• Barcode Readers
    Barcode Readers A case study By Carmen Manly No two university campuses are alike. Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and State of New York (SUNY) Maritime College, in Bronx, N.Y., are rooted in the nation’s history. Each offers plenty of natural green spaces and attractive ...More
    January 1, 2006 Carmen Manly Posted in Articles
  • Gate Operators
    Gate Operators Troubleshooting made simple By Lawrence Bourke Troubleshooting gate operators can be simple if you follow the correct procedures. This article is designed to familiarize you with these procedures and provide a guideline for evaluating an operator problem. ...More
    January 1, 2006 Lawrence Bourke Posted in Articles
  • Calculating Door Weight
    Calculating Door Weight Accurate door weight is important By Tim Kolhoff Many service calls require correcting an improperly balanced overhead door that employs torsion springs. In a previous article (PDD May 2005), the importance of cable length was discussed as it ...More
    January 1, 2006 Tim Kolhoff Posted in Articles
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas
    Deep in the Heart of Texas Lone-star crusader’s passion benefits the door industry By Karen Butler Dennis Luster, president of Killeen Overhead Doors Inc. in Texas, is plenty busy. With 2005 sales figures topping $1.5 million, business is booming — and more growth is ...More
    January 1, 2006 Karen Butler Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Reducing Risk
    Reducing Risk Safety in industrial automatic doors and gates By Torben Rochat Safety issues have become a very important aspect for industrial, commercial and garage automatic door and gate manufacturers and subcontractors. Accidents in North America and Europe have led to ...More
    January 1, 2006 Torben Rochat Posted in Articles
  • Play It Safe
    Play It Safe Maintaining a healthy work environment In general, every employer has an obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. Not only does this comply with the law, but a safe and healthy workplace benefits your business in other ways ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Encon Electronics
    Encon Electronics For more than 20 years, Encon Electronics has been a leading distributor in the access-control industry, offering thousands of products, unparalleled customer service and unique training options. Based in Hayward, Calif., Encon distributes access-control ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Operations
  • State Of The Industry
    State Of The Industry By Amy Campbell Steel prices—and other raw materials—continued to cut profits in 2005. But a new door could be the avenue to bigger earnings for the industry. Much like in 2004, the biggest hurdle the industry faced was the increased costs of raw ...More
    January 1, 2006 Amy Campbell Posted in Articles, Operations
  • Bircher America Inc.
    Bircher America Inc. Affordable Swiss Quality Bircher America Inc. is a growing branch of Bircher Reglomat, a complete provider of tactile and nontactile sensor technologies for safety and comfort applications. With the high-quality competence in all processes of the ...More
    January 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Special-Lite's 2006 Catalog Available on CD
    Special-Lite's 2006 product catalog on CD is now available, giving architects, designers, contractors, building owners and maintenance directors the complete range of information needed to evaluate and order the company's heavy-duty commercial entrance system products. ...More
    December 22, 2005 Posted in News