What Are Automatic Doors and How Do They Work?

What Are Automatic Doors and How Do They Work?

Can you imagine a world without automatic doors? Imagine you have just been shopping and you have bagged up your groceries ready to carry them to your car, you move towards the exit. You approach the doors and… nothing happens. You are now faced with the tough task of squeezing you and your bags through the door instead of simply carrying on with your day as the doors kindly open themselves up for you. Sounds bad, doesn’t it?

Automatic doors are such a common thing now, that you probably can’t even think of a world without them. Over the last few decades, automatic doors have given us the ability to have hands free entrances and exits.

If you develop, own or manage commercial buildings, you’re probably always looking for new ways to enhance your property. Automatic doors improve safety, added convenience and a hands-free entry experience to tenants, visitors, and building staff.

How Do Automatic Doors Work?

Automatic doors require a sensor that detects when the door needs to open. When the sensor detects a cue, it then sends the signal to the door operating mechanism. After receiving that signal, the mechanism opens the door.

How Does A Sensor Make The Doors Open?

Once the sensor has detected that someone needs to enter the building, it then sends a signal to the door opening mechanism. The door opening mechanism is powered by an electric motor, which opens the door according to the type of door you have.

Sliding doors – Ideal for two-way traffic, automatic sliding doors may be hung from overhead tracks or mounted with tracks and rollers.

Swinging doors – Ideal for one-way traffic, automatic swinging doors open either in or out.

Folding doors – ideal for small entrances where space is a concern, automatic folding doors fold onto themselves to create a passageway.

Revolving doors – Ideal for high traffic areas, automatic revolving doors enable simultaneous exit and entry.

The right door for you is depending on the type of pedestrian traffic and amount of room you have available. If you are still unsure on what door works best for you, get in contact with our expert team here at ABC Industrial.

Posted: 25-04-2022