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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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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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Overhead Door's Mullion System: MetLife Stadium Case

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Aug 5, 2020 5:57:50 PM

Overhead Door's Mullion System:
MetLife Stadium Case

The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC has had the honor of working on several interesting, yet challenging projects. One of the more unique locations is the home of our two hometown NFL teams--the Giants & Jets. MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford is an impressive structure that not only serves as a football stadium but is also used for concerts and other events.

There was one major problem with the stadium, however. It had no opening that was large enough to allow Monster trucks to drive into the facility. Monster truck rallies are huge events that attract big crowds, so being able to utilize the stadium for this purpose is a big deal! Luckily, those in charge decided to call us and see if we could help solve this problem.

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Previously, there was a situation where the current doors were neither tall enough nor wide enough to drive these massive vehicles into the stadium. Since the rallies are infrequent events, it was not possible to simply take out the adjacent doors, and no "out-of-the-box" solution was available.

Some creativity was needed in creating a custom solution for this situation. Essentially, we removed the two rolling doors that already existed and instead installed two individual 8' x 14' RSX rolling steel 625 series doors. In addition to the doors themselves, we installed an intermediate mullion. If both doors are placed in the up position, the mullion can be disengaged and rolled away to create the 16' x 14 openings needed for those large monster trucks.

Before and After Photos from Mullion System in MetLife Stadium

While this was a custom solution, it was completed using Overhead Door Company parts. The only parts we fabricated ourselves were the steel floor plates to perfectly engage the cane bolts of the mullion. The powers-that-be at the stadium were very happy with the overhead door we created and we have since used this in other situations. 

This video shows you how the installed Mullion System works:

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This door is a simple, streamlined solution that opens up a number of possibilities for Metlife Stadium--including making it easier to bring in the sets and supplies needed for an event as large as the 2014 Super Bowl.

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.

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Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on May 12, 2020 11:17:00 AM

Benefits of Installing a High-Speed Door

Your rolling service doors are some of the most used and most underappreciated pieces of equipment in your facility. Every business has different needs and expectations when it comes to service doors, parking garage doors, or other types of overhead doors. Some businesses need a door that fits in with a particular architectural style, some companies value security and still others require a temperature-resistant overhead door. However, another important need is the need for speed. 

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A high-speed door is a great investment for many facilities. Faster opening and closing times on high-speed doors can make a facility more secure, reduce heating or cooling loss and prevent airflow, which can damage certain merchandise. In addition, when you are not stuck waiting for a slow door to open and close, you save time that you can use for other more important tasks around your property. 



Our high-speed doors offer the perfect balance between speed, high performance, durability and style.

 

Choosing the right service door for your structure is a big decision, but a high-speed door can be the ideal solution in many cases. 

When it comes to all your door needs, you are never alone. If you have any further questions on high-speed doors or other types of service doors and accessories, call The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC. One of our experts will be happy to discuss your needs and help you choose the right solution for your business. 

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

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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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A Quick Guide to Loading Dock Seals

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Nov 27, 2019 4:11:00 PM

Your loading dock is a bustling place--orders coming in, shipments going out--there is always something happening. No matter how well-built your loading dock is, there is likely some issue you face that could go a little bit smoother. That’s when accessories like dock seals come into play.

What are Loading Dock Seals?

Loading dock seals are an important way to protect your structure, trucks and shipments. A seal provides a tight closure between the truck and your loading dock. This keeps temperatures consistent and keeps insects, dampness and other things out of your building. If you have a particularly delicate load, this can be vital.

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What’s the Difference Between Dock Seals and Dock Shelters?

Dock Seals can provide an airtight seal--where as a dock shelter is not quite as tight. However, since the seal is airtight, it does require a bit more attention to the size of the truck and the dock--there is less flexibility. Using a loading dock leveler may make it easier, depending on the situation at hand. When everthing comes together and fits, a dock seal provides the best possible protection to your most important loads.

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Are There Other Accessories?

Here at The Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands and NYC, we carry a huge selection of the loading dock accessories you need. From these seals and shelters that protect loads from changing temperatures and moistures to dock bumpers that prevent damage to your trucks and structure, we have exactly the loading dock equipment you need to keep your loading dock operating at its best.

Whether you decide that a dock seal is an important addition to your structure or not, what is important is maintenance and servicing loading docks regularly. We can help you with your maintenance needs--keeping your docks operating at their prime now and for years to come.

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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