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ATEX Rated Doors

If you work in a business that may contain, or have activities that produce, explosive or potentially explosive atmospheres such as petrol stations and pharmaceutical factories, then you’re most probably already aware of the ATEX directive. It is possible for businesses to not realise they are affected by the legislation, i.e. a business that produces fine organic dusts, such as wood or grain flour. Areas at risk from explosive atmospheres fall under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation 2002 (DSEAR), which puts duties on employers to control risks to staff and public from such areas in a place of work. It is, however, the responsibility of the door manufacturer to ensure that any equipment sited in a potentially hazardous area complies with the ‘ATEX’ directive.


RCS’ ATEX rated doors are supplied with GfA drives and controls, to be used in explosion-protected zones;

  • “Safedrive®” Elektromaten SI drives are used for industrial doors which require an anti-fallback device. The patented safety brake is built into the gear. The drive unit is fitted directly to the door shaft and comprises of a worm gear with safety brake and hollow shaft, emergency manual operator, integrated limit switches and electrical motor.
  • Elektromaten KE drives’ door shaft is driven by a chain-transmission and requires an appropriate sized safety brake. It comprises of a worm gear, interchangeable output-shaft, emergency manual operator, integrated limit switches and electrical motor.

Gareth Greasby; APT Security Shutters Ltd

"RCS produce a wide range of doors to APT. All products are manufactured to the highest standard, and we cannot over-emphasise the personal and professional approach of the sales team, and their aftersales care. All in all a highly recommended supplier."

Dan Hutt; Anglia Door Systems Ltd

"Anglia Door Systems Ltd are pleased to have a built and maintained a strong relationship with RCS, based on trust, and their ability to manage our customer needs to the very highest standards. Thanks to this partnership RCS have helped us develop our product portfolio to aid our planned growth."

Ed Stevens; Access Gates & Shutters

“We have been using RCS for several years and in that time, they have never let us down or said, “sorry we cannot accommodate this”, or “we cannot manufacture such a door”. They have a very good understanding of all their products, and their manufacturing quality; delivery times and cost is second to none. We therefore look forward to, and anticipate many more years of the same quality service.”

Wayne Mallinson; Industrial Door Solutions

“From our initial meeting with Nick (Account Manager), to our most recent product delivery, RCS Doors has been a pleasure to work with. The knowledge, and understanding of our requirements allows everything to run smoothly. The process is relaxed, and the result is professional. I can highly recommend RCS Doors and look forward to continuing our relationship with Nick and his team.”

Giles Farrington; GB Entrance Engineering Ltd

“Our business with RCS has grown considerably in a short space of time and throughout this, their professionalism and service has never faltered. Delivery speeds and competitive pricing is paramount in our industry, and RCS assist in every way possible to ensure our customers’ expectations are met."

Lee Roper; Bolton Gate Services

“RCS is our approved supplier of industrial doors and spares due to their outstanding product. Any new doors we order come with a full detailed drawing which our installation teams love, and their team are always on hand to help.”

Di Steele; Smart Door Solutions Ltd

“Smart Door Solutions is a unique company that always strives for perfection and in RCS, we have found our perfect supplier. The workmanship and quality in their products is second to none and we take pride in installing their products for our clients. We cannot speak highly enough of RCS and would recommend them to anyone looking for a personalised service and quality product."