The new LiteSpeed high-performance, washdown door from Rite-Hite, Milwaukee, Wis., comes complete with curtain retention of up to 0.2 InWC, and meets clean Good Manufacturing Practices and guidelines established by the Food & Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.

The PVC vinyl curtain operates on a stainless-steel frame designed without a header and motor shrouds, which are 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 per second with a 1 HP motor coated to withstand the harshest regular cleanings. A 7-inch LCD touchscreen graphic user interface allows simple trouble shooting at the door opening.

Other features include Soft Break-Away technology, safety presence sensors, an LED countdown, TRUE Auto Re-feed that automatically reconfigures the door back on its tracks, 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.