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Preventative Maintenance Plans For Overhead-Doors

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jan 5, 2022 10:51:00 PM

The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC strongly recommends a regularly scheduled preventative maintenance plan for commercial overhead doors.  Our preventative maintenance plans improve operational efficiency, safety, and reliability.  

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Why Is a Maintenance Plan for an Overhead Door So Important?

Overhead Door preventative maintenance not only decreases costly downtime by preventing some types of industrial door malfunctions, but it can also decrease repair expenses over the long term.  Scheduling commercial doors maintenance regularly reduces the need for emergency repairs to overhead doors.  

What Does a Preventive Plan Entail?

Preventative maintenance is focused on keeping your overhead doors in peak condition at all times, instead of only performing maintenance in response to a needed repair.  

Among other things, preventative maintenance includes keeping the track surfaces of the overhead door clean and free of obstructions, grease, and oil, making certain bolts and fasteners are correctly tightened, and addressing any damage or wear and tear which has occurred over time. The door surface and hardware should also be checked on a regular basis, to maintain the functionality of the roller assembly, bottom seal, hinge points, and other elements.  The counterbalance should also be examined periodically to ensure that the drum, cable, torsion spring, shaft bearings, set screws, and collars are working as intended.  Some elements may need periodic lubrication, while others may need tightness adjustments or replacement due to corrosion. 

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Why Schedule Professional Preventive Maintenance for Your Overhead Door? 

Overhead doors include a number of elements that can be under high spring tension, including bottom fixtures, cables, drums, pulleys, shafts, and brackets, and only professionals should attempt repairs to these items. These springs are under extreme pressure which can be dangerous to release. If they snap suddenly, there is a possibility that they can cause serious injuries, damages, and even causalities. 

Winding, repairs, and spring adjustments must also be completed by trained personnel.

Another advantage is that a professional technician will have extensive experience in identifying the potential for problems before they have a chance to occur. 

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How Often Should a Preventive Maintenance Be Scheduled? 

The frequency with which a customer schedules service technicians to perform preventative maintenance on industrial doors or other equipment will vary according to the climate and other conditions under which the door regularly operates.  Some preventative maintenance may be required monthly, while other types of maintenance should be undertaken every three to six months. To determine the best preventative maintenance schedule for your overhead doors or loading dock equipment contact The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC for a consultation.  

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com.

For 24-hour emergency service, please call 973-471-4060

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland.

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Rapidslat® Advanced Service Doors (High-Performance Rolling Doors)

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jun 14, 2021 12:24:00 PM

It is always great to find high-performance commercial doors that meet your requirements for security, durability, and high performance. It is a special pleasure to add speed and high cycle rates to those performance criteria. 

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Overhead Door takes pleasure in introducing RapidSlat® Advanced Service Doors as a door solution that is safe, rugged, and easy to operate. Its enhanced functionality provides both the security you need and the convenience you appreciate. By eliminating the need for a second door, RapidSlat allows you to enjoy both advantages in one high-quality door.

Three series, the 611, 621, and 626, give you width and height options of up to 20 feet and come with a 5-year limited warranty. The 2-year or 300,000 cycle limited warranty coverage on components adds to your protection. And where needed, the 626 Series offers an insulation option of up to 7.71 R-value.

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The creative combination of a high-performance door with the rolling steel door provides a solution that many will appreciate for multiple applications. The faster opening speed allows for increased productivity while saving on energy costs.

The many advantages of the RapidSlat® High-Performance Doors come from an innovative combination of several unique features. These include:

  • Direct Drive Motor. With a standard gearbox design, specially designed gear teeth serve to spread drive and shock loads over a greater tooth contact area. This provides greater durability and lowers your commercial door maintenance needs.
  • Interior Hood Assembly. Carefully designed to protect all components from dirt and debris. Also, it adds to the door’s overall appearance.
  • Safety Features. Both a built-in variable frequency drive and a self-monitoring sensing edge add safety and reduce wear on the door and components. Additionally, with the elite C-channel photocells and a unique brake system, you have full functionality with maximum security.

When it comes to eliminating that extra door without compromising security or convenience, RapidSlat® Advanced Service Doors are your only effective option.

You can read more about our high-performance overhead doors here. 

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Overhead Door's RapidGrille® Model 676 | High-Speed Security Grille

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Nov 19, 2020 1:19:00 PM

The RapidGrille®​ Advanced Performance Security Grille provides facilities with visual access and maximized air movement while delivering better safety features than a standard security grille

Every client's security grille needs are different, but this new product developed by Overhead Door can be useful for a wide variety of businesses, including parking garages, loading docks, performance venues, manufacturing facilities, or retail businesses -- basically anywhere that a client needs to make a location secure but also wants a grilled that's safe yet simple, and easy to minimize when it's not needed.

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RapidGrille®'s Main Features: 

Some of the state-of-the-art features of the new product include:

✓ Max. Standard Width: 30'4" (9,246 mm) | Max. Standard Height: 14’4" (4,369 mm)

✓ Curtain:
Galvanized steel links and solid rods with mill aluminum spacer tubes

✓ Curtain Pattern:
Straight lattice 9" center vertical links with 2" center rod spacing

✓ Door Roll:
Directly driven, springless steel tube roll with integral shafts, keyed on the drive end and supported by self-aligning grease-able sealed bearings

✓ Hood:
24 gauge black painted steel

✓ Guides:
Three structural steel angles with PowderGuard® Premium finish with black powder coat

✓ Bottom Bar:
Tubular extruded aluminum with mill finish​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

✓ Standard Mounting: Face of wall ​​

✓ Operation: Direct drive, integrated gear motor/brake assembly (up to 24” per sec up speed / 12” per sec down speed); drive assembly and limit sensors are factory pre-assembled. Manual hand chain for a power outage. Horsepower is appropriate to the size and weight of the door. 230V AC 3-phase motor (operating range 208-245V)

✓ Control Panel: NEMA 4X rated; variable frequency drive, self-diagnostics, built-in cycle counter, and timer to close​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

✓ Safety Devices: Built-in braking mechanism provides additional peace of mind against uncontrolled curtain travel.

✓ Wireless, Monitored Safety Edge - all doors are equipped with a mandatory reversing or sensing edge to prevent entrapment.

✓ Photoelectric Safety Sensors with Guards - provide additional safety during door operation to help prevent injury and damage.

✓ Limited Warranty - 60-month on motor; 24-month/300,000 cycles on door components​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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RapidGrille Model 676 customers can choose a straight lattice pattern or optional brick pattern, and can also select a complete steel curtain; a powder-coated curtain; or a grille that contains aluminum links and spacer tubes.

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Grille controls and operation details can be found right at your fingertips, in the form of an interactive panel that displays info about the opening and closing cycle, a closing timer, and any helpful system diagnostics.

Foeng Tjong, Overhead Door's commercial product manager for rolling products, said the Model 676 has been engineered to perform at high levels over long periods of time.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com 

You can read more about our security grilles here and about high-performance overhead doors here. 

For 24-hour emergency service, please contact us at 973-471-4060.

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland.

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Looking For a Security Grille For Your Shop?

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Nov 18, 2019 8:50:00 PM

When you are looking for the perfect way to prevent unauthorized access, and discourage entry to storefronts, counters, and other areas, security grilles are a great option. This is a style of security doors that allow a line of vision into the unauthorized area, without sacrificing safety.

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While security grilles can be used alone, they are also sometimes used with plate glass storefronts or other types of commercial door setups to deter theft from smash-and-grab robberies. 

Different Types of Commercial Security Grilles:


1.
Side-Folding Full Enclosure Security Grilles are great when it is important to be able to easily open and close the gate. 

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2. Side-Folding Open-Air Security Grilles offer options that are as attractive as they are useful - perfect for locations where style is of an essence.

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3. Upward Coiling Security Grilles are best suited for locations where you need to save space, this is the style often chosen for pharmacy counters and other similar spaces.

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As you can see, commercial doors and security grilles come in many different types, so no matter what your desires, you can find one that fits your needs. Spend some time browsing the selection at Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC, then give us a call and let one of our industrial door experts work with you to choose the right solution for your business. Whether you are ready to place an order, or you just want to talk about the options, let us help you today.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at: info@dockndoor.com

For 24-hour emergency service, please contact us at 973-471-4060 

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland.

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Difference Between Insulated and Non-Insulated Sectional Doors

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Jun 16, 2019 11:01:00 AM

When you are shopping for commercial doors, the sheer number of choices can be a bit overwhelming. One of the options you may be drawn to is sectional doors. However, even within this industrial door category, you are left with a couple of options. Should you choose an insulated or non-insulated sectional door? Learn more about the two different options and determine which will be the best option for your loading dock, storage area or other commercial door needs.

 

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Insulated Sectional Doors

(Advanced Sectional Doors • Thermacore® Doors • Insulated Sectional Steel Doors)

Insulated sectional steel doors are ideal for any business that requires temperature control. This would include facilities such as warehouses, cold storage units, firehouses, restaurants and even municipal buildings. These commercial overhead doors can work to keep cold air out too. This is ideal in the cold New Jersey Winters! Finally, there are other benefits to using an insulated door too. They are generally quieter and sturdier than the non-insulated types.

Non-Insulated Sectional Doors

(Aluminum Glass DoorsNon-Insulated Sectional Steel Doors)

While commercial insulated doors are normally a preferred option. There are certain instances that you may choose one of these non-insulated commercial doors. The up-front cost is often less; however, this may be reduced by the increased energy bills that occur when you have non-insulated doors. The most important thing is to make the right choice for your particular business. 

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When it comes time to purchase a sectional steel door for your place of business, it is important to be well-informed. Spend some time browsing the options available here at the Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands and New York City. Then, give us a call or contact us with any questions or concerns you have about sectional steel doors or other styles of industrial doors.

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060, email us at: info@loadingdock.com.
24-hr emergency service is available for existing customers. 

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We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.  

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