High-Speed Doors Bring Benefits Inside and Out

September 16th, 2019 by

Doors are much more than simple barriers separating different parts of your facility from each other.  The right choice indoors can improve productivity while minimizing unwanted costs, such as unnecessary energy usage, while the wrong choice can become barriers to everyday work. That’s why more facilities are choosing motorized vinyl high-speed doors for their operations.  These innovative door designs are perfect for improving productivity and reducing costs, while still fulfilling their main function. What Are High-Speed Doors? High-speed doors are a form of roll up door, made from vinyl and/or polyester mesh, attached to a high-speed motor for rapid opening…

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Roll Up Doors Save Time, Money, And Energy

September 9th, 2019 by

When designing any sort of warehouse-style operation, it’s crucial to consider every aspect of the construction in terms of how it will impact the day-to-day workflow.  Something as seemingly basic as a door can have a huge impact on overall costs and productivity!  In particular, it’s easy for architects and planners to see doors as a place where corners can be cut to save a little money, even though a better solution – such as motorized vinyl roll up doors – will create substantially superior value over time. Whether for new construction or retrofits, motorized roll up doors are an excellent…

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Vinyl Roll Up Doors Are A Perfect Choice for The Food Industry

September 2nd, 2019 by

Working in the food industry brings a lot of major challenges and regulations which have to be adhered to if you’re going to create foods and products which are safe for the public.  Every aspect of your facility design needs to be considered carefully, and that includes your doors.  Food industry doors need to serve all the functions you’d expect of doors in industrial spaces, along with also allowing for the higher level of hygiene needed for food preparation. This is why vinyl roll up doors are an excellent option in a wide variety of food storage and preparation facilities. …

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Bug Doors Do A Lot More Than Just Stopping Insects

August 30th, 2019 by

If you’re managing a warehouse, you’re undoubtedly aware of how complicated the problem of your exterior doors can be.  Many employees will prefer to leave the doors open, due to the extra airflow this creates, and how it helps speed up loading and unloading operations.  Yet, leaving doors open also allows a lot of pests to enter the building – including bugs. One easy solution to this is the installation of mesh-based bug doors, which create a best-of-both-worlds compromise solution.  You have a door which is impervious to any unwanted intruders but without the drawbacks of traditional solid doors. They keep…

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Curtain Walls and Mesh Doors Help Prevent Heat Stress

August 15th, 2019 by

Increased business obligations and pressure from customers can put a lot of strain on the workers in your warehouse and similar areas… but they don’t have infinite capacity for work.  In particular, if the facilities where they work lack sufficient climate control, they can start experiencing heat stress. As workers begin to overheat, they’ll begin to show several symptoms such as lethargy, difficulty making decisions, poor decision-making, or other erratic behaviors which affect both efficiency and safety.  This is not mere laziness!  In many cases, these are genuine signs of bodily harm from overheating, and if pushed, the workers will…

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August 14th, 2019 by

Booth #7 Date: 10/4/19 – 10/5/19 The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada Western Access Systems Association (WASA)  is a non profit association originally incorporated in 1983 as the California Operator & Door Association (CODA).   STAY INFORMED, CONNECTED AND ON TOP OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS Industry professionals representing every sector join industry leaders, peers, colleagues, business experts and top manufacturers to build their businesses and explore new opportunities. If you work in any of the following areas, regardless of the size of your operation, you should attend or participate: Garage Doors, Commercial Service Rolling Doors, Fire Rated and Counter Top…

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SEMA Show 2019

August 8th, 2019 by

Booth #11209 Date: 11/5/19 – 11/8/19 Las Vegas Convention Center This years’ SEMA Show is going to be an event that you definitely don’t want to miss. 2,400 exhibiting companies including veteran manufacturers and brand-new-to-SEMA manufacturers will be displaying their latest and most innovative new products. Follow us on social media!

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How High-Speed Doors Can Benefit Your Facility Inside and Out

August 1st, 2019 by

When it comes to bottlenecks to productivity within your facilities, one major culprit is easy to overlook due to its ubiquity:  your doors.  Have you stopped to consider how much time is lost over the course of a month, or a year, waiting on doors with difficult operating procedures, or slow movement? In particular, doors which block access to working vehicles such as forklifts can have a major impact on your operational efficiency! However, there’s now an alternative – lightweight motorized high-speed doors!  These doors can open 12 times as quickly as a traditional segmented overhead door and bring other operational benefits…

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How Different Materials Affect the Performance of Your Acoustic Sound Curtain

July 25th, 2019 by

An acoustic sound curtain can be a highly cost-effective way to contain loud noises in one part of your facility, without disturbing workers in other parts.  While not necessarily as purely effective at noise control as thick walls made of materials like concrete, sound curtains are far less expensive to implement.  Also, they are relatively easy to move around, so they can be repurposed if your building layout or other needs change. However, one crucial factor to consider when buying a sound curtain is which material is used for the outer layers.  Sound curtains utilize several layers of materials to…

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Need to Keep Pests Out of Your Facility? Roll-Up Bug Doors Offer Plenty of Benefits

July 15th, 2019 by

The problem of how to handle dock doors in a warehouse is a tricky one.  Ideally, you want the door to remain closed as much as possible – but your workers are likely to want the keep a door open for added comfort and convenience.  However, this has the major issue of allowing insects into your building.  They can disrupt operations, pester the workers or even potentially contaminate your product. Fortunately, there is a best-of-both-worlds solution here: vinyl roll-up bug doors.  Bug doors are designed to keep pests out while being quick and easy to operate.  Better yet, they bring other…

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