• Pneumatically controlled from central air supply.
  • Operator cases, covers and slide rods fabricated from high grade stainless steel 300 series corrosion resistant material.
  • Capable of opening heavy access swinging and sliding doors up to 5,000 lbs. per leaf.  Power checking is available as an accessory for heavy doors.
  • For locations where severe conditions are found such as strong winds, pressures or where fast operation is required.
  • Operator capable of operating doors against wind velocities (and equivalent stack pressures) up to 40 miles per hour.
  • Concealed operators available for under the floor applications (Magic Mole Pivots) and above the ceiling applications (Magic Star Pivots).
  • Maximum single swinging door opening width is 72", double swinging doors 144", single sliding doors 144", bi-part sliding doors 288".
  • Long operating life and minimal maintenance (20 - 30+ years).  Both are achieved through  simplicity of design, robust construction plus the use of few moving parts.
  • For use with Fire Doors, Lead Lined Doors, Blast Resistant Doors, Hollow Metal Doors, Stainless Steel Doors

Magic Mole Pivot shown with Stanley Magic Force Operator

Carey Automatic Door, LLC (a 100% woman owned small business) manufactures pneumatic door operators for swinging and sliding door applications (formerly known as STANLEY Pneumatic Door Operators). 

Considered the most reliable, durable and cost effective automatic door operator in the industry for over ​80 years!
​Virtually maintenance free for 20 - 30+ years!


Historic Timeline:
In 1931, Horace H. Raymond, an engineer at The Stanley Works, submitted an application for his "apparatus for operating doors" with the U.S. Patent Office. In 1934, a patent for the world's first pneumatic door operator was published (see
Patent No. 1978093).

​The first installation was at the Wilcox Pier Restaurant in West Haven, CT on June 19, 1931. MIT installed the operator on the institute's iconic entrance hall in Cambridge, MA. This door operator is still in place and running today, more than 80 years later!

​Carey Automatic Door, LLC manufactures the following two types of pneumatic door operator equipment:


100% Pneumatic (ALL AIR), Explosion Proof Automatic Door Operators:

Ideal for:   

Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Industrial, Defense, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Ammunition & Ordinance Facilities, Oil Refineries, Nuclear Power Plants, Detonation & Explosive Facilities, Processing Plants, Industrial Bakeries, Flour & Feed Mills, Gas Utility Plants, Coal Preparation Plants


Quote Forms: 

100% Pneumatic (ALL AIR), Explosion Proof Automatic Door Operators (new equipment)

Replacement of Existing Pneumatic Door Operators

  • No electrical or electronic components! 
  • All moving components manufactured from non-sparking materials.  
  • Pneumatically controlled from central air supply.
  • Entire system driven by pneumatic cylinders and state of the art pneumatic valves contained  within Operator case (no separate control box is required).
  • Operator cases, covers and slide rods fabricated from high grade stainless steel 300 series corrosion resistant material.    
  • Intrinsically safe operator can be mounted inside or outside of hazardous room.  
  • Seamless integration with Von Duprin pneumatic exit devices (no separate control box is required).
  • Interlock door systems provide for opening of one set of doors (or more) and latching of the other set to prevent simultaneous opening of both sets of doors.
  • Maximum single swinging door opening width is 72", double swinging doors 144", single sliding doors 144", bi-part sliding doors 288". 
  • Long operating life and minimal maintenance (20 - 30+ years).  Both are achieved through simplicity of design, robust construction plus the use of few moving parts.             
  • For use with Fire Doors, Hollow Metal Doors, Blast Resistant Doors, Stainless Steel Doors
Ideal for: 
Industrial Facilities, Hospitals (Radiology & Oncology Departments), Government Buildings, Defense Facilities, Post Offices, Historical Buildings, Airports, Universities, Cathedrals, Banks, ​Casinos, Museums, Factories, Warehouses, Loading ​& Shipping Areas


Quote Forms: 

Electro-Pneumatic Door Operators (new equipment); Replacement of Existing Pneumatic Door Operators 

Replacement Parts:
​Replacement parts are available including Relays, Power Cylinders, Checking Cylinders, Power Springs, Valve & Manifold Assemblies, Palm Buttons, Pull Cords, Power Cylinder Repair Kits, Checking Cylinder Repair Kits, End Brackets, Door Brackets, Pivots, Concealed Pivots (Magic Mole & Magic Star), Rollers, Wheels, Door Hanger Sheaves, Track and Hangers

​Please contact us for pricing, availability and maintenance manuals. All credit cards accepted.  


​Please feel free to contact us at (203) 267-4278 or sales@careydoor.com if we can be of any further assistance. Thank you.

Heavy-duty electro-pneumatic door operators are ideal for swinging and sliding door panels that require industrial strength performance.  Proven track record.  Customers served since 1930!

Heavy-duty, intrinsically safe pneumatic door operators are ideal for swinging and sliding door panels in hazardous locations.  Proven track record for environments with volatile chemicals.  Customers served since 1970! 

Historical Buildings

Holy Name Cathedral

(Chicago, IL)

CAREY AUTOMATIC DOOR, LLC

100% Pneumatic (ALL AIR), Explosion Proof & Electro-Pneumatic

Automatic Door Operators

Magic Mole Pivots:

For Concealed Under-the-Floor Applications

Also compatible with Stanley Magic Force, Dorma ED400, LCN Sr. Door Operators

Contact us at:  (203) 267-4278 or sales@careydoor.com