With StorePoint 2013 wrapping up, we thought it was a great time to clarify some questions we’ve been asked before – what does the XHD stand for, and what makes it XHD? In the case of the Durulite Retailer XHD, it means “eXtra Heavy Duty”, and it is the ideal door for busy, high volume retail and grocery establishments.
To make it XHD, we build on the strength of our Durulite Retailer door, adding several features to make this door even tougher and able to withstand all sorts of abuse, from frequent personnel and carts, to manual and motorized pallet jacks and even occasional low speed forklift traffic.
For example, the upper V-Cam hinge is upgraded to a fully composite roller assembly featuring stainless steel bearings, allowing it to resist corrosion and rust over the life of the door while traveling up to 120 degrees in either direction.
The lower hinge is upgraded to a heavy duty, stainless steel lower hinge guard assembly, which not only protects the door from impact, but creates a positive hinge mount. Finally, we add a heavy duty aluminum back spine with a powder coat finish, which adds strength and rigidity to the entire panel – this allows us to offer more size options on the XHD than the standard Durulite Retailer.
Like its little brother, the Durulite Retailer, the Durulite Retailer XHD is made from rotationally molded cross-linked polyethylene and is filled with impact absorbing non-CFC urethane foam. With no gaps, joints or seams, the XHD is USDA accepted and is ideal for high moisture or regular washdown environments such as those found in supermarkets, food processing and cold storage facilities. Replaceable perimeter edge gaskets and an overall R-factor of 10.8, minimize energy loss between different environments within your facility.
If you’ve got a busy grocery or retail environment and want the most rugged, durable door for your opening, the XHD offers you the best combination of long-term value and durability. To learn more about our entire Duralite lineup, click here. Also, you can reach out to us via Facebook, or give us a call at 800.543.4455.