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.