You may not know this, but when Chase Industries, Inc., started in 1932, we were initially a manufacturer of insulated walk-in coolers and specialty refrigeration equipment. Shortly after launching the business, Chase Blum (founder) pioneered the original, flexible AirGard™ traffic door with its unique top-mounted-only gravity hinging system. We’ve greatly expanded our line of doors since then, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the different types (cold storage doors, fire doors, bird & bug doors, etc.). One of our specialties, which I’ll highlight today, is our traffic doors.
Flexible Traffic Doors
Our AirGard™ flexible traffic doors operate with a top hinge only, allowing them to be used in areas where wide loads need to pass through, and are especially useful where space is at a premium. Since they don’t have a bottom hinge, there is no worry of damage to the bottom door hardware. Due to their flexible materials, they can take a lot of impact and are offered in many styles to suit usage from industrial applications with heavy loads (the AirGard 973) to secondary cooler doors (our Econoclear door).
Industrial Traffic Doors
When you’re up against forklift traffic and other heavy loads each day, you’ve got to be tough. Chase offers some of the most durable industrial traffic doors in the industry. While our flexible doors are fully capable, in applications where a traditional (solid) door is desired for these highly-demanding applications, our Durulite doors fit the bill, especially the Durulite Industrial door or our Durulite Postal-Security 200 door.
General Service Traffic Doors
For less abusive applications that aren’t subjected to forklifts, we offer many doors that are appropriate for traffic such as the pallet, push cart and pedestrian traffic typically found in retail or supermarket locations, such as our SC 3000 or ABS 5000 doors. We also offer insulated traffic doors that are appropriate for these locations, such as the Durulite Retailer.
Hopefully this short guide offers a little guidance on the traffic door that would be best for your application. We want you to get the best door for your particular project, and the best way to do that is to talk to one of our customer service people, by calling 800-543-4455. You can also leave us a comment here, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.