Union Industries, the market leading manufacturer of the Matadoor Range of Hi-Speed Doors, has completed a series of installations at breakfast cereal manufacture, Mornflake. Soon after the installation of the first Bulldoor at Mornflake’s Crewe facility, the company quickly ordered a further five doors after they were impressed by the effective operation & the benefits that the first door gave in the short period of time since it was fitted.
With oat milling expertise which dates back to 1675, Mornflake is Europe’s premier oatmiller. As well as supplying own label products to the majority of UK supermarkets, the company also produces its own Mornflake range of mueslis and oat based breakfast cereals.
The five Bulldoors and one Matadoor have been fitted to various external and internal openings around the factory and support Mornflake’s strict hygiene standards. With a 1.6 metres per second operating speed, the doors help prevent the ingress of dirt and dust as well as discouraging birds and vermin from entering the buildings.
Handling continuous forklift traffic, the doors are mainly activated by induction loop sensors, which are positioned in the floor to either side of the openings. Each of the doors can also be manually operated by different types of push buttons to allow for safe pedestrian access.
In common with the entire Matadoor Range, the doors feature Union’s highly-regarded ‘Crash-Out & Auto-Reset’ facility, which ensures that they remain operable if the bottom beam is hit by a speeding vehicle. This proven system, which has been on Union’s doors for almost 20 years, drastically reduces repair costs and guarantees minimal down-time.
In addition, they are supplied as standard with fire-retardant & anti-static door blades and also anti-bacterial powder coating to the steelwork of the doors, both of which are beneficial features for all working areas, but more-so within food manufacturing environments.
David Baxter, Operations Director from Mornflake, said: “We were instantly impressed with the first Bulldoor so we quickly identified where other Union doors could benefit the operation of our facility, and wasted no time in purchasing the other doors. The high quality of their manufacture and minimal maintenance requirements ensure that they do not reduce productivity at the factory.
Neil Irwin, Sales Engineer at Union Industries, said: “We have a large number of repeat customers who, once they experience the benefits of the Matadoor range, are keen to install further doors.
“The Matadoor Range is very popular in all industries, but especially in the food manufacturing and distribution sectors. Hygiene is of prime importance for companies like Mornflake and our doors play a major part in supporting that commitment.”