Whether its a commercial or residential garage door, cable drums are an essential component on any Torsion style garage door opener with a cable assembly. Drums attach to the torsion bar, and act as a pulley to lift the door wind the torsion springs (also known as garage door springs). Drums vary in size and style depending on weight, height of the door, and necessary lift height. Cable drums come in sets of two that are specially designed to mount on the left and right hand sides of the torsion bar. They are manufactured from stainless steel that resists corrosion.

Different Drums for Different Doors

Our drums can be installed for DIY home improvement projects as well as on commercial doors. Action Industries offers high-quality cable drums at good prices; choose from our selection to find the best set for your door. Cable drums are currently available in three different styles, each with their own range of compatible door sizes and weights:

  • Standard Lift Cable Drums - Features a single raised groove to stabilize the door.

  • Vertical Lift Cable Drums - Feature tall grooves to wind towards the shaft. Door opens on a vertical shaft.

  • High Lift Cable Drums - Use flat and raised grooves to keep a heavy duty door on vertical and horizontal tracks.