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Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them.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
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 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 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

Published [28/04/16]File size [211 KB]

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 levels the field for dock loading at Coombe Fisheries

June 2016

The fastest method for loading and unloading produce is using a raised loading bay which feeds directly into the waiting vehicle. Usually dock levellers are fixed directly to the warehouse floor, which then extend to make contact with a docking vehicle and allows produce to be wheeled into the trailer. However, in some circumstances this isn’t possible. Fortunately sara LBS is able to deliver a solution which offers quick loading without affecting warehouse insulation.

Coombe Fisheries is a leading seafood processor based in the South West of England. The company processes and harvests king scallops, whelk, cuttlefish and sprat for supply to global customers. With such a demanding order book it’s important that the business can quickly load its produce onto the steady stream of delivery vehicles. As part of a recent refurbishment to its facilities, Coombe Fisheries invested in a sara LBS loading pod to help its good out operations run more efficiently.

Project Link Ltd., a construction company specialising in delivering projects for the food industry, was responsible for the refurbishment project. When inspection began on the warehouse it was quickly apparent that a standard dock loading solution wouldn’t be suitable. Due to the construction of the warehouse floor it wasn’t possible to dig through the floor and secure a dock leveller in place. The company turned to sara LBS, specialists in loading bay solutions, to suggest an alternative.

Darren Williams, Project Link Managing Director, comments: “Thanks to funding coming from Europe there are currently quite a few grants available for the seafood industry in the UK, which means that companies like Coombe Fisheries are able to expand their facilities. In this case part of the project brief was to design and deliver an improved loading facility to speed up the goods out process and help improve the overall insulation of the warehouse.

“We’ve worked with sara LBS on previous projects and know how good its engineers are at designing bespoke solutions which meet the specific targets of a project. We explained what the client was looking for and the issue with the warehouse floor and asked for their recommendation. After a site inspection they were able to design an external loading pod, complete with dock leveller, dock shelter and a sectional overhead door which met every one of the design criteria.”

sara LBS specialises in design and installation of loading bay and industrial door solutions where the end user is looking for long term savings through efficiency gains and reduced maintenance costs. It employs its own design and installation engineers meaning that each project is handled in-house to make communications and delivery schedules easier to manage.

The dock loading pods (or loading houses) supplied by sara LBS are supported by a steel structure with insulated roof and side panels. Sectional overhead doors are also supplied with Kingspan insulated panels, and a retractable dock seal is installed which seals the gap between the pod and the vehicle when the door is open. In some circumstances a second, high-speed door can be installed between the pod and the warehouse, but in the case of Coombe Fisheries the insulation supplied was sufficient to deem this unnecessary.

Speaking on behalf of sara LBS, Paul Rudge, Area Sales Manager, said: “It’s projects like this where we thrive. Where a well-designed solution can not only solve an existing problem, but also deliver greater performance in the long run. By installing a loading pod we’ve sped up the loading process for the customer and helped Project Links to meet the project’s targets.”

The loading dock was supplied with wheel guides, traffic lights and a composite control panel to help ease the docking process for the lorry drivers. The sara LBS sales team worked with Project Link throughout the specification and installation process and will supply an on-going maintenance service to ensure that its products deliver a long and reliable service.

- See more at: http://www.saralbs.co.uk/coombe-fisheries-dock-loading/#sthash.qUhmhPxS.dpuf

Scissor lift helps craft bakery drive efficiency into its dispatch operations

June 2016

One of Wales’ top craft bakeries has simplified the loading of its products onto delivery vehicles by working with sara LBS to build a bespoke loading house at its bakery in Minera, near Wrexham.

The loading house has to accommodate vehicles of a number of different types and sizes, including The Village Bakery’s own trucks and larger standard and double decker lorries, which are used to supply many leading supermarkets.

The Village Bakery produces high quality bread, pies and morning goods, so, when planning the new loading bay, it was decided that they needed the capacity to load up to 20 roll cages at a time. Each cage would carry multiple trays of baked goods, with the total load being as much as 5 tonnes.

A scissor lift was identified as the best solution for raising the cages from the warehouse floor level to the height of the trailer. To accommodate double decker vehicles meant the lift had to have a travel of 1650mm. Other specifications included overall dimensions of 2900mm wide x 5400mm long and the incorporation of a hydraulically operated bridge plate to provide a smooth path onto to the bed of the vehicles’ trailers for ease of loading/unloading the rolling cages.

With the specification confirmed, sara LBS set about designing the scissor lift. Most of sara LBS’s lifts are bespoke to their application, with the details of the design developed in close discussion with the client. A hydraulic drive was chosen as the best mechanism for The Village Bakery’s lift, as it is able to provide high load capacity in a compact system. sara LBS usually designs its hydraulic lifts so that the power pack and controls are mounted on the base frame for easy access and to ensure a compact footprint, a configuration adopted for this project.

The load requirements and dimensions were well within sara LBS’s experience, as it regularly builds scissor lifts of up to 8 tonnes capacity. While the lift stroke was slightly higher than usual, it presented few problems to the design team as there was plenty of room for the larger lifting mechanism.

For strength and longevity, the base frame and lifting platform are constructed of high quality steel, while the platform top is smooth with a non-skid surface for easy running of the roll cages and reinforced to cope with the expected maximum load.

The decision to power the bridge plate, rather than have it manually operated, was based on the need for fast, efficient and safe loading of the delivery vehicles during the busiest periods of the day. Safety edges, a deadman’s control and emergency stop valves in the hydraulic circuits ensure safe and reliable operation at all times. In fact the scissor lift design exceeds the relevant BS EN 1570:1990 ‘Safety requirements for lifting tables’.

sara LBS did far more than just supply the scissor lift to The Village Bakery. Its engineers designed the whole loading bay, including roller doors at both ends of the loading area to ensure security, biosecurity and energy efficiency (the outer doors being insulated to reduce heat loss).

A significant feature of the loading bay is the inflatable dock shelter, another sara LBS system. Once a lorry is in position this inflates to provide a wind and watertight seal between the loading bay and the vehicle’s top and sides, which protects goods and personnel from adverse weather and helps to maintain the internal temperature of the warehouse while the loading bay is in use.

The shelter is a concertina design so that it is flexible and easily adapts to different sizes, shapes and positions of the lorries. Its deployment is automatic because the vehicle trips a switch as it is reversing up to the loading bay. The switch also automatically turns a set of traffic lights to red so that the driver knows not to move the vehicle. Switching to green is done manually once loading or unloading is completed and all personnel have move safely way from the vehicle.

Wheel guides and buffers to aid the drivers in positioning their vehicles within the loading bay completed the installation.

Use of the new loading bay has simplified loading and unloading operations at The Village Bakery, which has lead to increased productivity along with a safer more pleasant working environment.
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.

- See more at: http://www.saralbs.co.uk/scissor-lift-craft-baker/#sthash.ipOgDFUv.dpuf

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