Industrial doors have undergone 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. The FasTrax line is now 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 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 also has safety features including Soft-Edge technology and thru-beam photo eyes.
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. The washdown-rated drive system and controls are completely sealed and protected. A tapered bottom edge allows water to run off to the side, reducing the chance of water dripping on products.
FasTrax can be used in applications including wash-down, high-wind, and cooler or freezer high-cycle.
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