Rite-Hite Door Control Features 7-Inch LCD Touch Screen
Rite-Hite has introduced a graphic user interface (GUI) that makes industrial door control safer and easier in cold storage warehouses, food processing plants and other commercial facilities. It utilizes low voltage connections from the larger junction box near the motor to provide access to door settings without the risk of arc flash, thus eliminating the need for workers to wear personal protective equipment when making adjustments or troubleshooting.
The system features a 7-inch, color LCD touch screen with easily understood icons and descriptions regarding adjustments, intuitive graphics and design to make troubleshooting simple for employees. The panel provides instant data on the door, including number of cycles and average cycle time per opening and closing. It can be integrated with many building management systems to provide further operational efficiencies in a facility.
“Not only is the GUI’s screen an aesthetic upgrade over traditional door control boxes, it’s a major improvement in functionality and operability,” said Jon Schumacher, marketing director of the company. “It goes beyond Rite-Hite’s core safety mission by providing actionable data monitoring.”
The plastic NEMA 4X enclosure is designed for any application – from interior or exterior use to wash-down areas, coolers and freezers. The control box is pre-wired, factory tested and can be used on any Rite-Hite door with an i-COMM III digital control and encoder. Its wireless interlock capabilities reduce the cost and complexity of hardwired interlocks.
About the Company
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Rite-Hite manufactures, markets and services loading dock equipment, safety barriers, HVLS fans, industrial curtain walls and other products in addition to industrial doors. All are designed to improve safety, security, productivity, energy consumption and environmental control.
The family-owned company was founded in 1965, and from the start placed an emphasis on research and development. Among products introduced by Rite-Hite are the Global Wheel-LokTM vehicle restraint, SAFE-T-LIP dock leveler, FasTrax and LiteSpeed high performance doors, and the EclipseTM dock shelter.