Ditec automated doors for the new Valencia street race track
Once again, Ditec will open the doors or, more appropriately, the garage doors to car and motorbike racing teams. This time Ditec has fitted special automations for sectional overhead doors installed in the 60 garages featured in the new Valencia (Spain) street race track. After fitting entrances to the paddocks of Ducati Corse, Ferrari Corse, and of other famous Motomondiale teams (Aprilia, Yamaha, Honda), Ditec products can now be seen in the more "strategic" area of one of the top European street race track circuits.
Ditec Spanish subsidiary (Ditec Espanola) has supplied and installed, with the co-operation of the Spanish company Puertas MetÓlicas A. Ferrer, as many as 60 Globe automations for sectional overhead doors. Thanks to their efficiency, safety and technological innovation, these automations are perfectly suited to operate the action packed "back stage" of car and motorbike races, requiring continuous and relentless usage.
Valencia race track is located in the "Barrio del Grao", Valencia harbour area. Despite being a "street" race track, its performance and safety levels are set to be quite high, comparable to those found in permanent race tracks. In fact, the race track logistical and structural plans comply with the strictest standards currently being used. The race track is 5,473 metre long and features 25 bends (11 to the right and 14 to the left) and, according to estimates, should allow race drivers to reach average speed of around 201.3 km/h.
Globe drive unit, ceiling fitted and fully sliding, reliably operates any type of garage door, not just sectional overhead doors. The heart of the product is an innovative system with encoder which controls travel, speed and decelerations of the sectional overhead door and can therefore detect obstacles when opening and closing. This is an essential safety feature in the garages of the Valencia windy race track, where all the work has to be crucially controlled and each movement made by mechanics, engineers and drivers must be made as easy and smooth as possible.
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