Video Testimonial: Ulti-Flex Doors

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As a continuance of the video we got of Ian Martin from Foodstuffs in a previous blog post, Ian tells us now about how great the Ulti-Flex bi-parting freezer door systems have been at his site.

All you need to do is listen. Here is Ian Martin from Foodstuffs in Palmerston North telling us about how effective Ulti Group’s Ulti-Flex bi-parting door systems have been in their chillers and freezers on site. Think you’ve seen Ian somewhere before? You probably have, as we not long ago released a video of him talking you through our dock loading systems, click here to view it.

As Ian tells us, one of their doors has done over a MILLION cycles! And the other over 900 thousand, and they’re still going strong!

They’ve been hit out as he tells us, and they just fall back into place and away they go again.

So watch the video, and if you want to see more information on the Ulti-Flex Door system, click here.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


Transcript of the video: 

How are you getting on with the Ulti-Flex Door Systems?

The advantage with these doors is the rapid rise door has to go up before the vehicle goes through, and we were getting a lot of our doors hit because the guys were not waiting for the doors to open up. They were using them by the truck and trailer unit – a train – follow one another through, and the door gets into the position where it says – ‘should I open, or should I close?’

The bi-parting door, as you can see, only has to open half distance and the guys go through.

Bevan: You have full height straight away?

Yes, the rapid rise doors, with the size of our mast’s, with them going under our roller doors it’s only probably this high (showing his hands). So that means you’ve only got that, whereas this, with the bi-parting doors its sideways, so is quicker to open.

Servicing – in all of the nine years this one on this side is over a million cycles. That one there’s done probably 900,000 cycles too – so pretty close to a million.

Bevan: What happens when these ones get hit?

They will come out and then nine times out of then we’ll will push back them straight back in and away they go. And you don’t need any parts or anything like that, because they’ve all been hit, I’ll tell you now. They hit them – these ones just tend to come out, and yeah, push them straight back in.


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Maintenance, if they do get hit – we know the door is going to get hit – there wouldn’t be a site where the door hasn’t been hit.

When we changed to these doors, this has come down (pointing to the ice on the ceiling) we used to do this once a month, taking the ice off the ceiling, now we’re lucky we’re doing it once a year. So that’s a huge advantage by these two doors being here.

You don’t want it when a door fails or something goes wrong because somebody hits it, and then you’re waiting 3 or 4 days to a week or something, to get parts. It seems to be that the simpler the design of the door, the more effective it is. The cost of the maintenance on our doors considering the number of cycles they do daily is minimal.

  • Ian Martin – Foodstuffs