Many automatic doors are subjected to heavy use, with hundreds and even thousands of openings per month. And even if the door is quality equipment from a supplier with a solid reputation, it will need to go through a maintenance schedule. Maintenance doesn’t mean calling a technician when you begin to notice signs that the electric door (ประตู รั้ว ไฟฟ้า which is the term in Thai) may be malfunctioning.
Such signs are an indication that the door needs corrective maintenance. Waiting for the door to start showing signs of failure is dangerous as it puts the safety of your customers and visitors at risk. In this case, maintenance can be expensive, as technicians are often called when there has already been damage to the door. Preventive maintenance is designed to prevent this from happening.
All automatic doors installed on commercial properties must have a maintenance schedule. The schedule must consider the number of openings the door has made or its time of use.
Keeping a regular maintenance schedule for your automatic doors is good practice. But even better is the habit of doing weekly security checks to make sure your doors are working correctly. Do the following every week:
Check that the electronic sensor is working correctly by passing through the input at a slow speed. Note if the door opens as soon as you enter the specified movement zone. The door should close without too much impact. Do the same outside.
Check if the door has some noise in its operation; doors in good condition usually work with a low noise index.
Stand still in the center of the door and make sure it stays open. Automatic doors must have anti-crash sensors to prevent accidents. Also, check how long and how fast the doors close after you’ve left.
The tips we’ve discussed here should help you operate your automatic door safely and sustainably.