Today, one of the most important decisions that needs to be made at any facility revolves around which door option is the best for the company‘s needs. Among all the options available, one of the most popular in recent years has been the high-speed door.
High-speed doors are the perfect way to improve efficiency and productivity at industrial premises and warehouses and they can be installed at both indoor and external access points. They are key in work areas that experience a high volume of traffic and in zones where temperature losses must be avoided between different spaces, for which reason not only do they optimise the entry and exit of goods, but they also generate significant energy savings.
As such, once you’ve selected the high-speed door for you, one of the most frequently asked questions among our customers is, “Which opening option is the best one for me?”
What do these opening systems need to provide?
- Fluid, quick access of people and goods.
- Safety to ensure doors are not blocked or easily damaged.
- Durability and reliability: the door must be reliable and robust, but so must the opening system.
- And they need to be hygienic, minimising possible contagion due to the transmission of germs or viruses.
At present, there is a wide selection of opening systems available. These range from traditional choices that have always been available on the market to newer, more digitalised options. When choosing an opening system, the customer must consider:
- What will this door be used for?
- Who or what will be using the door? Only vehicles? Only people? Or both?
- Will it need to withstand intense vehicle traffic or high volumes of people throughout the day, or will it only be used occasionally?
- Will it be situated in an area that must observe very strict hygiene conditions and/or is subject to cleaning with chemical products?
- Will it be in contact with food?
It’s not always an easy choice. Sometimes a cheaper solution is selected but this can be harmful to the facility in the medium term and end up costing the customer more. As such, in an attempt to assist you, we’re going to analyse the safety systems available and provide you with some key information to help you choose the most appropriate option for any given situation.