ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems showcased its new automatic door for refrigerated trucks and trailers: the MD2000 automated reefer door at NTEA Work Truck Week 2022. Not only does the door open and close autonomously, it electronically senses the presence of workers and cargo passing through and quickly closes once the passage is clear, the company says. The new technology promotes Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) best practices and optimizes temperature control, it adds. The automated door also will help streamline the food and beverage delivery process and ensure a constant temperature and humidity barrier for reefer interiors. Specifically designed for refrigerator and freezer applications, the 42-inch to 50.5-inch-wide door has been tested and validated to operate at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Studies have shown that by adding a high-performance door to the temperature-controlled food and beverage delivery process, fleets can attain fuel savings as much as 40% as well as lower maintenance costs, because the doors reduce the number of defrost cycles. The door also helps protect the integrity and safety of cargo delivered to customers and will prevent expensive product damage, spoilage and redelivery costs resulting from high temperatures.
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, 350 Dividend Drive, Peachtree City, Ga. 30269; 770/631-2600; www.assaabloyentrance.us/en.