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Top Five Tips for Buying an Automatic Door

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Automatic doors are present in a multitude of establishments in all sectors. In fact, most large buildings have intelligent entrances and exits for the advantages they bring in terms of elegance, functionality, performance, and energy efficiency.

An increasing number of establishments are opting to benefit from the advantages of automatic doors for their businesses, premises, and buildings. At Manusa we design, manufacture, and install more than 20,000 accesses every year and we have more than 50 years of experience in advising our customers on how to choose the door that best suits their needs. If you are thinking of buying an automatic door, these are the five most important points to help you make the right choice.


There is no point in having the best automatic door if it is not reliable. That is why it is essential to have a sturdy access that is designed to resist continued use without breaking down. Only the most cutting-edge design, combined with the best materials, will achieve an excellent result that will last for years to come. As an example, our automatic sliding doors have a certified durability of one million cycles in accordance with UNE 16361:2014+A1:2017, although it is common in high-traffic establishments to exceed lifetimes of more than ten million cycles.


The best automatic door is the one that meets the needs of its user. That is why it is vital to have a door that adapts to the characteristics of our project. In a wide opening, the best solution may be an automatic sliding door, but if it is narrow, we may need an automatic swing door or a telescopic door. In addition, the characteristics of the building will determine the colours, materials and many other variables that will ensure that the door fulfils its purpose perfectly or not.


Thanks to their high level of reliability, automatic doors last for many years. This means that it is very important to choose an automatic door that is technologically advanced and does not become obsolete too quickly. Nowadays the inclusion of state-of-the-art sensors or IoT (Internet of Things) connections is essential, even if they are not planned for immediate use, so that they do not become obsolete in the future.

At Manusa we have an avant-garde R+D+i department that constantly develops innovations to include our own latest generation technology in our accesses. For example, all our automatic sliding doors have the Visio+ operator, which has IoT technology as well as many other state-of-the-art features.


One of the most differentiating factors for automatic doors is the speed of action. The great value of smart entrances is that they only open when they need to, so speed is vital in determining the effectiveness of the door in terms of energy efficiency and user convenience. At Manusa we have the fastest automatic doors on the market and, thanks to their high speed of up to 1m/s, they eliminate the "barrier effect". This invites users to enter, providing a more comfortable experience for users and achieving a substantial improvement in access to the building.

Technical assistance

Automatic doors improve access to the building, optimise its energy efficiency and invite people to come inside. That is why it is important to have an access that has reliable technical support and a manufacturer that guarantees the availability of spare parts, so that the door can be used for many years to come.

At Manusa we design and manufacture all the components of our automatic doors, so we do not depend on third parties to provide all the support to our accesses, be it the availability of spare parts or our technical team of experts available all over Spain. In addition, we offer maintenance plans that help you to take the worry out of looking after your automatic doors and extend their service life to the maximum.

If you want to install intelligent accesses in your establishment, contact us and you will receive all the information you need in order to benefit from the best access.