MAXDOOR TO THE RESCUE – YOUR ALTERNATIVE TO A ROLLING STEEL DOOR
Here is why a vertical lift fabric MAXDoor is the perfect replacement for your Rolling Steel doors. Rolling Steel doors are typically the least expensive door you can buy and in the old days were used primarily as security on the front of stores and for fire protection at door openings on building fire walls. These doors typically were manually operated and installed at door openings that did not see very many cycles per day.
History of Rolling Steel Doors
Rolling Steel doors were normally installed at small and medium size door openings (less than 30-ft wide). As time went on, customers continued to ask for inexpensive door solutions for their door openings. Funding for purchasing new doors is always tight and a “maintenance can fix it” attitude is very popular. Most companies do not compare the high cost of maintenance when purchasing a lesser product over time. And so Rolling Steel doors were provided for a variety of door openings they were never intended for, such as:
High speed or high cycle door openings.
Energy efficiency or to have minimal operating cost.
Rolling Steel doors became larger and faster even though the basic design of the door did not change.
You can now purchase very large Rolling Steel and Rubber Curtain doors, but they will never match the strength to resist the wind or collision impacts like a MAXDOOR. The RS and Rubber curtain doors come with high maintenance costs.
10 Ways MAXDoor Can Rescue You from Rolling Steel Doors
SIZE – MAXDoors can be manufactured for any size door opening (Even hangar door size).
STRENGTH – MAXDoors 2-5 times stronger than Rolling Steel doors.
SPEED – MAXDoors operate at high speed (Up to 60” per second).
SAFETY – MAXDoors features a variety of features that are above door industry standards.
CYCLES – MAXDoors are designed for high cycle applications. (Hundreds of cycles per day).
WIND LOAD – Dual layer fabric door panel with internal traveling horizontal beams provide the highest wind load resistance.
MAINTENANCE – MAXDoors simple easy to service design and high quality components, equals low maintenance costs.
ENERGY – MAXDoor high operating speed and 4”, 6” or greater dual layer fabric door panel make the MAXDoor much more energy efficient.
COLLISION – MAXDoor panel does not have any cables, components or devices that are trapped inside the door guides. If a collision occurs the fabric door panel breaks free from the door guides and are easily put back into the door guides.
Made in The USA – MAXDoor is owned and operated in Michigan, USA.
Contact us today and explore how a MAXDoor can provide all of these advantages and more to your facility.
Let MAXDoor conduct an evaluation at your facility to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of your current doors. MAXDoors are designed for the toughest industrial conditions (factories, loading docks, industrial buildings, warehouses, fire stations, military buildings, law enforcement locations, etc.).
Operational and facility managers are realizing significant savings without sacrificing safety and quality by installing a MAXDoor.
In climate controlled environments MAXDoor can minimize overuse of cooling and HVAC Systems leading to replacements of entire units.
Made with USA steel, MAXDoor maintains its strength in doors from 10 feet to 100 feet.
MAXDoor is built with a dual layer fabric panel and operates like a roman shade allowing the weight and wind load to transfer from the traveling door panel to the door guides at every horizontal beam.
Door collisions cost companies a lot of money. MAXDoor’s horizontal beams are designed to flex and give way when there is a collision. The horizontal beams are quickly put back in place resulting in minimal downtime and no expense.
COLLISIONS WITH INDUSTRIAL DOORS CAN ADD UP TO BIG REPAIR COSTS. IN THE WINTER MONTHS COLLISIONS WITH INDUSTRIAL DOORS HAPPEN MORE OFTEN BECAUSE OF AN INCREASE IN DOOR CYCLES, LONGER DARK ENVIRNOMENT, AND SLIPPIER CONDITIONS. DOOR REPAIR PARTS AND OVERTIME LABOR CAN BE VERY COSTLY. IN TODAY’S FAST-PACED WORK ENVIRONMENT A DUAL LAYER FABRIC MAXDOOR OFFERS MANY ADVANTAGES OVER OTHER INDUSTRIAL DOORS.
12 ADVANTAGES OF MAXDOOR VERTICAL LIFT FABRIC DOORS
MAXDOORS are designed for all door opening sizes from 10-ft to 100-ft wide
All traveling horizontal beams are designed to flex and give way when there is a collision. After a collision, the horizontal beams are easily put back into the door guides
Real life collisions prove horizontal beams flex out of door guides without damage
High Cycle Guide Blocks are located at the end of each horizontal beam. Guide Blocks never need lubricating. Door guides are clean and free of any lubrication
MAXDOORS design ensures minimum operation and maintenance costs
Structural steel components provide superior overall strength
Several MAXDOORS have been hit and knocked out of the door guides, and yet, NONE of the collisions have required any repair parts
Having the door guides free of any mechanical devices proves to be a huge benefit when there is a collision
Lifting belts that are free to travel with a door panel that has been hit improves safety
MAXDOOR horizontal beam design proves to be significantly stronger
MAXDOORS have survived real life collisions with Lift Trucks and Industrial Articulating Dump Trucks
REPAIR COSTS OF A MAXDOOR VS. OTHER DOOR MANUFACTURERS
MaxDoor PARTS: None Zero $0.00 LABOR: .5 – 2 hours Depending on doors size and man lift availability
DOWNTIME: .5- 2 hours
Other Manufacturers PARTS: Horizontal Beams, Bottom Beams, Lifting Belts Drop Devices, Fabric, Reversing Edge, Bottom Weather Seals. Price $10-$40,000.00 depending on door size LABOR: 2 Men 10-12 hours
DOWNTIME: 2-3 days depending on Parts availability
If your facility has suffered costly expenses due to collisions with its industrial doors, contact us to request a quote from MaxDoor-USA today or call us at (248) 658-1900.
Loading dock and entrance doors for commercial and industrial buildings are critical to the operations of a manufacturer and the companies involved in their supply chain.
In addition to the important areas of safety and utility cost control is the consideration for wind damage. Industrial doors must meet certain safety and structural requirements for wind load. Let’s explore how MaxDoors meet and exceed these requirements, and, how they perform better against the challenges of strong winds than overhead steel doors:
6 Advantages to Vertical Lift Fabric Doors vs. Strong Winds
Wind Load requirements for industrial and commercial doors should meet a minimum required standard to withstand a wind blast of 20 p.s.f. or 88 m.p.h. for 3 seconds. Doors that are only a single layer of fabric, rubber or steel strive to meet this low wind load rating. Maxdoors can be designed and built for a maintained windload of up to 150 m.p.h. By design, Maxdoor utilizes a variety of beam size, spacing and material to provide the wind load required for any environment.
2. Wind Load capacity is a way of determining how strong and well-built the door will be for the end user. The higher the wind load, the more robust and heavy duty the door components will be on the door. Maxdoors maintain their strength, even in very large doors. The horizontal beams in the Maxdoor fabric panel are hidden behind 2 layers of fabric and are what gives the door strength against the wind.
3. Wind Load and how Maxdoor operates is significant to the way wind load is handled. 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.
4. MaxDoors are built with a 4”, 6” or 12” thick double layer fabric door panel. The fabric overlaps the door guides to provide a weather tight seal and to maintain a high wind load.
5. Maxdoors are designed to be installed on the interior or exterior side of a wall.
6. MaxDoors are self-supporting and do not put additional load onto the building.
Industrial Door Wind Test Assessment
Do you know if the doors to your facility meet the above requirements? If not, or, you know they do not we strongly recommend that you contact us today for an assessment of your existing doors. Having the right industrial doors in place that meet the requirements for windload will help to create a safer and more efficient working environment for your organization.
A fact of operating a factory, warehouse, or other industrial building is that materials, supplies, and products must enter an exit the facility. This means that doors must open and close in order for this to be accomplished.
Operations Managers across the United States are always seeking to reduce operational and facilities costs without having to sacrifice safety and quality.
One area that can offer a tremendous savings, as much as 50%, is evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the doors of a facility.
MaxDoor-USA recently conducted an evaluation of a facility using a door that was 16’ tall and 16’ wide. Here are the results:
Existing Industrial Door Energy Costs
If you find that your facility could benefit from a reduction in its energy costs due to its industrial doors, Request a Quote from MaxDoor-USA today or call us at (248) 658-1900.