Most high speed doors are made from steel. Nergeco realised that for high speed doors, superior materials were available. They began making doors from the latest multi-composite materials in 2002, having determined that as far as doors were concerned these were superior in most properties to steel.
These multicomposites are also used as the material for challenging and corrosive applications such as train side panels, offshore oil rig support tethers, wind turbine blades, sailing masts, underground mining as wall reinforcement rods, the wastewater industry as manhole covers, ladders, bottom scrapers and bridge structures.
Acedoors installed our first multi-composite speed doors in 2007 at the new Bidvest Fresh facility in Avondale, Auckland. Since then Acedoors have installed many more Multi-composite doors. We ask Bidvest what they think of the doors 4 1/2 years later.
The doors, made for 3.6m high x 2.4m wide clear openings, were supplied with the DRS0 sealing kits option to meet the design requirements of the consultant. Acedoors were able to supply independent lab test data showing the leakage rates at various positive and negative pressures.
The service logs show that the doors perform approximately 100-115 cycles per day, and have no reliability issues, despite being hit on occasion.
Chris Simpson, Bidvest’s Operations Manager writes: “Our new distribution centre was designed to operate at a tempertaure of +5 and need a reliable fast acting door that could maintain the temperature and not impede the traffic flow.”
“We found that new Nergeco Star 5 Labo 5 Labo high speed doors have more than met our needs, easily maintaining the required temperature and traffic flow.
It also has the added advantage over other doors in that it constructed out of a Mulitcomposite material as opposed to steel, giving it a better seal between the legs and the curtain, can be washed down and is corrosion proof.
I am extremely happy with the Nergeco Star 5 Labo and the excellent after sales service we receive from Acedoor Systems Ltd.”