Sliding vs Swinging Automatic Doors

In the 21st century, it is impossible to go into a public building and not encounter an automatic door. After all, they come in a range of different shapes, sizes and varieties. Here at ABC Industrial, our most popular automatic doors slide and swing, however it can be difficult for a customer to know which is going to benefit them the most. Read on as we go through some of the differentiating characteristics that separate sliding automatic doors from swinging automatic doors…

Inside or Outside

Automatic doors come with incredible durability and strength which means they are more than equipped to withstand the brutally of mother nature as an outside door. With this said, automatic swinging doors are more likely to be an entrance and exit type of door whereas sliding doors are much more efficient for use inside as well as outside.


Thanks to modern developments, automatic doors have never looked better. After all, they are incredibly sleek which makes them perfect for professional working environments. With this said, the smoothness of a sliding automatic door makes them all the more aesthetically pleasing in comparison to a swinging automatic door.

Flow of Traffic

When you are choosing an automatic door, it is important to take into consideration the amount of traffic that it will have to deal with. After all, a swinging automatic door can be designed as double acting which means that it will allow people to push it open regardless of the direction they are travelling. With this said, if there is heavy foot traffic then this can become problematic and a sliding automatic door may be more suitable due to the sensitive sensors they are fitted with. An automatic door is slowly but surely becoming an necessity in modern society. After all, they are a way for the disabled to retain their independence as using a manual door is next to impossible compared to the ease of an automatic one. If you are interested in our range of automatic doors, get in contact with a member of the ABC Industrial team today!

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