Ridley Agriproducts is Australia's leading provider of high performance animal nutrition solutions. With a reputation for quality feds that deliver results and a commitment to the farmers rearing and caring for animals, Ridley has been an integral part of Australian agriculture for almost 30 years. The Ridley range meets the needs of a wide range of species, including dairy cows, poultry, pigs, beef, horses, sheep, and dogs at all stages of life.
In December 2019, an extension upgrade was made to their facility, including the provision of a Movidor High Speed door Solution, by Remax.
Client: Ridley Agriproducts
Location: Lara, VIC
Scope of Works
Consultancy and Planning
Made to Measure Components
Delivery and Installation
High Speed Rapid Doors
Milling, Grain, Stockfeed
A Movidor HS50 door was installed on the entrance of an intake grain pit, to contain the dust from trucks when releasing a load of grain into the pit.
An efficient, reliable High Speed Door was required to be installed on the exterior of this grain pit, to allow for large haulage trucks to enter and offload grain, tipping their grain into a collection area below. Ridley Agriproducts found the Movidor HS50 High Speed Door to be a perfect fit for this application, to span the large 4500H x 3710W opening. Both flexible and durable, the Movidor was designed to open promptly to allow vehicle egress, and close behind the truck whilst the trailer dispensed the grain, thus containing the grain dust and preventing it from clouding the grain pit area.
Being of such large dimensions, this particular Movidor HSD also had to combat high levels of wind pressure, due to the large expanse of curtain exposure to the elements. To further strengthen this door, this application called for the design and installation of a deeper track system, to assist with wind rigidity, and prevent the curtain from popping out of its tracks under a high wind load. Ridley also opted for a stainless steel motor and controller shroud, to protect the working componentry of the Movidor against moisture damage.
Fitted with a standard push-button assembly for activation, as well as a pair of integrated Condor radar assemblies, the Movidor HSD was designed to detect trucks in the opening, open to allow the traffic through, and close quickly behind the vehicle, containing the airflow and transfer of grain dust between the pit and the outside.
The Condor radar assembly utilizes an infra-red safety sensor action, that is designed to detect both objects and motion in the expanse of area between the activation point, and the door itself, and keep the door in an open state until the object has cleared the opening. Once the truck has entered, the Condor radar then sends a signal to the controller unit operating the Movidor, which then closes the door. When the grain has been dispensed and the truck moves back into the opening, the Movidor will open automatically to allow for the vehicle to exit, and close again once more.
With a four-piece integrated traffic light system, the doors maintain their speed and traffic flow efficiency, without compromising on safety. The LED lightstrips run Blue while the door is closed, but turn Red when the door is opening and closing. When the door is at its open state, the lights turn green. These lights are recessed into the door guides, and are visible from both sides of the opening. A single level of clear windows in the curtain also promotes visibility for oncoming traffic.
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