Apex Strip Curtains & Doors has installed a high speed Traffic door at Cape Town-based Grapetek’s Epping manufacturing plant. Grapetek is one of the largest producers of sulphur dioxide generating sheets in the world, used for the post-harvest protection of table grapes.
The high speed Traffic door has been installed to seal off an opening through a recently enclosed passage which sees high traffic of incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products.
Grapetek’s Paul van der Merwe says after evaluating other products on the market, his company decided on the Traffic high speed door from Apex Strip Curtains & Doors because it was the best fit for the specification.
Apex ‘s Traffic range of high speed folding doors in sizes up to 8 000 mm wide by 8 500 mm high offers a sturdy, dependable and modular solution for medium and large entrances, particularly where windy conditions are a factor, such as shipment and warehouse areas.
Made from strong self-extinguishing Class 2 fabric with excellent thermal insulation properties, this door has been designed to resist a wind loading of up to 50 km per hour. The supporting structure is manufactured from high quality galvanised steel to ensure optimum durability and, if the application requires it, vision windows can be incorporated in the panels.
A counterweighted balancing system ensures high standards of performance and safety and fast, semi-automatic reopening. The built-in automation unit protects the components from wear caused by the elements.
All high speed doors in the Traffic range are controlled by an electronic unit that complies with all IEC regulations. It can be activated by any type of remote control equipment including photocells, pressure sensitive mats, movement detectors or induction loops.
Reliability is an important factor in the choice of doors for warehousing applications, and the wide range of high speed doors available from Apex Strip Curtains & Doors are manufactured in accordance with international standards, with materials that comply with stringent hygiene and safety criteria.