A Quick Guide to Industrial Jargon

Although it is important to ensure that clients are kept informed when they are purchasing something as important as industrial security equipment, the team here at ABC Industrial recognise how easy it can be to become alienated by the specialist jargon that engineers may use. In fact, many buyers are forced to simply trust that they are purchasing the right piece of machinery because they simply don’t understand what the experts are talking about! That’s why we have decided to put together a brief guide on industrial jargon. Aesthetics: A concern with making sure that something adheres to the appreciation of beauty. Here at ABC Industrial, we know how important it is to ensure that industrial equipment doesn’t make your property an eyesore, which is why aesthetics play an important role in our manufacturing. Automatic: A type of process that operates by itself with little or no human intervention. It is usually carried out via a motor connected to an electrical supply and can be applied to shutters, garage doors and even bollards. Compartmentalisation: The act of separating the different areas of a warehouse or factory from one another. It is a system that is implemented when fire shutters are triggered in order to prevent the spread of a fire and give people more time to evacuate. Deterrent: An object that is put in place in order to discourage criminal behaviour. Industrial equipment such as window grilles, roller shutters and industrial doors are often referred to as a deterrent because they make an otherwise attractive target look like a risky undertaking. Efficiency: Defined as ‘the quality of being efficient’, the term efficiency is regularly applied to industrial equipment in order to group together a range of different characteristics. Efficiency metrics can be applied to cost-effectiveness, heat, speed and even security. Made-to-Spec: As known as ‘made to specification’, this term is used in order to describe a custom or bespoke built piece of industrial equipment. Sometimes the standard shapes and sizes are not suitable, which means that unique alternatives have to be crafted from scratch. Manual: A type of process that requires human intervention in order to operate. It is often thought of as the opposite of automatic operation and can be applied to industrial equipment like roller shutters, industrial doors and loading bay equipment. Quality: The standard of something that is measured against items of a similar type. Here at ABC, we make it a priority to use some of the best materials on the market in order to craft high quality industrial equipment that comes with a durability guarantee. Here at ABC Industrial, we believe that the customer should feel like they are playing an important role in their industrial purchase rather than a spectator on the side-lines. Roller shutters, industrial doors, and security bollards are an investment for the future that you should understand fully if you’re considering a purchase! With our brief jargon guide, we hope that these terms and terminologies are a little clearer for our customers. To enquire about any of our services, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!

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