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Industrial Doors & Automated Rolling Shutters
By: Kartik Gandhi
Choosing The Right Industrial Doors
Industrial doors come in many forms, shapes and sizes, and it can be a daunting task to choose the right one, taking all the technical aspects into account whilst ensuring that it is fit for purpose.
Finding the best industrial door for your environment, however, is so essential for the smooth running of day-to-day operations and brings about a number of business benefits:
• A rapid-acting door system helps to streamline a safer traffic flow at busy openings
• A quality, energy-efficient industrial door can minimise heat loss and save you a significant amount on your facility’s energy bills
• Using the latest technologies, an industrial door system can enhance levels of security for any working environment
Key Factors While Choosing the Right Industrial Doors?
Whether you need a secure high speed door for better productivity, or even a heavy-duty ice freezer door or fire shutter to protect your valuable assets, you need to choose the right doors.
Being experts in the production and installation of industrial doors, we know a thing or two about choosing the right door for you.
There are some features you will need to consider and we hope our guide will make your decision a little easier to make. Here are five things you need to consider while choosing the right door for your current and future needs:
Meeting your business needs: If you are running a business, you will want to balance quality with cost. A good manufacturer of industrial doors will be competitive on price, but also know that there can be no compromise on quality. Ensure they meet industry standards and have glowing recommendations from their customers.
Minimising heat and energy loss: Industrial premises are hardly the best places to retain heat and energy. Large in scale, it can be tricky to keep costs down and so it is important to have industrial doors that help to maintain heat, and therefore save energy costs.
Industrial doors are an opportunity to help in making some savings, so choose a manufacturer that has tried and tested energy results with their doors.
Speed: The speed of a roller shutter door or an automatically opening door will impact on the flow of the workplace and so being able to control this can be really important. The range of industrial doors has suitable inbuilt technologies that will help you to achieve safety, security and work flow effectiveness.
High Performing Industrial Doors Provide Businesses Across the Globe with Exceptionally Strong, Long-Lasting, Resilient, Safe and Functional Solutions
Repair and maintenance: You may have thought that you have got a good deal on your industrial door but what about the long term. Having a manufacturer that can install and then maintain your industrial doors is a bonus.
Installation expertise: The quality of the product is important. But understand that integral to its high functioning is the need to install it properly. A team of installation experts will ensure that the industrial door you have chosen works to maximum effect for you.
High performing industrial doors provide businesses across the globe with exceptionally strong, long-lasting, resilient, safe and functional solutions to the operational needs.
Rolling Shutter Doors Can Protect Windows & Glass Doors
Installing Rolling Shutters can Protect your Windows and Sliding Glass Doors from Damage
Installing rolling shutters can protect your windows and sliding glass doors from damage during severe weather. In some hurricane prone states, new homes or ones doing major improvement projects are required to install approved rolling shutters. In other parts of the country, they are also popular for energy savings and security benefits.
Energy savings with a rolling shutter can be significant, especially over large windows and glass doors. Considering only the insulation value of the shutter slats, a rolling window shutter can triple the R-value of a standard window. Additional savings come from the dead air space which is created, reducing air leakage and blocking the sun’s heat and fading rays during summer.
A rolling window shutter operates similar to an old roll-top desk. It is mounted on outdoor vertical tracks on each side of a window or door and rolls up into a small box mounted above the window or door. The individual slats are often only 1 to 2 inches tall and interlock with each other. The mechanism to raise and lower them is indoors. There also is an emergency hand crank rod that can be used outdoors.
When the shutter is lowered to cover the entire window, some shutters still allow natural light to come indoors. Each interlocking flange connecting the slats together has long narrow holes. When the shutter is completely lowered against the sill, these holes are hidden. As the shutter starts to lift, the slats separate to expose the holes while the bottom slat is still resting on the window sill.
There are several slat design options. The least expensive is made of hollow rolled sheet metal. Metals become stronger and stiffer from the rolling and forming operation. Another option is this same type of roll formed slat with insulation in the cavity. This makes it a little stronger and provides more insulation. The strongest and most expensive slats are heavier extruded metal.
The type of opening device and controls will be determined by the type and size of the rolling shutter you install and the level of convenience you desire. If a shutter is difficult and inconvenient to open and close, you will end up just not using it as often as you should for the greater energy savings and storm protection.
When installing a shutter over a normal-size window, an inexpensive pull strap operator is effective. For larger shutters or heavier extruded ones, a hand crank is a good choice. This is still reasonably priced and easy to use. For more convenience, electric operators are available. With modern electronics, groups of shutters can be operated from just one control.
The Rolling Shutters Combine Strength with Elegance Along with Toughness and are Designed for Both External and Internal Applications
Motorized rolling shutters are typical, and are perfect for circumstances where side room is less and security is required. The rolling shutters need very less headroom above the structural opening. They combine strength with elegance along with toughness and are designed for both external and internal applications.
Automatic rolling shutters are made up of interlocked Galvalume, galvanised insulated and non-insulated, stainless steel, patented aluminium profiles and patented bright steel bar rolling grills. Automatic rolling shutters are strongly built to endorse a trouble-free process and long life. The motorized rolling shutters can also be planned as per customer’s conditions or conforming to IS6248.
Rolling shutters are automated using vigorous drive expertise with manual override in case of a power failure and are dense, noiseless, and dependable with low decibel level. Motorized rolling shutters can be manufactured to a maximum width of 30,000 mm and height of 40,000 mm with a boundless array of choices to please both artistic deliberations as well as a working prerequisite.
Kartik Gandhi, as one of the founders and Director, has been instrumental in the organizsational development of Gandhi Automations since its inception and has been constantly working on improving its operations, manufacturing and deliverables since then.
With his strong technical expertise and his vision, Kartik Gandhi managed to set up one of the finest manufacturing units which meet ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015 & BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 standards. Since the incorporation of Gandhi Automations in 1996, he played a key role in business tie-ups with international brands. His strong analytical and leadership qualities coupled with people skill have enabled him to boost organisational performance.