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Fire Rated Shutters: The Unsung Heroes of Fire Safety

Fire shutters play a vital role in fire safety of buildings and industrial premises. Their correct specifications, installation and use is paramount to the safety of all those who use the facility.

FIRE RATED ROLLING SHUTTERSFire shutters are the unsung heroes of the fire safety because for most of their working lives they just work like any other doors. However, if fire breaks out, a fire shutter must fulfill its role as an engineered safety device, in order to hold back the spread of fire and smoke and to save lives and property. 

Fire rated doors / shutters are applied in various places such as industrial, commercial, institutional, and retail projects where fire protection is required. We take fire shutters for granted. We need to regularly check that all parts continue to function correctly without compromise. 

We expect a jobbing builder or small contractor to be able to install a complex engineered fire safety device. What he doesn’t realize is ALL of the components have to be able to work together to ensure the shutter assembly will work effectively in the event of a fire. Certified fire shutters with proper fitting is necessary to avoid any damage to property and lives.  

Importance of FIRE RATED ROLLING SHUTTERS - If you are running a business, then you should be very careful regarding fire incidents. At that time fire protection systems are a fundamental necessity in running a business as fire can easily sweep away everything you have worked so hard for. It is one of the greatest enemies of various organizations, especially organizations including shopping centers, hospitals, school canteens, restaurants etc.

A proficient framework for fire prevention must be created to secure the business property against fire. Different sorts of equipment should work hand in hand to limit the damage that fires can cause. Our Fire rated rolling shutters are among the modern equipment that is used to compartmentalize a building in order to help prevent the fire from spreading. Only here you get the best fire rated rolling shutters!

Our organization is delicately engaged in the business of supplying Fire rated rolling shutters. It is manufactured using high grade galvanized steel, our whole range is planned in consistence with worldwide quality measures.

Fire Shutters / Doors by Gandhi automation are engineered carefully with feature below: - 

Auto - Closing Mechanism
Fire doors / shutters designed by Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd are equipped with fusible link mechanism. Upon sensing a temperature of 74°C, the fusible link mechanism releases the brake of the motor and allows it to descend by gravity. The operating system can be directly wired for activation by fire alarm system or smoke detectors.

 Sturdy Construction
Fire Doors / Shutters are constructed from cold rolled Galvalume / Galvanized Steel / Stainless Steel laths with a minimum thickness of 0.9 mm. The interlocked profiles are securely held using specially designed profile ends which act as a curtain alignment system thus eliminating lateral movement of the profiles.

Fire shutters / doors designed by Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd can resist fire up-to 4 hours. Gandhi and Warringtonfire (AUSTRALIA) Pty Ltd which comply with BS 476: Part 22: 1987 standards for stability and integrity for up to 4 hours. 


Frequent inspection / maintenance of the components is of utmost importance. At Gandhi Automations our maintenance team checks that all parts continue to function correctly without compromise. 

Designed and constructed to suit a full range of industrial and commercial applications
All doors are provided complete with electric operation and normally linked to the fire alarm system or local smoke detectors to initiate the dropping of the shutter curtain

Available Modes of Activation Industrial
a) Self closing by means of a fusible link activated at a temperature of 68 degrees C and fitted to the underside of the hood.

b) Shutter closing is initiated by means of a 24-volt solenoid release device connected to the fire alarm or smoke detector system and which automatically resets when the shutter curtain is fully opened by pressing the “up” button and when the alarm has been turned off. Option of mechanical fused link back up available.

a) Fused link activation activated at 68 degrees C which sends a signal to a relay to close the shutter under power down from the mains supply or from the battery backup unit.

b) Shutter closing is initiated by means of a fire alarm relay which mimics the action of a solenoid on a conventional shutter and powers down the shutter from the mains supply or from the battery backup unit. A volt free normally open signal is required from the fire alarm.
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Gandhi Automations Spearheading Operational Solutions for Industrial Manufacturing Loading Bay & Entrance Automation for the Rising E-commerce Industry

E-commerce is evolving to be the most feasible shop from home to the world; the smart way to do shopping for catching up with this fast-paced life. The time is far gone when it used to take 7-10 days for the ordered item to arrive. It has now come down to the next day to less than 4 hours in some special cases. The delay time in response of 4 hours has come down to less than 4 minutes.

Without a doubt, E-commerce has emerged as one of the biggest logistical cynosures of the century, from wholesalers to retailers every business model is adapting to operate and manage expectations of different kinds of customers more than ever.

E-commerce has changed the way we all shop, and Gandhi Automations Entrance Automation is adding intrinsic value to its seamless operations, warehousing and loading/unloading needs and solutions. Gandhi Automations entrance automation & loading bay solutions are nurturing warehousing & logistical industries from over a decade now.

Last financial year, Gandhi Automations aided the biggest shark in the E-commerce industry to help reduce their loading/ unloading time, adapting to their in-house operations and meeting their new expectations; as consumers are no longer willing to wait for 1 - 2 weeks for a delivery. Because of these fast delivery options, the warehouse and logistics industry are under high pressure to deliver the best in a short span.

Gandhi Automations High-Speed Doors are versatile and solid ensuring long-lasting reliability for fast-moving industries and goods like E-commerce. The modular structure of the curtains, assembled and joined by anodized aluminum extrusions, provides for a wide range of polyester sections available in a variety of colors. Wide, full-width window panels ensure a safer traffic and allow more light in. Their fast and easy replacement, in case of accidental tearing, saves money and time. The alternating metal tubular structure there inserted ensures high wind-resistance.

Operational Solutions for Industrial Loading Bay & Entrance Automation

Prime High-Speed Doors are the ideal solution for internal and external entrances and effectively operate in any situation, even when strong winds are blowing and in rooms with high volume traffic. Sturdy and dependable, Prime is the intelligent door for medium and large entrances. 

Due to the increasing demand in the Cold storage and FMCG warehousing facilities, Gandhi Automations launched Prime Freezer Doors which are specially curated to be sturdy, dependable and are the ideal solution where temperature control is critical and safety concerns are at a premium. The doors are manufactured with European collaboration and technology with innovative and creative engineering.

The high operating speed combined with an excellent seal optimizes the internal traffic flow and provide energy savings. Heavy-duty motor: 400V three phase, opening speed up to 2.5 m/s with inverter system. Suitable for both positive and negative temperature, operating temperature range +5 to -350 C. Prime Freezer Door has special double curtain construction with insulation.

The increased demand on the industry means that both upgrades to and construction of distribution premises are at a record high, and loading bay requirements are having to be reconsidered. E-commerce industry delivers goods faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. Thus, this industry ought to possess entrance automation and loading bay equipment’s from a company like Gandhi Automations which not only intends to provide unbeaten quality and but also an unparalleled output.

The retractable PVC front panel Dock Shelters are commonly used. With its simplicity and efficiency, it grants for a constant payback of the investment. These are available for dock level installation or for ground level installation for the protection of doors without the dock. The front panels are made of high resistance black PVC reinforced with a double weaving of polyester that works like a spring in order to seal the vehicles of different shapes. The flaps are flexible and have very high wear and tear resistance. Designed to retract under the shock of any possible wrong maneuvers of the docking vehicles and extend when the vehicle drives away.

For more information on Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd entrance automation and loading bay solutions visit www.geapl.co.in or please drop an enquiry at sales@geapl.co.in

Sectional Overhead Doors - For Quality & Reliability

We offer ready solutions for commercial buildings with customizable sectional overhead doors that are long-lasting and space efficient. Such guarantee free flow of goods in and out of premises with high-speed overhead doors for very busy production areas that save on time by opening six times faster than regular sectional doors. Our doors are customizable to cater to your specific needs offering a range of colours, finishes and window options. These are designed for high performance providing airtight security and insulation to your commercial entity.

Distinctive Properties for Sectional Overhead Doors

• 5000mm resistant doors for mechanical break-ins thus very secure
• Completely glazed with ALS and ALR
• 10mm deep trip free thresholds wicket doors
• Duratec synthetic glaze for windows which is resistant to scratching
• Absolute control of overhead doors fitted with modern access controls
• Thick panels of up to 80mm thickness for assured insulation necessary for controlled environments
• Grill mesh panels which offer proper ventilation
• Maximized roof space by 90 degrees vertical lift track angles

We design sectional overhead doors that are very secure utilizing the finger trap protection and special photocell safety sensors that stop the door whenever they sense an obstruction. This is very desirable in commercial setups to avoid liability that may arise from injured personnel and damaged goods.

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Thermal extrusion properties incorporated in the design of overhead doors provide extra stability as well as high thermal insulation. This is achieved by utilizing thick aluminum extrusion with thermal breaks fitted in the inside and outside. The thermal breaks come with positively bonded glass fiber that is reinforced with polyamide ribs. This makes the doors very stable and adequately protects its structural properties.

Sectional overhead doors are designed to economize on space opening vertically to offer clear space. Depending on user preference one can choose from manual sectional overhead doors that are hand operated automated overhead doors or the chain drive. These are usually mechanically interlocked with a channel of hinges fitted vertically on the opening to guide the opening and closing mechanism. We offer an assortment of finishes to choose from to match the physical appeal of your building which serves to preserve the aesthetic properties of your premises.

We cater to all range of openings designing sizable sectional overhead doors for different dimensions. Some are as big as 10000 mm in length and 7000mm in height while others cover 10 meters length and 7 meters in height. This is adjusted to have perfect wind rates and offer you unlimited window options. The doors are also designed to maximally utilize natural light in the day but for special spaces that need insulation, their design incorporates cold repellent thick glazing, thermal breaks and double layered foam for the steel bottom part.

Depending on the intended commercial purpose for the overhead doors our valued clients have an assortment of options to choose from ranging from sectional steel doors, rolling steel doors and advanced sectional doors among other specifications. Important to note also is that all the hardware components for sectional overhead doors such as bearing brackets, bolts, roller components, hinges, tracks among others are dipped in hot galvanized steel which provides durability and accounts for ease of usage.

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Dock Levellers: Efficient loading & unloading the goods

The importance of efficient loading the goods has always been evident, and it has increased over the years, essentially for two reasons: the lesser availability and the higher cost of manpower. Consequently lesser qualified manpower is being utilized which leads to damage in the goods.

The cost of loading and unloading the goods can be calculated precisely and is exactly definable, which allows for a scientific approach to find out the investment that goes into the process. Gandhi Automations has always designed solutions based on such scientific approach and feedback from clients. The Dock Levelers offered by the company ensure loading and unloading with lesser effort and minimal cost. 

It is possible to load and unload your products in a safe way and in the process obtain remarkable energy savings.  The loading bay remains with the Dock Leveler in rest position and the Sectional Overhead Door closed, until the vehicle is positioned. The driver drives back centering to the Dock Shelter and stops the vehicle the moment it gets in contact with the bumpers. 

The Sectional Overhead Door is then opened only when the vehicle is positioned, brakes applied and engines shut off .This eliminates the exit of hot air, intake of cold air (or the opposite in hot and inside conditioned places) and intake of exhausting gases in the warehouse. After the Sectional Overhead Door opens, the lip of the Dock Leveler connects to the truck bed for loading / unloading to take place.

At the end of the loading/unloading the Dock Leveler is put in rest position and the Sectional Overhead Door is closed, without moving the vehicle. The vehicle then departs at the end of the process.

Radius Lip Dock Levellers

Radius lip dock levelers Gandhi Automations

Radius Lip Dock Levelers allow the dock to connect with the truck bed, thus making it possible to drive directly on and off with forklift trucks etc. The self-cleaning lip hinging system does not retain rubbish with automatic end-of-run, so as to keep the 25 mm security distance between the folded lip and structure as per EN 1398 & EN 349.

Telescopic Lip Dock Levellers

Gandhi Automations Telescopic dock levellers

Telescopic Lip Dock Levelers are ideal for connecting vehicles unable to drive near dock i.e. sea containers, side loading railway wagons etc. These types can be supplied with a lip extending up to 1 m.Gandhi Automation’s Dock Levelers are equipped with the most secure safety devices and accessories.