Winter is coming. In fact, in many areas winter has arrived earlier than expected. With the change in seasons comes drastic shifts in the temperature. Is your facility weather-proofed? Here is a quick three step checklist to follow in order to winterize your warehouse and get weather ready:
The loading dock of your warehouse or facility is typically the primary source of energy inefficiency and where your building will most likely experience the highest loss of hot or cold air. Creating temperature separation with industrial insulated curtain walls form an effective barrier between your dock area and the other work spaces within your facility.
For many food distribution companies and manufacturing plants where food storage is a primary function, managing temperature differentials within various areas of the facility is a year-round goal. Incorporating insulated temperature control curtains into your space planning arsenal gives you added peace of mind. Primarily because when insulated curtain walls are strategically and properly used to enclose cold storage areas, they can help to maintain the required temperature range without compromise from the heat zones in other parts of the building.
The most important aspect to consider while getting your facility optimized for temperature change is flexibility. Consider the 3 P’s of workflow management: People, Production and Practicality. Will creating separation and insulating certain areas improve the comfort level of your employees? Will this newly enclosed work space require entry and exit points for easier accessibility? Is it practical to erect a permanent wall versus installing an insulated industrial curtain wall that can be relocated if necessary should your spatial needs change? Temperature control curtains certainly can offer the cost-effective flexibility you need to weather adapt your facility.
AmCraft Manufacturing crafts insulated curtain wall solutions that speak to the importance of flexibility and adaptability by offering custom sizes and stationary or retractable mounting options. One of AmCraft’s best-selling temperature control curtains is their 4” thick semi-flexible stationary insulated curtain wall which can be customized to a maximum height of up to 40ft, which is exceptionally higher than the industry standard.
When the big chill hits it’s best to be ready. One of the best decisions you can make for your facility is installing an energy-efficient, temperature control curtain wall solution. Contact the industrial curtain specialists at AmCraft Manufacturing and they will help you determine which insulated curtain wall system best suits your temperature control objectives.
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The word baffle, at its most basic level, is defined as, “to retrain or regulate”. Used as a noun, its definition expands to, “a device used to restrain the flow of a fluid, gas, or loose material or to prevent the spreading of sound or light in a particular direction”. AmCraft Manufacturing understands these definitions and has used them to design a system of acoustic baffles for industrial environments.
With heavier duty outer layers, and performance focused inner layers, these baffles help facilities of all sizes mitigate and absorb sound and lower noise levels. With four different designs to choose from, it is also guaranteed that there is an acoustical baffle to suit all different sound situations.
The first two baffle options are ones that are designed to be supported by a facility’s ceiling. The “free hanging baffle” has a rectangular shape, with the width being wider than the height. Its mounting method has the top edge of the baffle supported from the ceiling, typically using chain suspension. It hangs straight down and provides a wide, flat panel. These baffles assist with absorbing sound that hits them head on.
The second baffle option in this category is the “ceiling baffle”. These units are still rectangular, but are longer rather than wider. Both the right and left edges mount to the existing ceiling, and the center of the baffle is pulled down toward the ground by gravity. This mounting method creates a baffle that is bowed out in the center, away from the ceiling from which it is hung. While these units are also designed to absorb sound, they can catch sound from many different vantage points. Their bowed shape allows them to intercept sound from anywhere within their bell curve, not simply sound that hits them head on.
The final two baffle options mirror those of the two outlined above, but are designed to be supported by the facility’s walls. The “flat wall baffle” has a broad, rectangular shape and sits with its backside flat against an existing wall. Its generous surface area will assist with dampening sound that hits it head on anywhere within its body. Meanwhile, the “convex wall baffle” has a shape that bumps out from the wall on which it is seated. This curved shape once again allows this unit to absorb sound from a wider range of areas. When mounted to a wall, this curved baffle can easily break up sound traveling from the ground, ceiling, or open area in front of it.
All baffle options fabricated by AmCraft have options for their front layer which allows for sound transmission through them, as well as durability and cleanability over time. This unique combination of two different mediums allows for the fabrication of a high performance acoustic product in a long-lasting shell. For more information, please contact our dedicated sales team here.
AmCraft Manufacturing is proud to construct high quality custom industrial curtain walls and ship them worldwide direct from our U.S. based manufacturing facility. As a thank you to our global customer base, we are a launching a three month social media campaign.
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Wall Mount Fitting with Bracket Down
Regular End Fitting
Adjustable End Fitting
Mounting hardware for Track Systems
Choose from 5 different Mounting Systems:
Chain or Beam Type Mount
Works well when attached to a support member immediately above the top of the curtain.
Threaded Rod Type Mount
Works well when the attachment points are substantially higher than the top of the curtain.
Ceiling Type Mounting
Mounts directly to ceiling or any flat horizontal surface – must be directly above the curtain.
Wall Type Mounting
Mounts directly to any vertical surface.
Beam or Truss Mounting
Attaches directly to I Beams or roof trusses. The clamps are secured with set screws and rotate for proper orientation.
Where do I start?
Please identify the exact area you wish to enclose with industrial Curtains.
Figure the required height of the vinyl curtains. Should there be more than one height dimension – calculate the linear feet of each dimension separately, if possible.
Figure the total linear feet required taking into account curved sections and please add approximately 10% for gathering or desired overlap.
Review the available mounting systems, please keep in mind there should be a support member for every five feet of track, closer together if possible for insulated Curtains.
Identify which mounting system will work best for your physical situation. Should you encounter difficulty with any of these specifications, please call us – we will be glad to help you.
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