Maintain Workflow at Key Access/Entry Points
Air Curtains complement dock doors by enabling the doors to remain open during deliveries, loading and unloading cycles—without sacrificing temperature, safety or comfort. When dock doors are open, air curtains effectively block fumes, exhaust and unconditioned air from entering the building. Air curtains also give workers unimpeded access so that their workflow can be as efficient as possible.
Block Insects, Dust & Debris
Large warehouse doors, when open, can let in all types of unwanted elements such as insects, fumes, dust and debris. In warehouses where cleanliness is a priority, such as food processing or medical production facilities, a stray insect can instantly ruin a product. Air curtains effectively create a barrier that blocks these pesky intruders when the door is open. Food service and food processing warehouses are especially susceptible to insect infiltration and Powered Aire air curtains create an effective barrier that helps maintains sanitation standards and separate indoor/outdoor environments.
Control Temperatures & Maximize Employee Comfort
Opening a large industrial door in the dead of winter can send chills through the entire warehouse. In busy warehouses with multiple doors open, the cross drafts can quickly become unbearable. Placing air curtains above these doors is an effective solution that will help maintain a more comfortable interior while preventing the infiltration of outside air. Air curtains are equally effective in the summer months and help block heat and humidity from entering a warehouse.
Improve Employee Comfort
Few things can be worse than an unbearably cold or hot workspace. For those working around open dock doors, the extreme temperatures can be even more unbearable during the dead of winter or height of summer. Maintaining a more temperate climate within your warehouse will keep workers more comfortable while on the job.
In a busy warehouse where forklifts and people are constantly on the move, safety is paramount—especially around doors. Closed doors and PVC strips may help separate environments but they inhibit workflow and decrease visibility through a door. Air curtains allow for complete visibility and access through a doorway, while separating temperatures, fumes and other unwanted elements.