A traffic door is a type of door that swings in both directions. Unlike single swing doors, traffic doors have no handle and are pushed open on either side. They are designed to return to center after being opened, so there is no need to worry about shutting the door behind you.
Why do people use traffic doors?
Traffic doors are designed to separate spaces, and be easy to open without a handle. In restaurant and grocery store applications, employees often have their hands full and cannot operate a handle when going from one room to another. In larger warehouses, the traffic doors are popular because pallet jacks and forklifts can push the door open. The traffic doors help to keep spaces compartmentalized while offering more efficiency than a single swing door.
What businesses use traffic doors?
These doors are regularly used in restaurants, grocery stores, retail spaces, produce warehouses, seafood warehouses, hatcheries, and wholesale bakeries.
Is a traffic door the same as a double swing door?
Yes, they have many different names, including double swing doors. Some of the other nicknames traffic doors have are: impact doors, bump doors, double acting doors, dual acting doors, dual swing doors, restaurant swing doors, restaurant kitchen doors, and bi swing doors.
Can a traffic door be fully sealed?
These doors have an option to be fully sealed with a rubber gasketing. The gasketing can be applied to all sides of the door, and it does not affect its ability to function. Full perimeter gasketing is typically used in temperature-controlled environments, but is also used to keep dust, noise, and other debris from transferring between spaces.
What type of protection is recommended for forklifts?
Traffic doors can have tear drop bumpers installed to protect the bottom of the door from being damaged by forklifts.
What type of protection is recommended for pallet jacks?
Traffic doors can have impact plates or tear drop bumpers installed to protect the bottom of the door from being damaged by pallet jacks.
Can a traffic door replace a cooler door?
Yes, the Ruff Tuff V-Cam door can be installed in a cooler. The door comes with full-perimeter gasketing and insulation to keep the cold air inside the cooler.
Are there different types of traffic doors?
Yes, there are three main tiers for traffic doors. For restaurants, cafes, and other businesses that have foot-traffic, we recommend the Pro Tuff and Tuff Lite models. For grocery stores, retails spaces, furniture stores, and any other application that doesn’t have motorized traffic, we recommend the Ruff Tuff II model. For heavy duty applications with motorized traffic (i.e. forklifts, scissor lifts, and cherry pickers), such as produce distributors, seafood distributors, and hatcheries, we recommend the Ruff Tuff V-Cam model.