Automation is the name of the game when it comes to enhancing productivity in the workplace. There are many ways to add varying degrees of automation to your door systems from a simple timer to close to a high-speed door.
Timers (For Auto Close)
Timers can be added to a commercial door operator. This will make it close after a desired time duration, keeping it mostly closed, assisting with climate control and not depending on someone to remember to close it. We do recommend adding some type of safety device to monitor the path in case of an obstruction.
Multiple types of safety sensors are available to protect people and product from coming into contact with a closing door. Light curtains are another alternative to offer multiple infrared beams of protection across a door opening.
Motion detectors can be installed on one or both sides of the door opening to trigger oncoming traffic. They are smart enough to dial in the specific coverage area, not detect cross traffic and be mindful of snow and fog. They are pretty smart. Our smart technicians will make them even smarter!
High Speed Doors
High speed doors are the most effective way to increase efficiency in your facility. They are fast. They are automatic. They take a hit, break away and reset easily. They are built for millions of cycles. Talk to us for the best model for your application. If you are having a hard time justifying the cost, we can do a survey to determine when the investment will pay for itself.
Inductive loops can be used to trigger vehicles exiting a gated lot, to trigger forklifts going through doors throughout a facility or just to sense a metal object in any location.
There is a plethora of different types of radio controls to choose from. Simple to complex, economy to premium. Large heavy duty to compact keychain styles. One solution we’ve been having success with is a Nema 4 heavy-duty remote-control system designed to be incredibly durable and control many doors in a facility. Let us come out to see what will work best for your production process.
WiFi Operation/Remote Access
With the “Internet of Things” becoming more and more part of our lifestyle, the door industry is making strides in this area as well. More and more comes on the market as time goes on. Talk to us for the latest and greatest. If you have an idea and it’s not yet on the market, let’s find out how to make it so!