Following the installation by Maxiflex of thirteen high-performance doors for a company based in Boksburg on Johannesburg’s East Rand, the customer reports extreme satisfaction with the units stating that production is up and employees are pleased that their work areas are sealed off, preventing the ingress of dust and cold and ensuring a comfortable and safer workplace.
Maxiflex is the sole Sub-Saharan distributor of the renowned ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems stable of world class quality high-performance industrial doors and loading dock equipment. Outstandingly engineered, the efficient high-performance door series combines excellent functionality with modern design for extremely fast, safe, robust and reliable performance. In addition to improved productivity, end-users also benefit from low operational costs as the doors require minimum maintenance and boast an exceptionally long service life.
Available for both interior as well as exterior applications, the high-performance doors feature excellent sealing capabilities that prevent wind, dust, insects, heat and cold from entering work areas. Numerous cutting-edge features built into the design of the high-performance roller doors make them ideal for universal interior use. These include innovative self-lubricating vertical plastic guides located in the side frames which combine reliable crash mechanics and low air permeability when the door is closed. “The curtain automatically threads back in after a crash, without production losses or repair costs,” explains Bram Janssen, Managing Director of Maxiflex.
The doors’ space saving design incorporates thin side frames manufactured from galvanised steel with anodised aluminium cladding. The curtain made of resistant PVC fabric without a rigid bottom profile is completely flexible and is fitted with a zip closure system to increase wind resistance. The safety devices on the doors are designed in accordance with the harmonised CE directives and product standards for powered doors. The doors are also quick and easy to install. Furthermore, the modern drive technology and MCS frequency inverter control system with integrated operation unit ensures rapid opening and closing. “All in all the doors provide effective shielding against dust, dirt, draughts, and moisture penetration,” confirms Janssen.
Moving to exterior applications, Janssen highlights a number of design features that make these high-speed doors ideal for busy doorways. “The doors boast a high opening speed (max. 2,3 m/s) and high wind class 3 / 4 in accordance with EN 12424. The latest addition from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems boasts an operational speed of 1m/s, which is four times faster than any other overhead sectional doors currently available. The prevention of heat or cold ingress which helps to maintain internal air-conditioned environments also shrinks electricity bills.”
Janssen also points to the doors’ stylish modern design, achieved by using flat aluminium slats and large windows that lend an attractive appearance and perfect integration into building facades. The doors are available in dimensions of up to 5 x 5m and double-walled aluminium slat curtain, optionally with windows or perforated slats; these designs ensure both good ventilation and noise insulation.
Since opening its doors some 28 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 corners the Sub-Saharan market in high-performance industrial doors and loading dock equipment.