It was on show at the recent PPMA Exhibition in Birmingham where buyers from within the packaging, processing and logistics supply chain sectors had the opportunity to see the door in action.
Darren Turrell, Managing Director EFAFLEX UK helps to fill in the background, ‘We have been design pioneers within high-speed door innovation for over 40 years. Within our Head Office in Bavaria, we employ generations of families that pass down their industry knowledge and share expertise for the greater benefit of the business. The introduction of the Materials Transport and Logistics door (MTL) was a natural progression for us. As demands on the speed and volume of plant machinery and people within warehouse logistics and manufacturing have increased, so too has the likelihood of work place accidents. Our mission remains unchanged since 1974; to offer class leading products that are design engineered to protect and safeguard users, drive energy efficiencies and improve performance.’
The MTL is a power driven high-speed roll-up door which is ideal for internal commercial and industrial applications. Its robust build quality enables up to 250,000 operating cycles per year; perfect for areas of intensive activity. Its design makes it particularly suitable for confined spaces with sizes available up to 3,000mm x 3,000mm. Turrell went on, ‘As with all EFAFLEX products, high speed really does mean high speed! Due to its durability, the MTL is ideal for high volume manufacturing and logistics processes. It has been specifically designed to be used as either an ‘access obstacle’ or as an ‘access preventer’ to help safeguard users.’
The MTL offers a wealth of different configurations, and a combination of options including curtain and drive types making it a versatile solution for most conceivable manufacturing and logistics environments. It provides secure and efficient control with its different drive modules and various opening, safety and pulse generator systems, including the possibility of using mechanical or inductive limit switches (up to CAT. IV).
Turrell concluded, ‘We have become the product of choice for many customers around the globe, who once they are informed of the alternatives, really do understand and appreciate the many differences between a standard roller shutter and our engineered, efficient and effective door solutions. Our staff in the UK are all of the highest industry calibre. The business development managers handle each enquiry from initial contact right through to project handover and on-going service support. We know this approach is valued by our clients and offers them the peace of mind that their business, and their staff are in the safest hands. We can advise on the most suitable door type from our extensive range, the most appropriate drive type, so that ultimately the client has a solution most suited for their requirements; with options for every budget and every industry sector.’
The MTL is part of a range of high-speed doors that EFAFLEX offer for industries including aviation, warehousing, logistics, processing, automotive, cleanroom and cold store.