The Hydraulic Vertical Lift System

The Straight-Up Solution

The Hydraulically Actuated Vertical Lift System offers a unique blend of space saving and towering beauty. Designed to lift open, straight up, within the incorporated mounting frame, the Vertical Lift System offers a solution which projects neither to the exterior, nor to the interior, eliminating any conflicts with both exterior awnings or furniture, and any interior HVAC, lighting or fire suppression.

Available in custom sizes from counter-top application to two-story atriums, the Vertical Lift System provides an impressive visual statement supported by well-engineered operation.

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Why Hydraulic Vertical Lift?

Hydraulically Operated

The use of hydraulic cylinders eliminates cables, straps, locking mechanisms, pulley’s, springs, etc., offering the cleanest and least obstructive panel face in the market.


By elevating the operable panel straight up and out of the way, there is no need to design around exterior conflicts nor interior HVAC, lighting, or fire-suppression.

Remote Power

The power unit may be located anywhere in the building, thereby providing customers with quieter operation, and contributing to a cleaner look.

Easy Installation

From the smallest bar-top application to the largest storefront, the Vertical Lift System is available in a wide range of sizes.

All Steel Construction

Narrower steel profiles allow for more glass volume and greater visibility.


  • Shipped powder-coat finished. A full array of standard, non-standard, and custom colors are available, with few exceptions.
  • Manual lowering system in case of power failure
  • Total security without the use of locking mechanisms. The hydraulic cylinders draw the system panels closed with 1,000+ lbs. of force, creating a tight seal around the perimeter
  • Full perimeter weather seals
  • Integral mounting frame to limit loads on the structure
  • Remotely mounted power unit
  • No floor/sill track is required – Nothing to impair movement through the opening
  • The use of hydraulics eliminates the need for limit switches


Motor/Power Unit

The motor/power unit may be located anywhere within the building – Close proximity to the hydraulic door or window is not necessary.

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Motor Power Unit
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Choose from a standard up/down, 2-button, or key control for system operation. A weather-resistant control is also available. All controls are constant contact.


Infrared photo eyes or a lead-edge sensor are available, to either stop, or stop and reverse the motion of the door or window. Optional warning horn and strobe light indicate system operation.

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Remote Operation

Remote Transmitters offer ease of entry upon approach. Transmitters are constant contact. For safety reasons, we require either photo eyes or a lead-edge sensor with remote transmitters.


For turn-key products, we offer our glass retainer system (glass stops) and a variety of dual or single pane glazing options. All factory-supplied glass is laminated for safety. Customers may also elect to provide a virtually unlimited number of inserts such as polycarbonate, steel or wood, to name just a few.

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Crown Doors finishes each of our projects right here, in factory, using our state-of-the-art powder-coat facility, and our custom-design mantra follows through to our finish options as well – A full array of standard, non-standard, and custom colors are available, with few exceptions. We maintain a small list of customer-favorite colors as “standards,” though virtually any “non-standard” or entirely custom finish options are available (may affect cost and lead time).

Additionally, projects may be manufactured from stainless steel, available for corrosive environments (seaside or pool house installations). Stainless systems may be powder-coated as well.

Our standard color chart may be viewed here.