirements of the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), ANSI standards A117.1 and A156.19. Unit shall meet C-UL US.







Installation Instructions*


*Note: Wiring Diagrams are included in installation instructions document


  • Non-handed
  • Push or pull side mounting
  • Maximum Door Weight: 250 lbs
  • Obstruction Detection
  • Backcheck standard
  • Use with Actuation Devices
    • Push Buttons
    • Wave-to-Open Switches
    • Radio Frequency Device
  • Integration with Access Control Systems
  • 2 year limited warranty


  • Adjustable Hold-Open
    • Amount of time a door will stay in the full open position after an activation
  • Obstruction Detection
    • Motor stops if door is obstructed during opening; door closes
  • On/Off Switch
    • Disables operator activation
  • Open Delay
    • Delays operator opening for locking hardware
  • Overload Safety Shut-Off
    • After 2 minutes of receiving a door activation signal, inverter times out and door closes


  • Low cost automatic door operator
  • Compliant solution for stringent ADA requirements
  • Pair with wave-to-open switches for touchless operation
  • New smaller footprint for minimal aesthetics and tighter spaces
  • Comprises hydraulic closer to ensure quiet function and smooth operation when opened manually
  • One of the only fire-rated, hydraulic operators available
  • Easy, one-person installation with parts packaged pre-installed on backplate

Electrical Data

  • Relay Output: SPDT
    • Normally open/normally closed (jumper)
    • For electric strike function
  • Power input; 120 VAC, 60Hz


  • ANSI/BHMA A156.19 certified
  • Meets ANSI/BHMA A156.4 requirements
  • UL / cUL listed for use on fire rated doors
  • UL10C listed for positive pressure fire test
  • Manufactured in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facility
  • UL certified environmental product declaration

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