Doors may seem like a minor expense in your facility, but they play a crucial role in separating different environments and preventing contamination, energy loss, and accidents. That’s why you need to choose the right doors for your high-frequency doorways.
High-speed doors are the perfect solution for many industrial applications. In this blog, we’ll explain what high-speed doors are, why they are necessary for your facility, and how to install them
What is a high-speed door?
A high-speed door is a door system that operates at a higher speed and durability than conventional doors. It can open and close in seconds, withstand frequent use, and require low maintenance and repair costs. There are two types of high-speed doors: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal doors slide sideways to open and close, while vertical doors roll up and down. Depending on your application, you can choose the type that suits your needs.
high-speed doors offer many benefits for your facility, such as:
Speed– High-speed doors can fully open in as fast as 1.7 seconds, which means less waiting time, less energy loss, and less risk of collision or damage. You can also use different activation methods, such as remote controls, radars, or floor loops, to make the operation more convenient and efficient.
Safety – High-speed doors have built-in safety features to prevent closing when obstructed or to reverse when coming in contact with an object. You can also add window panels to improve visibility and avoid accidents. In situations where security is the main concern, our Komby Door is the perfect fit, the best of productivity and security in one.
Hygiene – high-speed doors like the Ulti Roll Food are also great in the food manufacturing and pharmaceutical environments where food safety and hygiene are critical risks to manage. Some high speed doors can have every component engineered specifically for harsh wash-down applications. Non-contact radial technology eliminates the 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.
How to choose the right high-speed door for your needs?
It is important to ensure that the type of doors in use in your facility are the most appropriate for your unique requirements, maximise the reduction in your energy costs, decrease maintenance costs and improve the overall status of the working environment. With over 25 years experience, we are able to able to look at your unique requirements and suggest the best course of action to maximise the savings at your facility.