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Specialized, Washdown-Friendly Doors Increase Productivity, Decrease Energy Loss
Industrial doors have undergone dramatic technological improvements in recent years, offering facility managers dramatically reduced cycle times and increased efficiency. Rite-Hite Doors has pioneered much of this technology, with products such as its FasTrax doors. Now, the FasTrax line is available in a variation designed specifically for the food industry.
FasTrax Clean Room Doors feature a one-piece radial header, which is machined from a solid block of UHMW plastic. It meets both 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 than vinyls and urethanes. This fabric makes the FasTrax Clean highly resistant to mold and gives it superior washdown qualities, even with harsh cleaning chemicals.
The roll-up design of FasTrax doors allows them to operate at industry-best 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. It is also the safest door in the industry, with features including Soft-Edge™ Technology and thru-beam photo eyes.
The FasTrax Clean Room Door design also 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 for worry-free, clean room door washdown. FasTrax Clean’s tapered bottom edge allows water to run off to the side, reducing the chance of water dripping on products.
FasTrax can be used in a variety of applications including wash-down, high-wind, and cooler or freezer high-cycle application.
Rite-Hite Doors is a division of Rite-Hite Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of loading dock safety systems and industrial door solutions.
For more information, please visit Rite-Hite Doors’ website at www.ritehite.com/products/doors/ or contact a Rite-Hite Doors representative. Call 888-841-4283, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.