Doors are primarily considered in building design because they play a significant role in the segregation of production areas and environments while presenting a barrier to contamination such as dirt, insects, and other pests and vermin.
Doorways are the biggest opening into any facility and so therefore are the most common cause for the mixing of outside and inside environments. Thus, it is essential to maximise speed and security, minimise impact damage and control atmospheric conditions in a large variety of access ways. These goals can be achieved by installing high speed doors.
What is a high-speed door? High speed doors are door systems mainly used in industrial applications. Its durable construction provides a higher operating speed and can sustain a higher number of opening and closing cycles while requiring lower maintenance and repair cost. Horizontal and vertical opening door types are available depending on the application.
Why is it necessary to install high speed doors in your facility? There are many reasons why you should use a high-speed door. Here are some good insights:
Speed- traditional roller shutter doors move extremely slowly while high speed doors can fully open in as fast as 1.7 second which means minimised cycle time, thus decreasing energy costs and minimising the chance of forklift impact, improving productivity no end.
Safety – Manual roller shutter doors can hurt people’s back when lifting them or pulling chains and Automatic Doors are so slow which can easily get damaged when a person is impatient and can get hit by a forklift while high speed doors prevent the door from closing when obstructed, and a wireless reversing bottom edge reverses door when coming in contact with anything. Window panels can be added to enhance visibility when closed or opening, both maximising safety to prevent personnel harm and vehicle damage.
Efficiency and Productivity – instead of hopping off the forklift to open a door, high-speed doors has remote controls installed in the forklift increasing productivity and spending less time opening and closing doorways and increasing the time doing their tasks
Hygiene – high speed doors can be specifically designed to have air locks that creates a neutral air pocket where external air is not able to pass through. High speed fabric hygiene doors have every component engineered specifically for harsh wash-down applications. Non-contact radial technology eliminates transfer of contaminants from one side of the curtain to the other. Full surround seals prevent dust, insect and contaminant intrusion.
Temperature control - Short cycle times keep the door closed as much as possible, creating an effective barrier for wind and temperature between two different environments. High speed insulated freezer doors like Fastrax FR have the tightest and most reliable seal, the largest variety of track configurations, and a true knock-out and auto re-feed feature. Energy savings can be guaranteed with the Fastrax FR’s robust insulated curtain, which eliminates ice build-up in your freezer, reducing defrost cycles and saving on clean-up labour costs.
It is important to ensure that the type of doors we use in our facilities maintains the correct temperature inside, have a good control over cleanliness and supports in the safety and efficiency of the operations. These are all essential to reduce your energy losses, decrease maintenance costs and improve the overall status of the working environment.