New Products! MTH Aluminium Door Frame & Handles

MTCSS can now offer the supply and install of MTH Aluminium Frames and Aluminium door handles for hinged and sliding doors. But what are the features and benefits of using an aluminium door frame and handle for your insulated doors and service doors? MTCSS are here to answer your questions.

Who are MTH?

MTH are a leading door manufacturer founded in 1942, whose headquarters and factory based in Almese, near Turin, Italy.

MTH is a major player in refrigerated door design and manufacture – every MTH product is the result of a continuous research and development process.

MTH are leaders at a global level in the production of insulated doors used in the commercial and industrial refrigeration world. This includes, but is not limited to, hinged, sliding, to and fro, guillotine and atmospheric doors which are capable of ambient, chiller or freezer applications.

MTCSS have developed a partnership with MTH and are proud say we are the UK’s main agent to supply their innovative products and insulated doors.

Aluminium Door Frame

MTH have previously used a heavy duty PVC wraparound frame system – but they have now introduced a new aluminium door frame to the UK market to complement their existing range of frame systems.

The frame utilises an aluminium front and back with a PVC internal side frame to act as an efficient thermal break. These aluminium frames can be utilised for chillers and for freezers with the use of a heater system.

Features :
• The aluminium frame is composed of: PVC Modular Side Frame
PVC Counterframe
Aluminium Counterframe
Frame Reinforcement PVC Profile
• It is composed of two aluminium profiles fastened by a polyamide profile that guarantees the thermal break
• It can be used for low temperature applications up to -25 degrees (heating cable on door required)
• It can be easily assembled with plastic angles

Benefits :
• More aesthetically pleasing than a PVC door frame
• Easy assembly
• More robust and durable
• Heater system for the freezer is a mains system (down to -25 degrees)

 

Aluminium Door Handle

Features & Benefits:

  • One size fits all: Thanks to its telescopic system, the lever handle is adjustable with high precision to any door thickness, from 60 to 121 mm.
  • Simple installation:  Just one hole is required to install the handle, which is provided as a kit including all its spare parts. No additional pieces are needed to reverse the direction of the door opening, which can be done in a few minutes following the simple instructions.
  • High resistance: The handle can operate at a temperature range from -25°C to +35°C. The internal and external AISI 304 stainless steel levers guarantee the maximum durability, with more than 300.000 opening cycles test.
  • Better ergonomics: The new flexible internal grip can be pulled up for an easier opening, preventing fingers’ crushing.

If you would like any further information on MTH’s products, including insulated doors for cold rooms, please get in touch with MTCSS!

Contact us to speak to one of our expert team! sales@mtcss.co.uk or 01886 833381

What Parts do you need for your cold room door

What Parts Do You Need For Your Cold Room Door?

Do you know the parts that make up your cold room door? It is imperative with any cold room product that you are aware of the type of spares or parts they need. In the event of a breakdown or fault, this knowledge can save valuable time when the door is getting fixed.

Here at MTCSS, we stock a wide range of parts. Our maintenance service allows us to quickly repair any issues you may come across. But what spares and parts do you need for your cold room door?

Cold Room Door Parts

Coldroom Handles

The cold room handle is amongst the most important parts of your door. If you cannot close and open your cold room properly it will not be able to perform as required. The room will also not stay at the temperature you need, and this could lead the items inside to spoil. A broken handle will also massively reduce the efficiency of your cold room, which in turn will see your energy bills rise.

Coldroom Gaskets

Similarly to your handle, without the correct cold room gasket, your door will not be able to seal as it should. We offer a range of gaskets to ensure you have the right type to fit your door. Our range includes gasket retainer corners, hinged door gaskets and sliding door gaskets. You can rest assured we have what you need to properly and efficiently seal your door.

Coldroom Hinges

A cold room hinge allows you to properly fix your door into place. We offer interchangeable hinges for left- or right-hand doors while our range also comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Coldroom Sliding Door Parts

Our sliding cold room doors are one of our most complex designs. To enable them to work properly there are many parts that need to work correctly. We offer registers and pulleys, limit stops and wedges as well as track stops and trolley wheels. If, for example, a trolley wheel is not aligned properly or is the wrong type, your door may not be able to slide, open or close as required.

MTCSS Maintenance

As mentioned earlier in the post, we have a maintenance provision that keeps your cold room doors in tip-top condition and helps them to perform as efficiently as possible. Our team have over 50 years of combined industry experience so you can rest assured your door will be in safe hands.

Your door will be fixed or maintained by a fully qualified engineer. They have IPAF, PASMA, SPA, CsCs qualifications and accreditations as well as an NVQ II in white walling installations. We can rapidly fix your door using our huge selection of spares and parts.

We provide this service to a variety of businesses and establishments across the country. Wherever you are based we can reach you. We are able to provide this nationwide service as we are ideally based near several motorways and road networks.

Contact MTCSS

If you are looking for cold room door parts but are unsure of the type you need, please do not hesitate to call us 01886 481 043. You can also contact us via our enquiry form. If you require a maintenance visit this can be arranged too. Another way to get in touch is via sales@mtcss.co.uk. Our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to help you with any queries you have.

Guide To Choosing A Cold Room Door

A Step-by-Step Guide To Choosing A Cold Room Door

Unsure what you need to consider when choosing a cold room door? At MTCSS we know exactly what you need to know before making a decision. Our team have more than 50 years of cold rooms related experience between them. Since 2007 we have been providing cold storage door installations to businesses from various sectors.

But what is it you need to know before choosing your cold room door?

Which design type is best?

There are many types of cold room doors available here at MTCSS. We offer the following door types:

The type of door you choose will depend on the layout of your cold room. You will also need to consider if your door is capable of providing room for forklifts or pallet trucks to manoeuvre. In that case a sliding door may be better. If you do not need to provide access, then a hinged door may suffice. Each can both serve rooms of negative and positive temperatures while our specialised doors are ideal for controlled atmospheres.

What is the temperature range of the door?

Our chiller doors have a minimum temperature of 0°C while our freezer cold room doors have a minimum temperature of -45°C.

The door type you choose will depend on the way you intend to use your cold room and what you want to store inside. You may choose to store food or pharmaceutical products. If you are unsure of the best kind for you, then you can get in touch with our helpful, knowledgeable team.

Which industries do cold room doors suit?

MTCSS cold storage doors are versatile so no matter the industry you wish to use them in you can rest assured we have a door to suit your requirements. We regularly work with businesses from the following industries:

  • Food and Drink Retail
  • Delis, Farm Shops and Fish Shops
  • IT and Commercial
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Funeral Parlours and Morgues

Whatever service your firm provides we can provide you with the ideal cold storage solution.

Is the door easy to maintain?

It is imperative that you choose a cold door that you know you will be able to easily maintain. Keeping the door in prime condition will ensure it continuously performs to its potential.

Should any part of your door need maintenance or servicing you can rely on our highly qualified engineers to quickly find a solution. They each have IPAF, PASMA, SPA, CsCs and NVQ II in white walling installations qualifications. We can speedily fix any issues you have as well as providing you with any spares and parts you need.

We are located near several major road networks and motorway routes. No matter where in the country you are based you can take advantage of our maintenance service.

Contact MTCSS

If you are interested in purchasing a cold room door from us, please do not hesitate to call 01886 481 048. A member of our expert team can provide you with a quote and can arrange a site visit. If you would prefer to email us, you can via sales@mtcss.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact us via our enquiry form. We will be more than happy to help you with any questions or queries you have.

Features of MTCSS Freezer Doors

Features of MTCSS Freezer Doors

Looking to install a cold room with a freezer door? Here at MTCSS, we provide a huge variety of state-of-the-art cooling solutions, like cold rooms. We have a wide selection of chiller and freezer doors available. Each have a multitude of features and can be utilised by businesses from a range of industries and environments.

Freezer Door Features

Door Design:

Our freezer doors come in various designs. We offer sliding doors and hinged door models. We also provide a range of specialist doors that are used for controlled atmospheres. Automatic doors are also available.

The sliding door is designed using a patented ‘mirror track’ sliding system. This ensures that the door remains symmetrical and flush to the rest of the frame and the room it is attached to.

Different Materials:

MTCSS doors can be produced to a standard specification with a PVC frame. We also have a stainless-steel option. These doors are from leading Italian door manufacturer MTH. We also provide a range of high-speed fast action from Nergeco. Their flexible doors, made from either composite or steel, can fold and are built to suit various applications. Each design we offer is available with or without vision panels.

Size:

The doors we provide are produced bespoke for you. They come in custom sizes to fit the design and dimensions of the cold room or building where they will be installed. We understand that different industries require cold storage solutions and doors of varied sizes.

Speed:

Our automatic doors can safely and quickly rise and close as you need. High-speed freezer doors can be opened at a speed of up to 48 inches per second. Our sliding doors can be opened rapidly and come with blade thickness options. Each freezer door frame we supply comes with an easy to use handle which aids the speed in which you can use it.

Freezer Door Spare Parts and Maintenance

We are located near many motorway routes and several key road networks. We are ideally placed to provide our maintenance services to companies the length and breadth of the country. Our engineers can quickly fix any problems you have and we also stock a huge selection of spare parts for freezer doors.

To learn more about our selection of cooling services, you can get in touch with our expert team. We have more than 50 years’ experience to our name. Contact us by calling 01886 833381 or via our email sales@mtcss.co.uk. We will be delighted to answer any of your questions and queries.

Advantages of an Insulated Door

4 Advantages of an Insulated Door

Are you looking to install an insulated door? Here at MTCSS, we have a combination of more than 50 years’ industry experience providing a range of innovative cooling solutions – there are many benefits to our selection of doors.

Various Models to Choose From

The doors we provide are available as both sliding and hinged door models. Our sliding designs use a patented sliding system ‘mirror’ model, which guarantees a completely flush, symmetrical sliding door.

Both styles come in numerous different sizes so you can rest assured there will be a door with a dimension to suit the needs of your business. Various blade thicknesses are also available for the sliding style, as are a multitude of blade protection devices, while you have the choice between a door with one or two blades. Each insulated door frame we supply and install is thermo-welded and come with an easy to use handle.

Range of Temperatures

We understand that a range of working temperatures are needed depending on what you are storing inside your cold room. The insulated doors we provide work in temperatures as low as -45°C, while we also supply models which are suitable for positive temperature storage. Our doors are efficient, and their installation means you can expect to see temperatures stay at a much more consistent level. An efficient room which stays at its optimal temperature can lead to a reduction in the cost of your energy bills.

Use in Different Industries

Our doors can be used in numerous environments. Because they are so versatile no matter your cold storage needs you can guarantee we will have a chiller or freezer door that perfectly suits you. Our collection can be used in the following sectors:

  • Food and Drink Retail or Manufacture
  • Processing plants
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Shops such as Ice Cream Parlours, Delicatessen, Fish Shops

Whatever type of business you own you are sure to find a type of cold storage door that meets your requirements.

Maintenance and Spare Parts Available

We are based near several motorway routes and major road networks. This means that we are able to provide you with our maintenance services no matter where you are located. Our fully trained team of engineers can rapidly fix any issues you have. We also have a wide range of stock spare parts for our insulated door range. This ensures your door stays working efficiently 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you require any further information about our services, such as our cold rooms, you can get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable team. Contact us by calling 01886 833381 or via our email sales@mtcss.co.uk. We will be delighted to answer any queries and questions you have about our hinged or sliding doors.

woman walking towards personnel door

Everything you should know about personnel doors

Whether you’re setting up a new business or looking to update your current business premises, the chances are, you will need to invest in personnel doors. They’re probably not something you have given much thought before; however, they can be integral to the smooth day-to-day operation of your business and it is important to do your research and choose the right model for your needs.

In the following blog, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about personnel doors and outline the main factors that you should consider when buying them for your property.

What is a personnel door?

A personnel door is a type of commercial door, designed specifically for use by employees (or personnel). They are usually installed in busy internal environments – where a constant flow of daily foot traffic is expected – and, as such, they are built in a very different way to an average door.

For example, personnel doors are typically constructed from steel or stainless steel and they come fitted with heavy-duty hinges, gaskets and hardware. They can successfully withstand wear and tear and excessive daily use, and thanks to their impressive semi-insulating properties, they are ideal for use in positive temperature environments (insulating the room at 0°C or above).

Where are personnel doors commonly used?

Steel personal doors are employed across a diverse range of industries, including everything from food manufacture and cold storage to warehousing, pharmaceuticals, and IT. Generally speaking, they are used to separate different types of room in the building – maintaining the temperature within each, yet allowing staff to gain quick and easy access when necessary.

For example, a personnel door can be used to separate office space from hygienic areas (e.g. toilets, changing rooms) in an office building or school. They can be used to divide noisy production areas from quiet spaces in a factory or to separate refrigerated storage and ‘room-temperature’ storage in a warehouse and distribution centre. The applications are endless and, whatever the nature of your business, it is likely that a personnel door will be required somewhere within your premises.

What options are available?

When it comes to choosing personnel or service doors for your premises, it is important to do a little research first. Like most commercial products, there are lots of options to choose from and – before committing to a purchase – it is important to consider a number of factors. These include:

  1. Size – personnel doors are typically sold in a range of standard sizes. However, they can also be made bespoke to order to meet your individual needs. They are available both single- and double-bladed and, in some instances, it is possible to select two blades with different widths.
  2. Orientation – as personnel doors are hinged, it is possible to buy both right-handed and left-handed versions, and this choice is usually determined by the door’s intended location. It makes sense to choose the orientation that is most practical, thus facilitating easy access for the user.
  3. Style – personnel doors come with a range of style choices, including a variety of lock and handle styles and metal sheet colours, as well as the potential to add a circular porthole or vision panel.

Where can I buy personnel doors?

If you are looking to invest in personnel doors for your business, MTCSS is the perfect place to start your search. We work closely in collaboration with MTH – a company that has become renowned across the globe for the quality of their products – and, as such, we are proud to supply and install the best semi-insulated personnel doors currently on the market.

Our onsite experts demonstrate a wealth of knowledge in this area and, whatever the specific needs of your business, they can help to design and create the perfect MTH service doors for you. All of our personnel doors are hinged and available in standard and ‘bespoke’ sizes, up to 1500x2500mm for a single blade model and 3000x2500mm for a double. They can be designed with or without a vision panel, they can be left or right-handed and there are a number of stylistic finishes to choose from.

Contact MTCSS for market-leading personnel doors

Personnel doors are a worthwhile and often essential investment for many business owners – and when the time comes to buy or replace the ones in your premises, MTCSS are here to help. Our website has further information on the MTH service doors currently available; however, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Either call us today on 01886 833381 or send an email to sales@mtcss.co.uk and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Refrigerated Doors

Should I Invest in Specialised Doors for my Cold Room?

A hallmark of a cold room or walk-in freezer is a sturdy, insulated door or a heavy curtain, protecting the chilled environment from intrusion by heat and contaminants from outside. It’s no coincidence that so many cold rooms and chilled storage areas use these specially-designed doors – they are vital for proper insulation.

Cold Room Doors

When outfitting and equipping a cold room, you should carefully consider the cold room door which you will use. Without a specially-insulated or refrigerated door to form a barrier between your cold room and the outside world, there will be a gap in the insulation of your cold room, through which you are likely to lose energy and gain unwanted heat. At best, your energy bill will increase and wear on your cooling unit will be more rapid and more severe: at worst, the contents of your cold room could be ruined by the increase in heat.

A specialised cold room door helps to prevent this from happening, not just by providing superior insulation and temperature control, but also by opening and closing in such a way as to limit the air disturbance and avoid too much warm air from entering the cold room.

If you are interested in making your business cold storage more efficient, more cost-effective and more reliable, then a specialised cold room door from MT Cold Storage Solutions is an investment that you will never regret. Call us today on 01886 833381 or send us a message on the contact form on our Contact Us page to speak to a cold storage expert today, who will be able to recommend the specialised cold room door that will best suit your requirements, and help you achieve the best possible results!

What Sorts of Cold Room Doors Are Available?

At MT Cold Storage Solutions, we stock and provide a wide range of refrigerated doors, making sure that your cold room is insulated to the industry gold standard, while providing the level of access needed to make the maximum use of your cold room. Our cold room door selection includes:

Refrigerated Doors

Refrigerated Doors don’t just insulate your cold room against the heat of the outside world – they actively contribute to the refrigeration, keeping conditions at an optimal level inside the cold room. The refrigerated doors available from MT Cold Storage Solutions include:

Sliding Doors

A Cold Room Sliding Door is ideal when space is at a premium, or trolley and forklift access is required to the cold room. Simply sliding out of the way, a cold room sliding door allows ready access to the cold room and are available as horizontal sliding, vertical sliding and automatic doors. Available in a variety of thicknesses to suit the requirements you have, the cold room sliding doors from MT Cold Storage Solutions are effective for temperatures ranging between 30°C and -40°C.

Hinged Doors

Ideal for smaller cold rooms, or where the only access required to the cold room is pedestrian and no forklift or pallet access is required, the hinged cold storage doors from MT Cold Storage Solutions come with certified handles and heater cable to ensure that they provide the best possible performance down to -30°C, making them suitable for use in a huge range of applications including walk-in freezers.

Specialised Doors

MT Cold Storage Solutions also offers more specialised doors to our clients if they need them, including controlled atmosphere doors, automatic doors and vertical sliding doors. The specialised doors from MT Cold Storage Solutions can be tailored to your requirements – just get in contact with us today to let us know what you need!

What are the Advantages of Insulated Cold Room Doors?

Insulated cold room doors prevent a cold room from losing heat to the outside world, preventing convection, conduction and radiation from carrying heat in. Even if a non-insulated door is kept closed and sealed at all times to stop convection of warm air from occurring, the heat will still conduct through the door and radiate into the cold room environment beyond. Such non-insulated doors will feel cold to the touch because of this – but insulated or refrigerated doors, like the specialised doors available from MTcss, stop conduction dead in its tracks and keep heat out of the cold room.

Where insufficient insulation occurs in a cold room, the room will act as a heat sink for the surrounding area, and the cooling unit will be forced to work harder to maintain the required temperature. This sends your electricity bill soaring and greatly accelerates the wear and tear on your cooling unit – potentially leading to a costly and inconvenient component failure.

In either case, an insulated door prevents this from happening, and saves you money, energy and stress in the long run!

Contact MT Cold Storage Solutions for Cold Room Doors Today!

If you would like more information on the cold room doors available from MT Cold Storage Solutions, you can get in touch with us at any time by calling our head office telephone number, 01886 833381, or messaging us directly on our online contact form on our Contact Us page!

The experts at the MT Cold Storage Solutions head office have years of experience with providing business owners with the ideal cold storage solution to suit their needs, whether they need an insulated cold room sliding door or a full, bespoke walk-in cold room!

Get in contact with us today on 01886 833381 to speak to one of our staff about your requirements for your cold storage doors – they will be happy to answer any questions you may have, provide any advice that you may require or process any requests that you would like to make. Your cold storage doors are one of the most important insulators in your cold storage solution – don’t leave them by the wayside!