High spec roller doors provide end to end security for food manufacturer

25/07/2017 15:41:28
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A food manufacturer that installed its first sara LBS Sprint high speed roller door in November 2015 was so impressed that it promptly ordered two more to speed up operations on the site.

In food handling operations, both security and biosecurity are high on the management’s agenda, no matter how busy operations become. So when sara LBS was asked to suggest some possible door solutions for an ingredients and foodstuffs production site, it was natural to looks at high speed roller doors that would minimise the time they were actually open.

The first Sprint door was installed at one end of the main building, at the goods inward facility. Night time security is provided by a solid door which is kept open throughout the working day. Behind the door a strip curtain is used to ensure biosecurity, preventing birds, rodents and other animals from entering the premises. It also functioned to reduce heat loss from the building, particularly in winter.

When the strip curtain was getting towards the end of its effective life the operational management team wanted to look at options for a higher performance replacement. They arranged for Guy Windle of sara LBS (Loading Bay Specialists) to visit and suggest some options.

Guy recalls the first visit: “The good inwards area was busy, mainly with fork lift trucks unloading lorries pallet by pallet outside and bringing the ingredients in through the curtain ready for use in the production departments. Operations were almost continuous, as you would expect from a high volume food manufacturer.

“This level of activity coloured my thinking a great deal when it came to suggesting a door solution.”

There was a fundamental need to have the door space sealed to provide biosecurity and retain heat in the building. But with so much traffic the door solution needed to be fast acting and preferably automatic so that operatives did not have to take time and put effort into opening it. A see-through solution was also highly desirable so that people could come through smoothly without having to stop and check that the way ahead was clear and safe.

“It was fairly obvious from the start that the optimum solution was going to come from our Sprint range of high speed doors,” says Guy. “Of course I considered other options too, but I kept coming back to Sprint and some of its optional extras for speed, safety and automation.”

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Image 1: All automated sara LBS doors have a full suite of safety features to protect personnel and avoid accidents.

Image 2: There was a fundamental need to have the door space sealed to provide biosecurity and retain heat in the building.

About sara LBS

sara Loading Bay Specialists supplies, installs and maintains loading bay systems, high speed doors and industrial doors.It has provided high quality product solutions and outstanding customer service since it was founded 30 years ago and this remains its sole focus.

Product Solutions

sara LBS’s range of high quality products includes its complete loading bay packages (including scissor lifts, ramps and dock levellers), ‘Sprint’ range of rapid roll, high speed doors for internal and external use, insulated sectional overhead doors and roller shutter doors. It has extensive sector expertise and provides total packages that are tailored to meet all its customer’s needs. Specialist sectors include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.

Maintenance & Repair

Sara LBS provides nationwide 24/7 service cover and rapid response times for all loading bay systems, dock shelters, high speed doors and industrial doors using its specialist engineers based across the country. It works with end users to extend the safe working lifetime of their doors and equipment by providing both preventative maintenance packages and standard and emergency repairs.

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DMA Europa Ltd. : David Bedford
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Company Contact

sara Loading Bay Specialists Ltd : Louise Nurse
Tel: +44 (0)1442 245577 Fax: +44 (0)1442 217117
Web: www.saralbs.co.uk
Email: info@saralbs.co.uk

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