Alphador is our single upright retractable door, offers strength and value for money and is suited to medium risk security needs.  We manufacture our Alphador with a larger single upright and with a top and bottom track.  Although a single upright is used, the cross braces are fitted directly onto the facing side of the tubing.  For added strength, a steel sleeve is inserted into the inner tubing, strengthening the fitting of the cross bracing. Alphador is fitted with a stainless steel slam lock, with an auto dead-lock feature.

All Alphadors run on steel top roller bearings for a smooth and easy opening and closing motion and a longer life span. All bottom forks are manufactured from metal zinc-cast for extra strong security.

All Alphadors come with a four-sided steel frame which is not readily accessible. Temper-roll-hardened steel cross-braces with industrial pop rivets that have a high content of magnesium for its strengthening qualities.

Before being Polyester powder coated, each gate goes through a 5-stage chemical wash to ensure the steel surfaces are clean and free of impediments that might otherwise compromise the integrity of the coating, the result being a smooth even finish that doesn’t flake or peel over time and that is resistant to the fading effects of the sun.

Alphadors come standard with a low-profile, non-trip fully galvanized steel bottom track. A stainless steel slamlock with an auto deadlock function is also included. The Alphador comes standard with a 5-year warranty that includes: workmanship, installation, materials, locks, plus a free once-off break-in repair guarantee. Terms and conditions apply.

Alphadors are manufactured to SABS-approved management standards, and all Alphadors are fully custom-made to order. A variety of exterior Polyester powder coating colours are available.

A metal zinc-cast, dove-tailed guide is used in the bottom track to support the double uprights. This allows for a telescopic guiding action when opening and closing the door, eliminating the need for spaces between the doors with added compatibility for unevenness of flooring.


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12, 21ST Street (Off Epping Ave)

Elsiesriver Industrials, Cape Town



94 Carter Street (off Forest Street)

Forest Hill, Gauteng



8 Leon Place

Sarnia, Pinetown


Technical Specifications of the Alphador

  • All-steel construction for superior strength.
  • Single 17 mm x 24 mm upright x 1.0 mm gauge steel uprights.
  • Fully galvanized Z275 galv. coating (32 microns thick) for rust protection and a longer life expectancy.
  • 3 rows of cross-bracing – temper-roll-hardened and zinc-elecroplate-galvanised.
  • Four-sided steel frame allows for a more precise reveal fitting without any spaces, making leverage more difficult.
  • Pre-lubricated sealed steel roller bearings and axles are used (no plastic or nylon).
  •  A single metal zinc guide is used at the bottom of every upright for a smooth motion in the captured bottom track.
  • Low profile, non-trip, half-moon-shape bottom track that is easy to traverse.
  • The top track, bottom track and lock channel are rolled with 180-degree Dutch bend folds for extra strength and improved paint adhesion.
  • Lock channels designed to make fixing points concealed.
  • Exterior Polyester powder coating is used (not less than 80 microns thick) and is fade-resistant.
  • The lock is a patented stainless steel lock with a 45-degree cam cylinder, making it far more difficult to dislodge the cylinder when struck by heavy hammers or other objects.

+27 21 931 0150


12, 21st Street (Off Epping Ave)

Elsiesriver Industrials

Cape Town


+27 11 434 2625


94 Carter Street (off Forest Street)

Forest Hill



+27 31 708 4594


8 Leon Place




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