For many businesses, an out of action factory door can cause significant headaches. Not being able to get deliveries in or out can cost a lot of companies money and clients. For this reason, we recommend you have a routine maintenance plan in place at your premises.

Depending on how often you use the door at your factory, routine maintenance will usually need take place quarterly, half-yearly or yearly. This service should encompass both your door, motor and any accessories you have such as photo electric beams or loop detectors.

Quite often, you will also be asked to provide or hire an EWP, such as a scissor-lift or boom-lift to allow a safe and thorough service to your door and motor. If you don’t have one of these, it may be worth asking the door company to hire one on your behalf as they often have one, or get cheaper rental’s from a partnered company.

A routine service will look different from door to door based on the type of door and motor, the number of cycles it does and what additional accessories it has equipped to it. In general though, most services will consist of the following things:

  • Initial inspection
  • Tention adjustment
  • Limit resetting
  • Track lubrication
  • Bearing and gear lubrication
  • Safety feature check

Depending on the company, you may also be provided a service report, similar to a car service report log. This indicates the condition of the door and any potential issues they can foresee happening in the near future. This allows you to be proactive and minimize the impact on your business and your wallet.

If you’re interested in getting your factory doors or motors serviced and set up for a routine service contract, contact a well reviewed company for more information.