A checklist of the essential maintenance practices to help keep your revolving doors operating smoothly and efficiently for years to come

15th May 2024

Revolving doors are a staple feature in many buildings, offering convenience, efficiency, and a touch of architectural elegance. However, similar to any mechanical system, revolving doors require regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to operate smoothly and efficiently over time.

Building managers are responsible for ensuring the safe and effective operation of automatic revolving door systems in accordance with European Standard EN16005. This includes regular maintenance at quarterly or semi-annual intervals to include cleaning door panels, sensors & components, conducting adjustments as needed for alignment and sensitivity, documenting maintenance activities and ensuring that repairs are carried out by trained personnel in line with manufacturer guidelines and safety standards.

Implementing a planned and preventative maintenance plan in your building not only ensures user safety but also extends the lifespan of your revolving doors and reduces unexpected downtime. By investing in regular revolving door maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your doors, minimise the risk of breakdowns, and provide a seamless and safe experience for building occupants.

We’ve drafted a simple revolving doors maintenance checklist to highlight the essential maintenance practices that will help keep your revolving doors in pristine condition.


Regular Cleaning and Inspection

This might seem overly simplified but regular cleaning is vital to maintain the pristine appearance of your revolving doors. A revolving door entrance system is often a visitors first physical interaction with your building and potentially your business, and therefore should create a strong first impression. Start by removing any loose dirt, dust, or debris from the door panels, tracks, and glass surfaces. Use a mild detergent and a soft cloth to clean the glass and metal components gently. We always recommend avoiding the use of abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that can damage the door’s surface or affect its functionality. Additionally, it is advisable to schedule routine inspections to check for any signs of wear and tear or loose components that might need attention.

Lubrication and Greasing

As with most mechanical systems, proper lubrication is essential to ensure the smooth operation of your revolving doors. Apply a suitable lubricant to all moving parts, such as hinges, rollers, gears, and locking mechanisms. This will help reduce friction and prevent excessive wear. Ensure that you use a lubricant that is recommended by the door manufacturer to prevent any damage to the mechanisms. Regular greasing should be included as part of your maintenance routine to keep the door in optimal working condition.

Tracking System Maintenance

The tracking system of a revolving door is responsible for guiding the movement of the door wings. To ensure continued smooth operation, we recommend inspecting the tracks regularly for any dirt, debris, or obstructions that might hinder the door’s movement. At different times of year you might find leaves, stones and other general debris that build up over time and can affect the smooth operation of the door wings on the tracks. As part of your regular maintenance routine, we suggest removing any debris and cleaning the tracks thoroughly. If the tracks show signs of damage or wear, they might need to be repaired or replaced by a professional technician to maintain the door’s functionality.

Sensor Calibration and Safety Checks

Most modern revolving doors are equipped with sensors for safety purposes. These sensors detect the presence of a person or object in the door’s path, preventing accidental collisions. It is essential to regularly calibrate and test these sensors to ensure their accuracy. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to perform sensor calibration and conduct safety checks. If any issues or malfunctions are detected, contact a professional service technician to address them promptly.

Electrical and Control System Inspection

Revolving doors incorporate electrical control systems to facilitate automatic operation. We advise regular inspection of these systems to ensure that they are functioning properly. Check the wiring for any signs of damage, loose connections or wear. Test the control panel and all buttons to confirm that all functions are working as they should. If any electrical or control issues are identified, contact a qualified technician for repairs or replacements.

Scheduled Professional Maintenance

While regular cleaning and inspections can go a long way in maintaining your revolving doors, it is also crucial to schedule professional maintenance. Professional technicians have the expertise and knowledge to conduct thorough inspections and identify any potential issues that might not be apparent during routine maintenance. They can perform more in-depth maintenance tasks, such as motor and gearbox checks, bearing lubrication, and overall performance evaluations in line with best practice.

KCC Group Service Level Agreements

At KCC Group, we understand the importance of maintaining the functionality and reliability of revolving doors. That’s why we offer comprehensive service level agreements for both emergency and preventative maintenance of these doors. Our aim is to ensure that your revolving doors remain in optimal condition, providing uninterrupted performance and enhancing the overall user experience. Under our SLAs we strive for same day emergency response, to minimise costly downtime and any inconvenience for your building users. Our automatic door technicians are ADSA trained and will ensure that your revolving doors are back up and running smoothly in the shortest possible time.

Our service agreements for revolving door maintenance include:

  • Preventative maintenance with regular inspections, adjustments, and lubrication of the mechanical components of the revolving doors. This helps identify and address minor problems before they become major breakdowns, minimising downtime and preventing costly repairs.
  • Provisions for emergency repairs. We understand that unexpected issues can occur, and our skilled technicians are available to respond promptly and provide on-site repairs. This ensures the normal operation of your revolving doors and minimises disruptions to your business operations.

A service agreement for the emergency and preventative maintenance of your revolving doors will extend the lifespan of your doors, reduce the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns, and ultimately contribute to maintaining a safe and efficient entrance for your building. KCC Group service agreements are flexible and can be tailored to the specific needs of your project. In addition to revolving doors, we offer service level agreements for the maintenance of all doors, access control systems, movable walls, fire-rated glazing, steel doors, fire & smoke curtains, ironmongery and more.

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