Recessed Angle Frame Pedestrian Loading Single Door

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Recessed Angle Frame Pedestrian Loading Single Door

The R-APS Series doors have a 1/8″ recess in the cover to receive carpet or tile. These doors can be used to preserve the architectural appeal of floors and sidewalks in outdoor and indoor applications.

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Material: Aluminum
Frame: Extruded aluminum angle
Covers: 1/4” smooth plate with 1/8” recess, reinforced for 150 PSF live load
Hardware: All 316 SS nuts, bolts, washers and latches
Hold-Open Device: 316 SS Hold-open arm with secondary latch mechanism
Lift Assist: Torsion bar
Lock Device: 316 SS Slamlock with threaded plug, removable outside key and fixed inside handle
Lift Handle: Removable T-handle
Warranty: Ten (10) years

Optional Features

  • Recessed cylinder lock
  • Frame skirts for easy casting into a concrete top slab
  • Nut rails with stainless steel sliding nuts for attaching cable holders, brackets & other hardware
  • Anodized finish
  • Fiberglass insulation with metal liner
  • Stainless steel safety chains
  • Fall Through Prevention Systems
  • Single door cover


The recessed floor access door shall be Model R-APS as manufactured by USF Fabrication, Inc. with the size being specified on the plans. Door leafs shall be 1/4-inch thick aluminum smooth plate reinforced for a 150 p.s.f. live load; and, have a 1/8-inch recess to receive tile or carpet. Both cover and frame shall have a metal lip around the entire perimeter defining the recess. The frame shall be extruded aluminum with an integral door seat on all four sides which has a groove to receive a cushion for noise dampening. The floor access door shall be equipped with 316 stainless steel hold open arms with secondary latch mechanism that secure the covers in their full upright, open position. The doors shall have hinges that are not visible when the door is closed. The door shall have 316 stainless steel torsion bars to assist in opening the door and reducing the force during closing. The door shall be equipped with a watertight 316 stainless steel slamlock with threaded plug, removable outside key, and fixed inside handle. The slamlock latches onto a 316 stainless steel striker plate that is bolted to the frame. All parts of the frame in contact with concrete shall have a coating of bituminous paint. Installation shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s attached instructions. The door shall be manufactured and assembled in the United States. Manufacturer shall guarantee the door against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ten years.

Light Vehicular / Occasional Truck Traffic

ASTM C1802-20 Load Level 3 & 4