MAXDoor Model WD Warehouse & Maintenance Shop Industrial Door

MAXDoor provides long lasting solutions for the toughest of industries at an affordable price.  Warehouse and shop doors are in constant use and need a door that is a simple design with low maintenance costs.  This door is designed for 20-25 years of service and utilizes a powered Gearhead door operator with a floor level brake. In the event there is a loss of power, this MAXDoor Model WD comes with a manual chain hoist.  Our door’s control panel is mounted at the top by the door operator, and we offer an optional wall mount control panel with a disconnect.

MAXDoor Model WD Features

Door Size/Speed:  This WD model is deal for door openings that are 24FT wide x 24FT high;    10-12 inches per second

Door Strength/Wind Load: Head member and side frame/guides made of common structural steel components providing superior overall strength; horizontal beams manufactured from structural steel tube provide the highest wind load resistance

Door Design: MAXDoor WD has a simple design ensuring minimum operational and maintenance costs. A folding curtain stacks like a roman shade on the interior and exterior; fabric over-laps door guide surfaces providing excellent weather seal; large rubber bottom weather seal; operator mounted controls; designed for a long service life with minimal maintenance

Door Safety: 4 Lifting Belts (minimum); Photo-eyes monitor opening/closing; Door guides free of any devices; Safety sensors; Backup manual hoist operator

Door Fabric Choices: We offer a variety of materials for special environments including high temperature, cut proof and anti-static

MAXDoor Model WD Industries

The MAXDoor Model WD is a great solution for door openings in the following industries: Mining, Agriculture, Aerospace, Aluminum, Glass, Military, Port Authorities, Ship Building, Waste Handling to name just a few.

With over 30 years of experience in the door industry, our design experts will assist you with a door to fit your specific needs. Ask a question or request a quote from sales@maxdoor-usa.com or contact MAXDoor at 248-915-5838.

Rolling Steel Doors Are Out – MAXDoor Is In!!

MAXDoor is an American-owned, Michigan-based door manufacturing company with expertise in custom industrial vertical lift fabric doors. Rolling steel doors were never designed for high speed or high cycle daily door openings. Originally, these doors were intended to be used for security and fire protection.  Well, things have changed, and the rolling steel door no longer meets the needs of large industrial operations.  MAXDoor has a better and more cost-effective solution for your door needs.

MAXDoor vs. Rolling Steel Doors

Let’s compare a MAXDoor to a rolling steel door:

  • STRENGTH – MAXDoors are 2-5 times stronger than steel doors and maintains its strength in doors from 10 feet to 100 feet.
  • SPEED – MAXDoors operate a high speed (up to 60” per second), however, rolling steel doors were never designed for high cycle operations.
  • WIND LOAD – MAXDoors have dual-layer fabric door panels with internal traveling beams providing the highest wind load resistance. The door is significant in a building’s ability to withstand high winds because it often closes the largest opening on a building. A rolling door is subject to either being blown into the building or pulled out of the opening.
  • MAINTENANCE – MAXDoors save our customers significantly on the cost of downtime, maintenance, and repair. With a simple design, the horizontal beams are quickly put back in place should a collision occur.  Rolling steel doors are notorious for requiring constant costly repairs.  Think of the money saved by not having to call a service technician for a costly door repair.
  • SAFETY – MAXDoors have a lifting belt and horizontal beam design that has proven to improve safety concerns when hit by forklifts or dump trucks. A free-falling rolling steel door can weigh as much as half a ton and cause considerable damage to workers and expensive equipment should the system fail.
  • SERVICE LIFE – MAXDoor has a service life of 20-25 years with very little maintenance.  A rolling steel door with costly maintenance and repairs will last 5-10 years.

It’s time to put a tough door in place…It’s time for a MAXDoor.

Contact us today to answer any door questions you may have.  Let us help you design your industrial door solution.

MAXDoor Made In The USA and for The Mining Industry

The mining environment is one of dirt, grit, and corrosive materials. This type of work environment requires a tough and durable door that can handle the daily operations at the mine.  Our vertical lift fabric door – MAXDoor – has a high quality, robust design for this type of heavy industrial setting. Many design and fabric options are available to enhance visibility and safety in the mine setting.

  • MAXDoors have a high positive and negative wind resistance. Our doors do not bellow into the building during high winds. This bellowing affect can interrupt workflow and limit work space.
  • MAXDoors can be designed to fit in small, tight spaces and offer excellent environmental separation.
  • MAXDoors are also available for large door openings up to 65 FT wide by 65 FT high and put a minimum load on the building structure.
  • MAXDoors are designed to enhance safety at the mine. With the daily use of large industrial equipment, door collisions will occur.  Real life collisions have proven that the horizontal beams flex out of the door guides and are easily put back in place.  This design provides an added safety feature and saves hours of door downtime and costly repairs.
  • MAXDoors offer protection from harsh temperatures and have a service life of 20-25 years.
  • MAXDoors provide high speed door operations and are 2-3 times faster than rolling steel doors.

Made in the USA with over 35 years of door expertise, let our professionals evaluate your door openings needs and offer the best door solution to meet your mining door requirements.  Contact us today for an estimate.

5 Reasons MAXDoor is Tailor-Made for the Lumber Industry

MAXDoor is a vertical lift fabric industrial door made in the USA and designed and manufactured in the state of Michigan. At a sawmill or lumber mill facility our doors fit the large door openings required to move wood product, trucks, and workforce in a safe and productive manner. Wood sits behind everything – including the roof over our heads. Lumber is in high demand, and the factory door allowing entrance and exit needs to be reliable, strong and energy efficient.

MAXDoors are designed for heavy industrial environments requiring excellent environment separation from sawdust, dirt, insects, and odors. Our door can be designed and built for a maintained wind load of up to 250 m.p.h. The MAXDoor is a door engineered to meet EPA requirements for state and local regulations. With a long life – 20-25 years – MAXDoor blows away the competition for a very structurally strong vertical lift fabric door.

MAXDoors are self-supporting and do not put additional load onto the building. Designed to be installed on the interior or exterior side of a wall and operating like a roman shade, our weight of our door is transferred from the traveling door panel into the door guides at every horizontal beam. The horizontal beams in the MAXDoor fabric panel are hidden behind 2 layers of fabric and gives the door exceptional strength. Having the door guides free of any mechanical devices proves to be a huge benefit when there is a collision. With a simple fix, the door is up and operational resulting in no maintenance costs and minimum productivity downtime.

MAXDoor offers a high speed insulated solid panel door. This door operates at an extremely high speed for door openings up to 30 FT wide. Door sections are available in PVC or aluminum and meet the requirements for tough environments. The insulated panels provide excellent environment separation and faster door speeds reduce climate-controlled energy loss costs.

MAXDoors require truly little maintenance. By installing our door at your facility, you will be purchasing a door that will save you a great deal in maintenance costs. Just like any industrial door, MAXDoors have been hit by forklifts or large trucks. When this happens, there is a simple and no cost fix. By design all traveling horizontal beams flex and give way upon impact. The horizontal beams are easily put back into the door guides.

MAXDoors are very cost effective compared to rolling steel or rubber doors. There are many ways to reduce the costs because you can customize our doors. Why pay for a million-cycle door when you are only going to open it a few times a year? The cost can also be reduced by using the same type of operator, controls and hardware used on rolling steel doors.

Installing the right door for the right application is critical to create a safe and secure workplace for you and your employees. MAXDoor has years of experience in designing and building quality industrial doors. Every door need is unique and needs to meet the needs of that specific customer. Contact us today to discuss your door needs.

High-Performance Doors for the Automotive Industry

In the demanding world of the automotive industry, every factory, dealership, or warehouse operates most efficiently when the gateway to the building has an industrial door that is dependable, efficient, and safe. MAXDoor, the vertical lift fabric industrial door, checks all the boxes when it comes to strength, security, safety, and energy savings. At any automotive site, there is a robust flow of people, parts, goods, and vehicles, and it requires an industrial door that hangs tough and improves overall efficiency.

How does MAXDoor stack up?

  • Made with structural steel, MAXDoors provide superior overall strength and durability in door sizes from 10FT to 100FT.  The horizontal beam design has proven to be significantly stronger than other door designs. Remember vertical lift fabric doors are 2-5 times strong than rolling steel doors and are designed for high cycle operations. In addition, MAXDoors are designed with internal traveling horizontal beams providing significant wind load resistance.
  • MAXDoors provide intelligent controls such as automated door opening/closing systems eliminating human error, improving safety and productivity, and minimizing collisions and accidents. Safety is increased with an independent adjustable closing speed and thru-beam style photo eyes.  Custom control panels provide built-in diagnostics, PLC, VFD or relay logic.
  • Reduce energy costs by 50% with a MAXDoor.  Improving your door efficiency automatically improves your energy efficiency.  Materials, supplies, and products must enter and exit a facility, and that means that access doors must open and close 24/7. There is a great deal of heat loss at the door opening in addition to wear and tear on cooling systems.  Having a properly functioning door can decrease the amount of energy used to cool or heat a climate-controlled factory, warehouse of industrial building. MAXDoors operate at high speeds and are built with dual layer fabric panels to minimize energy loss at the door site.
  • The simple design of the MAXDoor provides security and exceptionally low maintenance. With a 20–25-year service life, our industrial door will offer years of dependable service and save your company with overall maintenance and repair costs associated with rubber and steel rolling doors.

MAXDoors offer numerous options to fit the needs of your environment.  Self-supporting, our door puts minimum load on an existing building structure and can be mounted on the interior or exterior of the door opening. When you custom design your MAXDoor, there are numerous fabric choices to fit your specific door needs such as 18, 20, 22, 28 ounce fabric along with fire retardant, low temperature, high temperature and anti-static materials just to name a few.

Take the Next Step

Get the MAXimum for your investment and give us a call or contact us today to discuss an industrial door solution to fit your specific needs.

MAXDoors Are a Perfect Fit for the Petroleum Industry

At a petroleum facility crude oil is refined and natural gas is processed into a multitude of products.  Inside the petroleum plant there is exploration, extraction, refining and transporting.  All the facilities housing these various processes require strong, durable industrial doors for the large door openings required for the daily plant operations.  MAXDoors are tough vertical lift fabric doors, and the ideal solution for door openings in tough industrial environments.

Petroleum Facility Challenges

At a petroleum facility there is a lot of risk with doors constantly opening and closing.  Large machinery and forklifts move through these door openings numerous times during the day and night. As far as safety, the four main risks are entrapment, downward impact, lateral impact, and secondary impact.  The way a MAXDoor operates with photo-eyes at the opening, wireless reversing edge, PLC monitored circuits, and over travel protection results in eliminating human error and meeting higher safety standards in the door industry.

When Door Collisions Happen

MAXDoor is designed with travelling horizontal beams that flex and give way if a collision occurs. This means huge repair and maintenance savings compared to other types of doors.  In addition, the downtime of a door can cost a company a great deal of money.  By design MAXDoor ensures minimum operational and repair costs.

MAXDoors are an ideal solution for truck shops and maintenance shops within the petroleum facilities.  Our doors are designed for high cycle operation, high wind-load resistance, and excellent environment separation.  There are endless fabric choices to cover all types of environments or conditions. Fabrics are available in 18, 20, 22, 28 ounces, fire retardant material, low and high temperature material, anti-static material and many more.  All components are from local USA sources.

MAXDoor is a small business and located in the state of Michigan.  If you want to maximize your investment, MAXDoor is the answer.  Learn more contacting us today for a quote for your facility.

MAXDoor Meets the Challenges in the Mining Industry Environment

Extracting valuable minerals from the earth takes place in a dirty, moist, and dusty environment.  An industrial door at a mining site must provide maximum strength, withstand extreme temperatures, and maintain a high wind load.  MAXDoor is a self-supporting vertical lift fabric door offering all the above and more.  Our door is a great fit for the mining environment and offers multiple control panel designs.  Made in the USA, MAXDoor is 2-3 times faster than a rolling steel or multiple leaf steel door and offers many safety features.

Standout Features of a MAXDoor

  • MAXDoor is custom designed to fit the customer’s specific needs
  • MAXDoor is available for door openings 65 Ft wide x 65 FT high
  • MAXDoor opening/closing speed is 2-3 times faster at large openings
  • MAXDoor provides excellent environment separation at the mine
  • MAXDoor is designed for heavy industrial and corrosive environments
  • MAXDoor exceeds wind load requirements and can be built to withstand a maintained wind load of up to 150 m.p.h.
  • MAXDoor offers a variety of fabrics including 28-ounce fire retardant fabric
  • MAXDoor by design minimizes repair costs due to collisions – operating like a Roman shade and designed to give way upon impact, the fix is simply to place the horizontal beams back in the guides.
  • MAXDoor safety is built into the lifting belt and horizontal beam design
  • MAXDoor has a 20-25 Year service life

Let our MAXDoor professionals evaluate your door opening needs and offer the best entrance solution that fits the requirements of the mining environment.  Contact us today for a quote or call (248) 915-5838.

 

MAXDoor – Your Solution for Environmental Separation

Doors serve many purposes but one of the most important is separating the outside environment from your inside facility.  You could take this a step further to say you may even want to separate indoor environments within your facility.  MAXDoor can provide the right custom-designed door to fit your need.  Compliance with local and state regulations to meet EPA and quality control is extremely important and our doors will give you reliable protection while keeping your facility free of dust, dirt, odors, birds, and rodents.

MAXDoor offers the Standard Duty and Heavy-Duty vertical lift fabric doors.  These doors will provide long lasting solutions for the toughest industries.  Stronger than rolling steel doors, MAXDoors operate at high speeds and are designed for high cycle operations. High speed operation of a door is paramount to maintaining a safe and clean environment.  The 4”–6” thick fabric panel is a simple design that puts minimum load on the building structure and substantially reduces annual operating, repair, and maintenance costs.

MAXDoors are custom designed with numerous fabric choices to fit the need of the specific environment:

  • Environment Separation
  • Fire Retardant
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Security
  • Radio Waves
  • Wind Resistance
  • Anti-Static
  • Explosion Proof

MAXDoors will protect your most important assets inside of your facility.  With years of experience our engineers will design a door to fit your requirements. Each door is custom built in the USA with the best components and has a service life of 20-25 years.

To learn more about which MAXDoor is right for your facility, contact us.

Industrial Door Replacement – Choose a MAXDoor

Many heavy industrial companies use MAXDoor as a solution to their door needs. In today’s rugged industrial environments many operational managers need to achieve bigger and better results with less accidents, more safety measures and lower maintenance costs.  Trying to maintain low performance industrial doors will diminish operational efficiency.

Replacing your existing doors with vertical lift fabric MAXDoors will provide years of dependability, safety, and savings.  Here’s why:

  • MAXDoors provide extraordinarily little maintenance and if collisions occur, it is a quick fix. This is the only door with this type of capability due to durable parts and flexible design.
  • MAXDoors are strong and designed for the toughest industrial environments such as petroleum refining, mining, ship building, steel factories, meatpacking, cement production, chemicals and waste/water management facilities.
  • Made in the USA, MAXDoors are built with steel and a dual-layer fabric panel that operates like a roman shade.
  • MAXDoors provide excellent environment separation. Dust, smoke, insects, debris are all part of heavy industrial environments. MAXDoor Model HS is an insulated high speed 2” thick solid panel door and features a high-speed operator and door controller that increases the opening speed by 2-4 times the original speed.  With an independent adjustable closing speed, the safety factor is increased.
  • MAXDoors are designed and built for wind loads up to 150 m.p.h. Dual layer fabric door panels with internal traveling horizontal beams provide the highest wind load resistance.
  • MAXDoors provide a door service life of 20-25 years and a 2-year warranty.  A long service life, minimal repair costs and USA made makes MAXDoor a wise investment.

To learn more about MAXDoors, or, to get a quote on a MAXDoor please contact us.

MAXDoor Meets the Rigorous Demands of a Dairy Farm

A Commercial Dairy Farm operates 24/7 and 365 days a year. The process of getting milk products to market on a timely basis must be rapid and flawless.  It requires a strong and safe work environment that is free of unnecessary costs and bottlenecks.  Farming operations are usually located in a very corrosive environment and subject to wind, cold, rain, snow and dirt. One way to guarantee a smooth daily operation is at the door opening of farm buildings.  MAXDoors are vertical lift fabric doors designed and built for high cycle operations.  Our doors fit well in high production facilities. On dairy farms, doors need to be washed down continuously and our fabric doors are easy to clean and will stand the test of time. In fact the service life of a MAXDoor is 20-25 years vs. overhead rolling doors that corrode quickly and need replacement.

MAXDoors at a Commercial Dairy Farm

MAXDoors will meet your expectations for the following reasons:

  • Intelligent controllers defend against human mistakes. Automated door opening/closing systems eliminate error, improves safety and productivity by minimizing collisions.
  • The high-speed door controller increases the opening speed of an existing door by 2-4 times the original speed. Higher opening speeds prevent the door from getting hit. Universal controllers can be used to control any vertical lift, sliding or sectional door.
  • Energy loss at the door opening can be reduced with controllers that can be programmed to speed up or slow down the door closing.  With decreased wear and tear on cooling and HVAC units, cost savings for energy bills can be realized with the right door in place – a MAXDoor.
  • Dairy farms operate around the clock in all types of weather. MAXDoors are designed and built for a maintained wind load of up to 150 m.p.h.  By using a variety of beam sizes, spacing and material, MAXDoor provides the wind load required for any environment.
  • MAXDoor operates like a Roman shade allowing the weight and wind load to be transferred from the traveling door panel into the door guides at every horizontal beam. The fabric overlaps the door guides to provide a weather tight seal and maintains a high wind load.
  • Savings on door service calls and maintenance is one of the main reasons to install MAXDoors. By design, our doors require very little maintenance.  If our door gets hit, the horizontal beams will flex and give way. These horizontal beams can quickly be put back in place resulting in minimal downtime and no expense for costly repairs.
  • MAXDoors are made in the USA.  A Michigan-based company with years of experience designing doors that provide durability, flexibility, and long service life.

To learn more about what MAXDoors can do at your facility, please contact us or call 248-915-5838.