Neutron Sliding in Gibsonton, FL

Some high energy linear accelerator installations require a specially constructed steel door with neutron absorbing borated polyethylene and lead for gamma ray absorption. Room designs that have no maze frequently require a higher level of protection at the door than those with a maze as part of the design. a-fabco’s¬†sliding neutron door is designed to withstand direct emissions by containing up to 19″ of lead or lead and polyboron in combination. These very heavy doors (20,000 to 30,000 pounds) are configured to meet the physicist shielding specification and are designed for prolonged service. Proper maintenance at regular intervals is necessary to insure trouble free operation.

We install the Brookfield Industries, Inc. NB-4000 motorized door operator, with special interlock switches and sensing edges. Entrapment is a major concern. A battery backup unit is part of every installation so that door can be opened when power fails. Additionally an optional manually engaged hand crank and an optional emergency carriage release mechanism which allows the door to be pulled open by hand are available.

a-fabco, inc. is a leader in sliding door safety research. We have developed procedures that in the event of catastrophic opener failure, bearing failure or other failures when used in conjunction with our quick release system can open a damaged door within an hour of our team arriving on site. Operator access restrictions may extend or decrease this time.

a-fabco, inc. has a core team of Brookfield Industries factory trained technicians able to install, trouble shoot and maintain Brookfield operators during the warranty period. An affiliated company, Accelerator Door Corporation handles repairs and maintenance beyond the warranty period for Brookfield and other manufacturers operators as well. Emergency service and routine maintenance are available nation wide. Service contracts are available.


a-fabco, inc. Designed and Built Sliding Neutron Door with Optional Hand Crank, Disconnect

Field Installation

6″ Lead Contents

Carriage Disconnect

Bearing Rails

Sensing Edges/strong>

Standard Carriage