Sydney Water were using PVC “crash through” swing doors to control air flow from their warehouse to the laboratory area. The problem was that the air pressure was causing the flexible PVC panels to flex therefore allowing the intrusion of air. They also were concerned with the discolouration of the PVC panels caused by constant impact of traffic flow through the doorway.
They contacted DMF for a solution, and we were able to suggest a fully automated rapid roll door, complete with an all clear PVC door panel, and sealing to minimise the air intrusion. The door required a fully automated and touch free control, and this was provided by installing presence sensing active motion sensors, which enabled detection of any person within the active area, in motion or stationery.
Operating at a set speed of 1m/sec and with auto closing after a programmed time delay, the Series RL3000E Rapid Roll door has achieved a very positive solution for the client. The control system utilises our unique HMI (human machine interface) which is fully programmable, and positioning of the door blade is by encoding. The doors columns are anodised aluminium with internal sealing to the door blade, to ensure minimal air movement.
The Series RL3000E is custom manufactured in our Sydney factory, and being the manufacturer, we are able to go to that next step to customise to suit.
Another successful project by DMF for Sydney Water . . . . small, but effective result.