Knockout Door Stands Up To High Winds
For the past ten years impactable dock doors have enabled distribution centers, manufacturing plants, and other commercial facilities to minimize and even eliminate damage and downtime to their dock doors caused by forklift impacts. However, in the last few years facilities in a widening area of the country have shifted that concern to damage caused by hurricanes and other hazardous weather. The question is can an impactable door, which withstands forklift damage hold up to the force of wind on the outside?
The answer is the TKO CruiserWeight® Dock Door with Windload Package, offering the only fully impactable, wind-load rated dock door in the industry. The CruiserWeight with Wind Load Package withstands both the positive and negative wind load pressures associated with hurricanes, tornadoes or high wind gusts while still providing TKO’s legendary impact resistance to combat day-to-day damage from forklifts.
The innovative design of the TKO allows the unique panel, retractable plunger, and track technology to work in unison to provide superior performance in high wind load applications.
However, the guide track is the most critical part of any wind-resistant door system. The CruiserWeight’s Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene track is already the strongest, impact resistant track on the market, but unlike standard doors that utilize an all-metal track, TKO’s UHMW track can resume its profile after the wind dissipates, allowing the door to continue to operate.
Throughout the Gulf region and other parts of the country facilities have suffered billions of dollars of damage because of high wind events. Between episodes of bad weather, the TKO CruiserWeight door is designed to take a hit and keep coming back for more.