Install and service your high-speed doors with MINER
High-speed doors are a critical part of your facility’s equipment from an operational efficiency perspective. Moving quickly from one area of a building to another becomes a quicker process when the doors open automatically, and with a fast motion.
Considering that personnel and goods likely move through some areas of your facility multiple times per hour, the time saved by using high-speed doors adds up. Of course, these doors can only live up to this potential if they are suitable for their role, installed correctly and maintained to a high standard, to avoid unexpected downtime.
High-speed doors’ role in your facility
You can employ high-speed doors as interior doors to separate the different areas of your building, or asexterior doors. In either case, the role of the dooris to maintain the different environments while not impeding the work of your personnel or your overall logistics performance.
It’s important to consider how you predict you will be using a particular door in everyday situations. For instance, if forklifts will often be moving through with heavy loads, good visibility is essential to guard against collisions between personnel and vehicles. When thinking in terms of temperature control and limiting energy costs, insulation is the most important feature to consider.
Categories of high-speed door available from MINER
When seeking the perfect high-speed door for your needs, you can select from specialized categories, including the following:
High-speed rolling doors
These fabric doors are durable and resistant to impact damage. They are equipped with break-off bars to ensure they can sustain a hit without structural harm. High-speed rolling doors are also insulated against wind and negative-pressure resistant to prevent environmental conditions from impacting your facility.
The doors are designed with counterbalance and tension in mind, ensuring they are highly stable when in use. They can be equipped with optional full-width vision panels, so personnel on foot or driving powered vehicles can see through. A high-speed rolling door has an opening speed of 40 inches per second.
High-speed sliding doors
High-speed sliding doors are made of solid insulated panels. They provide an air-tight seal that makes them suitable for clean room use in pharmaceutical manufacturing, or any industry requiring a solid barrier between areas. The insulated door systemsare suitable for interior and exterior applications.
Instead of using only one type of door panel, you can select your material when installing high-speed sliding doors. They may be made of galvanized or stainless steel, aluminum or another metal. These high-speed doors provide strong, cost-effective insulation and security around your facility’s vital areas and they are designed to open at 80 inches per second.
High-speed folding doors
These doors are made of rubber and available in several sizes, thicknesses and specifications. The panels are both durable and flexible, and they can survive a strike from a forklift. Since the doors are transparent, they enable full visibility for professionals on each side.
Endurance is the key attribute of high-speed folding doors. In addition to their fast-opening and high-visibility properties, the rubber door assets are designed to last for one million cycles or more.
High-speed door repair and maintenance
Unexpected downtime for a high-speed door has the potential to cause a bottleneck in your facility, slowing down the movement of people and goods. The lost productivity from such an incident can cost you thousands of dollars per hour. It is therefore especially important to actively maintain your high-speed doors.
By creating a proactive maintenance strategy, you become able to keep track of every exterior and interior door in your facility, noting suitability, age and current wear and performing repairs as necessary. This proactive approach limits avoidable downtime and lowers maintenance costs, as emergency repairs are more expensive than advance upkeep.
To discover how MINER can connect your facility with ideal high-speed doors, and keep them in top condition,request a free quote today.