Chase Doors is at the IACSC Conference!

Chase Doors is excited to be at IACSC 34th annual Conference and Expo in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 1978, IACSC, International Association of Cold Storage Contractors, represents contractors and suppliers in the cold storage construction industry. The Expo is dedicated to cold storage construction, design, and maintenance. The event will feature opportunities to discuss and learn about the latest trends, regulations and technologies impacting the cold storage industry.

From walk-in coolers to industrial warehouse applications, Chase ColdGuard cooler doors and freezer doors combine the latest technology, premium materials and design features to meet the demanding requirements of the cold storage industry. Available in sliding, vertical lift, swing infitting and overlap doors, all ColdGuard doors are constructed using fiberglass reinforced pultrusions, creating a highly durable perimeter framework. Corners have internal steel reinforcements. Cold storage door panels are foamed-in-place with CFC-Free polyurethane insulation. All hardware mounting points have internal UHMW blocking, eliminating organic materials in the door panel. This design results in an incredibly strong panels with high impact resistance and light weight, insuring years of worry free service. Plus, ColdGuard doors comes standard with high quality hardware and stainless steel fasteners to ensure a longer door life and minimal maintenance. This truly remarkable door is backed with a five year warranty!

IACSC

To learn more about Chase ColdGuard cold storage doors visit our website at http://www.chasedoors.com/coldstorage.asp or call us at 800.543.4455.

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Chase Doors is at the IDA Expo

IDA Expo is one of the largest door and access system expositions in the world, and this year is no exception. With over 150 Exhibitors, Chase is proud to be a part of this show. Not only do we get to see old friends and meet new ones, but we get the opportunity to show off our new products, the Fast-Mount Strip door and the DuraSpan Insulated Curtain.

Las Vegas

IDA People

The new Fast-Mount Strip Door by Chase makes the job of hanging strip doors even easier. The Fast-Mount design eliminates multiple studs and fasteners, and ensures a simple, fast installation. Simply attach the mounting bracket to the wall, slide the J-Hook Strips into the bracket and install the locking screws at each end to hold the strips in place. No more time consuming layout, measuring or calculating overlap of strips as a preset overlap has already been established. The J-Hooks have a continuous welded bond between each strip. If the strips ever come unsealed from the J-Hook we guarantee free replacement including freight.

Fast-Mount Strip Door

Fast-Mount Strip Door

In addition to the Fast-Mount Strip Door, Chase is also exhibiting a flexible traffic door and two impact traffic doors, the Durulite Standard and Retailer, both of which are constructed with rotationally molded polyethylene outer skin and a Non-CFC urethane foam core. The ColdGuard Swing door incorporates a tough and thermally neutral fiberglass reinforced pultrusion framework, FRP face casings and a Non-CFC foamed-in-place polyurethane core. Also on display is the DuraShield Roll-up Vinyl and Bug Door and the beautiful Fib-R-Max fiberglass Door that just so happens to be the strongest, most durable and dependable fiberglass door on the market! Last but definitely not least, our DuraSpan Insulated and Non-insulated Curtains are on display and trust me, this is an economical solution to dividing up space that you won’t want to miss out on!

IDA Expo Chase Booth

In you are in Las Vegas be sure to stop by and visit us at booth 614!

Innovation and Continuous Improvements

Innovation and continuous improvements are more than just words for Chase Doors. The Engineering department at Chase Doors continually looks for ways to improve our products. Recently their focus has been on ColdGuard sliding cold storage door line. A few of the improvements include a factory mounted and pre-wired operator, improved floor guide system, a track mounted hold close feature, and re-designed heavy duty roller system.

ColdGuard Cold Storage Door

ColdGuard Cold Storage Door

Our 1900-RLS operator was developed and designed by Chase engineers. The 1900-RLS incorporates standard features including pre-wired components, variable speed operation with soft start/stop, a rotary limit switch, and a NEMA 4X control box. The soft start/stop feature allows the operator to slow down at the end of the door’s travel adding life to the door system and provides an added measure of safety. Pre-wire and pre-mounted control panel from the factory simplifies installation and allows the factory to fully test the operator prior to shipping, virtually, “plug and play”.

Pre-mounted and pre-wired simplifies the installation process!

Pre-mounted and pre-wired simplifies the installation process!

All sliding ColdGuard cold storage doors now come standard with an adjustable floor guide system that installs under the door panel. This concealed design eliminates the floor rollers that many cold storage doors require The under panel guide is easy to install, can be adjusted for a perfect seal, and has a much cleaner look than bulky rollers that are prone to being hit by loads passing through the opening.

Adjustable Concealed Floor Guide System

Adjustable Concealed Floor Guide System

Manual sliding cooler and freezer doors come standard with an adjustable track mounted hold close bracket. The hold close device prevents “bounce back” on manually operated doors.

EHD Track and Hold Open Bracket

EHD Track and Hold Open Bracket

Our new heavy duty rollers incorporate a built in anti-derail design that insures that the door system remains on the track and operational. The installation and adjustment couldn’t be easier, the roller is designed with slotted mounting holes and a jack so adjustment of the door system is quick and easy. Plus, permanently lubricated rollers provide smooth, quiet performance for many years.

SD Track and Heavy Duty Roller Assembly

SD Track and Heavy Duty Roller Assembly

Which ColdGuard door is right for you?

Many of you know Chase Doors makes some of the best cooler and freezer doors (our ColdGuard line) but you may not realize that we offer three distinct styles to suit different applications. Today I’ll highlight those three styles and the applications you might typically use them in.

Swing Doors Swing DoorFirst off, we have ColdGuard Swing doors. These are available in single or double panel configurations, and are the simplest in terms of operation. These doors are suitable for use in indoor or outdoor applications and are most often used as new or OEM replacement doors for walk-in coolers found in restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Ours are time-tested and feature heavy duty chrome plated hinges and latch mechanisms, as well as a magnetic vinyl push-in gasket for long service life.

Sliding Doors Sliding Bi-Parting DoorThe workhorse of our lineup is the ColdGuard sliding door. These are available in single or bi-parting designs, with manual or electric operation, depending on your needs. The sliding doors are designed for the abusive, high-cycle applications typically found in retail or cold storage facilities, warehouses, food processing and food service facilities. They feature a heavy duty track and the PerfectSealTM gasket system, which is superior to high-maintenance bulb gaskets typically found on other sliding doors, which tend to rip and tear. This unique system is simple, yet eliminates common problems such as air infiltration and moisture, as well as the “down and in” closing motion found on other sliding doors, making the ColdGuard door much easier to open and shut. You can see a video on installation here.

Vertical Lift Doors Vertical Lift DoorThe last style of ColdGuard door is our Vertical Lift door. Available in electric or manual operation, it is ideal for applications where there is minimum side room or when several door openings are close together (such as warehouse loading docks). Available for cooler or freezer applications, vertical lift doors feature heavy duty hardware and a coated track for corrosion resistance. A torsion spring counter balancing system makes for easy operation, while the optional electric operation enables quick, 10″ per second operating speed. Safety features include a thru-beam photo cell and photo-eye beam which will reverse the door if an obstruction is detected.

The Best Cold Storage Doors

In another post, I’ll cover the various features and options available for each door. Just know that no matter which style you choose, when you buy a ColdGuard door, you’re buying one of the best doors in the industry. For more information, check out the links to the webpages (above), speak with one of our customer service specialists at 800-543-4455, or reach out to us on our Facebook or Twitter pages. No matter which way you prefer, we’d love to hear from you!