New LiteSpeed Washdown Doors from Rite-Hite are Embedded with Soft Break-Away Technology

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The LiteSpeed™ Washdown Doors are operated on a stainless-steel frame without a header and motor shrouds. The units come with heat-sealed vinyl and optional urethane curtains that can withstand caustic cleaning chemicals. The LCD touchscreen graphic user interface of the door (7 in.) allows easy trouble shooting at the door opening. The door’s TRUE Auto Re-feed™ automatically reconfigure door back on its track when it is bumped or impacted. LiteSpeed Washdown doors provide curtain retention of up to 0.2 InWC.

Original Press Release:

Litespeed™ Washdown Allows for Easy Cleaning In Sensitive Operations

Rite-Hite high-speed door offers fast cycle times with GMP, FDA & USDA compliance

MILWAUKEE – The new LiteSpeed Washdown High Performance Door by Rite-Hite makes it easier than ever to keep a high-speed door clean in food operations. Complete with curtain retention of up to 0.2 InWC, it meets clean Good Manufacturing Practices and guidelines established by the Food & Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.

The PVC vinyl curtain of the LiteSpeed Washdown operates on a stainless-steel frame designed without a header and motor shrouds, which are two areas notorious for harboring bacteria. The completely heat-sealed vinyl and optional urethane curtains stand up to caustic cleaning chemicals used in a typical washdown application. The roll-up design translates into a smaller physical footprint and peak operating speeds of 65 inches/second with its powerful, yet quiet, 1 HP motor. The motor is coated to withstand the harshest regular cleanings. A 7-inch LCD touchscreen graphic user interface allows simple trouble shooting at the door opening.

Without any hidden metal or rigid supports and Soft Break-Away™ technology, the LiteSpeed Washdown delivers a safe high-speed experience. Using available safety presence sensors and an LED Countdown, personnel working near the door are likely to avoid a collision. However, if the LiteSpeed Washdown is bumped or impacted, the TRUE Auto Re-feed™ will automatically reconfigure the door back on its tracks. This eliminates a potential breach in a clean room environment and the downtime and costs associated with repairing a traditional door.

Additional safety features include an optional full-width vision panel to allow workers to see what’s on the other side of the door and Virtual Vision, which uses presence-sensing technology to alert workers if someone is approaching from the other side of the door.

About Rite-Hite

Rite-Hite is a leading manufacturer of material handling systems designed for maximum safety and productivity. Principal product lines include trailer restraints, dock levelers, integrated controls, dock seals and shelters, industrial power doors, fabric curtain walls, HVLS Fans and aftermarket products and services. For more information, visit or call 1-800-456-0600.

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