The Functional Heavy Duty Impact Traffic Door

Engineered not only for optimum durability and safety, the Apex SR 9000 heavy duty impact door manages to blend into any environment as a result of its sleek, modern design.

Wim Dessing, sales executive at Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, says this cost effective, insulated traffic door has found popularity in market sectors where dependable operation coupled with an attractive appearance is important.

“Locally manufactured by the company, the Apex SR 9000 door combines functionality with longevity and allows easy movement of pedestrians and goods,” Dessing says. “We find that customers often specify this particular door upfront.”

The door is manufactured from a 3 mm ABS skin which retains its physical properties down to temperatures of minus 40°C. The low maintenance skin is impervious to moisture, acids, petroleum products, animal fats, rodent, insects and salt solutions.

The door’s insulation characteristics are enhanced by its high-density, non-CFC urethane foam core. The patented honeycomb framework and flexible urethane foam insulation provide optimum stability and superior soundproofing qualities.

Standard vision panels, constructed from 3 mm clear polycarbonate sheeting, are available in a number of custom sizes and are scratch-resistant and UBC compatible for enhanced visibility. Windows can be mounted in various positions on the door, and double pane vision panels can be installed for use in refrigerated areas.

“Wear is always an issue on impact doors, and to prevent excessive wear on the perimeter edges the door panels are bull nosed with a minimum radius of 8 mm. This significantly reduces maintenance on the doors,” he says.

The Apex SR 9000 doors are mounted on an internal welded steel perimeter with corner gussets, using a CMI type ‘V’ gravity hinging system. Gasket keys are moulded in place and retain gasketing without the use of screws, rivets or other fasteners. High bumpers are also fitted to the door panel to further absorb impact from forklift trucks and carts. This also reduces stress on hardware and mount assemblies.

Dessing says the company provides a full technical advice service that assists customers to configure the best door for each application. In addition, installation support and prompt delivery times ensure that customer productivity is not compromised.

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