Rapid Roll doors used in new distribution centres
12 December 2012
Union Industries has completed an installation at The Co-operative's new Scottish Distribution Centre in Newhouse. At the 503,577 sq ft centre near Motherwell, Union has installed 7 Eiger Doors in the freezers and 16 Bu
The majority of the doors are 5.5m high and 3m wide to accommodate Co-op's fleet of high-reach trucks.
Union's rapid roll Eiger Door provides an alternative to the traditional sliding insulated type doors and also various other types of fast acting freezer doors.
After opening at approximately 1.6m per second, Eiger Door closes automatically after a short dwell time which allows for continuous traffic flow without compromising the freezer temperature.Warm air ingress into the freezer is reduced so the normal build up of ice and frost around the doorway is prevented.
This industrial freezer door incorporates a bottom beam 'Crash- Out' device, which features across all of Union's range of heavy duty doors.
This system is said to minimise the effect of impact damage usually caused by forklift trucks and is supported by an 'Auto-Reset' facility allowing the door to continue working following impact.
Two of the Bulldoor Hi-Speed Doors on site are free-standing and self-supported by a steel-braced frame that has been fitted into an internal security fence in a high-value goods area. Co-op colleagues enter through the doors via a swipe-card system which gives restricted access into the secure area.
Russell Young, national building manager from Co-op, said: "We have been impressed with the quality of manufacture and reliability of Union's range of doors, and have specified them in another of our new-build distribution operations. It is important to avoid major downtime and productivity interruptions, which can be caused by vehicle damage to doors and can be common with lower cost doors.
Union's doors, however, require minimal maintenance and provide innovative impact solutions." Alan Hirst, Union Industries' sales director, said: "The projects we have won with the Co-op demonstrate the excellent reputation our doors have established across a number of industrial sectors for their quality, reliability, efficiency and innovation."