We have introduced a new way to lift our bifold doors. Now available is our new, patented, "lift straps" that take the place of aircraft cables to raise and lower your door. The lift straps make our door Faster, Safer, Simpler, Easier, and Quieter than any other bifold door available to you on the market today. Schweiss Bifold Doors is constantly on the move, trying new and better ways. Our business Goal: Give the best money can buy at very affordable prices.
Schweiss designed and patented a custom made polyester Lift Strap that provides a new alternative to steel cables unlike any on the market to open bifold doors. The Schweiss Lift Strap is durable and lasts longer than steel cables. It requires less maintenance and it is very easy to replace. Ninety-Nine percent of our customers are demanding the popular "New Lift Straps" on their Schweiss Bifold Doors.
How Does the new "Lift Strap" work? The strap
wraps around the lift drum as the door opens,
increasing the size of the drum. The larger the
drum's circumference the faster the door opens.
It's ideal: the door opens slowly at first and quickly
picks up speed, a nice safety feature. It's a clean, strong design. It's quiet, it's simple, and the door opens faster.
With the new "Lift Strap," Schweiss also offers a new strap tightener system which takes up
slack in the belting. This is a real nice feature for keeping the proper tension on the "Lift Straps."
All straps are polyester, they never rust, making it more durable and longer-lasting than steel cables.
Straps are flexible, which means longer life span than cable.
Straps are 100% quieter and smoother running on the door.
Straps will increase the opening/closing speed of the door due to the size of the drum circumference. The door is opened
slowly at first then speeds up, a good safety feature. You get a Soft Start and a Soft Stop. It doesn't get any better.
Straps never get tangled or criss-crossed.
Straps evenly distribute the load on the door.
Straps have three times the life of cables.
When it comes time to tighten the straps, it's easier to use a ratchet tightener.
Cost of straps are competitive to the cost of cables.
NOW offer a 10-Year Warranty on original lift straps. Read More...
Schweiss has "Cable-Lift"-to-"Lift-Strap" conversion kits that adapt to most factory doors.
Safety factor on the straps is well over 5:1.
Strength-to-weight ratio on our straps is extremely high.
3" straps are rated at 29,000 lbs / 1/4" cables are rated at 7,200 lbs.
That is why the Schweiss Lift-Strap System has a NEW 7-YEAR WARRANTY!!
When our patented lift-strap system became such a popular choice with door customers, it was
only logical that the competition would come out swinging, especially if a cable system is the only
system they offer. New Technology is wonderful, even in the door business.
• Cable systems are more durable, more reliable, and safer than straps.
• NOT SO! In fact, our "Lift-Strap" system beats the competition on all three of those
factors. However, Schweiss continues to offer cable doors should the customer want a
cable system. We believe in offering the option. You see that in many other features
available to our customers.
• Why bother with cables? Lift Straps are faster, safer, simpler, and quieter. End of debate.
• Our Lift-Strap system outlifts, outlasts, and outsells any cable system.
• Today, 99% of Schweiss Bifolds are ordered with Lift Straps.
• Since we introduced our Lift-Strap package, cable systems have become hard to sell.
• Faster - Gear Ratio changes as the door opens.
• Safer - 29,000 lb. Tensile strength, compared to 7,900 lbs. Cable.
• Easier - Install a strap, or install a cable. What a difference.
• Simpler - Never will lift straps tangle. How can they lift?
They wrap onto themselves.
• Straps outlast cables.
• Straps are very low maintenance.
• Straps are clean, neat looking. No abrasive strands.
• Straps will stretch with use, so we designed a simple strap tightener.
Give it one or two clicks and your strap is tight again. How simple does it get?
All our straps are made of polyester material that has an indefinite working life. We did vigorous in-house
testing of the New Lift Strap system, the equivalent of 20 plus years of conventional usage, without a single malfunction.
The polyester material we are using has remarkable strength. That is why we confidently provide a 10-year warranty on our Lift Strap
system. Like the 'Energizer Battery' our customers are finding Lift Strap systems keep working and working and working.
The cable lift system is still the standard but that is rapidly changing. Already 99% of our doors get ordered with the new Lift Strap
System so it is obvious customers are catching on fast and for all the right reasons...faster, safer, simpler, easier, and quieter.
Yes, our older Bifold doors can be retrofitted with the Lift-Strap System. Yes, the Lift Strap System can work on Schweiss doors,
depending upon the construction and mechanics of each particular door.
We have yet to sell a REPLACEMENT LIFT STRAP! They simply last, and last and last. And that is time, labor and $$$'s saved for the
door owner. The 29,000-Lb. Tensile strength is a tremendous safety factor. That is why the Schweiss Lift-Strap System has a 7-YEAR
The 'mechanics' of our lift-strap system are uniquely simple: As the strap wraps on the lift drum the door quietly opens quicker until it
reaches the automatic stop position. Should you stop the door at any position, the door GENTLY comes to a stop. You get a Soft Start
and a Soft Stop. It doesn't get any better.
The Lift-Strap System utilizes polyester material, which quietly wraps on a take-up spindle when the open or close button activates an electric motor.
Tensile strength of this poly strap is a whopping 29,000 lbs! The polyester straps never rust, making them more durable and longer lasting than steel cables.
Heavy-duty poly strap replaces noisy, high maintenance steel cables. The patented poly strap system is unique with Schweiss Manufacturing. Virtually every Bifold door sold by Schweiss now leaves plant with the LIFT-STRAP system included.
This is what every door owner wants and needs. Unlike other latch mechanisms, the new design will firmly hold the door against your building in all positions; securing the door when open/partially open and will firmly lock the door when closed. It will offer added protection from wind gusts while the door is in any position during operation.
Schweiss Doors is introducing an all-strap bifold door! Straps do the lifting and now straps do the latching too! The simplicity of the new latch strap is truly amazing! Schweiss did away with all the cables, chains, sprockets and pulleys; and it now has 90 percent less moving parts. This is a real game changer in the bifold door world! It doesn't get any better than an all-strap door.
1. Why read by candlelight when there's light bulbs?
2. Why watch a Black & White T.V. when there's color?
3. Why use Cables when there's Schweiss Lift Straps?
1. Trucking / Tie-down loads
2. Ships / Barges / Cranes
3. Search & Rescue Missions
Because customer satisfaction is our #1 mission.
And when customer after customer comments, "Your
lift strap system is perfect," about all we can say is
THANK YOU! But we'll keep trying to make it even better!
And what better proof of a "better mousetrap" than satisfied
customers. Since the first Lift Strap system was installed
in 1999 on a 40' Schweiss Bifold door on an airport hanger
Mike Schweiss reports:
We have yet to hear of a failure!
We have yet to do a replacement!
We have "Lift Strap" systems in place on Bifold doors in all 50 states, Europe and Japan.
When Schweiss Manufacturing switched from conventional steel cables to a patented, polyester lift-strap system for our popular Bifold Door, our entire business took a quantum leap.