In the world of doors, there are 2 main types; swinging doors and sliding doors. Which is better for each situation?
- Looks conventional
The most familiar type of door motion and it’s easy to use, these doors looks nice in a corporate or informal environment.
They can be locked at night and don’t need to be further protected by a steel shutter, or any other kind of protective shelling.
- Easily Programmable
using the N-DSEL multi-line programmer, setting up is made easy and adjustments are simple to make in minutes.
- Need More Peripheral Space
The issue with a door that swings is that it has to be displaced at least perpendicularly to the original position it has swung from. This means that the room inside, or outside of the door, can become more cramped to allow free access through the door. This is especially difficult with smaller spaces.
- Increased chance of Collision
Because the door swings, either automatically or through some sort of trigger, it has the possibility of being bumped into, in particular if the door is swinging towards the person approaching. It’s worth noting that there are multiple safety protocols that can be put in place to prevent this being an issue.
- They Look Smart
A sliding door system gives your business that great first impression that matters so much with a swish and noiseless mechanism.
- Easy and Risk Free
With the doors sliding away automatically on approach there is little to no chance anybody could bump into the doors, no matter the user or the speed of their approach. This could potentially offer a good option for disabled access doors for wheelchair users.
- Space Saving Solution
As these doors do not need to swing, they don’t need anywhere near as much free space surrounding them.
They do tend to cost more on the market than their swinging door counterparts, but it all depends on the exact door and the requirements for the automation system.
- Maintenance & Installation
A swing door is often very low maintenance, a sliding door however can require a bit more maintenance as well as installation being trickier. Partially, because sliding doors have a greater glass to aluminium ratio than your average swing door.