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Chill out with Maxiflex at FRIGAIR 2018

“With cold chain forming the biggest part of our industry, Frigair presents us with the perfect platform to showcase our range of product solutions specifically tailored to freezer and cold storage environments,” says Bram Janssen, Managing Director of Maxiflex, South Africa’s market leader in door and loading dock systems.

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RR3000 high performance protection door from Maxiflex

Maintaining temperatures in the refrigeration and cold storage environments is particularly challenging in South Africa given its extreme climate variations. Product spoilage caused by large temperature variations is extremely costly for end-users. “So when it comes to the sustainable control of the interior climate of cold storage and refrigerated areas there simply can be no compromise,” states Janssen. “And here our door solutions which are specifically designed for cold rooms, cold storage and logistics, play an integral role.” Maxiflex’s range of superior quality doors adhere to all international specifications and are defined by quality, flexibility, efficiency and safety.

Maxiflex will showcase high-speed freezer doors as well as insulated sectional doors from the ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems product portfolio at the exhibition. In addition to working door models, the Maxiflex stand (C4) in Hall 5 will also display a complete loading bay that will include a dock leveler, shelter and sectional door. Alongside Maxiflex’s locally designed and manufactured PVC strip curtain range, visitors to Frigair will also have the opportunity to view one of the latest offerings from Maxiflex, the RR3000ISO thermal insulated high-speed door.

Maxiflex was the first company to introduce high-speed doors to the South African market. These doors incorporate several unique design features for smooth, seamless and reliable operation and long life-cycle. The freezer doors can for example be set to open every 20-25 minutes to avoid ice build-up on the curtain and side-guides. With industry-leading opening and closing speeds of up to 1,2 m/s and 0,5 m/s respectively, combined with excellent sealing capabilities and higher cycles (>100/hour), the high-speed doors allow for efficient traffic flow and minimise temperature variations to deliver constant interior climate control and consequently lower energy consumption. Reduced costs and improved efficiencies translate to lowest total cost of ownership and a greater return on investment for end-users.

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HSD Freezer door from Maxiflex ideally suited for cold storage and refrigeration applications

“We are front runners in the local strip curtain industry,” states Janssen. “Manufactured from flexible, clear and durable PVC, our rugged and reliable Maxiflex PVC strip curtains and sheeting provide strong resistance to force. Available in a variety of colours and formats including rolls, strips and flat or rounded-edge strips, the range is ideally suited for sealing doorways in freezer environments.

Leading the market in loading dock equipment, Maxiflex’s comprehensive product portfolio which includes dock levelers, dock shelters, load-houses, docking equipment and overhead sectional doors deliver turnkey solutions to suit different requirements (architectural layouts, traffic intensity, insulation requirements, etc.) in warehouses, docking bays and factory entrances.

About Maxiflex

Since opening its doors some 27 years ago to manufacture, supply and install Maxiflex PVC strip curtains, protection screens and impact doors under the name Janssen Products cc., Maxiflex rapidly expanded its product and service footprint. Today the company has cornered the market in the provision of a wide range of world-class quality door and loading dock solutions. Maxiflex holds sole distribution rights for ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems’ range of automated door solutions in the Sub-Saharan region.

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