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THE FUNCTIONAL HEAVY DUTY IMPACT TRAFFIC DOOR

The Apex SR 9000 heavy duty impact traffic door combines functionality with longevity and allows easy movement of pedestrians and goods. The locally manufactured door also manages to blend into any environment as a result of its sleek, modern design.

Many market sectors require an attractive looking door, but need one that is robust and can withstand constant traffic moving through the opening. This is according to Wim Dessing, sales executive at Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, who says this particular insulated traffic door has found popularity as it is also a cost effective option.

“We actually find that customers often specify this particular door upfront, as it has an established reputation for quality construction and durability,” he says.

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.

Dessing says 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.

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.

OPTIMUM SAFETY WITH APEX WELDING AND SAFETY SCREENS

Made from specially formulated PVC material, Apex Welding and Safety Screens will ensure optimum safety in workshop environments, protecting workers from harsh ultra-violet light and dangerous u.v. radiation which occurs during welding and grinding processes.

This locally manufactured safety screen incorporates a heavy-duty ultra-violet light absorber, which safely contains all u.v. radiation in the curtained off area enhancing safety in the environment and providing a high level of protection for workers in close proximity to welding and grinding activities.

Standard tinted PVC. material while offering a visible barrier does not provide adequate protection. Extensive tests conducted by the SABS proved that Apex Welding and Safety Screens are superior to conventional tinted material.

Tested for ultra-violet transmittance, the conventional material gave readings of 0,0005%, 0,008% and 5.0% as opposed to Apex readings of 0,005%, 0,001 and 0,005%. When tested for total visible light transmittance, the tests were conclusive. The conventional material allowed 78%, while the Apex material allowed only 15,5% light transmittance – a dramatic difference.

Apex Welding and Safety Screens are impervious to burning, and this is of particular importance should the material come into contact with welding splatter.

Access to cordoned off areas is easy as the patented Balledge® design on the individual PVC strips facilitates easy access for both personnel and equipment. The strips part on contact and return to their original configuration ensuring an efficient close.

Available in several configurations to suit individual requirements, the most popular version is the freestanding frame that facilitates both easy handling and portability. The screens’ angled feet allow optimum utilisation of the floor space and the screens can be butted together at a 90-degree angle.

In addition to Apex Welding and Safety Screens, the company markets a range of high-speed roll up and fold up doors, which represent a leap forward in warehouse closure systems.

HIGH SPEED DOORS CAN REDUCE ENERGY COSTS

South Africa’s drive for reduced energy consumption should include optimising the efficiency of energy usage across entire supply chains. This is according to Wim Dessing, sales executive at Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, who says the company is seeing an increased call for its technical personnel to assess the functionality of doors being used across manufacturing, warehouse and other storage facilities.

“Long gone are the days of leaving large openings in these types of facilities without any form of closing,” Dessing says. “High speed roll up doors are a popular solution as these allow for rapid opening and closing, and facilitate a more controlled ambient temperature inside a manufacturing or warehousing facility. This contributes significantly to reducing energy costs and ensuring employee comfort.

“Temperature and humidity control are enhanced through the elimination of excessive through flow of warm or cold exterior air into the workspace. As an added benefit, due to their speed of operation, high speed doors reduce the influx of insects and other airborne contaminants that negatively impact on product quality,” Dessing says.

“The doors also offer longer operating life and high safety standards. As a result, our customers see an excellent return on investment while ensuring a better operating environment for personnel.”

Unhindered traffic flow remains a primary concern for businesses. The Apex range of high speed doors incorporates a counterweighted balancing system that not only ensures high standards of performance and safety but also provides fast, semi-automatic reopening.

These high speed doors offer both functionality and performance. They are unobtrusive, yet able to cope with the intensive demands of heavy and continuous traffic. The design features the integration of the actuator, controls, safety devices and balancing systems in one unit for cost efficiency and a reduced footprint.

Doors are available for medium and large entrances, and Dessing says that it is important to consider the size of opening, frequency of opening and closing and the volume of vehicular traffic when selecting a high speed door.

“Our competent team works closely with customers to find a solution that will provide a good cost to performance ratio, and ensure that the most appropriate high speed door is selected for the application,” Dessing concludes.

HEAVY DUTY TRAFFIC DOOR IS STILL LIGHTWEIGHT

Known for its lightweight yet rugged construction, the Apex SR 9000 heavy duty insulated impact traffic door also offers ease of maintenance and long service life. The locally manufactured door opens easily, operates smoothly and allows safe, damage free passage for personnel and equipment.

Available from Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, the Apex SR 9000 door is suitable for majority of applications where both pedestrian and motorised traffic move from one area of a facility to another.

All Apex SR 9000 doors feature a patented ABS outer shell forming a thick panel. This ensure the door retains its physical properties even in conditions where temperatures reach as low as minus 40°C. It is also impervious to moisture, acid, petroleum products, animal fats, rodents, insects and salt solutions. This makes this impact traffic door ideal for all types of environments including refrigerated or wash down areas.

The Apex SR 9000 door features bull nosed perimeter edges which prevent excessive wear on the edges. The doors are all mounted on an internal welded steel perimeter with corner gussets. Gasket keys are moulded in place and retain gasketing without the use of screws, rivets or other fasteners. Replacement of gasketing is simple and easily done on site.

Optional polyethylene spring bumpers, impact plates, partial edge gasketing, lower hinge guards and double pane vision panels are all available.

LOCALLY MANUFACTURED APEX SR 9000 DOOR IMPROVES SHEQ STANDARDS

The locally manufactured Apex SR 9000 insulated impact traffic door complies with all relevant safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) standards.

Wim Dessing, sales executive at Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, says this is important for end-users and allows them to gain the maximum advantage in terms of SHEQ compliance.

Each Apex SR 9000 door is manufactured to meet specific opening requirements and combines functionality with longevity in areas where the movement of pedestrians and goods is particularly high.

The door is manufactured from a 3 mm ABS skin that retains its physical properties down to temperatures of minus 5°C, making it ideal for use in walk-in cold rooms and similar refrigerated applications. The low maintenance skin is impervious to moisture, acids, petroleum products, animal fats, rodents, insects and salt solutions.

The door’s insulation characteristics are enhanced further by the internal design elements. These include the injection of a high density, non CFC urethane foam into the hollow shell of the door.

Standard vision panels constructed from 3 mm clear polycarbonate sheeting are available in a number of custom sizes. However, the Apex SR 9000 is also available without the vision panel which allows greater flexibility of use.

Additional features include scratch resistance and UBC compatibility for enhanced visibility, and it is available in a choice of six colours.

Apex Strip Curtains & Doors has a network of agents throughout South Africa who offer technical and installation support as well as prompt delivery times.

APEX STRIP CURTAINS CHOSEN AT COCA COLA BEVERAGES SOUTH AFRICA WADEVILLE FACILITY

Quality is a primary concern at any beverage manufacturing operation and key to this is preventing the ingress of contaminants such as birds, insects and dust into both the production and warehousing areas. With this objective in mind, Coca Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Wadeville recently installed Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains on all the external doors at its manufacturing facility in Wadeville.

James Candy, production manager at Apex Strip Curtains, says that general purpose strip curtains offer a quick and cost effective solution for doorways and other entrances that need to be covered. Most importantly, the locally manufactured Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains feature the patented Balledge™ design which ensures longevity of the strips even in the harshest applications. Constant movement through conventional strip curtaining often results in tearing of individual strips which compromises the thermal seal.

Candy explains that this is not the case with Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains which incorporates this special reinforced edge. “The Balledge™ allows both people and motorised materials handling equipment to enter and exit without snagging or scratching. And while closed the individual strips form a very effective seal preventing birds and insects from entering.”

The PVC strips are made from specially formulated material which is exceptionally durable and is transparent allowing good visibility for safety. The strips do not become brittle or discolour with age, even when exposed to external elements.

In total Apex General Purpose heavy duty 400 x 4 Strip Curtains were installed in four large doorways with dimensions of 5 metres by 5 metres. The installation is on galvanised mounting hardware.

Apex Strip Curtains & Doors was the first company to locally manufacture general purpose strip curtaining in South Africa, and has an extensive installed footprint of this product across a wide range of industry sectors.

SMART RESET DOOR FROM APEX TAKES LOAD SHEDDING IN ITS STRIDE

As the renewed wave of load shedding disrupts business in myriad ways, the Smart Reset Door from Apex Strip Curtains & Doors makes sure that access is not impeded when power unexpectedly goes out.

The Apex Smart Reset Door – popular in warehouses and industrial plants – is well equipped to deal with power failures and malfunctions. Ideal for openings up to two metres high and four metres wide, it can be opened from either side, thanks to a release lever.

Under normal conditions, its activation can be suited to the customer’s preference of remote control device, whether it be pressure-sensitive mats, induction loops, photocells or movement detectors. The door is reliably controlled by an electronic unit that complies with all requirements stipulated by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Another important feature that helps ensure minimum downtime for users is the door’s automatic ‘fix’ ability, especially for operations where it is common for sides to be dislodged by vehicles or objects passing through. In this design, there will be no damage to the flexible curtain. Instead, in the case of such contact, the side hinges will simply come off the guides with the curtain. A simple opening and closing technique then allows an automatic recovery of the door.

Safe operation has also been prioritised in the design, with an integral electronic safety device. This reverses the door automatically if an obstacle is detected during the closing of the door. Also, the speed at which the door opens and closes can be easily adjusted with the addition of an optional inverter system. This enhances both the safety of users passing through and the efficiency of their movement in and out.

Heavy duty design makes for long life and minimal maintenance. The door is reinforced throughout with interchangeable panel sections connected by extruded aluminium profiles. Along the bottom of the door, the material comprising the passive edge is both flexible and shock-proof. This means that the door is also protected from damage, adding to life-span.

Soft-start and soft-stop features also improve the door’s reliability and longevity by reducing stress on mechanical components. Durability is also a feature of the curtain, which is made of a Class 2 self-extinguishing polyester that can withstand very strong winds. Ensuring that the curtain has uniform rolling action is an electronic system that includes photocells inside the door’s casing.

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.

ATTRACTIVE AND TOUGH – APEX SR 9000 TRAFFIC DOOR

The Apex SR 9000 insulated impact traffic door is undoubtedly one of the more attractive heavy duty doors available on the market. Considered by many as the most cost effective answer, this door with its proven construction offers years of dependable operation while maintaining an attractive appearance. Add to this its minimal maintenance requirement, and it is clear why demand is increasing of this locally made door.

The fully gasketed Apex SR 9000 heavy duty impact swing door is locally manufactured to customers’ specific requirements. Its patented “honeycomb” framework and flexible urethane foam insulation gives the door optimum stability and superior soundproofing qualities. This is achieved by injecting high density non-CFRC urethane core into the hollow shell of the door.

Lightweight but robust, the Apex SR 9000 door is engineered to withstand heavy traffic and impact. High bumpers are fitted to the door panel to further absorb impact from manridden vehicles and carts. This also reduces stress on hardware and mount assemblies.

In addition, the perimeter edges on the door panels are bull nosed with a minimum radius of 8 mm preventing excessive wear on the edges. The seal complements the insulated core reducing energy flow between environments, another plus factor.

The rugged 3 mm ABS outer facing of the Apex SR 9000 door is available in a variety of colours and it is impervious to moisture, acid, petroleum products, salt solutions, animal fats and insects. It retains its physical properties in temperatures as low as minus 40º C and it will not chip dent, peel, pit or corrode.

The Apex SR 9000 is available from Apex Strip Curtains & Doors and its network of agents throughout South Africa who offer technical and installation support as well as prompt delivery times.

DURABILITY UNDERPINS CHOICE OF APEX STRIP CURTAINS BY B.T. ENTERPRISES

Known for providing cutting edge technology, service and innovation to the local food industry, B.T. Enterprises has long recognised the advantages of using Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains at its facilities.

Established in 1974 as a supplier of specialised food processing equipment, the company has grown to where today it operates three divisions – food processing equipment, packaging materials and spices and food ingredients.

Wim Dessing Jnr, sales director at Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, says the company has a large number of repeat customers, and counts B.T. Enterprises among these.

“Operating in the food industry requires high level of quality control and this includes eliminating the ingress of dust, insects and other foreign contaminants from its packaging, blending and processing areas,” Dessing Jnr says.

Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are installed in a number of locations at B.T. Enterprises’ facilities and with individual strips being reinforced with the patented Balledge® have proved durable. This unique edge ensures an efficient thermal seal yet allows strip to part easily under pressure to allow personnel to move between areas.

In the latest installation as B.T. Enterprises, a fixed Apex General Purpose Strip Curtain installation was replaced with an installation on a specially designed sliding track. Dessing Jnr says this facilitates a much wider opening allowing bulk palleted goods to be easily moved in and out, increasing productivity.

Another requirement in this particular application was the inclusion of a red strip in strategic positions among the other clear strips. These cautionary strips clearly demarcate the sides and the middle of the opening, further enhancing safety for those moving through the opening.

“The use of flexible PVC strips was pioneered more than 40 years ago by Apex Strip Curtains & Doors,” Dessing Jnr says. “And an important characteristic of our specially formulated PVC material is it does not become brittle with use, which means that our product easily outlasts inferior products.”

Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are locally manufactured by the company in Johannesburg, and its technical team is able to assess applications and provide a fit-for-purpose cost effective solution.