The Signs of a Faulty Automatic Door

A part of industrial property ownership involves taking responsibility for the mechanics and ensuring that they are provided with regular and high-quality maintenance. After all, a breakdown can sneak up on a building manager who slacks on their duties. Here at ABC Industrial, we believe that every client should be given all the information they need to take care of their investment. Read on as we go through a few signs that an automatic door should be inspected by an engineer...

Unusual Noises

When an automatic door opens and closes, the entire operation should be seamless and this means any noises that are out of the ordinary such as squeaking, grinding or jittering should be investigated by a licenced engineer. After all, it is the responsibility of a property owner to be able to recognise the signs of a faulty automatic door and usual sounds coming from the mechanics of the door is often a clear sign that there is something that needs investigating.

Sensor Malfunction

An automatic door works using motor sensors in order to detect when people are approaching; the technology will then use this information in order to act accordingly and either open or close the doors. With this said, a faulty door sensor can be a serious cause for concern as it is often considered a safety risk when an automatic door cannot detect the presence of people properly. As a result, a malfunctioning door sensor should be replaced sooner rather than later.

Slow Operation

The aim of an automatic door system is to increase the speed that people enter and exit a build as the doors will stay open for as long as they are required to do so whereas manual doors tend to create a lot of foot traffic as only so many people can pass at one given time. With this said, slow-moving automatic doors can cause more problems than they solve which means that an engineer should inspect the system for a faulty motor. Here at ABC Industrial, we like to stress the importance of regular servicing and maintenance. After all, taking the time to inspect your automatic doors can help ensure that a fault never catches you by surprise. To find out more information about our planned preventive maintenance contracts and how you can take care of your industrial investment, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

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