Edison Automatic Sliding Door Opener



The Edison Automatic Sliding Door Opener is designed for single, bi-parting or by-passing sliding doors. Open the doors of a garage, workshop, shed, or barn with the click of a button. Heavy Duty options and upgrade accessories are available.


The Edison Automatic Sliding Door Opener provides convenience and accessibility for sliding door applications. The motor and track mount to the ceiling or wall above the opening and the arm connects to the door. With the click of a button, the automated doors slide horizontally to open or close.


As America’s premier builder of carriage doors, RealCraft specially developed and designed the Edison automatic sliding door opener in 2008 with collaboration from our European manufacturer. It is great for pole barns, workshops, sheds, garages, and more! It has been tailored to be simple, robust, and ideal for the most common sliding setups.



Single Sliding -

    • Single Door - with one arm and motor.
    • Cascading Doors - Multiple doors in an opening, only the lead door has an arm and motor. When the doors open, the lead door “catches” the doors in sequence.

Bi-Parting -

    • Two Doors that part in the center of an opening - One door slides open to the left and one door slides open to the right. Each door has one arm and motor.
    • Bi-Parting Doors with Cascade - Doors that meet in the center of an opening with multiple doors on each side. Only the lead door has an arm and motor. As the doors slide open the lead door “catches” the doors in sequence.

By-Passing -

    • Two doors that slide in front of one another - Each door has one attachment to a motor. Typically for by-passing doors - only half of the opening will be clear at a time.



  • New construction or Renovation
  • Commercial or Residential
  • Garage / Carport
  • Workshop / Shed
  • Pole Barns / Horse Stable
  • Airplane Hanger
  • Boat & RV Storage Buildings
  • & more..


  • Ceiling or Wall mount options
  • Single or Multiple door configurations
  • Meets UL 325 Saftey Standards
  • Optional Accessories:
    • Battery Backup (Required in California)
    • Additional (4) button remote
    • Outdoor Keypad
    • Wireless Wall Button


  • Installation Manual
  • Heavy Duty 24V DC Motor
  • Motor - (Homelink Compatible (sold separately))
  • Track with pre-installed motor (above) with wire connector attached (9’ MIN length)
  • Fasteners to attach door
  • Pair of photoeyes (sensors)
  • Safety Edge (safety sensor)
  • Two remotes (transmitters)
  • Control Unit

* Free shipping is available on purchases of $200 or more to any location within the 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Free shipping is not available for Hawaii, Alaska, or for orders requiring LTL shipping.


** In Stock Ships Same Day - when order placed by 2:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)

The Edison is a powerful opener with three horsepower options:



  • Medium duty
  • 600 Newton push force (accommodates approximately an 800 lb door depending on hardware)
  • Speed of 9.4 inches per second




  • Medium duty
  • 800 Newton push force (accommodates approximately an 1100 lb door depending on hardware)
  • Speed of 8.3 inches per second




  • Heavy duty
  • 1100 Newton push force (accommodates approximately an 1500 lb door depending on hardware)
  • Speed of 4.7 inches per second


A traveling 24V DC motor attaches directly to the door via provided door bracket and boomerang arm, offering extremely quiet operation. This opener uses the smallest number of moving parts of any opener on the market, making it exceptionally durable. The control board has a motor brake function, meaning if the motor speed is exceeded, the motor brake actively uses the brake resistor. There are also terminals that allow you to hook up to your home automation system, and automatically has operates with a soft close and open feature. The force process and positions are always known by the control unit, and any changes (attempted break in) will be recognized by the operator. Because of the learn mode (otherwise called Autoset), the motor will learn the force required to move the door during initial setup. This means the operator will not run at full strength (unless needed), but instead adapts to your application. With this operator there is only one limit stop located on the rail that needs to be adjusted, leaving the closing position to be programmed. The motor carriage is simply laid out and pre-installed on the rails. There is already a light located on the control unit with mounting holes pre-drilled, and a vacation button for your convenience. The control unit is connected to the rail with pre-installed wire connector, allowing the control unit to be mounted anywhere that is convenient. The unit can be mounted on the ceiling or the side wall allowing for flexibility for your specific application! The Edison Opener requires zero maintenance and comes with a lifetime warranty on the whole unit, plus a 2-year warranty on all accessories.


Battery Backup is available for our customers purchasing this unit (required for California residents) and will hold a charge for 24hrs after losing power and can operate 1-15 uses of one charge. This system is meant for emergency situations not for long term use without power. The life of the batteries will last about 8-10 years!




Installation Manual

Additional Optional Accessories Include:

(call us at 1-800-694-5977 to add these items)

  • Lock: this magnetic lock will hold the motor in any position up to an attack force of 660lbs. This will help with break in protection as well as wind concerns.
  • Senso: this humidity sensor will open the door slightly to regulate humidity and temperature within the space.
  • Memo: this device will store all transmitter commands and works up to 450 transmitter commands. This is a great option when memory backup is a concern.
  • Motion Sensor: this option will sense motion in the garage and automatically activate LED lighting.
  • Buzzer: the alarm buzzer recognizes and break in attempt and outputs a loud signal tone. The buzzer also activates an acoustic tone during the closing process.
  • Lumi Pro+: is additional LED lighting for the Control Unit that can be easily operated with transmitters.
  • Relay: additional relay for controlling courtyard lighting.
  • Outdoor keypad: allows you to operate the opener using a personal code and is safe outside. Capable of operating up to 10 openers with 10 codes per opener.
  • Wireless wall button: will operate up to two openings and is battery powered.
  • ENTRAsys FD: this fingerprint scanner is great for commercial applications and businesses. This device can save 50-80 fingerprints and has a high protection against manipulation.
  • SOMlink: this service interface is for installers (contractors and technicians only) that allows you to adjust features/parameters with an app on your smart phone. Allows for easy adjustment on the different programming options of each opener.
  • SOMweb: this system allows you to operate the openers from an app on your smartphone. It is safe to use as the data remains at home and not on external servers. It works with up to 10 systems and 10 users (with options for more), easy operation of doors, check door status, and notifications of door movement. The system has HomeKit technology allows use of Apple Home App, supports voice control with Siri and Google Assistant. There are upgrade options (IFTT) that allow programmed scenarios such as automatic open and closing, and control via Amazon Alexa. There is also optional video monitoring via bookable plug-in video function.