MAXDoor Saves Shop That Had Doors Ripped Off From Tornado

The Challenge

A tornado tore through a mining truck shop in the western United States. All existing seven doors were ripped away and destroyed leaving behind only the side framing.  The doors that needed to be replaced must handle a high wind load and have superior overall strength.  In addition, the customer wanted natural light to come through the doors to enhance the shop’s safety factor and improve working conditions. The vertical lift fabric MAXDoor was chosen for the door replacement.

The Solution

Design, build and install the MAXDoor UL model vertical lift fabric door with white fabric allowing more light into the shop.  Made with aluminum rectangle tube horizontal beams, this model provides the highest wind load resistance.  These high strength beams do not twist under load like other extruded beams. An affordable door option and a long service life.  MAXDoors are designed to utilize existing steel framing resulting in a faster installation.  In addition to a dual layer 4-6-inch-deep curtain, a weather seal is provided on the interior and exterior sides of the door guides.  Unlike the single layer fabric or rubber doors that blow into the shop, this is a door for harsh conditions.  The fabric overlaps the door guides by almost 2” per guide so there is very little leakage.  When the wind blows, the weather seal gets tighter.

The Results

Following the installation of MAXDoors on the customer site, they now get to enjoy the following:

  • Service life of a MAXDoor is 20-25+ Years even in a toxic and corrosive mining environment
  • Installation is quick and efficient as MAXDoors are built with the installer in mind
  • No springs in MAXDoors means low maintenance and service call savings
  • Very High Wind Load capability
  • Doors do not blow into the shop and that saves floor space for equipment and improves safety
  • A very satisfied customer!

Get Help From Knowledgeable Experts

If your shop is in need of the best industrial doors, then now is the time to explore how the vertical lift fabric doors from MAXDoor can be customized for your particular application.  Contact us today or call 248-915-5838 to speak with the experts today!

MAXDoor – The Industrial Door Pros

A wide variety of businesses can benefit from installing a MAXDoor at their facility. It is the perfect solution for reliability and long-life. The Vertical Life Fabric Door is a great door application for industries such as aerospace, aviation, mining, farming, storage warehouses, distribution centers, waste management and more.  A MAXDoor is self-supporting, can be installed on the interior or exterior wall, and puts a minimal load onto the existing building.

A Door That’s Built To Last!

Business owners’ profit when they buy a MAXDoor!

  • MAXDoors have a service life of a million cycles and will provide 20-25 years of service.
  • MAXDoors have a high wind resistance and a high wind load rating.
  • MAXDoors operate at high speed and are easy to service – no springs to wear out.
  • MAXDoors have a weather-tight seal and hold up in caustic, wet and dirty environments.
  • MAXDoors have multiple lifting belts making it much safer than spring counter balanced doors.
  • MAXDoors are offered in a variety of fabric materials such as fire retardant, low temperature, high temperature, anti-static and more.

MAXDoors stand strong even during door collisions!

  • MAXDoors operate 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.  When a collision occurs, and the door is knocked out of the door guides, the fix is quick. Simply place the horizontal beams back in position, and the door is back in operation.  No downtime and no costly service calls!

With a MAXDoor You Have Options

  • Model WD – economical, high wind or pressure resistant and long service life
  • Model SD – simple design, 10-12” per second speed both directions, 4” thick door panel and R-value of 4.5/U-value is B
  • Model HD – designed for large openings and touch environments, side frames use C-15 steel channels for superior strength
  • Model TD – telescoping steel panel door system – a solution to security and space allocation, latches down when closed, powered or manual operation
  • Crane Way Door System – lower door swing, custom door controls for any application, structural steel head member, side frames and door guides.

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As you can see, MAXDoor can deliver to your specific industrial door needs. Custom designed and custom built, the MAXDoor engineers offer over 30 years of experience in the vertical lift fabric door industry.  A simple door with great flexibility built right here in the USA.

Contact Us

To speak with one of our experts about your industrial door application, please call 877-436-0302 or contact us today!