SARA LOADING BAY SPECIALISTS LTD

Mark Road
Hemel Hempstead
HERTS HP2 7DN

Tel: 01442 245577
Fax: 01442 217117

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Suppliers of: Loading Bay equipment Loading Bay dock levellers, loading bay dock shelters, loading bay docks, high speed industrial doors, high speed roller doors, fast operating roller doors, fast acting industrial doors

Sara Loading Bay Specialists supply, install and maintain loading bay equipment for manufacturing, warehouse loading and distribution networks, and high speed doors and roller shutter doors for industrial, production line, cleanroom and food processing applications.

Its high speed range of ’Sprint’ fast action doors offer quick opening speeds and improved safety for internal and external applications.

  • HIGH SPEED DOORS
  • LOADING BAY EQUIPMENT
  • INDUSTRIAL DOORS
  • DOCK SHELTERS/STRIP CURTAINS
  • ALUMINIUM RAMPS
  • MODULAR DOCKS/DOCKING PODS
  • SCISSOR LIFTS/DISABLED LIFTS

Our business philosophy is ’High Quality’, ’Good Service’ and ’Fair Price’, and we work hard with our customers to maintain this. We have achieved a stable market position, and our trade mark sara is well respected. We are a Total Package supplier, not only in our product range, but also in the area of technical information.

Our solutions are an important benefit to the end user, specifier, and main contractor. Our team of highly trained salesmen is available for site and design meetings, and the demonstration theatre at our head office in Watford is always ready and available for visitors.

Installation, maintenance and service work is carried out by our six depots operating throughout the U.K.:

  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Hemel Hempstead

We employ more than 100 staff, including fully trained engineers operating from mobile workshops carrying tools, equipment and spare parts. sara is proud of its reputation for good service and attention to detail. We can honestly claim that our service is second to none in the door industry.

Futher technical information is available on the BPi download library or visit the Sara Loading Bay Specialists Website.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

sara LBS Dock Shelters, Inflatable Shelters
Dock Shelters, Dock Seals

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sara LBS Insulated Roller Shutter Doors
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Dock Loading Pods
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Docklevellers HLP
Loading Bay Dock Levellers, HYDRAULIC DOCK LEVELLERS

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sara LBS New Industrial Sectional Overhead Doors
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Precast Loading Bays
loading bays, Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Scissor lifts tables
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 2000 Rapid Protection Door
Machine Protection Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 300 Plus High Performance Door
High Performance Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 3000 High-speed Industrial Door
High-speed Industrial Door, Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 355 Industrial High Speed Door
Sprint 355 Industrial Doors, High-speed Door for Frequent Traffic

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 392 High Speed Industrial doors
high speed industrial doors

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 400/600/600G High Performance Doors
Sprint 450 600 600G High Performance Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 600 Ultra High Performance Door
Sara Loading Bay Sprint 600 Ultra High Performance Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint Cleanroom Certified Doors
Certified doors for cleanroom applications

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sara LBS NEW Sprint Food High Performance Door
rapid food high performance door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint Rapid Protection 300
Machine Protection Door Sprint 300 MP

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sara LBS Sprint 300 High Performance Door
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS Steel Hinged Doors
EXTERNAL STEEL DOOR

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ACCESS RAMPS Portable .
ACCESS RAMPS Temporary .
AUTOMATIC DOOR GEAR Powered .
BRIDGE Plates .
CLEANROOM Door Systems .
CURTAIN Strips Flexible .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS . .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS Controlled Descent .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS Controls .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS Rolling .
INDUSTRIAL Shutters .
INDUSTRIAL DOOR Controls .
INDUSTRIAL DOOR GEAR Automatic .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Aluminium .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Aluminium Combined Glass .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Automatic .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting High Speed
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting Safety Photocell
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting Transparent
INDUSTRIAL DOORS BS 476:1987 Part 22 .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS BS EN 13241-1 .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Cleanroom .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Cold Storage Rooms .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Crash .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Electric Operated .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains PVC Strip .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Food Industry .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Food Industry FDA Tested
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Glazed .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Dual Opening Heights
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation High Speed Curtain
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Non Contact Safety Beam Incorported
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Vertically Opening
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Rolling .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Rolling Cleanrooms
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Rolling Crash Proof
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Hygienic .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Insulated .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Overhead .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Personnel .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Purpose Made .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS PVC .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Insulated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Knockout
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Safety Stop Photocell Incorporated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Transparent
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Shutter .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional Glazed
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional Overhead .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional Overhead Insulated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Security .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel Colourcoated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel Glazed
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel Plastisol Finish
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Transparent .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Vertical Folding
LOADING BAY Bridge Plates .
LOADING BAY Dock Buffers .
LOADING BAY Dock Buffers Alarmed
LOADING BAY Dock Bumpers .
LOADING BAY Dock Houses .
LOADING BAY Dock Houses External
LOADING BAY Dock Leveller Pits .
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers .
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers Drawbridge
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers Hydraulic
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers Mechanical
LOADING BAY Dock Lifts .
LOADING BAY Dock Pads .
LOADING BAY Dock Seals .
LOADING BAY Dock Seals Inflatable
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters .
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Collapsible
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Curtain
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Inflatable
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Repair and Maintenance
LOADING BAY Docking Systems .
LOADING BAY Equipment .
LOADING BAY Lights .
LOADING BAY Lights Traffic
LOADING BAY Modular Docks Relocatable
LOADING BAY Modular Docks Steel
LOADING BAY Ramps .
LOADING BAY Ramps Aluminium
LOADING BAY Ramps Mobile Yard
LOADING BAY Ramps Power Assisted
LOADING BAY Systems .
LOADING BAY Wheel Guides .
LOADING BAYS Precast Concrete .
MOBILITY RAMPS Disabled Access Ramps .
MOBILITY RAMPS Wheelchair Ramps Portable
PLATFORM LIFTS Scissor Lifting Systems .
ROLLER SHUTTERS .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Automatic .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Commercial .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Electric Operation CE Marked
ROLLER SHUTTERS Electric Operation Power Operated
ROLLER SHUTTERS EN 13241-1 CE Marked
ROLLER SHUTTERS Fire Resistant BS 476 Parts 20/22
ROLLER SHUTTERS Fire Resistant BS 476:Part 22 Section 8/L: 4 Hours
ROLLER SHUTTERS Galvanised Steel .
ROLLER SHUTTERS High Speed Opening .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Industrial .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Insulated .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Steel .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Steel Colourcoated
SCISSOR LIFTS Automative .
SCISSOR LIFTS BS EN 1570:1999 .
SCISSOR LIFTS Car Parking .
SCISSOR LIFTS Disabled Access Wheelchair
SCISSOR LIFTS Open Platform .
SCISSOR LIFTS Raised Storage .
SCISSOR LIFTS Vehicle Loading .
SHUTTERS Fire Check .
SHUTTERS Fire Resistant Rolling BS 476:Parts 20/22
SHUTTERS See-Through .
TABLES Scissor Lift .
WHEELCHAIR RAMPS See Also MOBILITY RAMPS: .
WINCHES
WINCHES Hydraulic .
SPRINT High Speed Industrial Doors
DISCDRIVE Fast Operating Door
INSUROLL Insulated Rolling Shutter
MCC VECTOR CONTROL Door Control
NORMATEX Strip Curtain
PCS Roller Door
RAPID FOOD Industrial Doors & Shutters
RAPIDPROTECT Industrial Doors & Shutters
ROLLTEX Strip Curtain
SUPERWINCH Winches
TRAVITOP Strip Curtain

sara LBS roller shutter doors keep winter weather out at Glasgow paper plant

May 2017

Paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa has replaced two 25 year old sara LBS industrial doors at its West Scotland depot with new models from the same manufacturer.

A world leading producer of paper-based packaging with around 45,000 employees across 34 countries, Smurfit Kappa had sales of €8.2 billion in 2016. It is constantly innovating to create new packaging solutions and other paper based products, such as point of sale displays, and runs highly regarded recycling operations across the UK.

Its depot in Uddingston, near Glasgow, serves the full breadth of Scotland’s economy - including medical equipment and whisky production - plus packaging for speciality products such as smoked salmon and other gourmet foodstuffs. Scotland also has a proud manufacturing sector producing goods as diverse as jet engines, computers, avionics and microelectronics, with Smurfit Kappa supporting almost all of them.

The first new sara LBS door was fitted in the summer of 2016 and the second one, a virtually identical Sprint 355 model, went in during the early weeks of 2017. The installations took about two days each and included the building of new mounting frames.

Both doors are clear PVC curtain doors, over 3m high and 3.5m wide, through which forklift trucks can freely pass. They are controlled by an induction loop that automatically opens the door as a truck approaches; operating quickly, but with a soft start and soft stop function to reduce wear and fatigue of the drive components.

sara LBS supplies, installs and maintains loading bay equipment and high speed doors and roller shutter doors for industrial, production line, cleanroom and food processing applications. Its high speed range of 'Sprint' fast action doors offer the fastest operating speeds on the market and are ideal for most industrial applications. They are available in a range of models and can be customised for specialist duties such as machine protection, food processing areas and cleanrooms.

Features which are unique to the ‘Sprint’ Rapid Roll range include the sara LBS non-contact travelling safety beam, which provides unparalleled safety for personnel and equipment, and the patented MCC Vector Frequency control system, as fitted to the Smurfit Kappa doors.

The Sprint 355 high speed roller shutter door is suitable for both internal and external use in applications where frequent operation is required. The high visibility transparent curtain enhances safety while the high-speed 'rapid roll' capability protects against vermin and minimises energy loss and draughts – a very attractive attribute in a Scottish winter. The Smurfit Kappa doors open and close at speeds up to 2.5m/s, meaning the can fully open or fully close in about 1.5 seconds.

In anticipation of a long, hard working life, sara LBS has fitted the Smurfit Kappa doors with vertical reinforcing strips and strengthened edges. Other options offered on the Sprint 355 include aluminium barrel covers, bottom rail and side frames, and a strong cover for the drive motor, a Bowden lever for emergency opening, and a curtain tensioning system for smooth and steady movement. They can be integrated with traffic light controls when used in loading bay installations.

Guy Windle, who oversaw the installation of the new doors for sara LBS says: “We installed the original doors for Smurfit Kappa in 1992, and they provided sterling service for 25 years. With the soft start MCC control, non-contact operation and other advanced features, the new ones should perform well many years to come.”

About sara LBS

sara Loading Bay Specialists supplies, installs and maintains loading bay systems, high speed doors and industrial doors.It has provided high quality product solutions and outstanding customer service since it was founded 30 years ago and this remains its sole focus.

Product Solutions

sara LBS’s range of high quality products includes its complete loading bay packages (including scissor lifts, ramps and dock levellers), ‘Sprint’ range of rapid roll, high speed doors for internal and external use, insulated sectional overhead doors and roller shutter doors. It has extensive sector expertise and provides total packages that are tailored to meet all its customer’s needs. Specialist sectors include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.

Maintenance & Repair

Sara LBS provides nationwide 24/7 service cover and rapid response times for all loading bay systems, dock shelters, high speed doors and industrial doors using its specialist engineers based across the country. It works with end users to extend the safe working lifetime of their doors and equipment by providing both preventative maintenance packages and standard and emergency repairs.



Lens maker had clear vision of door’s performance requirements

May 2017

An aging access door has been replaced at a busy contact lens manufacturer with a Sprint Indupart RUN door from sara LBS, whose engineers completed the installation in one day over the Christmas shut down so that there was minimum disruption to production.

The manufacture of soft contact lenses and related products is a global business. Driven by technical innovations to its products, excellent customer service is an absolute requirement because competition is intense.

Production operations must be carried out in very clean conditions, so automated high speed doors are used to separate manufacturing and materials handling functions. Such doors are opened and closed constantly during the working day, so must be kept in good working order. When older doors became unreliable, it is important to address the situation promptly.

Such was the situation when Nick Cox of sara LBS was contacted by the lens manufacturer. He explains the requirements: “The door opening is relatively small, being 1760mm wide and 1600mm high. Through it pallets containing items such as bottle for contact lens fluids are passed by forklifts trucks, for collection by production personnel. This happens many times each day, so the door opens and closes frequently. The old door was becoming unreliable with age and clear it would have to replace it before the situation became critical.”

sara LBS is a loading bay specialist company that supplies, installs and maintains loading bay equipment and high speed doors and roller shutter doors for industrial, clean room and food processing applications. It can supply individual products or offer a total package service, in which it designs the loading bay, installs the equipment and provides long term maintenance.

Its range of doors includes industrial doors, roller shutter doors, high speed doors, curtain doors, transparent doors and thermally insulated doors. As Nick Cox says: “Customer requirements are incredibly varied, hence all our different door options.

“At the lens factory, the obvious need was for a fast acting door that could meet the requirement for frequent opening and closing. Working on from this idea we thought that if we could find a lightweight solution that required relatively little energy to open and close, this would add up to a significant cost saving over a busy working week. However, we also had to ensure reliability, so a robust door design would be required.

“We also knew that it was inevitable that from time to time the door would take a bump from a fork lift truck, a thought that led us to suggest a door from our Sprint Indupart RUN range, in which the door curtain has ‘cogged’ side edges, which allow the curtain to come away from the guides rails in the event of an impact, to prevent damage (and also reduce the risk of injury to personnel). The curtain automatically rethreads itself into the guide rails when it next opens.”

In fact the Sprint RUN range has many other features that seemed tailor-made for this particular manufacturer. Its motor is inverter controlled, which means the curtain door can accelerate up speeds of up to 2.5 m/s yet decelerate quickly to a safe and controlled stop. Thanks to the compact design of its frame and canopy the door is ideally suited to applications with restricted side room or headroom.

sara LBS is able to design and install customised doors which fit each project’s specific dimensional requirements and technical needs. It can even supply the doors in a range of colours. The Sprint range is tested during manufacture to a high standard so has a proven reputation for reliability, even in demanding high use applications.

Cox again: “Our Sprint doors were revolutionary when they were introduced and have, justifiably, gone on to become so popular that they are seen as something of an industry standard.

“For the lens company sorting out all the design details for the new door was fairly quick. The next issue was to

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