Logistics operators have been busier than ever over the last year, due to the Covid-related rise in online shopping, and they are likely to be busy for the foreseeable future. With their sites in continuous operation, it is imperative to maintain safety and efficiency. To keep doors in a decent condition and maximise their performance, they need to be serviced regularly.

This article was first published in the May 1st 2021 issue of Warehouse & Logistics News, subscribe to the magazine by clicking here.

With doors being the one item we all touch every day, the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has been looking at how risk can be mitigated in the post-Covid world. “Something as simple as ensuring existing door hardware is being cleaned properly with anti-bacterial detergent and water solution can make all the difference,” says DHF’s Head of Commercial Operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens. “In areas of high traffic, products that enable doors to be opened without a person having to use their hands (e.g. using arm and foot pulls) can also be an easy and cost-effective solution.”

Constructed from an unrivalled 62mm heavy duty steel, the Hörmann range of STS/STU doors set the standard for both a long life and maintenance free operation. The range of doors are available in either flush or thick rebated versions, with the flush and fully bonded composite construction resulting in increased leaf rigidity, so that the door closes with a strong, rich sound. Hörmann steel doors can be configured as either single or double-leaf versions, with the option of a fixed or removable top panel which is available in a choice of solid panels, ventilation grilles or transom lights.

A total of 12 doors from the popular FlexiEdge range were supplied and installed by Stertil door products to GA Pet Food Partners (GA). The door curtain is fully flexible with a soft bottom edge which not only self-adjusts to seal on an uneven floor but also avoids any possibility of causing injury to users. In addition, the incorporation of an infra-red photocell, supported by a bottom edge wireless detector, ensures instant halting of all door movement in the event of sensing an obstruction of any kind.

Bolton based BID Group Ltd were engaged to install KLIMATE High Speed Doors for one of the Northwest’s leading fresh produce suppliers based in Wigan. The new KLIMATE doors help to control the indoor chilled environment where the site carries out packing and storage of fresh produce to the high standards expected by retailers. All Klimate doors are characterised by their low maintenance technology and low repair costs and with Klimate being a UK manufacturer, customers have immediate access to replacement component parts, especially for those doors that are under high usage and reliability is key.

It is recommended that industrial doors are serviced at least twice a year and even more frequently for doors in high usage areas. That way, the doors will be in top condition to keep all those goods moving through them!

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