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What is a high speed door?

Definition: High speed doors are designed for fast opening and closing, allowing people and/or equipment to move quickly through the opening. When properly applied, they can increase environmental separation, productivity and safety, and reduce maintenance costs.

There are two basic designs of high-speed doors: roll-up and bi-parting. Roll-up doors open vertically, while bi-parting doors open horizontally from the center. The specific application must be examined to determine which style is ideal, as each design has distinct features and benefits.

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How do I choose the right industrial door?

Today, selecting the right industrial door for your facility can be more complicated than ever. There are a variety of doors on the market today, so it’s easy to understand why choosing the best industrial door is a difficult decision.

In addition, not all doors are the same. A misapplied door can cause serious problems with environmental control, efficiency, durability and safety, while a properly applied door can improve safety, increase productivity, save energy, minimize maintenance and repair costs, enhance plant productivity, and provide the best overall return on investment.

Factors To Consider For The Best Door Solution For Your Facility

There are six factors to consider, which will help you determine the best total door solution for your facility.

Importance of Environmental Control

The most common reason for purchasing a door is to separate different environments. There are several factors which can affect environmental control. These include environmental separation, sealing, speed of operation, security and quality control. By examining these factors and their importance to you, you will be one step closer to choosing the door that will provide the best environmental control for your application.

How Efficiency Can be Improved

Proper door selection can improve the efficiency of a facility. For example, a fast passage time allows equipment to move quickly through the opening, increasing productivity. Also, optimizing the traffic flow through a facility will improve efficiency, and will increase the productivity of your employees. A closer look at the issues affecting efficiency will help you make the right door decision.

Durability

The durability of a door can be determined by the following criteria: performance, impact ability, maintenance needs and service support. Choose a door which was designed to meet your durability requirements.

Safety

Because safety is important at every facility, factors must be considered which can affect safety. For example, the type and flow of traffic at the opening can contribute to safety concerns. Also, consider visibility needs at the opening. A high traffic opening will require more visibility than an opening with minimal traffic. Finally, look for the potential for accidents and choose a door which will help prevent those accidents. Make the safest choice possible.

Activation

Activation is often taken for granted in door selection; however, properly activated doors can provide many benefits and can be as important as the door itself. Use activation to your advantage to improve safety, increase environmental separation, customize door operation, improve productivity, eliminate false cycles, minimize door impacts, and lower maintenance and downtime. To determine the best activation for your application, look at the traffic, equipment going through and around the opening, the physical characteristics of the opening, and the types of activation offered.

Final Selection is a Total Door Solution

The door manufacturer you choose should provide a total solution, not just hardware. You should expect innovative products with state-of-the-art features. But, you’re not only choosing an industrial door, you‘re also choosing a company. Make sure you select a manufacturer and local dealer who stand behind the equipment and provide complete service and support. Ask about a company’s track record with existing customers. Ask for a product demonstration and visit a field site where the equipment has been installed for some time. Check out the availability of service specialists. Ask about guaranteed life expectancy of the door and make sure you get written warranties.

How do I choose the right cold storage door?

Today, selecting the right cold storage door for your facility can be more complicated than ever. There are a variety of doors on the market today, so it’s easy to understand why choosing the best cold storage door is a difficult decision.

In addition, not all doors are the same. A misapplied door can cause serious problems with environmental control, efficiency, durability and safety, while a properly applied door can: improve safety, increase productivity, save energy, minimize maintenance and repair costs, enhance plant productivity, and provide the best overall return on investment.

Factors To Consider For The Best Total Cold Storage Door For Your Facility

There are six factors to consider, which will help you determine the best total cold storage door solution for your facility.

Environmental Control

Environmental control is critical in cold storage facilities. There are several factors which can affect environmental control. These include environmental separation, sealing, speed of operation, security and quality control. By examining these factors and their importance to you, you will be one step closer to choosing the best cold storage door for your application.

Efficiency

Examine how efficiency can be improved, as proper door selection can improve the efficiency of a facility. For example, a fast passage time allows equipment to move quickly through the opening, increasing productivity. Also, optimizing the traffic flow through a facility will improve efficiency, and will increase the productivity of your employees. A closer look at the issues affecting efficiency will help you make the right door decision.

Durability

The durability of a door can be determined by the following criteria: performance, impact ability, maintenance needs and service support. Choose a door which was designed to meet your durability requirements.

Safety

Because safety is important at every facility, factors must be considered which can affect safety. For example, the type and flow of traffic at the opening can contribute to safety concerns. Also consider visibility needs at the opening. A high traffic opening will require more visibility than an opening with minimal traffic. Finally, look for the potential for accidents and choose a door which will help prevent those accidents. Make the safest choice possible.

Activation

Activation is often taken for granted in door selection; however, properly activated doors can provide many benefits and can be as important as the door itself. Use activation to your advantage to improve safety, increase environmental separation, customize door operation, improve productivity, eliminate false cycles, minimize door impacts, and lower maintenance and downtime. To determine the best activation for your application, look at the traffic, equipment going through and around the opening, the physical characteristics of the opening, and the types of activation offered.

Final Selection is a Total Door Solution

The door manufacturer you choose should provide a total solution, not just hardware. You should expect innovative products with state-of-the-art features. But you’re not only choosing an industrial door, you're also choosing a company. Make sure you select a manufacturer and local dealer who stand behind the equipment and provide complete service and support. Ask about a company’s track record with existing customers. Ask for a product demonstration and visit a field site where the equipment has been installed for some time. Check out the availability of service specialists. Ask about guaranteed life expectancy of the door and make sure you get written warranties.

What is the criteria for the correct door for the application?

  • Traffic
  • Type of traffic
  • Width and height of the loads
  • Number of cycles
  • Traffic patterns

Jamb Conditions

  • Width of jamb
  • Construction of jamb, steel or wood
  • Can a correct jamb be installed?

Purpose of Door

  • Temperature
  • Sound attenuation
  • Humidity control
  • Contamination control
  • USDA requirements
  • Reduce traffic speed

Specific Conditions

  • Wash Down
  • Pressure
  • Floor incline or decline
  • Interior or exterior location
  • Existing transom
  • Existing overhead door or fire door
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