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Fast door for clean room applications

Rite-Hite high-speed door offers fast cycle times and safety features


July 4, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Rite-Hite’s LiteSpeed Clean high-speed door has been designed to deliver clean room integrity, reliability and safety.

The high-speed roll-up door is compliant with guidelines established by clean Good Manufacturing Practices, the Food & Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Made from a tough PVC vinyl curtain, the LiteSpeed Clean has a tapered design that uses non-exposed fasteners, making it more resistant to collecting dust than flat surfaces and easier to clean.

It can maintain room-to-room pressure differentials of up to 0.2 InWC with its tight seal. Its roll-up design translates into a top operating speed of 65” per second and a smaller physical footprint.

Using available safety presence sensors, personnel working near the door are likely to avoid a collision.

However, if the LiteSpeed Clean is bumped or impacted, the TRUE Auto Re-feed will automatically reconfigure the door back on its tracks. This eliminates a potential breach in a clean room environment and the downtime and costs associated with repairing a traditional door.

In addition to its ability to function well in clean environments, the LiteSpeed Clean also comes with an array of safety features. Most notably, the bottom of the high-speed door has Soft-Edge Technology, which provides a higher degree of protection for product, personnel and equipment.

An optional full-width vision panel allows workers to see what’s on the other side of the door.

A reversing slack sensor can reverse the door’s course if an obstruction is sensed.