Industrial doors have undergone technological improvements in recent years, offering facility managers reduced cycle times and increased efficiency. Rite-Hite Doors has pioneered such technology with products such as its FasTrax doors.
The roll-up design of FasTrax doors allows them to operate at speeds of 100 inches per second, minimizing air intrusion while maximizing productivity. These high operating speeds also decrease the likelihood of forklift collisions. However, if bumped or impacted, a FasTrax door can easily reconfigure itself to get back onto the door track, the company said. Safety features include Soft-Edge Technology and thru-beam photo eyes.
Rite-Hite’s FasTrax door line is available in a variation designed specifically for the food industry. FasTrax Clean Room Doors feature a one-piece radial header machined from a solid block of UHMW plastic. It meets USDA and FDA standards for clean-up. The door’s fabric is a smooth polypropylene, which provides higher resistance to acids and bases and a lower water absorption rate; the fabric also makes the FasTrax Clean highly resistant to mold and gives it superior washdown qualities, even with harsh cleaning chemicals, the company said.
The FasTrax Clean Room Door design uses non-corrosive Lexan and UHMW side frames. These lightweight and easily removable frames meet government guidelines for washdown and bacteria control. Side frames stand off from the wall to minimize surface-to-surface contact, reducing pockets where bacteria can grow. Additionally, it has a washdown-rated drive system and controls, which are completely sealed and protected. FasTrax can be used in a variety of applications including wash-down, high-wind, and cooler or freezer high-cycle application.
Rite-Hite Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., is a manufacturer of material handling systems designed for maximum safety and productivity. For more information, visit the Rite-Hite Doors website or contact a Rite-Hite Doors representative at 1-800-456-0600.