We found all doors to have corrosion, some worse than others. Exposure to salty air has had a dramatic effect on electronics, wiring and steelwork. It’s worth noting here that this won’t be limited to just automatic doors. It will affect any cable jointing and electronics exposed to salty air.
At Rubek we have a process all door operators go through that are destined for environments that cause excess corrosion. All steel is galvanised, bolts are stainless steel, circuit boards are conformal coated to seal components and solder joints. All cables are jointed in dielectric grease to stop joint corrosion and oxidisation traveling inside the insulation material.
In some instances we remove all electronics from the operator and relocate them to a sealed box placed away from the door operator. In the case of Scarborough Beach Pool two such operators facing the beach have been replaced with all electronics boxed and relocated with new Rubek Compact sliding door operators installed.