What are High Speed Doors?
High Speed Doors are an evolution of the traditional roller shutter door (hence the alternative name they are often given of Rapid Roll Doors). They are primarily designed to give higher operating speeds, improved sealing and sustain a higher number of opening & closing cycles than traditional roller shutters, without compromising reliability & durability. To achieve this high speed roller shutter doors generally have a strengthened drivetrain, strong but lightweight PVC curtain (usually with a vision window for visibility) and an industrial motor. Usually they will roll up vertically to top of the doorway though there are specialist bi-parting horizontally opening variations available like the Rapidor Sprint.
What are High Speed Doors Used For?
High-speed roller shutter doors are primarily used in commercial & industrial environments where they improve the efficiency, productivity and safety of doorways through their combination of high speed, improved sealing, increased visibility and suitability for high numbers of operating cycles. Tekta’s comprehensive range of high speed doors offers a wide range of variations for many specialised applications from busy warehouse loading doors, to washdown areas, freezers and cleanrooms. A wide range of automation options are available, for more details see our guide to activation options for speed doors.
Internal Speed Doors
There are a wide range of internal high speed roller shutter doors available to meet the many different requirements of industrial & commercial facilities. These include variations optimised for high traffic areas, food-grade hygiene environments, reduced air permeability cleanrooms or the demands of -20 degree coldrooms. Our range below offers solutions for all these environments and more:
Rapidor Impact Speed Door
A self-repairing high speed door for high-use doorways, helping to reduce damage & maintenance costs & downtime
Rapidor Food High Speed Door
Food grade rapid roll doors designed for use in food preparation & wash-down areas
Rapidor Impact Air Combination Speed Door
A unique combination of a speed door with an air curtain system
Rapidor Sprint Bi-Parting Speed Door
A side-opening door which gives very high opening speed, helping the flow of people & traffic
Rapidor Pharma Cleanroom Doors
Advanced speed doors with hygienic design and reduced air permeability for clean room applications
Rapidor Pro Speed Door
A heavy-duty reliable fast action door well-suited to busy corridors or machinery access areas
Rapidor Freeze High Speed Freezer Door
A specialist dual-curtain speed door with built-in heater system making the door suitable for high-use freezer openings
External Speed Doors
The main difference with external speed doors is that they must offer improved wind & weather resistance over internal doors. Other key considerations include the level of security and insulation that the door needs to provide. All four of these considerations aren’t an easy fit with constructing lightweight high speed doors, so require well-thought out and well-engineered solutions, like those set out in our range below:
Rapidor Spiral Insulated Speed Door
A high speed insulated door, combining speed, security and insulation
Rapidor Fold External Speed Door
Folding speed doors with high wind resistance, making them a great choice for larger external openings
Rapidor Sprint Bi-Parting Speed Doors
These doors open to the side increasing their opening speed so they are well suited to busy doorways
Rapidor Pro External Speed Door
Specialist fast action door, well suited to busy external doorways
Rapidor Dupli Combined Speed Door
A rapid roll door combined with an insulated roller shutter, all in the same frame for speed, security and insulation all in one
A self-repairing speed door designed for busy traffic routes, reducing maintenance & downtime
FRUSTRATED WITH DAMAGED HIGH SPEED DOORS?
7 Tips from Tekta on how to help prevent damage to your high-use speed doors – read on
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