SARA LOADING BAY SPECIALISTS LTD

Mark Road
Hemel Hempstead
HERTFORDSHIRE 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.

ACCESS RAMPS Disabled Access Ramps .See Also MOBILITY RAMPS:
ACCESS RAMPS Portable .
ACCESS RAMPS Temporary .
AUTOMATIC DOOR GEAR Powered .
BRIDGE Plates .
CLEANROOM Door Systems .
CURTAIN Strips Flexible .
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems .
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems BS 476:Part 22 120 Minutes
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems BS EN 1522 FB6
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems BS EN 1634-1
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems Security ENV 1627 RC3 RC4
DOOR ENGINEERING Steel Profiles .
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Acoustic Fire Resistant Resistance .
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Acoustic Fire Resistant Resistance BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634/BS 476 Part 22/BWF Certifire FD120
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634/BS 476 Part 22/BWF Certifire FD240
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634/BS 476 Part 22/BWF Certifire FD60
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Steel .
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 Cold Storage Rooms Fire Resistant Class B
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Crash .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Deep-Freeze Stores .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Deep-Freeze Stores Freezing Tunnels
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Deep-Freeze Stores Industrial Freezers
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Electric Operated .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains PVC Strip .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding Sliding .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding Sliding Insulated
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 Freestanding
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation High Speed Curtain
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Non Contact Safety Beam Incorported
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Self Repairing, Automatic Curtain Guide Reset
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 Machine Protection Doors .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Overhead .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Personnel .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Pressure Controlled Environments .
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 .
MOBILITY RAMPS Wheelchair Ramps Portable
PLATFORM LIFTS Scissor Lifting Systems .
ROLLER SHUTTERS .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Automatic .
ROLLER SHUTTERS BS EN 13241-1 CE Marked
ROLLER SHUTTERS Commercial .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Electric Operation CE Marked
ROLLER SHUTTERS Electric Operation Power Operated
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 .
SECURITY DOORS LPS 1175 Security Rating 1 to 3 .
SECURITY DOORS LPS 1175:Issue 3 Security Rating SR4 .
SECURITY DOORS Steel .
SECURITY DOORSETS Steel .
SECURITY DOORSETS Steel Glazed
SECURITY DOORSETS Steel Louvred Ventilated
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
DYNAMICROLL Self-Repairing Roll Up Doors
DYNAMICROLL FOD INOX Self-Repairing Roll Up Doors
DYNAMICROLL FRIGO Industrial Freezer Doors
GLAS-DOR Glazed Fire Resistant Steel Door Profiles
INNA-DOR Fire Resistant Doorsets
INSUROLL Insulated Rolling Shutter
MCC VECTOR CONTROL Door Control
NORMATEX Strip Curtain
OUTA-DOR Steel Security Doors
PCS Roller Door
RAPID FOOD Industrial Doors & Shutters
RAPIDPROTECT Industrial Doors & Shutters
ROLLTEX Strip Curtain
SPRINT 300 MP Industrial Doors
SPRINT 300 PLUS Industrial Doors
SPRINT CLEAN ROOM High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT COMBI High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT DYNAMIC High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT MEGAPACK High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT ROLL High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT SPIRAL Insulated High Speed Industrial Doors
SUPERWINCH Winches
TRAVITOP Strip Curtain
TUFF-DOR Steel Security Doors

Innovative door keeps medical device manufacturer moving

July 2020

Crawley-based Elekta used its renowned ability to innovate by finding new solutions when it came to replacing a 20-plus year-old roller shutter door that was beyond repair, serving the company since installation in the 1990s. Rather than replace with the same type door, Elekta worked with sara LBS who offered an innovative solution to replace the conventional door with a low-cost Sprint Run.
Elekta is a world leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. More than 6,000 hospitals worldwide use Elekta technology to efficiently deliver radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy treatments and drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Crawley is one of the company’s global manufacturing and logistics centres.
When Nick Cox of sara LBS first visited Elekta’s Crawley centre, he gave the Elekta team options for repairing the existing door or replacing it with a new one. Elekta needed a quick solution for the failing door and felt as if the estimate to fix the door would be the option that would fit within the fixed budget. However, Nick had a creative, modern solution.

“This seemed like an ideal installation for one of our new Sprint Run doors,” he recalled. Designed for areas with high traffic rates, the Sprint Run is suitable for intense and continuous use, even in areas with extremely limited room. The door is perfect for situations where regular access is required but insulation and security are still important.

“The Sprint Run is a curtain type door, and is incredibly robust,” says Nick. “It is built to provide at least 1.5 million operating cycles over its working life and designed for Wind Class 2, which is winds of 70mph or 100kph.”

“The Sprint Run was to be used as an external door of the Elekta building, which it is designed for, but we were able to mount it on the inside of the opening. An existing roller shutter on the outside is shut at the end of each working day, thus protecting the Sprint Run overnight and enhancing the overall security of the building.”

The Elekta door was supplied in the standard configuration with a row of vision panels. However, Sprint Runs can be customised as required, including completely transparent curtains and bespoke screen printing. The frame is extremely sturdy, self supporting and made from corrosion resistant galvanised steel making it easy to keep clean for hygiene critical areas.

With an opening speed of up to 1.2m/s, traffic and footfall can flow freely, while safety is ensured with both a light curtain built into the frame and a wireless resistive bottom safety edge.

Nick again: “High speed doors enable efficient logistics, and they also provide insulation by eliminating drafts of air and heat loss, reducing noise pollution and dust.

Due to the solidity of construction our Run doors, like all those in the Sprint high speed range, are suitable for intensive and continuous use applications.

“Elekta does a great deal to keep advancing the treatment of cancer and other tumours, based at least in part on an ability to see beyond obvious solutions and look for innovations. This attitude was apparent when it came to the new door, with Elekta quickly embracing an innovative new idea and realising its benefits.”

How to improve energy saving and efficiency using high speed doors

July 2020

Energy costs have skyrocketed in recent years, and as the current economic situation continues to unsettle, business owners are looking to remain as efficient as possible. We explain how industrial doors are continuing to help save energy and boost productivity for warehouses and distribution centres.
Most industrial facilities and warehouses have at least one level access door for moving goods in and out of the building. Such doors are necessarily quite large, often four metres wide and up to five metres high. This allows large lorries to back up to them for loading and unloading, or, if the materials being handled are palletised, forklift trucks can move freely between the building and the yard.

While these access doors are superbly well designed for effective materials handling, they are not so good for energy efficiency. Such a wide opening will allow heat (or chilled air in refrigerated areas) to escape the building at a considerable rate. This will drive up the occupant’s heating bill massively and – particularly in winter – make the area around the door a cold and unpleasant working environment. Operatives may need to wear coats, hats and gloves, which could influence their ability to undertake the more delicate handling tasks, and the environment is more likely to lead to an increase in illness and absence.

Back in the nineteen-nineties, some enlightened employers started installing automatic high-speed doors to improve the working environment of employees operating in the vicinity of the goods entry/exit door. Using a high-speed, PVC shutter as a secondary door, they could minimise the time the loading bay was exposed to the external weather, thus reducing heat loss and protecting employees from freezing blasts of wind and damp. The results of this normally included increased productivity as the operative spent less time ‘dodging the cold’, reduced sick leave and a significant boost to moral.

Over the last 20 years energy costs have climbed exponentially, and it seems likely that this trend will continue well into the future. Environmental concerns have also come to the fore in this time – many new health and safety laws and recommended practices have also been introduced. The efficiency and reliability of high-speed doors have also continued to improve, meaning that many warehouse managers have found that a well specified secondary door can pay for itself within 18 months on energy savings alone; not taking into account increased productivity and reduced wear and tear on their external primary door.

The high-speed operation is essential to reduce the time the door is open or partially open. Many of these high speed secondary doors are also designed so that they can be set to only open partially, giving enough height to allow a person, hand cart, or pallet truck to pass comfortably through. They can then be reset to open to full height when loading or unloading of a tall vehicle is required.

Looking to improve on this energy performance further, sara LBS has now introduced a new door, the Sprint Spiral, designed to reduce heat losses even more effectively than a PVC curtain. This door offers automatic high-speed operation and replaces the PVC curtain with a door made of aluminium panels backed with an expanded foam insulating layer. The solid nature of the door means it is a very good physical barrier for stopping draughts and air currents that carry heat out of the building, while the foam prevents heat transfer through the door itself.

By evolving the technology away from traditional PVC materials, the new solution also provides increased security, discouraging intruders and other unauthorised personnel from entering the building. It conforms to modern building regulations in terms of safe operation and fire safety, while also reducing heat loss significantly better than a PVC curtain.

The simplicity and effectiveness of installing a secondary door to improve thermal efficiency in the warehouses has been apparent for many years. However, as with so many advancing technologies, its’ continuous improvements that allows businesses to continue to profit despite increasing operating costs. By working with company like sara LBS that are experts in the specification, design and installation of industrial doors and loading bay systems it is still possible to improve the energy efficiency of industrial warehousing environments.

WHO ARE SARA LBS?
sara Loading Bay Specialists supply, install and maintain loading bay equipment for manufacturing, warehouse loading and distribution networks, also 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.

sara LBS have been supplying, installing and maintaining high speed doors for over 30 years, priding themselves on their quality of workmanship, dedication to customer service and reliability of installation. If you’d like to get in touch to discuss our High Speed Doors, please contact us or call us on 01442 245577

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