The Crawford range of high quality, robust overhead sectional doors from Maxiflex has been bolstered with the recent introduction of a new high speed solution that boasts an operational speed four times faster than standard counterparts.
In 2013 Maxiflex was appointed sole Sub Saharan distributor of the Crawford overhead sectional door portfolio which forms part of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems. The current installed base which exceeds 2000 units bears testament to the success of the Crawford range and its wide acceptance in the market place. “Modern, aesthetic, robust, flexible and versatile – these are the hallmarks of the Crawford overhead sectional door solutions,” says Marloes Joseph, Marketing Executive at Maxiflex. “Built to the highest European standards, the doors’ seamless state-of-the-art design complements any contemporary building.”
The Crawford range comprises framed (glazed), panel and fully glazed overhead sectional doors as well as the latest high speed addition with enhanced speed, safety and energy savings. The panel sectional doors are ideally suited for any building with a loading bay area typically found at distribution and logistics centres, warehouses and factories. “The glazed and full glazed versions are designed for applications that require natural light in the interior and high visibility from the exterior into the building such as showrooms, vehicle dealerships, fire stations, etc.,” explains Joseph.
Brimming with innovations and offering literally thousands of configurations for customers and end-users to choose from, these flexible doors are designed to perform optimally in a wide range of workplaces. In addition to standard, high, vertical and low lift options, there is also the choice of different panels and windows as well as access and automation alternatives. “Alongside a choice of nine standard colours, we also give our customers the choice of matching their doors’ interior and exterior to their factory colour which enhances the aesthetics of their facility,” adds Joseph.
Butyl sealing with unbroken corners ensures excellent insulation and maximum tightness for uninterrupted operation in all weather conditions. Furthermore, class 3 certification for water tightness, wind load and air permeability extend door performance and lifespan for lowest possible operational costs.
A convenient pass-door option is available for the framed and panel sectional doors. Designed with a sturdy, wide aluminium profile, this low threshold 900mm wide pass-door provides unobstructed, safe pedestrian passage.
The latest high speed addition is the fastest overhead sectional door yet produced by Crawford. With an impressive opening time of one meter per second, these doors meet growing demands from customers for fast, flexible and efficient entrances as well as for greater energy savings. According to Joseph the fast opening and closing action helps to maintain indoor temperatures which in turn help to regulate air-conditioners thereby reducing their energy consumption. “Independent tests show that the new high speed door can reduce energy expenses by 12% compared to the standard panel sectional door,” affirms Joseph.
Speed also reduces drafts and dust creating a more comfortable work environment that encourages greater productivity. From the all-important safety aspect, speed improves safety by helping to reduce collisions; for complete user safety and peace of mind, a photo-cell light grid system ensures that the door will stop instantly if an obstruction is detected in the opening.
Maxiflex provides technical customer training to ensure that the door systems are operated correctly and thus function and perform optimally and reliably for lowest overall cost of ownership. All Crawford overhead sectional door solutions are supported with service and maintenance by Maxiflex specialist technicians; service contracts are available on all door systems.
Since its founding in 1990 as a manufacturer, supplier and installer of Maxiflex PVC strip curtains, protection screens and impact doors (then Janssen Products cc), Maxiflex has expanded its product and service footprint and today leads the market in world-class quality door and loading dock solutions and holds sole distribution rights for ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems’ Albany and Megadoor brands.
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