R-O-M Corp. says its DuroMatic Self-Closing Strip Door for the food distribution industry is suited for refrigerated trucks and trailer applications where product integrity, driver productivity and reduced wear on cooling systems are integral to efficient operations.
According to the company, the door combines the temperature control benefits of PVC strip doors with the driver-friendly benefits of a curtain that opens and automatically closes once the driver and load are out of the unit. By keeping warm, moist air out of the refrigerated compartment, high-run defrost cycles are reduced, R-O-M says; in addition, the easy open and self-closing feature eliminates the need for drivers to cut or tie back the strips during product offloading.
Operation of the door is easy, according to R-O-M; the system may be installed on side and rear access doors up to 48 inches wide and is fully self-contained, so no lubrication, electrical or pneumatic power is required. After the ramp is deployed and the hand truck is loaded, the driver pulls a handle to open the curtain and, with easy visibility to ensure safe passage down the ramp, offloads the product, the company says; the DuroMatic strips automatically retract, maintaining cool temperatures and keeping warm, moist air out of the unit, which energy, protects the environment and improves driver productivity.
The DuroMatic Strip Door is available new and retrofit. For more information, go to www.duromaticdoors.com.