Whether it’s malfunction or misalignment, many service calls we receive at Dock and Door Tec can be avoided. We’ve gathered 5 of our top service call culprits that cause operator and equipment damage as well as affect the entire facility’s efficiencies and safety.
1. Overhead Doors
5. Slide Locks
While some of these reminders may seem minor, they can trigger other, more significant issues that lead to inoperability. Often, the reason a dock door does not operate properly is a simple one that can be addressed in-house, saving you time and money.
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Servicing a door spring brings a multitude of safety risks to you and your team. Combine this with an out of adjustment spring and employee risk is multiplied.
Common hazards include:
Why break-up with dock and door springs and opt for a springless counter-balance system?
A springless counter-balance system for doors will increase your workplace safety, protect your employees and your bottom line.
• designed to install on new or existing docks & doors
• designed to work in all applications
• reduced annual maintenance and repair costs
• reduced injury and Workmans Comp risk
• reduced downtime
Why are springless counter-balance systems not commonplace?
The answer: Knowledge and upfront cost.
The education around industrial doors is dominated by the door company manufacturers. They focus on high volume sales of door sections and panels, their primary product. Cost is the focal point on most new construction projects. The upfront cost of springs is less than springless options. However, the cost of ownership is much less with springless doors and is a wise investment, providing you with operable, safe door systems.
There are many types of springs: torsion springs, extension springs and compression springs to name a few. While they are a nifty invention and help make mechanical devices work, move or reset, they cause more problems than they solve. And unfortunately, they are brought up most often when they break or come out of adjustment.
Old Man Winter will be here soon. Keeping him at bay will keep your employees happy, reduce heating costs and prevent issues with any processes which require a controlled environment.
These six easy steps will help prepare you for winter and get you one step closer to warmer weather.
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