Asset or liability: The right overhead sectional door can be a game changer

April 16, 2020

Overhead sectional doors play a vital function in many businesses. They protect people and goods from the elements, provide security, and help keep working conditions comfortable for people inside the building. But if your door doesn’t match the needs of your business, it can have serious consequences.

Why operating speed matters

Frustration, injuries, damage to property, and rising energy costs were just a few of the drawbacks that Copenhagen Markets experienced with its existing overhead sectional doors. Northern Europe’s largest marketplace for fresh food and flowers, Copenhagen Markets had standard overhead doors installed at some of its busiest entrances. Despite operating as they should, the standard doors had become a liability.

With more and more people and goods entering and exiting the busy market, the standard overhead doors were too slow to deal with the increasingly heavy flow of traffic. As a result, people often became impatient, which resulted in vehicle collisions, personal injuries and damaged doors.

Faster doors improve workflow and temperature control

The slow opening speed of the standard doors also made it harder to control the market’s indoor temperature vital for keeping fresh produce at its best. To improve the workflow and help keep the temperature stable, fifteen new rapid overhead sectional doors were chosen as the perfect replacement for the slower standard doors.

Four times faster than standard overhead doors, these rapid overhead doors will not only reduce heat loss from the massive building, they will cut the annual heating bill by an estimated 10-12%. The new doors are equipped with intelligent photo sensors, which immediately stop the door if an obstacle is detected that blocks the door closure. The result is expected to be a reduction in accidents and injuries.

With the faster doors installed and operating, Copenhagen Markets has now acquired a more efficient workflow, a higher level of safety and minimized heat lossin fact the new doors have become an asset for the company and everyone who uses them.

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