Industrial doors

You are searching for an industrial door for your loading bay, an emergency door or a door to compartmentalise your internal environment. Loading Systems offers you the solution for each situation.

Our broad program of industrial doors is designed while we took your logistical supply chain in our mind. By using the highest quality materials we can guarantee you will get a industrial door with minimum down time and with a long life span.

  • Durable, long life span
  • Low maintenance
  • Optimum safety
  • Energy efficient
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What do I have to take in mind when designing an industrial door?

The right design industrial door is determined by multiple factors.

The choice of industrial door is influenced by a number of important factors; such as traffic volume, type of vehicle traffic, processing equipment and access control.

At Loading Systems you have the possibility to adapt your industrial door completely to suit your own specific requirements, regardless of any changes in circumstances. There is for example a more cost-efficient design available; an improved industrial door design generates substantially lower operating costs than a standard door. This is extremely beneficial to your operating cost efficiency.

The dimensions of industrial doors can greatly vary depending on the type of door required, for example : loading bay doors, drive-in/drive-through doors.

Industrial door as drive-in/drive-through door

A drive-in/drive-through industrial door, or level access door, typically has a clearance of:

Clearance dimensions drive-in/drive-through doors:
Width: 3500 mm - 4500 mm
Height: 4200 mm - 4500 mm*
* The lorry’s maximum head clearance plus a specified safety margin.

Industrial door at your loading bay

The clearance of a industrial door at your loading bay typically depends on factors such as:

  • The height of the platform;
  • The type of goods to be loaded/unloaded;
  • The different sizes and models of the vehicles;
  • Whether wheel guides are required or not;
  • The height of the forklift mast;
  • The type of dock leveller.

The clearance height can be determined by the lorry’s’ maximum head clearance (+ safety margin) and the bay height. The lorry’s’ maximum head clearance fluctuates between 3800 mm and 4200 mm, for most air suspension lorries.

The lorry’s’ maximum internal width is ± 2500 mm. In order to load and unload over the entire width of the lorry it is imperative that the door width is at least equal to the lorry’s internal width. In practice, lorries don’t often park in the middle of the opening but up to 30 cm either side. It is obvious that a door opening of 2500 mm is therefore not the ideal solution.

Industrial door 3: A small opening can cause that goods at eacht side of the lorry can't be unloaded.

Industrial door 2: when an industrial door is wide enough all goods can be loaded and unloaded.

Industrial door 1: When using wheel guides you can have a smaller door opening.

We therefore advise the following clearance dimensions for loading bay doors :

Clearance dimensions loading bay doors:
Width: 2800 mm* - 3200 mm
Height: (lorry’s roof height + safety margin) minus bay height
* By introducing wheel guides the margin of error is decreased so a relatively smaller door width can be used.